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Why Choose to Work with Dr. Matthew G. Mandelbaum, PhD, MSEd, MA?

Dr. Matthew G. Mandelbaum
New York State Licensed Psychologist

Please contact me for a complimentary 20-minute phone consultation at 212.933.0758 or dr.matthew.mandelbaum@gmail.com

Select Credentials:
First cohort Member of the 2-year Linehan Institute Intensive & Comprehensive Training for Independent Practitioners

+ PhD Fordham University, Phi Kappa Phi
+ Executive Certificate Nonprofit Leadership, Fordham University
MSEd Bank Street College
MA New York University,  Psi Chi
BA University of Pennsylvania, Phi Beta Kappa

+ NYC Dept. of Small Business Services Success Award

Psychologist, DBT Therapist, Social Entrepreneur, Strategic Advisor, Consultant, Learning Specialist, Educator, Researcher, University Faculty Member

 Point of View: I work with professionals in business, healthcare, and education, emerging adults, and university students to increase their abilities for identity development, social growth, and professional and academic achievement.  My focus lies at the intersection of education, psychology, and social entrepreneurship to help you meet goals and a build life of worth across all domains.

I believe that the human capacities for hope, faith, and optimism are present in everyone, and that these capacities can be cultivated through DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy).  This therapy offers targeted, practical strategies to help you reach your goals.

You deserve to develop your most authentic self, by becoming more mindful of the context of the present moment and by developing an array of strategies that can help you tolerate stress, regulate your emotions, and build high quality relationships.  You deserve to tap into and develop your inherent wisdom.  I want to help you with the process of empowering yourself to make decisions clearly and to be more effective in your thinking, acting, and doing.  I want to help you recognize all of the areas where you have strength and teach you how you can use your gifts to make improvements in areas of need.

It is exciting for me to help people become more reflective, and more motivated towards, and more skilled at making change in their lives.

I want to give you more options to choose from in various aspects of your life and help increase your skills at evaluating and selecting from these options.  My goal is to help you improve your level of resilience, self-concept, self-worth, self-esteem, and self-efficacy.

In all, my aim is to help you be you.  Let’s begin the process.

Please contact me for a complimentary 20-minute phone consultation at 212.933.0758 or dr.matthew.mandelbaum@gmail.com

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Emerging Adults (Not An Age Band, But A State Of Mind): Seeking Help Creating a Life You Want and Deserve?

There is a life out there that you want and NYC has it to offer.  But, you may be unsure of yourself and how to build a roadmap to make your dreams a reality.  Does that sound familiar?  Life can be hard as an Emerging Adult.  Decisions can be agonizing. You can learn to cope and make the most of it.

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Educators: Want Help with Your Professional Self-Efficacy and Managing the Pressures of Work and Personal Life?

When you go into the field of education, you are dedicating your life to serving of others.  Sometimes, the educational environment can be a lot to handle and you may feel ill-equipped to manage the pressures of the day.  Working with students can be exhausting. Being an administrator can be exhausting.  It can be hard to remember to take care of yourself or to build professional and social resources to have a life that has balance.  You may be seeking a place where you can have some self-efficacy for teaching or administrating, and a feeling that you can have some competencies in living your life.  Are feeling overwhelmed?   Are you looking to try to get a grip on your life?   Are looking to develop a fuller life that incorporates professional and personal goals?  Dialectical Behavior Therapy could be right for you.
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Who Can Benefit?

If you have difficulty processing your emotions or are engaging in behaviors that are less than helpful, DBT can be useful.

If you find yourself stuck in the past or worried about the future, DBT can be useful.

If you find yourself yearning for relationships that are more meaningful in your professional, scholastic, or social life, DBT can be useful.

If you are trying to make a plan for improving your life, but feel that you can’t follow it through, DBT can be useful.

If you feel stuck in your head or overly emotional and are yearning to be in a place where you feel grounded and wise, DBT can be useful. Read More

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Could DBT Be Right for Me?

Do you want to be more savvy when it comes to living your life?

Do you feel like you are spinning your wheels when it comes to spending energy on working on yourself, your relationships, and your work?

Do you wish you had more tools for managing emotions, thoughts, and behavior?

Do you find that you often think of things as all or nothing, black or white, and need to be able to tolerate ambiguity?

Do you want to live a life where you feel safe and supported and one where you are also able to have fun?

Do you find NYC both overwhelming and exciting?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy may be right for you.

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What Will I Do?

In Dialectical Behavior Therapy, you will learn to replace maladaptive behaviors with more helpful ones.  These new behaviors will be a part of one of four categories: Mindfulness (the ability to be wise and in the present moment), Interpersonal Effectiveness (the ability to form productive relationships with self-respect), Emotion Regulation (the ability to understand and manage the full range of emotions), and Distress Tolerance (the ability to take care of yourself during sub-optimal times).

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Emerging Adulthood is not an age band…It’s a state of mind.

DBT Skills Groups for Adults in NYC:

 

Emerging Adulthood is not an age band…

It’s a state of mind.

 

If you are trying to get your life in gear, you are an emerging adult.

If you have goals and ambitions and you can’t link the beginning to the end, you are an emerging an adult.

If you feel that your life seems unsettled and that you need to work on an action plan to make yourself feel more complete, you are an emerging adult.

 

There is a life out there that you want and NYC may have it to offer.  But, you may be unsure of yourself and how to build a roadmap to make your dreams a reality.

 

You can learn to build a life worth living.

 

∆ Having trouble finding a balance between work and leisure?

∆ Want to be more mindful so you can make better decisions?

∆ Want to be able to take calculated risks to achieve your goals?

∆ Seeking authentic personal and professional relationships?

∆ Looking to be more comfortable with a broad array of emotions?
∆ Need to handle stress better?

∆ Want to be more resilient?

 

Join Linehan Institute Trained, Licensed Psychologist Dr. Matthew G. Mandelbaum, PhD’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Group customized for the Emerging Adult to help you be more effective in the professional, social, and personal realms and help you build a life worth living.

 

This DBT Skills Group utilizes the most recent manual from
Dr. Marsha Linehan, and offers training in mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance that can help you improve your problem solving abilities, so you can be more effective in accomplishing your short- and long-term goals. These groups can help those with a variety of diagnoses.

 

Register now.
Contact Dr. Matthew G. Mandelbaum, PhD

dr.matthew.mandelbaum@gmail.com or 212.933.0758
for a free 20-minute consultation.

Groups begin soon.

DBT for Emerging Adults, Educators, and University Students

19 West 34th Street, Penthouse, New York, NY 10001

www.dbt.solutions

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?

DBT was developed to help people build a “Build a Life Worth Living,” as creator Dr. Marsha Linehan says.  Dr. Matthew Mandelbaum finds that it can help people “Build a Life of Worth”.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. It is an evidence-based treatment designed to help people “Build a Life Worth Living,” as Dr. Marsha Linehan says.  DBT combines Western practices of cognitive behavioral therapy with Eastern contemplative practices of mindfulness to create problem solving skills that bring about change.   With dialectics, people learn to avoid black and white thinking and can learn to tolerate ambiguity to see the potential for development.  Originally developed  to worked with clients who have borderline personality disorder, DBT has been used to treat those who have depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders and other conditions.

People have come to DBT seeking help with life skills that cover  four main competencies: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation and distress tolerance.

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New Dialectical Behavior Therapy DBT Skills Groups Offered in Manhattan

Are you an Executive, Business Professional, Emerging Adult, Educator (Teacher), or University Student in NYC looking to make your life more meaningful?

Do you want to be more present in the moment, while reflecting on your past and planning for your future?

Do you want to be more effective in your relationships to get want you want and say no to what you don’t, while keeping your self-respect? Do you want to be able to regulate your emotions and handle distress?

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Why Choose Dr. Matthew G. Mandelbaum, PhD, MSEd, MA?

I believe in the human capacities for hope, faith, and optimism. These capacities can be learned. DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) can be a helpful way for many to learn them.  I believe that the learning can take place in an environment that incorporates joy and seriousness.  I believe in the power of the journey to create a more authentic self.   When it comes to understanding Executives, Business Professionals, Emerging Adults, Educators, and University Students, I can relate on multiple levels, because I have been them all and I have worked with all of those populations.  I know about developing hopes and dreams and about creating an action plan to turn dreams into reality.  I understand that sometimes life unfolds itself in a non-linear way and that not all those who wander are lost.
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