Terri  Bacow

Terri Bacow

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for afternoon & daytime appointments in Upper West Side practice (updated April 13, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Parenting
  • ADHD

Professional statement

Dr. Terri Bacow is a clinical psychologist on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She has deep expertise in using skills-based therapies to treat anxiety, depression, and related disorders, including postpartum depression and anxiety. Dr. Bacow is dedicated to empowering each client with the concrete, sustainable coping skills to better manage overwhelming thoughts and emotions. She especially enjoys working with young adults (including college students) and parents, including moms and dads adjusting to new parenting or interested in parent coaching.

Dr. Bacow is an expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Her approach is active, directive, and evidence-based, drawing flexibly from mindfulness practices, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Bacow typically provides shorter-term, goal-oriented care, aiming to equip each client with meaningful strategies that serve them beyond the therapy room and into their daily life.

Dr. Bacow received her BA from Brown University and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Boston University, where she also trained at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. Since then, she has worked at hospital and outpatient programs for adults, adolescents, and children, including Mount Sinai School of Medicine and The Hallowell Center, an epicenter for ADD treatment. Dr. Bacow welcomes clients who are ready to effect change in their lives to her private practice, accessible by the 79th St. and 81st St. stations.

Message to clients

If life were easy, we wouldn't need coping skills. I am a proponent of teaching coping skills and self-compassion, because ups and downs are inevitable and it is useful to have someone guide you through it using strategies that are evidence based.


Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, and other anxiety disorders

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - A type of therapy in which negative thought patterns are challenged in order to modify problem behaviors in a short-term, skill-based manner

Parenting - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

General expertise


Terri Bacow 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)
  • Ongoing session fee for college or graduate students: $250 (50min)

Therapist's note

Initial 20min consultation is complimentary.

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Upper West Side practice

140 West 79th Street

Suite 1E1

New York, NY 10024

  • Mon 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2016 - Present

The Hallowell Center, 2012 - Present

Mount Sinai Eating and Weight Disorders Program, 2008 - Present

Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Internship, 2006 - 2007

Boston University, PhD, 2007

Brown University, BA, 2001


  • English