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Olivia Sahlman, MA

Psychology Extern

Olivia Sahlman, M.A., is a psychology extern at CBC where she conducts individual, family and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults. Olivia is a fourth year doctoral student in the Adult Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Emory University.

Olivia has been intensively trained in both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Olivia’s clinical work has a strong foundation in evidence based practices and she has treated patients with a range of presenting problems and disorders including anxiety, depression, OCD, substance abuse, psychosis and ADHD. Before her externship at CBC, Olivia worked as a psychology extern at New York Presbyterian Behavioral Health Center across multiple inpatient units where she provided individual and group based CBT and DBT therapy. Prior to that opportunity, Olivia completed an externship at the Brooklyn College Personal Counseling Center, where she gained valuable experience working with both undergraduate and graduate students providing individual and group therapeutic interventions. Currently, Olivia works as a student therapist at the Max and Celia Parnes Family and Psychological and Psychoeducational Services Clinic where she provides individual cognitive and behavioral based psychotherapy for adult patients in a community clinic setting.

Olivia’s current research interests involve mood induction procedures, particularly on anxiety and sadness. She is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).