Matthew  Mandelbaum

Matthew Mandelbaum

Master of Arts, MA Master of Science in Education, MSEd Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Midtown practice and New Jersey (online) practice (updated March 27, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Career counseling
  • Young professionals' mental health
  • Artists’ mental health
  • College mental health

Professional statement

Dr. Matthew Mandelbaum is a Licensed Psychologist specializing in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in Midtown Manhattan. Dr. Mandelbaum’s work focuses on giving clients the tools and skills they need to cope and succeed. He has expertise in anxiety, depression, building self-esteem, personality disorders, and helping individuals who are not meeting career/professional goals. He also enjoys working extensively with emerging adults as they develop their identity and grow personally, socially, and professionally. He understands the excitement and challenges that accompanies living in New York City, and looks forward to helping his clients explore their ambitions and reach their goals. He provides both individual and group therapy.

Dr. Mandelbaum especially enjoys working with highly successful people who are missing a set of skills, like coping with stressful situations or effectively dealing with people. He has a deep understanding of how to use DBT to help clients with a wide range of issues and implements mindfulness practices when appropriate. He teaches them to how make good decisions in the moment and how to step back and look at the big picture. His sessions are goal-oriented and focus on a specific challenge.

Dr. Mandelbaum’s goal is to give his clients a set of tools that they can use to effectively live the life they want. His office is conveniently located near Penn Station, across from the Empire State Building.

Message to clients

I work at the intersection of psychology, education and development to help professionals in business, healthcare, the arts & education, university students, and emerging adults. I have helped clients make transitions to mindfully develop skill sets that reclaim their authenticity, reduce pain, suffering and self-injurious behavior, overcome trauma, cope with physical illness, strengthen effectiveness across all domains of their lives, and build lives of worth.
I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, as a first cohort member of the 2-year Linehan Institute Behavioral Tech DBT-Team-Building Intensive for Independent Practitioners.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) - Skill-building and support to increase mindfulness, interpersonal efficacy, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation

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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Young professionals' mental health - Working with young adults in their 20s & 30s to find work-life balance and meaningful careers

Artists’ mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

College mental health - Navigating the transition into college and stressors of academics, personal relationships, and self-development


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


Matthew Mandelbaum 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: $325 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $325
  • Initial session: $325 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Midtown practice

19 West 34th Street

New York, NY 10001


  • Mon 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online therapy (New Jersey) practice


  • Mon Please inquire for hours
  • Tue Please inquire for hours
  • Wed Please inquire for hours
  • Thu Please inquire for hours
  • Fri Please inquire for hours
  • Sat Please inquire for hours
  • Sun Please inquire for hours

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2014 - Present

PsySoEd Dynamics, LLC, Managing Director, 2018 - Present

Fordham University, Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2013 - 2016

Robert Louis Stevenson, Administrator, Strategic Advisor, 2011 - 2016

Washington Square Institute, DBT Skills Trainer, 2013 - 2015

Hunter College, Adjunct Lecturer, 2013 - 2013

Pre-K – 12 General/Special Settings, Private, Public, Parochial Faculty, 2003 - 2011

New York University, Instructor in Psychology, 2003 - 2003

Fordham University, Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership, 2016

The Linehan Institute, Certificate in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, 2015

Fordham University, PhD, 2013

Bank Street College, MA, 2007

New York University, MA, 2003

University of Pennsylvania, BA, 1998



Therapy Groups

Matthew  Mandelbaum
DBT Skills Group for Professionals in Business, Technology, Law, Healthcare, the Arts & Education

This 10-week group is for professionals looking to improve their interpersonal effectiveness, self-understanding, and stress management skills using evidence-based DBT.

Matthew  Mandelbaum
DBT Skills Group for Emerging Adults & University Students

This 10-week group is for emerging adults and students looking to improve their interpersonal effectiveness, self-understanding, and stress management skills using evidence-based DBT.

Client testimonials

"I have had a great experience working with Dr. Mandelbaum. When I started seeing him, I struggled with self-confidence and being productive. Often times, I found myself held back by my own thoughts and worries. Dr. Mandelbaum offered me an open listening ear, and practical skills I could use daily. Through the use of these mindfulness tools, I have dramatically improved my confidence levels and achieved many personal and professional goals. I have very happily worked with Dr. Mandelbaum for the last nine months, and I’m excited to see where I will be in another nine."

- Client • June 2017

"Dr. Mandelbaum has helped me immensely. He has given me a variety of tools to help rebuild my life, encouragement to have to have the strength to be who I am, and the confidence to live well within my limitations. I am much better at managing my pain."

- Client • December 2019

"I’ve been working with Matthew for several months now. He’s been great at providing practical tools and resources I can use/practice daily, keeping me accountable to my goals, all while being a generally positive force through a particularly rough patch for me."

- Client • December 2019