Dr. Matthew G. Mandelbaum
New York State Licensed Psychologist
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
While I am currently not on any insurance panels, I do work with clients to coordinate out-of-network benefits.
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Point of View: I work with professionals in business, healthcare, the arts 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.
The undergraduate and graduate school years can present itself with significant challenges to overcome. Learning to balance your academic career with a social life and the responsibility of self-care can be a lot to manage, especially in New York City. While these times can be exciting, they can also cause some anxiety or depressed feelings and leave you feeling overwhelmed. The successes of your previous academic environment may not transfer directly to your current situation, which may be troubling. Are you in need of an organizational framework for handling the pressures of your schooling and personal life? Are you looking to increase hopefulness and optimism? Do you want to learn how to make the most of your experiences? DBT may be right for you. Read More
The focus is to help individuals develop and use effective skills to build a life of worth in all areas of life: personal, social, academic, professional, spiritual, etc.
Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy techniques, Dr. Mandelbaum can help clients learn problem solving, mindfulness, relationship effectiveness, processing emotions, and tolerating stress in order to capitalize on their strengths and use them to improve upon areas in which they struggle.
Building upon expertise in psychology, education, and social entrepreneurship, Dr. Mandelbaum can help clients learn to see the world more accurately and feel grounded in the present, more connected to others, and more apt to develop and implement plans to make their life work.
Clients can learn to tap into and develop their inherent wisdom. They can feel more adept at handling life’s complexities and enjoying life’s gifts of happiness.
Seeking individual therapy?
Get started by contacting Dr. Mandelbaum for a complimentary 20-minute phone consultation.
Emerging Adults, University Students, and Educators, This Short Video Can Help Get You Started.
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Dr. Matthew G. Mandelbaum, PhD, MSEd, MA offers DBT in NYC: Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Emerging Adults, Educators, and University Students, addressing their unique challenges, including identity development, social growth, and academic and professional achievement.
Having trouble finding a balance between work and leisure?
Want to be more mindful of your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings?
Would you like to learn how to create good relationships to achieve your goals?
Need to be better equipped to process feelings and to handle stress?
Seeking the ability to take calculated risks for your career and personal development?
Looking to build a stronger foundation, so you can grow with confidence?
Join Linehan Institute Trained, Licensed Psychologist Dr. Matthew G. Mandelbaum, PhD’s to learn customized for the university setting to help you be more effective in the academic, social, and personal realms and help you build a life worth living.
Improve your problem solving abilities so you can be more effective in accomplishing your short- and long-term goals.
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.
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?
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. Read More