7 W 36th St, 15 Fl, New York, NY
(212) 203-9792
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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 senior 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.

img_3303Samantha Rogowicz, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist 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.

Jessica Rosenthal, Psy.D. is a post-doctoral fellow 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 from Yale University with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. Dr. Rosenthal has extensive experience using evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, to treat mood and anxiety disorders in adults across the lifespan.

Dr. Rosenthal completed her APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at Montefiore Medical Center, where she worked with a diagnostically and culturally diverse population in inpatient and outpatient settings. She received specialized training in the treatment of depression and suicidality, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, complicated grief, substance use disorders, and severe mental illness. Dr. Rosenthal also worked with medical patients before and after organ transplantation on the Transplant Psychiatry service. She has previously trained at Jacobi Medical Center, Northwell Health’s Geropsychology program, New York Foundling, and the Parnes Clinic. Dr. Rosenthal’s doctoral dissertation examined coping and cognitive risk factors for suicidal ideation in young adults seeking primary care services. She is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Hillary Devlin, Ph.D. is a post-doctoral fellow at The Reeds Center. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Yale University. Prior to graduate study, Dr. Devlin graduated magna cum laude from The College of New Jersey with a B.A. in psychology and then worked as a post-baccalaureate research coordinator at Vassar College. She has extensive experience in the use of evidence-based treatments for anxiety and mood disorders across a range of settings, including community mental health clinics, inpatient intensive care and rehabilitation units, and outpatient primary care clinics. She primarily uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and has also sought out specialized training in other evidence-based approaches (e.g., Dialectical Behavior Therapy; Acceptance & Commitment Therapy; Motivational Interviewing). Dr. Devlin has clinical experience working with adults, adolescents, and children.

Dr. Devlin completed her APA accredited pre-doctoral internship through the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine in the Behavioral Medicine track, where she specialized in the treatment of patients with mood and anxiety disorders who are simultaneously coping with traumatic injuries or chronic medical conditions. Dr. Devlin has conducted neuropsychological evaluations during her training at Yale University and the University of Washington. Her doctoral dissertation focused on empathic positive emotion (i.e., the experience of sharing in others’ happiness) and its impact on self-perceptions and prosocial behavior. Dr. Devlin is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Jessica Baltman, Ph.D. is a post-doctoral fellow at The Reeds Center. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology at Binghamton University and her bachelor’s degree at the University of Rochester with dual majors in psychology and economics. Dr. Baltman completed her APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at the VA of Western New York Healthcare System in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Baltman has worked with adults, adolescents and children in a variety of clinical settings, including a community-based general outpatient clinic, a psychiatric hospital, a VA hospital, and a residential home for youth with internalizing and externalizing difficulties. She has extensive experience using empirically supported cognitive behavioral therapies to treat a wide range of problems including anxiety disorders, depression, trauma related disorders, relationship concerns, and difficulties coping with chronic medical conditions. Dr. Baltman also has experience utilizing mindfulness and emotion focused techniques in her clinical work. 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.

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 an advanced 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.

Nicholas La Barre, M.A-MCH is a Masters-level clinician at The Reeds Center. He completed his M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from CACREP accredited Northwest Christian University. He graduated Cum Laude from University of California at Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Psychology.

Nicholas has experience using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat a range of populations. He has worked with clients to treat trauma- and stress-related disorders and anxiety disorders. He also has experience treating a variety of mood disorders.

Madison B Bray, M.A., Ed.M.–MHC is a masters-level clinician at The Reeds Center. She received her Masters degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon.

Madison has experience using cognitive-behavioral treatments (CBT) working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including individual therapy, prevention organizations, suicide and crisis intervention, trauma intervention and recovery, applied behavioral analysis, and child protective services.

Amelia (Molly) Fischhoff, LMSW is a masters-level clinician at The Reeds Center. She earned her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, with a concentration in interpersonal practice and a focus on mental health issues. She also completed two Bachelor of Science degrees, in Zoology and Psychology, at Michigan State University. During her time at Michigan State University she was named to Psi Chi, the international psychology honors society.

Molly has experience using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT), Experiential/Adventure Therapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy to help children, adolescents, and adults suffering from trauma- and anxiety-related disorders. She spent several years providing individual therapy at a nonprofit agency serving a diverse population of survivors of trauma and their family members.

Annie Zhang, Psy.M. is a pre-doctoral fellow at The Reeds Center. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wyoming where her bachelor thesis discussed religious-subtype OCD. She is currently a clinical psychology Psy.D. candidate at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology.

Annie has experience using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat a variety of anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related issues. She also has experience working with depression and substance use disorders.

Emily Pedowitz, Psy.M. Candidate is a pre-doctoral fellow at The Reeds Center. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Gender Studies at Middlebury College, and she is currently a clinical psychology Psy.D. candidate at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. Emily has experience practicing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) with a variety of populations ranging from young adults to the elderly. Her clinical work focuses on the implementation of evidence-based treatments for symptoms related to anxiety, depression and trauma. She had worked in both outpatient settings and hospital programs, seeing a range of symptom severity. Emily is a member of the Society of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychologist Association, the Society for the Psychology of Women, and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.