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Under the leadership of Lisa A. Napolitano, Ph.D., CBT/DBT Associates provides the highest quality cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapy to individuals in the New York area. As Owner and Director of the private psychology practice, Lisa Napolitano, Ph.D., uses the most advanced research and state-of-the-art treatments to help patients with a range of problems, including anxiety, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, hypochondria, impulsivity, obsessive compulsive disorder,and irrational or uncontrollable worries. 

Lisa Napolitano, Ph.D., and CBT/DBT Associates primarily focus on two areas of treatment: cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. Under the assumption that beliefs, behaviors, and emotions are interrelated, Lisa Napolitano, Ph.D., and the cognitive behavior therapists at CBT/DBT Associates collaborate with clients to single-out problematic behaviors, thought patterns, and emotions, and teach skills to improve functioning. Dialectical behavior therapists implement the standard change strategies of cognitive behavior therapy and balance them with the acceptance strategies found in the practice of Zen in order to help patients better regulate their emotions, control their impulses, tolerate stress, and boost confidence. 

Lisa Napolitano, Ph.D., currently holds membership in numerous illustrious organizations, including the Academy of Cognitive Therapy; the American Psychological Association; the Anxiety Disorders Association of America; the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies; the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration; and Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Lisa Napolitano, Ph.D., served as the Founding Fellow of NYC-CBT, Co-Director of CBT Training for the Beijing Suicide Prevention Project and Former Chair of the Training Committee of The International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. Before opening CBT/DBT Associates, Lisa Napolitano, Ph.D., operated as Founder and Director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program at The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy. 

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Apr 2009Present


CBT/DBT Associates



Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University


Fordham University