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Weill Cornell Psychiatry at NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Division
21 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY 10605
Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center
315 East 62nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10065
(646) 962-2820

Personal Statement

Donald Nathanson, L.C.S.W is a Staff Associate in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine, a Professional Associate of Psychiatry-Social Work at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Clinical Director of the Youth-Dialectical Therapy Program, maintaining a practice in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division.  He specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for children and adolescents, and Parent Management Training.  His expertise ranges from emotional dysregulation, disruptive behavior disorders, depression, anxiety, suicidality, and self-harm behaviors.  His practice is located at New York-Presbyterian Westchester Division in White Plains, NY.



Specialties & Expertise


  • Child Psychotherapy
  • Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Adult Psychotherapy


  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Parent Counseling
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Parent/Child Conflict
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorder
  • School Avoidance
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Mood Disorder

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 contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource


Education & Training

  • M.S.W., Columbia University, School of Social Work, 2012
  • B.A., Georgetown University, 2008

Honors & Awards

Georgetown University: Summa Cum Laude

Psi Chi National Convention Research Award, 115th Annual American Psychological Association Convention


Donald Nathanson has had a long standing interest in treating children, adolescents, and their families with evidence-based therapies.  He earned his B.A. in Psychology and Social and Political Thought at Georgetown University.  He then obtained his Masters of Social Work at Columbia University, where he concentrated in Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice.  While there, he was a part of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Training program, and completed intensive trainings by Marsha Linehan’s Behavioral Technology Group.  He completed his internship at the Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn, providing DBT to federal inmates.  He has also gained expertise in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Parent Management Training.  At Weill Cornell Medicine, he has been a co-investigator on two clinical research trials examining the feasibility and efficacy of providing DBT for pre-adolescent children.  Currently, Donald is one of few therapists who is certified as able to provide with adherence Dialectical Behavior Therapy for pre-adolescent children (DBT-C) with severe emotional and behavioral disturbances.

He has presented his clinical and research work at national and international conferences including the American Psychological Association Convention, International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, and the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Donald welcomes new patients.  For an appointment, please call (914) 997-8686.