Dr. Elaina Servidio is a full-time licensed psychologist and Coordinator of the STEPS Program at CBC. Dr. Servidio earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fordham University where she graduated cum laude. She specializes in evidence-based treatments for anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, ADHD, suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors, and personality disorders across the lifespan.
Dr. Servidio has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings with individuals across the lifespan providing individual, group, and family treatment. She is intensively trained in evidence-based treatments including; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She has specialized training in DBT-Prolonged Exposure, an evidenced based treatment for trauma.
Dr. Servidio completed her APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care in Newark, NJ, where she obtained specialized training providing evidence based trauma treatments to individuals of all ages. Her previous clinical training includes Stamford Hospital, an outpatient community-based clinic where she treated adults with a variety of anxiety and mood disorders, and Four Winds Hospital, where she provided DBT to adolescents in an inpatient setting. Additionally, she completed a predoctoral externship and post-doctoral fellowship at CBC where she received specialized training in CBT, DBT, neuropsychological assessment, and executive functioning skills training for ADHD. While earning her Psy.D., she worked with adults in a community based mental health clinic providing specialized CBT treatment for anxiety and mood disorders.
Dr. Servidio conducted research at Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center on the prevention of depression in adolescents. She is a member of several professional psychological associations including: the American Psychological Association, the New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the New York State Psychological Association.