Language: English
Gender: Female
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Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center
315 East 62nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10065
(646) 962-2820

Personal Statement

Shannon Bennett, Ph.D. is licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in cognitive behavioral interventions for child, adolescents, and adults suffering from OCD, anxiety disorders, tic disorders, or other related conditions. Dr. Bennett is Co-Director of the Weill Cornell Pediatric OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program (POCAT), where she provides diagnostic assessments, cognitive behavioral therapy, and consultations.

Specialties & Expertise


  • Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy


  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
  • Women's Mental Health
  • Trichotillomania
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Tic Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Bereavement
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Behavior Therapy

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


Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Psychologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Boston University, 2009
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2002

Honors & Awards

2007: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health

2007: Best Student Research Award, Women’s Special Interest Group of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies

2006: John and Geraldine Weil Dissertation Award


Dr. Shannon Bennett earned her Ph.D. from Boston University where she received research and clinical training at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. As the recipient of a Boston University research and training fellowship, Dr. Bennett contributed to several cognitive-behavioral treatment research programs within the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Program. Dr. Bennett also led a multi-disciplinary research team focused on the psychosocial needs of women who experience perinatal loss, and earned a National Research Service Award for this research effort. Dr. Bennett has contributed to multiple publications and presentations on these topics.

Dr. Bennett completed her clinical internship training at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Following her intern year, she continued to work within the UCLA Child and Adolescent OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program, contributing to their treatment and research efforts. Dr. Bennett was a Co-Founder and Associate Director of the Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Intensive Treatment Program at UCLA. She also served as the staff psychologist for the Fit for Health Weight program for childhood obesity within the Department of Pediatrics at UCLA.