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Centered CBT

Helping people face the difficulties that get in the way of leading rich, meaningful lives.

Does worry, doubt, or self-criticism hold you back from truly living? Do you find yourself stuck in patterns of procrastination and perfectionism, or at the mercy to your own self critic? 

Perhaps you spend more time ruminating about the past or worrying about the future rather than truly savoring the present.

I am committed to helping you face the obstacles that get in the way of leading a rich and meaningful life.

In our work together, we will focus on embracing new patterns, and letting go of those that no longer serve you. We will set meaningful goals, and then collaboratively develop ways to purposefully move towards these goals. 

We will practice mindful intentionality, strengthen self-compassion, and learn to see your struggles in a new light. Above all, we will approach life with curiosity and empowerment, not fear, doubt, or criticism. 

Through the practice of new habits and behaviors, you will bring meaningful change out of the therapy room and into your life. 

Treatment will help you...

...feel less overwhelmed, lost, or stuck, as we identify what isn't working and discover new ways to move forward.

...learn new skills to approach your struggles with empowerment, compassion, flexibility, and courage.

...better manage issues like anxiety, OCD, stress, perfectionism, insomnia, or body image concerns. a fuller, more meaningful life -- deepen your relationships, improve your health, and enhance your quality of life.

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Therapeutic Services

I have extensive experience with various evidence-based therapies, including traditional cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and compassion-focused therapy (CFT). Click below to learn more about each of these evidence-based approaches, or visit the Services page to learn more about treatment.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) includes a wide range of empirically supported treatments. CBT is a collaborative, structured, and goal-oriented approach that helps individuals gain a better understanding of the interplay of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It helps clients work through unhelpful thoughts patterns while also teaching new skills and coping strategies.


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an empirically supported treatment that focuses on helping individuals build a full, meaningful life based on one’s own values. It helps people to change their relationship with difficult thoughts, feelings, and sensations, thereby decreasing suffering and promoting real, lasting change.


Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is particularly helpful when individuals experience high levels of self criticism and shame. Through this work, individuals get a better understanding of the unhelpful ways they respond to suffering with shame and blame, and learn to strengthen a compassion response which has been shown to lead to less suffering and greater overall well-being.


Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment on purpose. By becoming attuned to our internal experience, we can observe what’s going on in our minds right now without getting carried away by it. Mindful practices can help us respond, not react, to our experiences, and thereby make more intentional, informed decisions that lead us to a more value-driven life. 

As a licensed clinical psychologist, I specialize in treating anxiety-related issues such as generalized anxiety, OCD, panic, social anxiety, and phobias. I also help my patients develop effective tools to manage stress, procrastination, perfectionism, problematic eating. 


I use evidence-based approaches, focused on behavioral change, to help clients develop more mindful, intentional, and value driven patterns. My approach is rooted in the science of mindfulness and compassion-based cognitive behavioral therapies, thoughtfully employed to match your needs, strengths, and temperament. I deeply value a warm, empathetic, and collaborative approach.


Visit my About page to learn more about me and my approach, and the Services page to learn more about therapy and types of approaches I use.

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Dr. Erica Silberstein, Founder

Contact Me

New York, New York  |  Tel: 917-426-1678

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Please reach out with any questions, or to schedule a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation. I look forward to connecting and learning about your needs, and discussing if my approach may be a good fit.

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