Rob Udewitz has been helping clients for almost two decades applying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and biofeedback methods. He has been integrating these approaches to treat a wide array of psychological problems and in his work with peak performance training.
He has also served as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Clinical Psychological at Fordham University.
In his work with athletes and business professionals, Rob draws on his own research and athletic experience to help clients set and achieve goals for success. He serves as a consultant for the United States National Fencing Team and works with athletes in many sports competing at all levels. Himself a runner, Rob utilizes an integrated mind-body approach complemented by state of the art biofeedback equipment to help his clients transcend problems and reach their potential.
Rob served in the New York City public schools as a psychologist assessing and treating learning disabled and emotionally disordered children. He continues to consult with the public and private schools, applying behavioral approaches to improve the social and academic functioning of the children he treats. Rob is one of only a handful of psychologists trained in applying cognitive behavioral and biofeedback techniques in his work with children and adolescents.
Rob is a member of the American Psychological Association, The New York State Psychological Association, and The Association for Applied Biofeedback and Psychophysiology. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University.
Jessica is an advanced graduate student in clinical psychology with a Child & Family specialization at Fordham University. She received her M.A. in clinical psychology from Fordham University and her B.S. in psychology from Ohio State University. She uses cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to treat a variety of psychological problems in adults and children in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Jessica completed a pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship at Westchester Jewish Community Services, where she administered CBT to adults and children in a community clinic, supervised externs, and taught CBT mini-courses to agency and community clinicians. She completed rotations indialectical behavior therapy (DBT), trauma and abuse, developmental disabilities, and psychoeducational testing. Jessica has also had clinical externship training on the inpatient unit at Brooklyn Children’s Center, on the ADHD service at the New York University Child Study Center, in the adult outpatient psychiatric clinic at Hillside-Zucker Hospital at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and at the Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Research. Her training has focused on treating anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia, ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders, and administering behavioral parent training, stress management, and biofeedback.
Jessica has published articles and chapters on pediatric psychopharmacology and research ethics related to pediatric oncology trials and adolescent research participation. She has also worked on family studies of schizophrenia. Jessica is currently interested in exploring characteristics of the parent-child relationship in families with children who have been diagnosed with selective mutism.
Jessica has taught various psychology courses as an adjunct professor and teaching fellow at Fordham University. She taught graduate lab courses in personality assessment, in addition to teaching undergraduate courses in abnormal psychology, adolescent and adult development, research methods, and social psychology.
Ciara is an advanced doctoral student in clinical psychology at Fordham University with a focus in CBT interventions for the treatment of anxiety disorders. She received her B.A. from Harvard University where she majored in psychology and went on to receive her M.A. in clinical psychology from Fordham University. Ciara also has a M.A. degree in journalism from New York University. Prior to joining Behavior Therapy of NY, Ciara worked in various treatment settings utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat a wide range of mental health problems. Ciara has experience working with adults and adolescents in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room settings. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn where she worked primarily with adults seeking treatment for depression, anxiety and psychotic disorders. Prior to internship, Ciara trained for two years in a residential facility for the treatment of eating disorders at McLean Hospital in Boston, part of Harvard University’s Medical School. In addition, Ciara received training in Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for the treatment of borderline personality disorder from Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Center. As part of her clinical training, Ciara also provided ongoing treatment and assessment for college students at the Fordham University Counseling Center. Ciara has a strong interest in anxiety disorders and CBT-based interventions. Currently her doctoral research is in the development of novel interoceptive exposure techniques to address the dissociative symptoms of panic disorder. Ciara also has a passion for cross-cultural work in psychology and recently spent a month working in Mbarara, Uganda in a psychiatric facility and refugee camp. Ciara has served as a teaching assistant at Fordham University for a variety of undergraduate courses including Introduction to Psychology and Sensation and Perception.
Limor completed her postgraduate studies at the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia. She received her M.A from Columbia University and her BA from Hunter College. She has trained at Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy where she worked with patients suffering from eating disorders. After working at the Jewish Board for Family Services for three years with autistic children, Limor has worked as a school counselor and has screened adolescents for various psychological risks, particularity eating disorders.
Limor believes that with guidance and support every person has the ability to find the resources required to heal themselves and become stronger and healthier.
Itzhak is a sport and performance psychologist and a former fighter in a Special Forces unit of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and a Karateka. Itzhak was drawn to learn more about the human dynamics that affect performance. After getting his MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Bangor University in the UK, Itzhak proceeded to his Ph.D. studies, dedicating his research on “Emotions and Elite Performance: An Exploration of Anger and Self Efficacy”. In the past five years Itzhak established himself as a Sport Psychologist for top Israeli soccer youth academy and provided performance psychology consultation to judokas from the Israel national Judo team, basketball teams and other sports of various competitive levels. Itzhak has become a lecturer in two leading faculties for Physical education in Israel. Itzhak teaches his clients to gain a stronger focus and a quiet mindset of non-judgment to maximize potential.
Located in midtown Manhattan near Grand Central Station, Behavior Therapy of New York provides psychological tools to improve the lives of adults and children by combining cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and biofeedback approaches. Scientific research has proven these techniques effective and often as powerful as psychiatric medication. Short-term treatment approaches are individually designed to every client's needs to provide long-lasting results. Psychological assessment is offered to investigate possible learning or attention disorders.