Debaki Chakrabarti is a Clinical Psychologist in Midtown, Manhattan who specializes in addiction, trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, mindfulness, and grief. She enjoys working with adults in various life stages and has extensive experiencing working with a wide range of identities and cultures. Many of her clients are looking to address a specific issue (such as healing from a traumatic event or coping with substance use) but also find themselves working on other important aspects of their life including developing meaningful relationships and improving their communication.
Dr. Chakrabarti is certified in Prolonged Exposure (PE) and frequently utilizes this approach along with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). She spends time getting to know her clients before developing an individualized approach. For example, if a client with anxiety is looking for a sense of community and more social supports, she works with them to gain a better understanding of how their social anxiety interferes with their daily lives and work on improving their interpersonal skills. She also takes a team-oriented approach and frequently collaborates with her clients’ other providers to ensure all of their needs are being met.
Dr. Chakrabarti offers concrete tools to help her clients cope and manage their symptoms. This usually includes some scheduling and planning to ensure they stick to the plan. Her goal is to help clients find alternative ways to soothe and cope.
Dr. Chakrabarti cares deeply about her clients and wants to see them succeed. She completed her internship and post-doc training at the Center for Motivation and Change, where she still works. She received her PhD from Columbia University. She looks forward to meeting you at her office, conveniently located near Penn Station.