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Amelia Aldao(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PhD
Rhode IslandConnecticutFloridaNew Jersey
Generalized anxiety disorder-Panic disorder-Social anxiety-Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)- Stress management- Couples counseling-

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Professional statement

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 and PsyD students) who offer services at a lower fee.

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.

Message to clients

Hello! I'm Dr. Amelia Aldao and I have over 15 years of experience doing CBT with clients struggling with anxiety disorders. I also teach and supervise clinical psychology doctoral students who are learning CBT. I was a tenure-track research professor at The Ohio State University for 4 years. In that capacity, I conducted extensive research on anxiety disorders and published over 60 scientific articles. I'm a therapist and a scientist! Crucially, I'm a strong believer in evidence-based medicine, particularly in the power of exposure therapy in helping clients overcome their fears and open themselves up to new possibilities. I'm very action-oriented, but also highly empathetic. I focus a lot on exposure exercises, while also keeping in mind that each client has their own journey and will be ready to do exposures in their own time. My ultimate goal is to teach clients CBT skills so that they can become "their own therapist," feel empowered, and gain control over their lives. I have deep expertise in social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic, and OCD. At my practice, Together CBT, we have a team of psychologists and PhD student therapists from top academic programs in clinical psychology offering services to adults and children at a wide range of fees.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Mount Sinai Hospital, CBT Consultant for Psychiatry Residents
Columbia University, Visiting Scholar
Boston Consulting Group, Management Consultant
The Ohio State University, Tenure Track Professor
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Pre-doctoral Intern
Yeshiva University, Clinical Supervisor

Yale University, Clinical Psychology PhD, 2012
University of Pennsylvania, BA in Psychology, summa cum laude, 2006


Virginia: 0810007606 - New York: 020836 - Florida: TPPY153 - Rhode Island: PS02076 - New Jersey: 35SI00678400 - Connecticut: 4549


English, Spanish


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Amelia Aldao is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$375 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $375
  • Initial session:$375 (45min)
  • Session with PhD fellow$300 (45min)
  • Session with PhD student$100 (45min)
  • In-person sessions$425 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

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.

Professional endorsements

"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 ProfessorOctober 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 AssociationOctober 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

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