Debaki  Chakrabarti

Debaki Chakrabarti

Psychologist, PhD
New York Waitlist Online
Updated October 8, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Loss and grief
  • Mindfulness
  • Compulsive behavior

Professional statement

Debaki Chakrabarti is a Clinical Psychologist providing teletherapy to adults across the lifespan who are seeking to deepen their self-understanding. With specialized training in addiction and trauma, she offers concrete tools to help clients manage their emotions, finding alternative ways to self-soothe and cope with overwhelming situations. Dr. Chakrabarti is also keenly attuned to the important role social identities play in shaping individual experience, and she welcomes clients from all cultural backgrounds.

Dr. Chakrabarti's approach is trauma-informed, skills-based, and tailored to each client's healing journey. She forms a treatment plan in collaboration with her clients, identifying goals upfront and leveraging existing strengths to tap into their inner resilience. For clients seeking to focus specifically on trauma, Dr. Chakrabarti offers Prolonged Exposure, a gradual process that first establishes safety in the therapeutic relationship, equips clients with grounding and relaxation skills, and moves at each individual's pace to reprocess difficult experiences, releasing them of their power.

Dr. Chakrabarti takes a mindful approach, welcoming clients in their totality, and drawing from evidence-based modalities including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). While clients often come in seeking support around one specific challenge, such as stress management, depression, loneliness, or grief, Dr. Chakrabarti makes space for the wholeness of each individual, helping them to improve interpersonal skills and develop more meaningful relationships.

Outside of private practice, Dr. Chakrabarti works at the Center for Motivation and Change, a treatment center focused on addiction and compulsive behaviors. She received her PhD from Columbia University.

Message to clients

I aim to create a safe and comfortable space for you to talk about the things that are important to you and to help guide you towards a meaningful life.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

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

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

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

Loss and grief - Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing he em

Mindfulness - Using techniques such as breathing and meditation to increase self-awareness and reduce day-to-day stress

Compulsive behavior - Coping with overwhelming urges and impulses, such as hair pulling or skin picking; developing alternative ways to reduce stress and alleviate suffering


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Debaki Chakrabarti 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: $250 (45min)
  • Longer ongoing sessions: $300 (60min)

Therapist's note

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


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2012 - Present
Center for Motivation and ChangeIntern/Post-Doc/Psychologist, 2012 - Present
Gouverneur Hospital, Extern, 2010 - 2012
Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services at Teachers College, Columbia University, Trainee, 2007 - 2012
University of Pennsylvania, Prolonged Exposure Certification, 2016

Columbia University, PhD, 2013
New York University, BA, 2001