Dr. Elizabeth Byrnes is a staff psychologist and Coordinator of CBT Programming at CBC, where she works full-time with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Byrnes received her BA from the University of Connecticut, with a major in Psychology. Before returning to graduate school she spent several years working at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School on clinical research studies examining brain functioning in young adult and adult patients with psychotic disorders. Dr. Byrnes then returned to New York, where she earned her Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. Dr. Byrnes is intensively trained in DBT and has extensive training in CBT for anxiety and depressive disorders through her two-year training in the Parnes Outpatient Clinic. Her doctoral dissertation was on the topic of mediating factors in the relationship between stress and depression in adolescents and young adults.
Dr. Byrnes completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Zucker Hillside Hospital, Northwell Health, where she treated young adults and adults with a variety of diagnoses including depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and specific phobias. While on internship, Dr. Byrnes provided individual, group, and family consultation across a continuum of care. She treated patients with depression and bipolar disorder, as well as those engaging in suicidal and self-harm behaviors on Zucker Hillside’s inpatient hospital units. She also worked in the Partial Hospitalization Program, where she provided individual and group CBT and DBT therapies to young adults. Throughout her internship, Dr. Byrnes specialized in treating patients with mood and anxiety disorders using evidence-based treatments in the outpatient anxiety disorders clinic.
Prior to internship, Dr. Dr. Byrnes’ clinical placements included a VA Hospital where she worked with Veterans with trauma and substance use disorders, at LIJ Hospital where she gained specialized training in clinical work with older adults, and a college counseling center where she worked with young adults coping with a variety of life challenges. Throughout her graduate training, Dr. Byrnes also worked on federally funded research studies through Columbia University Medical Center and NYSPI as a research therapist studying cognitive remediation in homeless young adults.
Dr. Byrnes is an active member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.