Our Approach​

At NYCBT we believe that the key to successful therapy is finding a therapist that you really connect with and working together to help you reach your goals. We want to get to know you - not just your struggles but your strengths, your interests, the things you enjoy, and the things you are passionate about. By understanding you better we will be able to help you build the life you want, as this will allow us to address the problems you're facing as well as capitalize on your strengths.

Within this framework, we utilize the most up-to-date, scientifically studied and proven types of therapy, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Our approach is to focus our efforts on the things that are maintaining the difficulties you are having, including patterns in your thinking and behavior that impact you emotionally and affect how you respond to the challenges in your life. This allows us to discuss the issues you are currently experiencing and target them immediately in our treatment together. This type of approach is different from what you may experience in other types of therapy, where there is often a greater emphasis on understanding how these problems developed and where they came from.  Although we certainly address these questions too, at NYCBT we believe in a more practical approach to help you overcome the challenges you are facing and build a more fulfilling, meaningful, and satisfying life. Your therapist will work together with you to come up with a focused, personalized plan for your treatment based on your specific goals. Depending on the issues you are looking for help with, your therapist will help you learn and use specific, proven strategies in sessions as well as in your everyday life in order to reach your goals.

  • OCD

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Postpartum and perinatal issues

  • Phobias

  • Depression

  • Low self-esteem

  • Loneliness

  • Perfectionism

  • Procrastination and lack of motivation

  • Academic and professional problems

  • Relationship issues

  • Fear of abandonment

  • Parenting

  • Anger management

  • Impulsivity and behavioral difficulties

  • Mood swings and difficulty managing emotions

  • Substance use problems

  • Body image
  • Disordered eating

  • Social anxiety and performance anxiety

  • Grief and bereavement

  • Stress, anxiety, and worry

  • Hoarding

  • Hair pulling and skin picking

  • Aging

  • Health anxiety

  • Pain

  • Health problems and maintenance

  • Life transitions and life events

  • Insomnia

  • Suicidal thinking and behavior

  • Self-harm

Some of the common issues we treat at NYCBT include: