Dr. Justina Dillon is a psychologist with offices in the NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan. She works primarily with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, alcohol and drug use, and relationship difficulties.
She employs a range of evidence-based modalities, including Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and has training in specific trauma-focused treatments, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD, and Skills Training in Affect and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR). She describes her therapeutic style as warm, gentle, and engaged.
Many of Dr. Dillon’s clients come to see her for general issues; sometimes these clients wind up uncovering unprocessed trauma through their work together. Dr. Dillon follows what she calls the scholar-practitioner model of treatment, embracing the integration of research and clinical acumen. In addition to her private practice, in the past she has provided psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, children, and families in inpatient, outpatient, and intensive day program settings, as well as in schools and community clinics.
Dr. Dillon received her PhD from Adelphi University and has been in practice for six years. Her clinical training includes placements at the Center for Motivation and Change, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Nassau University Medical Center, and the Western Queens Consultation Center. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Dillon has conducted extensive research on the legacy of trauma in post-Soviet Lithuania, and co-authored a chapter about therapist adherence and competence in psychotherapy research for a psychology textbook.
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
Alcohol and drug misuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
College 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
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Private Practice, Psychologist, 2018 - Present
New York University, Adjunct Faculty, 2018 - Present
Center for Motivation and Change, Psychologist, 2016 - 2020
Adelphi University, Ph.D., 2017
Columbia University, B.A., 2010
This supportive group offers a welcoming space for individuals to process trauma and learn practical strategies to more effectively cope with distressing emotions.
This group provides a welcoming environment for individuals to move toward their own goals while being supported by group members with similar challenges.