Melyssa Mandelbaum, M.S., is a pre-doctoral clinical psychology intern at CBC where she conducts individual, family, and group therapies with children, adolescents, and adults. She is currently a fifth-year clinical psychology doctoral student at Long Island University, Post Campus. She earned her B.A. in psychology from Barnard College. Melyssa has received intensive training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for individuals across the lifespan. At CBC, Melyssa provides CBT and DBT to individuals presenting with a variety of mental health concerns.
Prior to CBC, Melyssa worked as a psychology extern at the NYU Child Study Center, where she conducted CBT and DBT with children, adolescents and young adults presenting with a range of mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD and OCD. Melyssa also co-facilitated DBT Skills training groups for adolescents presenting with emotional and behavioral dysregulation and suicidal thinking. She also conducted psychodiagnostic assessments and worked closely with the families of these children. She also served as a psychology extern on a short-term inpatient unit at New York Presbyterian in White Plains where she applied individual, family and group CBT and DBT with adults presenting with a variety of mood, anxiety, personality, and psychotic disorders. During the Covid-19 pandemic, In addition, Melyssa has worked on a helpline to assist those experiencing emotional difficulties due to the pandemic. Finally, Melyssa has worked with adolescents diagnosed with gender dysphoria at the Pride Healing Center LGBTQA+ Community at the Psychological Service Center.
Melyssa has conducted clinical research with both children and adults. She is currently researching the empirical basis of mobile applications related to parenting. Her doctoral research focuses on the effects of mixed-age free play in school-age children. Melyssa is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and The International Network of Orthodox Mental Health Professionals.