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Madeline Levitt, Ph.D.

Child and Adolescent Psychology

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Personal Statement

Madeline Levitt, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in evidence-based treatment for anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), mood, and related disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Levitt is a member of the Center for Youth Mental Health  and holds appointments as an Assistant Attending Psychologist at NewYork-Presbyterian and Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Levitt offers individual and group psychotherapy services including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for youth with anxiety and related disorders (e.g., social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, OCD, and school refusal). She also provides parent management training (PMT) to further support families in individual and group settings. She is expertly trained in the Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) intervention, a parent-based treatment for youth with anxiety disorders. In her research, Dr. Levitt examines associations among parenting approaches, youth motivation, and anxiety. 

Biographical Info

Dr. Levitt earned her Ph.D. from Clark University, where she trained extensively in evidence-based treatments for children, adolescents, and young adults with anxiety and mood disorders. While at Clark University as part of the Youth Motivation Lab, Dr. Levitt studied and implemented parenting interventions aimed at increasing intrinsic motivation and decreasing social, emotional, and behavioral challenges in children and adolescents. Her own research focused on the link between parenting approaches of being controlling and providing structure, and child anxiety.

Dr. Levitt completed her clinical internship at the Institute of Living/Anxiety Disorders Center, further specializing in cognitive behavioral treatments for children and adolescents with anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Levitt then completed her postdoctoral fellowship training at The Center for Youth Mental Health at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine, where she built upon her expertise in the evidence-based treatment of youth with anxiety. Dr. Levitt is currently the attending psychologist for the CYMH at NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health, providing individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults, supervising trainees, and developing and implementing CYMH programming in this setting. Dr. Levitt also provides therapy services through the Weill Cornell Medicine Psychiatry Specialty Center.

Clinical Expertise
Anxiety and Depression
Adolescent Depression
Adolescent Psychology
  • Ph.D.
    Clark University
  • M.A.
    Clark University
  • B.A.
    Bates College
  • Assistant Attending Psychologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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