Dennise  Garcia Sevilla

Dennise Garcia Sevilla

Psychologist, PhD
New York, Massachusetts Accepting Online
Murray Hill, Lenox Accepting In-person
Updated October 20, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Young adult mental health
  • Parenting
  • Disruptive behaviors in youth
  • Neuropsychology

Professional statement

Dr. Garcia Sevilla is a clinical psychologist and developmental neuropsychologist. She provides comprehensive neuropsychological assessments and evidenced-based psychotherapy for children, families, and young adults. Dr. Garcia Sevilla works with children as young as four-years-old and young adults in their mid-twenties. As a psychotherapist, she is trained in evidence-based psychotherapies, including: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Parent Management Therapy (PMT). She has particular experience and interest in working with complex trauma, anxiety, mood, disruptive behavior disorders, personality disorder traits, challenges faced by young adults, emotion regulation difficulties, self-harm, and divorce families.

Dr. Garcia Sevilla completed an additional post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology. She is a trained, bilingual neuropsychologist who specializes in the assessment and evaluation of learning disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD), academic difficulties, developmental delays, autism evaluations, psychoeducational and cognitive evaluations, neurological and personality assessments. Dr. Garcia Sevilla has a particular area of interest and skill set in bilingual (Spanish) testing as well as conducting evaluations on complex cases. She has extensive experience working with and consulting with educators, the Department of Education, educational attorneys, immigration attorneys, and community based agencies/non-profits. Dr. Garcia Sevilla has also participated in IEP meetings as well as impartial hearings. She is a member of Physician for Human Rights and provides pro-bono work for children with immigration challenges in collaboration with their attorneys.

Dr. Garcia Sevilla is licensed in the state of New York and Massachusetts. She is presently seeing therapy clients remotely. Dr. Garcia Sevilla is also taking new patients for evaluation, following the completion of COVID-19 testing. Her offices are located in midtown Manhattan and in West Stockbridge MA.


Message to clients

My approach is collaborative and active, with emphasis on building a strong alliance, then working towards achieving your goals. My style is direct, collaborative, and introspective. I also operate within a systemic and multidisciplinary framework that includes taking into account collaboration with other providers, your family's value system and personal experiences. This makes me effective at creating a safe environment and evaluating/working with youth and young adults that struggle with disruptive behaviors, emotional regulation difficulties, trauma, anxiety, mood difficulties, and learning and academic challenges.


Specialties

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

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

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

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation

Young adult mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Disruptive behaviors in youth - Working with children, teens, and parents to address challenges associated with defiance, anger outbursts, oppositional, hyperactive, and other disruptive behaviors; diagnoses may include: ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, etc.

Neuropsychology - Providing neuropsychological assessment to objectively measure memory, attention, executive function and other cognitive skills




Clientele

  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Dennise Garcia Sevilla 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: $300 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $275 - $300
  • Initial session: $300 (60min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Murray Hill practice
353 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Lenox practice
38 Church Street, Lenox, MA 01240
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, NYC & Lenox, Massachusetts , Bilingual Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Neuropsychologist, 2017 - Present
Montefiore Medical Center, Child Outpatient Psychiatry Department (COPD)/Adolescent Depression & Suicide Program, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Attending Clinical Psychologist, 2017 - 2019
Columbia University Medical Center, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, PROMISE Project, Instructor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry, Bilingual Program Coordinator, 2014 - 2017
Columbia University Medical Center, PROMISE Project, Postdoctoral Bilingual Fellow, Clinical Child Neuropsychology, 2012 - 2014
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Child Clinical Psychology Intern, 2011 - 2012

The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2012


Languages

Spanish