Dr. Amelia Aldao is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and the Founder of Together CBT. She specializes in anxiety, particularly social anxiety, as well as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), stress, and depression. She is a science blogger for Psychology Today and holds leadership roles at the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). She obtained a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Yale University and conducted her pre-doctoral internship (residency) at Weill Cornell Medical School – New York Presbyterian. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with honors in Psychology. Dr. Aldao has previously been a tenure-track research professor of Psychology at The Ohio State University (60+ scientific publications) and a Management Consultant at a “Big 3” firm, Boston Consulting Group.
Dr. Aldao’s approach is firmly rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a skills-based approach to talk therapy that allows clients to identify and address individual problems and concerns. She also implements emerging, evidence-based techniques like acceptance-based approaches, mindfulness-based CBT, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and emotion regulation therapy.
Dr. Aldao oversees a number of therapy groups, which empower clients to gain perspectives on their struggles and connect with others. Groups often entail exposure, coping techniques, as well as buddy systems outside the group.
In her work with OCD, Dr. Aldao is an expert in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), which is widely acknowledged as the most effective, evidence-supported treatment for the treatment of OCD with or without medication.
In addition to her private practice clinical work, Dr. Aldao is extensively involved in mental health research, having authored and co-authored papers on anxiety and mood disorders. She also trains Psychiatry Residents at Mount Sinai Hospital and Graduate Students in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University.
Dr. Aldao is progress-oriented, and sets up treatment to ensure clients both attain and understand their personal developments over time. Her office is located in the Garment District, steps away from Penn Station.
Social anxiety - Skill-building to increase interpersonal efficacy and decrease discomfort in social settings; boosting self-esteem
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Panic disorder - Building coping skills to identify and manage triggers; explore underlying causes related to feelings of panic
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Generalized anxiety disorder - Help with persistent and excessive worry and anxiety that gets in the way of daily activities
Amelia Aldao is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Please note that Amelia does offer 30min "half sessions," but a full 60min evaluation session ($300) is required first.
Dr. Aldao can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Mount Sinai Hospital, CBT Consultant for Psychiatry Residents
The Ohio State University, Tenure Track Professor
Boston Consulting Group, Management Consultant
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Pre-doctoral Intern
Columbia University, Visiting Scholar
Yale University, Clinical Psychology PhD
University of Pennsylvania, BA in Psychology, summa cum laude
This 12-week group run by Dr. Amelia Aldao, PhD provides a place for individuals struggling with intense social anxiety to learn CBT skills, get support from an experienced therapist, and become part of a group community.
This weekly group run by Dr. Amelia Aldao, PhD provides a safe space for individuals to learn CBT skills, decompress from their busy lives, and receive support from a therapist and peers.
"Dr. Aldao is the epitome of what a clinical psychologist should be! She harnesses her clear understanding of affective science and evidence-based practice to directly help her clients. Dr. Aldao incorporates cutting edge advances to provide treatments that work."- Katie Dixon-Gordon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor • October 2019
"Dr. Aldao is a warm and approachable therapist who provides excellent, evidence-based psychotherapy for anxiety and related disorders. She is also one of the smartest people I know! After a distinguished academic career, I'm glad to see her now primarily applying her considerable skills and expertise to providing direct patient care."- Nathan Thoma, PhD, President of the NYC-CBT Association • October 2019
"Dr. Aldao is a consummate professional who leverages the latest scientific evidence on mental health services to improve the lives of her clients."- Andres De Los Reyes, Ph.D. • October 2019