7 W 36th St, 15 Fl, New York, NY
(212) 203-9792
thereedscenter@gmail.com

Who We Are

At The Reeds Center, we aim to understand your challenges and provide you with the most effective solutions available based on current research and expert practices. We use only evidence-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) that have been tested to ensure they are effective, and we tailor them to your needs and goals. We have developed our treatment programs drawing from our collective knowledge and experience in clinical research and practice at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, where our work focused on ways to improve response to cognitive-behavioral therapies.

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James Bender, Psy.D. is a Director and Co-founder of The Reeds Center. He specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) for anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and OCD related disorders, chronic worry, and panic. He also has expertise in impulse control disorders (Trichotillomania and skin picking) and anxiety disorders that co-exist with depression and insomnia.

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Michael Maher, Ph.D. is a Director and Co-founder of The Reeds Center. He specializes in cognitive-behavioral treatments of anxiety, OCD and related disorders including health anxiety. He has expertise in treatment resistant anxiety and OCD as well as in impulse control disorders (Trichotillomania, skin picking and tic disorders).

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Sarah Parker, Ph.D. is a Director and Co-founder of The Reeds Center. She has extensive training and experience using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) to treat anxiety disorders and eating disorders in a variety of formats and intensities. She works with adolescents and adults, and has particular expertise in the overlap between OCD and eating disorders.

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DaisyDaisy R. Jackson, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist at The Reeds Center. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University, and her undergraduate degree from Tulane University. Dr. Jackson has extensive training and experience using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) to treat anxiety disorders in children, adolescents, and adults, as well as disruptive behavior disorders in children.

Dr. Jackson completed her APA approved pre-doctoral internship at Astor Services for Children and Families in New York City, where she worked within a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy framework with a large number of children and adolescents suffering from a range of internalizing and externalizing disorders. Dr. Jackson’s doctoral dissertation investigated individual- and classroom-level factors associated with youth’s involvement in overt and relational peer aggression. Dr. Jackson is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the American Psychological Association.

EricaErica Silberstein, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist at The Reeds Center. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology (Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Yeshiva University), and graduated summa cum laude from Skidmore College with a B.A. in psychology and sociology. Dr. Silberstein has extensive experience using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) to provide empirically-supported treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders.

Dr. Silberstein completed her APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at the New Jersey Department of Veterans Affairs where she worked with a diverse population presenting with a variety of concerns, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety. She has previously trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke’s Hospital, New York Founding, and the Parnes Clinic (Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology). Dr. Silberstein’s doctoral dissertation examined the relationship between economically disadvantaged adolescents’ perceptions of institutional and interpersonal fairness and their own aggressive tendencies. Dr. Silberstein is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the New York City Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Association, and the American Psychological Association.

ConnieConnie Dekis, Ph.D. is a post-doctoral fellow at The Reeds Center.  She received her doctorate in school psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, in addition to a Master of Education and Master of Arts (in Educational Psychology). Connie graduated magna cum laude from George Washington University with a B.A in psychology and a minor in communication. Dr. Dekis has extensive experience using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness to treat a variety of internalizing and substance use disorders.

Dr. Dekis completed her APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s hospital where she specialized in treating children, adolescents, and their families presenting with a variety of internalizing and externalizing issues including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, anxiety, eating disorders, psychosis, suicidality, school refusal, and co-occurring substance use disorders. Dr. Dekis also conducted neuropsychological evaluations and worked on the child-adolescent inpatient unit.  Her doctoral dissertation explored the relationship between PTSD, trauma, and depression in youth with a focus on resiliency. Dr. Dekis is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the New York City Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Association, and the American Psychological Association.

img_3303Samantha Rogowicz, Ph.D. is a post-doctoral fellow at The Reeds Center. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from St. John’s University, and graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a B.A. in psychology and minors in sociology and pre-business studies. Dr. Rogowicz has extensive experience using evidence-based treatments for anxiety and mood disorders in children, adolescents, and adults.

Dr. Rogowicz completed her APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care where she worked primarily in a school-based clinic with a diverse high school population presenting with a wide variety of psychological concerns, as well as in the Department of Family Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where she used Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) to treat individuals across the lifespan with co-occurring medical and mental health issues. Dr. Rogowicz has previously trained at the New York City Children’s Center – Bronx Campus, The Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and the St. John’s Center for Psychological Services. Dr. Rogowicz’s research has examined relations between environmental factors and temperament and aggression in childhood. Dr. Rogowicz is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the New York State Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Association.

DSC05136Twisa A. Desai, M.A-MHC is a Masters-level clinician at The Reeds Center. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from La Salle University with a concentration in Professional Counseling and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her experience in the mental health profession includes working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including residential patient care, early intervention, acute care and outpatient behavioral health.

Twisa has extensive training and experience treating individuals using empirically supported Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), impulse-control disorders( such as skin-picking and trichotillomania), eating disorders, phobias and other anxiety related disorders. She is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

danielleDanielle Brooks, LMSW is a Masters-level clinician at The Reeds Center. She received her Masters in Social Work at Adelphi University and her bachelor’s degree in the Biological Basis of Behavior at the University of Pennsylvania. She has extensive experience in using Applied Behavioral Analysis to treat children, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, and behavioral dysregulation in their home, school, and community settings. During her graduate studies, she used a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) model to develop and facilitate a counseling group for eighth grade girls with anxiety-based social deficits.

Danielle has training and experience treating individuals using empirically supported Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), impulse-control disorders( such as skin-picking and trichotillomania), eating disorders, phobias and other anxiety related disorders.

ZoeZoe Turner, M.A. is an advanced pre-doctoral fellow at The Reeds Center. She received a Bachelors and Masters in Forensic psychology in May 2008. Zoe is currently a 5th year Doctoral Student at John Jay College, CUNY Graduate Center, working towards her PhD in Clinical Psychology with a Forensic emphasis.

Zoe has experience conducting both Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in a variety of populations. She has also provided supportive services to troubled youth, and conducted personality and cognitive assessments in an inpatient unit at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center.

DSC05507 SaraSara Rothschild, M.A. is an advanced pre-doctoral fellow at The Reeds Center. She received her B.A. from New York University, where she studied Sociology and Child and Adolescent Psychology. Sara eared her M.A. from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University where she is currently a clinical psychology PsyD candidate. Her clinical work focuses on implementing evidence based interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Additionally she has experience working with severe mental illness within a residential treatment setting. Her research focuses on the therapeutic alliance, or relationship between clinician and patient, with an emphasis on ruptures and resolutions in treatment. She has experience using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) to treat children and adults with Anxiety, Depression, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Sara is a student member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Psychotherapy Research.

DSC05508 2Kim A. Rottier, M.A. is an advanced pre-doctoral fellow at The Reeds Center. She received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University, where she is currently completing her doctoral studies. Kim’s clinical goals and experiences involve evidence-based treatments of anxiety and mood disorders. She has clinical and research experience in suicide prevention and in the treatment of anxiety disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Kim has specialized clinical training in Cognitive Therapy (CT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders through her work at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Clinic, in Long Island. She is currently conducting research in the area of mindfulness meditation and the perception of risk.

StephStephanie Stern, M.A. is a pre-doctoral fellow at The Reeds Center. Stephanie is currently a fourth year clinical psychology doctoral student at John Jay College, CUNY Graduate Center. She received her B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut and her M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College. Stephanie has experience conducting Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with a variety of community and forensic populations. She also has experience conducting personality, cognitive, and violence-risk assessments on adult, adolescent, and child inpatient units. Stephanie’s research focuses on preventing and treating psychological disorders that commonly affect law enforcement.

MichaelMichael Dennin, Psy.M. is a pre-doctoral fellow at The Reeds Center. He received his B.S. in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and he is currently a clinical psychology Psy.D. candidate at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. His clinical work primarily focuses on the the implementation of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) for anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders. Additionally, Michael has experience working in suicide prevention, in crisis residential treatment for severe mental illness, at Rutgers University Counseling, ADAP, and Psychiatric Services, and at the Program for Addictions Consultation and Treatment. Michael is a student member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.