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In these uncertain times, your mental and physical health needs are our priority. During the COVID19 pandemic, CCDBT continues to provide all clinical services by video conferencing using a state-of-the-art HIPAA compliant platform. We have partnered with Zoom Video Conferencing to be able to offer individual and group therapy online in modalities that are safe […]

Interview with Dr. Payne

Today’s interview is with Dr. Adam Payne, one of the founding partners of CCDBT. Dr. Payne is also a DBT trainer with Behavioral Tech, LLC. Let’s get to know him! How long have you been practicing DBT? DBT has been a part of my life since 1999. Back in 1999, I was intensively trained by […]

Coping Ahead for the Holidays

For many of us, this time of year presents as a dialectic. A dialectic teaches us that two things that seem like opposites can both be true, and while the holiday season may be a time of joy, celebration, and getting together with loved ones, it can also bring about intense emotions and experiences. In order […]


The Center for Cognitive & Dialectical Behavior Therapy (CCDBT) PLLC invites applications for a year-long post-doctoral fellowship beginning Summer/Fall 2019 FOR OUR NYC & LONG ISLAND OFFICES Professional activities will include: Providing individual and group Dialectical Behavior Therapy for adolescents, adults, & families; providing cognitive therapies for depression & anxiety; p...

States of Mind

Have you ever felt like you were hijacked by your emotions? Like your emotions were in the driver’s seat and you were just riding along as a passenger? You’re in good company.   DBT calls this Emotion Mind. In Emotion Mind, a person’s thinking and behavior is controlled by their feelings in a given moment […]

Welcome, New Staff!

We are excited to announce that our current postdoctoral fellows, Dr. Elizabeth Ellman, Dr. Olga Jablonka, and Dr. Michal Barnea will be staying on as staff psychologists starting this summer. Let’s get to know our new staff! Welcome, New Staff!                               […]

Joanna Fava TED Talk

CCDBT is thrilled to announce the publication of a TED Talk given by our CCDBT Team Member, Joanna Fava, Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame. The talk is entitled, “Dare to Exceed Expectations”. Watch and enjoy. As a senior in high school, Joanna’s history teacher told her she’d never graduate college. Her parents did not go to the school […]

Welcome to our New Clinicians

Warm welcome to the newest CCDBT clinicians to join our staff, Shira Kelin, Psy.D., and Helen Day, Ph.D. We are glad to welcome them to our team!  Dr. Kelin and Dr. Day will serve as both individual / family therapists in DBT and CBT and will also provide services as DBT Skills Group co-leaders.  They will both […]

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

We are happy to announce that the internationally renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program which has helped tens of thousands of people worldwide is coming to Long Island! MBSR is a program based on Mindfulness Meditation that has been proven through scientific research to: Deal with chronic illness and pain Help people with cancer Help people with […]

The Power of The Pause (TPP)

The Power of The Pause (TPP) is a Mindfulness program, brought to you by The Center for Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, designed to help high-achieving individuals realize and maintain desired levels of professional, academic, and personal success.    A lack of awareness of habitual thoughts, emotions, and behavior can interfere with effectiveness and the experience of joy an...