Michelle Pelcovitz, Ph.D.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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Personal Statement

Michelle Pelcovitz, Ph.D. is licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in evidence-based interventions for children, adolescents and young adults suffering from anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Pelcovitz specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP) for anxiety and related disorders. She provides a variety of clinical services including diagnostic assessments, therapy, and consultation. In addition to working at the Weill Cornell Specialty Center, Dr. Pelcovitz is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Psychologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Biographical Info

Dr. Michelle Pelcovitz completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Barnard College at Columbia University and earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University, where she received research and clinical training in evidence-based interventions for children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Pelcovitz has contributed multiple publications and presentations on clinical research. She completed her clinical internship training at the NYU Child Study Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Pelcovitz has trained in multiple clinical settings, including inpatient units, emergency rooms, partial hospitalization, day treatment, and outpatient psychotherapy, and additionally has trained in a number of specialized treatments, such as trauma-focused CBT (TF-CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT). Following her internship year, she completed a year as a postdoctoral fellow at Weill Cornell Medicine, where she joined the Youth Anxiety Center to work with emerging adults in addition to children and adolescents. She continues to work with the Youth Anxiety Center.

Honors and Awards

St. John’s University, Doctoral Research Fellowship (Sep 2010 – May 2014)

Clinical Expertise
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Social Anxiety
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Separation Anxiety
Specific Phobia
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Parent Education
Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Ph.D.
    St. John's University
  • M.A.
    St. John's University
  • B.A.
    Barnard College - Columbia University
  • Assistant Attending Psychologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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