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Terri Bacow

Psychologist, PhD
New York
Anxiety-Depression-Self-esteem-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Parenting-ADHD-
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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 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 including Mount Sinai School of Medicine and The Hallowell Center, an epicenter for ADHD treatment. She is a media contributor who enjoys writing and speaking, contributing comments to Women's Health Magazine and Shape Magazine as well as various blogs and podcasts. Please check out her new book, Goodbye Anxiety: A Guided Journal for Overcoming Worry, published by Spruce Books, an imprint of Sasquatch Books/A Penguin Random House Company!

Dr. Bacow welcomes clients who are ready to effect change in their lives to her private practice, accessible by the 86th 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. I specialize in anxiety and stress management and enjoy working with clients who are experiencing tough moments or going through life transitions. I enjoy using humor in my work and consider myself someone who is very relatable. I am a person who is genuine, transparent and kind; my goal is to help you and to teach you effective skills that will make your life easier and more manageable and bring forth noticeable change.

You can best contact me using this portal. Please feel free to check out my Instagram to get a feel for my work. I look forward to chatting with you and meeting you soon!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

Private Practice, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
New York University Department of Applied Psychology, Adjunct Instructor
ICahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Clinical Instructor
The Hallowell Center, Director of Training

Boston University, PhD, 2007
Brown University, BA, 2001


New York: 018180




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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

I am also licensed as an out of state provider in Florida. If you are a Florida resident and you are interested teletherapy, message me for a consultation!


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

  • Individual sessions:$350 (45min)
  • Initial session:$375 (50min)
  • College or Grad Student Special Rate$325 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Initial 20min consultation is complimentary.


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