Colleen  Lang

Colleen Lang

Psychologist, PhD

Not accepting new clients in Chelsea practice (updated December 04, 2019)

Not accepting new clients in Carroll Gardens practice (updated December 04, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Depression
  • Couples counseling
  • Trauma
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Colleen Lang is a Clinical Psychologist in the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan and the Carroll Gardens neighborhood in Brooklyn. The majority of her clients have depression, anxiety, OCD, panic, or have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and/or have a history of self-destructive and impulsive behaviors. She also specializes in working with individuals who have a history of trauma. She also works with clients who are navigating anger issues, life transitions and/or relationship challenges. She offers both individual and couples therapy and is trained to work with teenagers and adults.

Dr. Lang’s therapy style is compassionate, thoughtful, and change-oriented, with a focus on reframing thought patterns and managing emotions. She utilizes both Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and has advanced training in trauma-focused modalities. Dr. Lang typically sees clients once a week and, over time, reduces session frequency as client needs change.

Dr. Lang deeply cares about each and every one of her clients and wants to help them succeed and achieve their goals. She looks forward to meeting you at either her Chelsea or Brooklyn office.


Message to clients

I strive to be both compassionate and change-oriented, with a focus on helping people develop and practice new ways of responding to emotional distress so that they can live fulfilling lives. In my approach to therapy, I like to look at all of the processes and variables that impact the way clients think and behave, to help them learn self-compassion in the face of hard experiences, as well as control and empowerment over their thinking and behavior. CBT and DBT are evidence-based approaches that I make collaborative and tailor to each client's unique needs. I have experience in the treatment of trauma, self-destructive and impulsive behaviors, depression, anxiety, anger, relationship difficulties, and general stress management.


Specialties

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Borderline personality disorder - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating


General expertise


Insurance

Colleen Lang is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $275 (45min)
  • Initial session: $275 (45min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Lang can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Chelsea practice

226 West 26th Street

Floor 8

New York, NY 10001

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Carroll Gardens practice

101 2nd Place

Floor 2

Brooklyn, NY 11231

Hours
  • Mon 2:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 8:30am-2:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - Present

Columbia University, Clinical Supervisor, 2018 - Present

St. John's University, Adjust Clinical Professor, 2012 - 2018

Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants, 2012 - 2015

Montefiore Medical Center, 2009 - 2018

St. John's University, PhD, 2008

Colgate University, BA, 2001


Languages

  • English

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