Dr. Rebecca Khiralla is a postdoctoral fellow at CBC where she conducts individual, family and group therapy, with children, adolescents and adults. Rebecca earned her Master’s and Doctorate of Psychology degrees in School Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at New York University.
Rebecca is intensively trained in both Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She has extensive training in evidence-based treatments for anxiety and mood disorders, ADHD, Tourette Syndrome, emotion dysregulation and self-harm behaviors. She has experience providing services in a variety of settings including community mental health clinics, school-based mental health clinics, hospital-based outpatient and inpatient programs and partial hospital programs.
Rebecca completed her APA-accredited doctoral internship at RWJBH Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey. At Trinitas, Rebecca was supervised by two DBT Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinicians for both adult and adolescent comprehensive DBT. At her internship, Rebecca provided individual, family and group therapy to a diverse population of children, adolescents, parents and adults. She also conducted psychological evaluations and worked in the Adult Partial Hospital program.
Prior to internship, Rebecca completed several specialized training programs across a variety of treatment settings. Rebecca had an externship at the Rutgers University Tourette Syndrome Clinic, where she provided Comprehensive Behavioral Interventions for Tics (CBIT). At her externship at Bridgewater High School, Rebecca administered psychoeducational tests, provided individual therapy and co-led IEP meetings. At the Rutgers Youth Anxiety and Depression Clinic, Rebecca conducted diagnostic interviews and provided evidence-based treatments to youth with anxiety and/or depression. At the Haven in Piscataway High School, Rebecca provided evidence-based treatments to youth with a variety of psychological difficulties. At the NYU Langone Child Study Center - Hackensack, Rebecca provided DBT, CBT, and Organizational Skills Training (OST) to children and adolescents. At her externship at New York- Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH)/Weill Cornell Medicine - Westchester Behavioral Health, Rebecca provided evidence-based treatments to high-risk youth and led CBT and DBT-informed groups on both the child and adolescent inpatient units.
Rebecca’s doctoral research examines the mental health presentation of second-generation immigrant youth.