Dr. Patricia Bellucci is a Clinical Psychologist in the Upper West Side neighborhood of Manhattan with expertise in the treatment of addiction and substance use, trauma, eating disorders, relationship challenges, depression, and anxiety. In addition to individual therapy, she also runs an alcohol and addiction process group.
Dr. Bellucci has particular expertise in addiction and substance use. When working with clients for substance and alcohol treatment, she uses a Harm Reduction Approach, integrating cognitive-behavioral strategies, moderation management and relapse prevention techniques, 12-step self-help models, and psychodynamic approaches.
Dr. Bellucci also helps clients with trauma, eating disorders, relationship topics, depression, and anxiety. She incorporates both analytic and cognitive-behavioral methods in her treatment approach, which she applies to her clients across the lifespan. She sees clients on an individual and group basis.
Dr. Bellucci received training at St. Lukes Hospital, The Addiction Institute, the National Development & Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI), and Long Island University. Additionally, she is both a graduate and faculty member in The Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program and a faculty member for the Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Services at the William Alanson White Institute.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Addictions - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
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)
Dr. Bellucci can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, 1998 - Present
St Luke’s Hospital, 1996 - 2001
The Addiction Institute, Internship, 1993 - 1994
National Development & Research Institutes, Inc., 1985 - 1996
Long Island University, Ph.D., 1996