Meet our staff of Professionals

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Jennifer Byrnes, Ph.D.

Jennifer Byrnes, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Byrnes is a founding member and partner at CCDBT where she serves as the Director of Training and the Director of Research. Dr. Byrnes also serves as the Director of the Corporate Mindfulness Training program at CCDBT. A member of the original DBT team at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Byrnes has experience running DBT skills groups for both adolescents and adults, as well as providing individual DBT therapy. Research conducted at CCDBT under the leadership of Dr. Byrnes has focused on demonstrating the effectiveness of DBT in decreasing depression and suicidal ideation among adolescent participants. Research has also examined individual factors predicting successful treatment completion in DBT as well as familial factors that impact positive change among the adolescents and their families who received treatment at CCDBT. Dr. Byrnes currently sits on the board of the Behavioral Health Research Consortium (BHRCH), a private institutional review board based out of Seattle, for psychological researchers who conduct research independently of a university or hospital. Dr. Byrnes received training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli in 2011 and has been running MBSR groups at CCDBT ever since. In addition, Dr. Byrnes has conducted trainings in Mindfulness practice in a variety of private settings outside of CCDBT. Dr. Byrnes has served as a consultant on family therapy issues at Sagamore Children’s Hospital and has taught Behavior Therapy to graduate students at Adelphi University. Dr. Byrnes received her BA from Tufts University and her Ph.D. from St. John’s University where she also received a certificate in Family Therapy.

Hilary Bucell, L.M.S.W., Licensed Social Worker

Ms. Bucell received her Master of Science in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University where she was part of the select Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training lab. Prior to joining CCDBT she completed clinical internships at The Child Mind Institute in downtown Manhattan, and at STEPS to End Family Violence where she provided trauma counselling to inmates at the Rose M. Singer Center on Rikers Island. Ms. Bucell has intensive training in DBT as offered by Behavioral Tech, LLC and additionally has comprehensive training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Parent Management Training (PMT), and a variety of evidence-based trauma treatments. She is an advanced practitioner of mindfulness-based interventions. Ms. Bucell spent just shy of two years teaching and studying mindfulness-based interventions throughout East and Southeast Asia. She is a qualified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as designated by the UCSD Center for Mindfulness, and has additional training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Ms. Bucell works with children, adolescents, adults, and families experiencing a range of difficulties including those related to mood, anxiety, trauma, and chronic pain. Currently, she provides individual DBT and CBT, and co-leads DBT skills groups for adolescents and adults at the Lake Success and Manhattan CCDBT offices.

Tali Clements, Psy.D., Post Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Clements received her doctorate in Clinical and School Psychology from Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Trinitas Regional Medical Center, where she worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Clements has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including schools, outpatient clinics, and hospitals. She has experience treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, oppositional behavior-related disorders, suicidality, and self-injury. She has received training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as well as various Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatments, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for PTSD, Prolonged Exposure (PE), exposure therapy for OCD and anxiety disorders, and Parent Management Training (PMT) for childhood behavior problems. Dr. Clements currently provides individual CBT and DBT treatment and co-leads skills groups for adolescents and adults at the Lake Success and Manhattan CCDBT offices.

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Aaron D. Drucker, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Drucker has been a member of the DBT team since 2001. He attended various training by Behavioraltech, LLC. Dr. Drucker was a staff psychologist at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, at Schneider Children’s Hospital for the past seven years providing treatment for adults, children, adolescents and their families. In addition, Dr. Drucker was the consulting psychologist for the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic and the Allergy and Immunology Clinic at Schneider Children’s Hospital during his tenure. Dr. Drucker received his M.A. and Ed.M from Teacher’s College, Columbia University in 1995 and his Psy.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology- Alameda in 2000.

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Maddy Ellberger, L.C.S.W., M.S.Ed., Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ms. Ellberger received her Master of Science in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work in 2015. She completed her clinical internship at New York Presbyterian – Columbia University Medical Center, where she completed a service in the pediatric outpatient psychiatry unit as well as the pediatric emergency department. Ms. Ellberger has received extensive training in evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Parent Management Traning (PMT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and Prolonged Exposure (PE); and has provided treatment to children, adolescents, families, and adults with anxiety, mood, trauma/stressor, and personality disorders, as well as trauma focused training to military personnel in Israel. She has completed intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for adults and adolescents offered by Behavioral Tech, LLC. In addition to her Masters of Science in Clinical Social Work, Ms. Ellberger also holds an MSEd. in special education from Bank Street College of Education, and has extensive experience working with children and families on school related concerns including Disruptive Behavior Disorders and behavioral concerns in school, Individualized Education Plans, and Special Education Service Provision. Ms. Ellberger currently provides individual CBT and DBT and co-leads DBT skills group for adolescents and adults. Ms. Ellberger serves as an Executive Mindfulness Trainer within the Corporate Mindfulness Training Program at CCDBT. In addition, she co-leads mindfulness workshops in a variety of settings.

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Megan Granski, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Granski received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from New York University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Mount Sinai Morningside, where she worked with children, adolescents, and families in outpatient, day treatment, and inpatient settings. She has experience treating a range of difficulties, including severe emotion dysregulation, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Dr. Granski has received training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), as well as various Cognitive Behavioral Therapy treatments, including exposure therapy for anxiety and OCD, Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), and Parent Management Training (PMT) for childhood behavior problems. Dr. Granski currently provides individual CBT and DBT, and co-leads DBT skills groups for adolescents and adults.

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Miriam Korbman, Psy.D., Post Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Korbman received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University – Post. She completed her pre-doctoral internship in the outpatient Mental Health Department at Andrus in Yonkers where she worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Korbman has received training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy from Behavioral Tech LLC. She has also been trained in multiple Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) approaches, including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and PCIT-SM for child behavior problems and selective mutism, Organizational Skills Training (OST) for youth ADHD and executive functioning concerns, and exposure therapy for anxiety disorders and OCD. Prior to starting at CCDBT, Dr. Korbman worked with children, adolescents, and young adults with a range of struggles, including depression, suicidality, non-suicidal self-injury, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, and oppositional and behavior-related disorders. Dr. Korbman is especially interested in working with anxious youth, and in providing DBT and trauma treatments for adolescents and young adults. At CCDBT, Dr. Korbman provides individual CBT and DBT and co-leads DBT skills groups for adolescents and adults at the Lake Success office.

Julia Marks, Ph.D.

Julia B. Marks, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Marks is a founding Partner of CCDBT and serves as the Managing Director of CCDBT Manhattan. Dr. Marks is the head of the CCDBT Family Therapy Program.  Dr. Marks has 17 years of clinical experience working with adolescents, adults, families, and couples, and she has expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Insight-Oriented Psychotherapies.  Dr. Marks received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, after completing a B.A. in Psychology and Classics at Swarthmore College. Dr. Marks has a background in social work with adopted and foster children. Additionally, she worked as a special education teacher for teenagers with learning and emotional issues. Dr. Marks was a staff psychologist within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Schneider Children’s Hospital where she specialized in psychotherapy with adolescents and families. She has been practicing Dialectical Behavior Therapy since 2002.

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Elizabeth Moses, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Moses received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology in 2016. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Moses has received extensive training in evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) for Bipolar Disorder. She also completed an intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) offered by Behavioral Tech, LLC. Dr. Moses has worked with adults, children, adolescents, families, and couples in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings including mental health clinics, hospitals, and college counseling centers. She currently provides individual DBT and CBT, and co-leads DBT skills groups for adolescents and adults.

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Laura Pantaleo, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Pantaleo received her PsyD in Clinical and School Psychology from Yeshiva University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, and her post-doctoral fellowship at the Zucker Hillside Hospital. Dr. Pantaleo has worked with adults, adolescents, children and families in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, school and residential. She has experience treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, mood, trauma, suicidality, and self-injury. She has received training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as well as various Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatments, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for PTSD, exposure therapy for OCD and anxiety disorders, and Parent Management Training (PMT) for childhood behavior problems. Dr. Pantaleo currently provides individual CBT and DBT treatment and co-leads skills groups for adolescents and adults at the Lake Success CCDBT office.

Adam Payne, Ph.D.

Adam C. Payne, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Payne is a DBT – Linehan Board of Certification, Certified DBT Clinician. Dr. Payne provides DBT Intensive Trainings for Behavioral Tech, LLC. Within his role as a Behavioral Tech Trainer, he has provided DBT training to clinicians across the nation and internationally. Dr. Payne has served as a Clinical Supervisor for the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC) at the University of Washington in Seattle, the clinical research center led by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP. Dr. Payne was the Program Chair for the ISITDBT Conference for 2012 and 2013. Dr. Payne served as the Clinical Coordinator of the DBT Program at NSLIJ Schneider Children’s Hospital for seven years prior to starting the CCDBT with his colleagues. Dr. Payne currently provides individual DBT and CBT as well as serving as a DBT Skills Group Leader at CCDBT. Dr. Payne received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1996.

Mitch Young, LCSW

Mitch Young, L.C.S.W., Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Mr. Young has more than 20 years of experience providing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to children, adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He joined the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program at NSLIJ Schneider Children’s Hospital upon its inception in 1999. Since then he has been both an individual therapist and skills group leader and has attended many DBT-oriented trainings. Mr. Young has given many presentations in the community and helped to orient trainees to DBT at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Mr. Young worked for 4 years as a therapist at the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Schneider Children’s Hospital and then for 5 years on the Child Psychiatry Inpatient Unit at Schneider Children’s Hospital. For the 10 years prior to starting the CCDBT with his partners, Mr. Young was also in private practice on the south shore of Long Island. Mr. Young received his Master’s Degree in Social Work in 1991 from Florida State University.

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