Elena Mayville, Ph.D.
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Elena Mayville, Ph.D.


Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English
Insurance: 2 accepted  View

Locations and Appointments



  • Psychotherapy


  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Couples Therapy
  • Relationship Problems
  • Depression
  • Specific Phobia
  • Social Phobia
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Supportive Psychotherapy
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Family Therapy
  • Women's Health
  • Transition to Adulthood


Clinical & Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Psychologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Yale University, 2014
  • M.Phil., Yale University, 2011
  • M.S., Yale University, 2010
  • B.S., Stanford University, 2008


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Personal Statement

Dr. Elena Mayville is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine, where she is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy supervisor at the Cornell Cognitive Therapy Clinic. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for people with anxiety and mood disorders. She also treats individuals, couples, and families dealing with relationship issues. She is open for consultations and psychotherapy.


Dr. Mayville received her B.A. in psychology from Stanford University, where she conducted research in emotion regulation in children and adults. She then received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Yale University. While at Yale she studied emotional expression and regulation from the perspectives of clinical psychology and social psychology, and her clinical work centered on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotion Regulation Therapy, and couples and family therapy.  She completed her predoctoral internship and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Cornell Cognitive Therapy Clinic at the Weill Cornell Medical College / New York Presbyterian Hospital. In addition, she has trained in systems approaches to therapy at the Ackerman Institute for the Family.
Dr. Mayville uses strategies from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help people manage their symptoms and accomplish their goals. She specializes in treating people with depression and anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, adjustment disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
Dr. Mayville also treats couples and people with relationship issues and has worked with people at all stages of relationships, from those having difficulty initiating close relationships, to couples transitioning into marriage, to families coping with long-standing communication problems. Her approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness- and acceptance-based therapies, and family systems therapy to help people find relief and understanding.
Dr. Mayville takes an integrative and systemic approach to therapy and carefully considers how multiple systems – including culture, family, biology, and identity – contribute to a person’s strengths and challenges. She believes that since people are experts in their own experiences, treatment is most successful when patients and therapists collaborate to plan and personalize treatment to the patients’ specific goals.
For an appointment with Dr. Mayville on the Upper East Side or Downtown, please call (212) 821-0714. 


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
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

  • American Psychological Association Minority Fellow (2014)
  • Edward A. Bouchet Honors Society Member (2013)
  • University Dissertation Fellowship, Yale University (2012)
  • Sterling Prize Fellow (2008-2009)
  • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Stanford University (2004-2008)