Justina  Dillon

Justina Dillon

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for morning appointments in NoMad practice (updated March 25, 2020)

Offers Online Therapy

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Alcohol and drug misuse
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • College mental health

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Sometimes life throws challenges our way that make us feel overwhelmed and unhappy. In therapy, you have a safe space to better understand your experiences and explore solutions that would help life feel more fulfilling. It's a collaborative process that increases self-awareness, improves self-esteem, and builds self-efficacy.


Specialties

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


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $300
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $300

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

NoMad practice

244 5th Avenue

New York, NY 10001

Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - present

Center for Motivation and Change, 2016 - present

New York University, Adjunct Faculty, 2018 - present

Adelphi University, Ph.D., 2017

Columbia University, B.A., 2010


Languages

  • English
  • Lithuanian

Therapy Groups

Justina  Dillon
Support Group for Trauma/PTSD

This supportive group offers a welcoming space for individuals to process trauma and learn practical strategies to more effectively cope with distressing emotions.

Justina  Dillon
Support Group for Alcohol and Drug Misuse

This group provides a welcoming environment for individuals to move toward their own goals while being supported by group members with similar challenges.