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Personal Statement

I specialize in adult psychotherapy and use evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to help patients with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, stress, life transitions, and related disorders. I also have an expertise in behavioral management for people with migraine and chronic pain. I strive to provide a caring and collaborative environment for patients to identify and achieve their goals as well as explore the difficulties they might be experiencing. My approach is thoughtful, compassionate, and non-judgmental and I individualize my treatment to best fit each patient’s unique needs. 

Call: 212 814 3635

Email: nib4005@med.cornell.edu

Biographical Info

Dr. Butler is a licensed clinical psychologist, holds appointments as an Instructor of Psychology in Psychiatry and an Assistant Attending Psychologist, and provides psychotherapeutic services in Cornell’s Cognitive Therapy Clinic and the Physician’s Organization. Dr. Butler attended the APA-accredited doctoral program at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and graduated with her doctorate in health psychology. Dr. Butler was selected by the faculty to be the recipient of the Dr. Lee and Linda Rosenbaum Family Award for Excellence in Clinical Health Psychology for sucess in the program and her dedication to health psychology. Her graduate research focused on the influence of psychiatric variables on treatment adherence for people with migraine as well as the role of self-efficacy in a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy intervention for people with migraine. Dr. Butler’s doctoral dissertation was awarded the Frontiers in Headache Research award from the American Headache Society.

After graduation, Dr. Butler completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Weill Cornell's Cognitive Therapy Clinic where she developed an expertise in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat anxiety disorders, OCD, trauma, and mood disorders. Prior to her fellowship year, Dr. Butler completed her clinical doctoral internship at North Central Bronx Hospital and held training positions at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Rehabilitation Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology, New York Presbyterian-Westchester Division, New York University’s Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing, and The Parnes’ Clinic.


Honors and Awards

Dr. Lee and Linda Rosenbaum Family Award for Excellence in Clinical Health Psychology

Frontiers in Headache Research Award 

Clinical Expertise
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Anxiety Disorders
Behavioral Medicine
Mood Disorder
  • Ph.D.
    Yeshiva University
  • M.A.
    Yeshiva University
  • B.A.
    George Washington University
  • Assistant Attending Psychologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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