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.
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
Colleen Lang is not in-network with any insurances.
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Dr. Lang can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
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
This weekly group is a space for adults to learn and practice DBT skills in the four main DBT modules of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.