Dr. Amelia Aldao is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Founder of Together CBT. This practice specializes in social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), body-focused repetitive behaviors (such as trichotillomania and skin picking), sleep, stress, and depression. Together CBT has clinical psychologists and therapist trainees (PhD students from Columbia) who work with adults, children, adolescents, and couples.
Together CBT'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. This includes exposure and response prevention (ERP), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for anxiety disorders, emotion regulation therapy (ERT) for generalized anxiety disorder, habit reversal training (HRT) for body focused repetitive behaviors (skin picking, hair pulling), trauma-focused CBT for post-traumatic stress disorder, and mindfulness-based therapy for stress reduction.
In addition to her private practice clinical work, Dr. Aldao is extensively involved in teaching: she trains Psychiatry Residents at Mount Sinai Hospital and Graduate Students in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University and Yeshiva University. She is a science blogger for Psychology Today and has held 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 Hospital. 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.
Generalized anxiety disorder - Help with persistent and excessive worry and anxiety that gets in the way of daily activities
Panic disorder - Building coping skills to identify and manage triggers; explore underlying causes related to feelings of panic
Social anxiety - Skill-building to increase interpersonal efficacy and decrease discomfort in social settings; boosting self-esteem
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
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Dr. Aldao's fees are $375/session. Her team includes clinical psychologists (fees are $375/session) and PhD graduate students from Columbia (fees are $100/session). We all specialize in anxiety, OCD, body-focused repetitive behaviors, sleep stress, depression, and related conditions. We work with adults, children, and adolescents, and couples.
Years of Experience: 10 years
Mount Sinai Hospital, CBT Consultant for Psychiatry Residents, 2019 - Present
Columbia University, Visiting Scholar, 2019 - Present
Yeshiva University, Clinical Supervisor, 2021 - Present
Boston Consulting Group, Management Consultant, 2017 - 2019
The Ohio State University, Tenure Track Professor, 2012 - 2016
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Pre-doctoral Intern, 2011 - 2012
Yale University, Clinical Psychology PhD, 2012
University of Pennsylvania, BA in Psychology, summa cum laude, 2006
"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