Michelle Pelcovitz, Ph.D.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Michelle Pelcovitz, Ph.D.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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Not Accepting New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


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.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Child Psychiatry
  • Adolescent Psychiatry


  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Agoraphobia
  • Specific Phobia
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Depression
  • Parent Education
  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)


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

Honors and Awards

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


Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., St. John's University, 2015
  • M.A., St. John's University, 2013
  • B.A., Barnard College - Columbia University, 2009


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

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

  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark

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External Relationships

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