Kathryn Bleiberg, Ph.D.

Psychology
Kathryn Bleiberg

Dr. Bleiberg is an Associate Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. In her private practice, Dr. Bleiberg provides short-term and long-term psychotherapy to individuals and couples.  She has expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety and interpersonal difficulties related to a variety of stressors (e.g. life transitions, interpersonal conflict, bereavement, trauma).  She also specializes in the treatment of difficulties arising during and after pregnancy, following pregnancy loss, and during the transition to parenthood.
 

In addition to her private practice, Dr. Bleiberg teaches and supervises psychiatric residents and is an attending psychologist in the Payne Whitney Women's Program (www.pwwp.org).  She is an expert in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), a time-limited, empirically-grounded treatment that focuses on the relationship between current mood and interpersonal functioning.  Dr. Bleiberg has assisted in the adaptation of IPT for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression following miscarriage, depression during pregnancy, and borderline personality disorder.

Dr. Bleiberg is the creator of “The Birth of a Parent: Navigating the Transition to Parenthood,“ a seminar for expectant and new parents.  This 1 ½-hour seminar is for individuals and couples who are interested in learning how their lives may change when they become parents and how to manage those changes.  The principles and strategies discussed by Dr. Bleiberg derive directly from IPT, which has been found to be effective in treating pregnancy-related mood disorders.  For additional information and to register for the seminar, please contact Dr. Bleiberg directly.

Dr. Bleiberg received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. She did her internship and post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.

To schedule appointments, call 646-962-2823 or email klb2003@med.cornell.edu

Location: 315 E. 62nd Street 5th Fl, NY, NY 10065
 

Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource

Publications

Articles

Markowitz, JC, Milrod, B, Bleiberg KL, Marshall, RD. Interpersonal Factors in Understanding and Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 2009; 15: 133-140

Markowitz, JC, Kocsis, JC, Christos, P, Bleiberg, KL, Carlin, A. Pilot Study of Interpersonal Psychotherapy vs. Supportive Psychotherapy for Dysthymic Patients with Secondary Alcohol Abuse or Dependence. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 2008; 196: 468-474

Neugebauer R, Kline J, Bleiberg K, Baxi L, Markowitz JC, Rosing M, Levin B, Keith J: Preliminary open trial of interpersonal counseling for subsyndromal depression following miscarriage. Depression and Anxiety, 2007; 24: 219-222

Neugebauer R, Kline J, Markowitz JC, Bleiberg K, Baxi L, Rosing M, Levin B, Keith J: Pilot randomized controlled trial of interpersonal counseling for subsyndromal depression following miscarriage. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 2006; 67: 1299-1304

Markowitz JC, Bleiberg KL, Pessin H, Skodol AE: Adapting interpersonal psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder. Journal of Mental Health, 2006; 62: 431-44

Markowitz JC, Bleiberg KL, Christos P, Levitan E: Solving interpersonal problems correlates with symptom improvement in interpersonal psychotherapy: preliminary findings. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 2006; 194:15-20

Markowitz JC, Skodol AE, Bleiberg K: Interpersonal psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder: possible mechanisms of change. Journal of Clinical Psychology 2006; 62:431-444

Markowitz JC, Kocsis, JH, Bleiberg KL, Christos, PJ, Sacks, MH, A comparative trial of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy for "Pure" dysthymic patients Journal of Affective Disorders 2005; 89:167-175

Bleiberg, KL, Markowitz, JC. Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. The American Journal of Psychiatry 2005; 162: 181-183

Rosenberg, KP, Bleiberg, KL, Kocsis, J, Leon, AC, Gross, CG. A Survey of Sexual Side Effects among Severely Mentally Ill Patients Taking Psychotropic Medications: Impact on Compliance. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy 2003; 29(4): 289-296

Book Chapters

Bleiberg, KL & Markowitz, JC (2014).  Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression. In D. Barlow (Ed.) Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders (5th ed., pp. 332-352). New York: The Guilford Press.   

Bleiberg, KL (2012). Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Peripartum Depression. In JC. Markowitz & MM. Weissman (Eds.), Casebook of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (pp. 224-242). New York: Oxford University Press.

Bleiberg, KL (2012). Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder. In JC. Markowitz & MM. Weissman (Eds.), Casebook of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (pp. 185-199). New York: Oxford University Press.

Bleiberg, KL & Markowitz, JC (2008).  Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression. In D. Barlow (Ed.), Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders (4th ed., pp. 306-327). New York: The Guilford Press.   

Bleiberg, KL & Markowitz, JC (2007). Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Depression. In  C. Freeman & M. Power (Eds.), Handbook of Evidence Based Psychotherapies, A Guide for Research and Practice (pp. 41-60). West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Bleiberg KL & Markowitz JC (2006).  The Case of the Suffering Suburban Soprano.  In RL. Spitzer, MB. First, M. Gibbon & JBW, Williams (Eds.) Treatment Companion to the DSM-IV-TR Case Book, Volume 2 (pp. 150-162). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press.