Debaki  Chakrabarti

Debaki Chakrabarti

Psychologist, PhD

Now accepting patients for daytime appointments in Midtown West; please contact Debaki for location (Updated September 30, 2019)

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 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.

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

General expertise


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 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Midtown West practice
  • 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


  • Bengali
  • English

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