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Who We Are

Elliot Weiner

Elliot Weiner, Ph.D. ABPP

Clinical Psychologist, Co-Founder

Elliot utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to address a wide range of problems, and specializes in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder as well as other issues related to trauma. Elliot developed and runs our Trauma and PTSD program, which offers personalized, effective approaches to help people learn to live with and overcome the impact of traumatic experiences on their lives. He also leads DBT skills training groups, and through these groups has helped many people learn to use DBT skills to take control of their thoughts, emotions, and behavior. Elliot is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ and is Board Certified in Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is the co-author of Self-Directed DBT Skills, a user-friendly DBT skills workbook.

In addition to his work in private practice, Elliot has presented his research on trauma and PTSD at international conferences, provided workshops on the treatment of PTSD for other mental health specialists, and supervised psychology graduate students and psychiatry residents in CBT at several doctoral programs and medical schools. Elliot was born and raised in the Bronx and after staying in New York to complete his Ph.D. at Fordham University, went as far away as he could to complete his residency at the Honolulu VA Medical Center and the National Center for PTSD. He swears that this was a real program and not just something he made up so he could move to Hawaii.

Elliot is a licensed psychologist in NY and CT, and can also provide telehealth in any PSYPACT participating state. In addition to our NYC office, Elliot sees clients at his office in Greenwich, CT.


Steve Weissman, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Co-Founder

Steve has spent 15 years in private practice working with people struggling to improve their lives by reclaiming the hours spent worrying, obsessing, repeating things over and over, or feeling stuck and demoralized by how hard everything seems to be.  He is an expert in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), related conditions such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Hoarding Disorder, social anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, and other forms of anxiety.  He is also an experienced DBT therapist, integrating the mindfulness and emotion regulation aspects of DBT with effective approaches to OCD and anxiety.  He has helped numerous adults, adolescents, and families reach their goals through individual therapy, couples and family work, and support for parents.  Due to the nature of this work, Steve may meet with clients in their homes or travel with them outside of the office.


Steve completed his undergraduate degree at Cornell University, his doctorate at St. John's University, and his post-doctoral fellowship in clinical child psychology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.  He has also maintained a specialized private practice in Rockville Centre, NY for more than 10 years.  In his many roles – including adjunct faculty appointments at The New School and St. John’s University – Steve has taught and supervised numerous psychologists-in-training, conducted research on OCD and related disorders, and given several presentations and workshops for professionals.


Jason Weingarten, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Co-Founder

Jason utilizes behavioral interventions and treatments when working with adults, adolescents and their parents, families, and couples, often teaching this material in an interactive group format. He currently works in both New York City and San Diego, CA, where he sees clients at the DBT Center of San Diego, and provides telehealth services and executive coaching to individuals and companies domestically and around the world. Jason was an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor in both Columbia University’s and Yeshiva University’s psychology graduate programs, and in this capacity still provides supervision and training to other therapists and psychology graduate students. Prior to co-founding NYCBT, Jason spent the better part of a decade working at a private group practice in midtown Manhattan specializing in CBT and DBT.  He completed his doctorate at Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf School of Psychology, where his research looked at psychological resilience and factors that contribute to overall well-being following traumatic events (focusing on Holocaust Survivors), and completed his clinical internship at the Manhattan VA Hospital. Jason is also the Director of Corporate Solutions for wayForward, a Health and Wellness app-based program aimed at reducing anxiety and stress worldwide. Jason enjoys watching and playing most sports - following the NY Giants, Rangers, Knicks, and Mets - despite sharing his time on both coasts. He spent his first 25 summers at a summer camp in the Berkshires and still appreciates hiking, fishing, campfires, and a good prank. He also loves music - and reading Tom Robbins novels.

Jason is a licensed psychologist in NY and CA.

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William Kuo, LCSW, LICSW


Will specializes in using Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to help clients live more fulfilling and meaningful lives by reducing stress, improving relationships, and achieving professional goals. Will works with adults and couples in a warm and collaborative fashion, using personalized, research-supported methods to help clients identify and change unhealthy or unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors. He has helped people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, OCD, and other emotional and behavioral difficulties. Will’s lived experience as a first generation East Asian American helps him better understand clients from a range of diverse backgrounds. 

Will is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ and has a great deal of experience dating back to his work as a research assistant in the Marsha Linehan DBT Clinic (formerly known as the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics) at the University of Washington. He received his graduate training at the Columbia University School of Social Work in the DBT Training Program and Lab, where he honed his DBT skills to help people decrease suffering and create space for making necessary changes. Will has additional experience and training in other evidence-based treatments, including but not limited to DBT-PE, PE, CPT, ERP, and Exposure Therapy. Prior to joining the NYCBT team, Will worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, private practices, and correctional settings across New York and New Jersey. Will is passionate in addressing racism and bias in mental health and the broader health system. Will is also a Clinical Consultant and passionate about technology and integrating it with mental health treatment. Will was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and will always be a Pacific Northwesterner at heart. He enjoys watching basketball and football (go Seahawks!), live music, and staying active.

Will is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NY and NJ, and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in WA.


Ellie Lord, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist

Ellie is passionate about helping people reduce suffering and develop meaningful lives that are filled with joy and love through the use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She works in partnership with her clients to help them identify and achieve their goals by drawing on their unique individual strengths, while addressing their challenges with compassion. Ellie uses evidence-based treatments to work with individuals facing a range of problems, including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and body image dissatisfaction. She has a special interest in working with individuals who experience suicidal thoughts and engage in self-harm. 


Ellie earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology  from the New School for Social Research. She completed her clinical internship at NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center, where she worked with adults, adolescents, and children. She also trained at Mount Sinai’s Center for Intensive Treatment of Personality Disorders, the Brooklyn VA Hospital, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Ellie’s graduate research focused on attachment between caregivers and their children. She has received intensive training in DBT and CBT.  In addition to her work with clients, she is an adjunct supervisor for medical residents at Icahn School of Medicine, Mt. Sinai Hospital.  During her free time, Ellie loves going to Central Park, traveling, watching movies, and hanging out with her miniature schnauzer, Sophie.


Rachel Friedman, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist

Rachel is passionate about helping people build meaningful connections and fulfilling lives using the frameworks of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. She collaborates with her clients to decrease their emotional suffering, enhance their relationships, and make meaningful changes in their lives. Rachel works with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, difficulty managing emotions, relationship dilemmas, trauma, and experiences of significant invalidation. She has special interests in supporting individuals exploring their LGBTQ+ identities as well as those struggling with self-harm and suicidality, and runs the LGBTQ+ DBT group at NYCBT. Rachel approaches each of her clients’ unique circumstances with compassion, care, and an open mind.


Rachel received her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from La Salle University in Philadelphia. She completed her clinical internship at Penn Medicine Princeton House, where she worked in both the Women’s DBT program and the Men’s Intensive Outpatient Trauma Program. During her time there, Rachel developed a Safe Space group therapy program to provide support to individuals within the LGBTQ+ community and better serve those identifying as non-binary. Rachel’s research interests include understanding the connections between shame, self-disgust, impulsivity, and self-harm. In her free time, Rachel is an adventurous cook and pop culture enthusiast who enjoys trying new recipes, skiing, and spending time at the Jersey Shore. Rachel is also happy to provide cheesesteak recommendations to anyone travelling to Philadelphia!

Rachel is a licensed psychologist in NY and FL (for telehealth only).

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Kyle Haney, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist

Kyle works with adolescents, young adults, and adults to collaboratively and warmly develop a strong repertoire of strategies and skills in order to build more satisfying, meaningful lives. She specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help her clients address emotion dysregulation, worry, anxiety, mood difficulties, low self-esteem, PTSD, self-harm, and suicidality. Kyle uses research-supported therapies including Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy as well as DBT PE to treat trauma. She also works with individuals who have been diagnosed on the Autism spectrum. Kyle believes in setting attainable goals and getting directly to the heart of the treatment while also keeping the energy light and humorous.

Kyle earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Hofstra University after graduating from Villanova University summa cum laude with both a B.A. and M.S. in psychology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at CBT/DBT Associates and completed her pre-doctoral, APA-accredited, clinical internship at Princeton House Behavioral Health, where she participated in rotations at both the Intensive Outpatient Women’s and General Adult Program. She is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and NYC-CBT.  In addition to her work with clients, she is an adjunct supervisor for doctoral students at Pace University and for psychiatry residents at Mt. Sinai Hospital. During her down time, Kyle loves any opportunity to spend time down the shore (yes, she is from New Jersey) and will talk your ear off about the successes and frustrations of Philly sports teams.

Kyle is a licensed psychologist in NY, NJ, and FL (for telehealth only).


Karen Rothman, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist

Karen specializes in working with adults with OCD, anxiety disorders, trauma, and depression. She combines empathy and warmth with humor and candor to help her clients move out of their comfort zones to meet their personal and professional goals. Her approach to treatment is rooted in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing. Karen also has expertise working with couples and is certified in Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy (IBCT).  In addition, she provides Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), treatment to couples dealing with infidelity, and premarital relationship education.

Karen earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Miami and completed her internship at the Philadelphia VA, where she worked with veterans with PTSD and couples experiencing relationship distress. Karen supervises graduate students at Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf School of Psychology as well as through an online program for couples. When she is not working, Karen is either at the gym, discovering new restaurants around the city, or planning her next travel adventure.

Karen is a licensed psychologist in NY and FL (for telehealth only).

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Abby Crete, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychology Fellow

Abby specializes in working with adults with depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, ADHD, and PTSD. She provides a validating and compassionate space for her clients who are often struggling with intense emotions, impulsivity, suicidality, and behaviors that they would like to change in order to lead a more fulfilling and authentic life. In service of those goals, Abby offers evidence-based tools from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Abby often incorporates work on identity development, spiritual development, exploration of values, and adjusting to significant life transitions, particularly for younger adults. She provides gender-affirming care and welcomes LGBTQIA+ clients. Her clinical style is warm, flexible, nonjudgmental, and curious. 


Abby earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Columbia University, where her graduate research focused on the role of spirituality in mental health. She has received intensive training in CBT and DBT at Columbia University, Yale New Haven Hospital, and Zucker Hillside Hospital. During her internship, Abby co-developed a LGBTQIA+ group therapy program for college students. In her free time, Abby enjoys hiking, science fiction, and being a serial hobbyist.


Lauren Lloveras, M.A.

Psychology Extern

Lauren is dedicated to providing an accepting and safe therapeutic space for her clients to process difficult emotions and experiences as well as learn how to effectively manage distress. She uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to help clients identify and change problematic patterns, meaningfully engage with life, and reach their goals. Lauren works with a range of adult clients, including those struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, emotion dysregulation, grief, suicidality, self-harm, substance abuse, and other life stressors. She also uses proven treatments for PTSD, including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE). Lauren believes in building a strong relationship  with her clients through compassion, openness, and understanding.


Lauren is currently completing her doctorate in clinical psychology at St. John’s University. She has worked for the past three years at the St. John’s Center for Psychological Services where she uses CBT to treat adults with depression, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, eating disorders, and interpersonal struggles. Lauren previously worked with individuals with personality disorders at New York-Presbyterian, where she used DBT to target her clients’ emotion dysregulation and reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Lauren completed her undergraduate studies in psychology at NYU and received her M.A. in clinical psychology from Columbia University. In her free time, Lauren likes reading fantasy books, trying new restaurants, and caring for her plants.


Micaela Raviv, M.A.

Psychology Extern

Micaela is passionate about helping people harness their unique strengths to reduce distress in their lives and achieve their goals. She uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help her clients understand their emotions and develop skills to effectively manage them. She supports adolescents, young adults, and adults with anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation, neurodevelopmental challenges (ASD and ADHD), trauma, grief, relationship challenges, and other life stressors. She helps clients navigate life’s challenges and build meaning with her warm and nonjudgmental manner.  


Micaela received her bachelor's degree from Brown University, and is completing her doctorate in clinical psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. She currently works at the Parnes Clinic with young adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, life stressors, and relationship challenges. She previously supported cancer patients and their families at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Counseling Center, and worked on the New York-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center inpatient unit for patients of an Orthodox Jewish background. Micaela’s research focuses on the experience of young adults who have a parent with cancer or who are bereaved by cancer. Outside of work, Micaela enjoys exploring NYC, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Steve Weissman
Jason Weingarten
Will Kuo
Ellie Lord
Rachel Friedman
Kyle Haney
Karen Rothman
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