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Joel Seltzer, PsyD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Joel Seltzer is a postdoctoral fellow at CBC. He currently conducts individual, family, and group therapy with children, adolescents and adults. Joel earned his Master’s and his Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Kenyon College. Joel is intensively trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ExRP).


Joel completed his APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, NJ. At Trinitas he worked with a wide range of diagnoses, including comorbid medical and mental health conditions, post-traumatic stress, substance use disorders, personality disorders and severe mental illness. While on internship, Joel was a member of two separate Linehan board certified DBT teams (DBT-LBC) and provided comprehensive DBT to both adults and adolescents. He also provided treatment in a partial hospitalization setting and conducted prolonged exposure (PE) treatment for trauma survivors.

Prior to his internship, Joel trained at the Mount Sinai Hospital Eating And Weight Disorder Program where he implemented evidence-based treatments for eating disorders including CBT-E and Family Based Therapy (FBT). He also trained at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Rutgers University where he provided evidence-based, time-limited treatments to individuals across the lifespan and received specific training in ACT and ExRP. Joel also trained at the Rutgers ADHD clinic where he worked to help develop mentalization-based treatments for parents and children with ADHD.

Joel’s research interests focus on health disparity and equity as well as gender affirming care. His dissertation focused on implementation processes for gender affirming psychotherapy at college counseling centers. Joel is a member of the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA), Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT, ​​Sexual and Gender Minority Special Interest Group) and American Psychological Association (APA, Division 44 - Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues).