Shira Ritholtz, Ph.D.
I am an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Psychologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Behavioral Health Center. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for children, adolescents, and young adults with anxiety, mood, and traumatic stress disorders. I have expertise in parent interventions for childhood anxiety (SPACE) and in parent interventions for challenging behaviors (PMT). I provide a variety of clinical services in the Weill Cornell outpatient faculty practice and the New York Presbyterian inpatient hospital settings. My services include diagnostic evaluation, consultation, and psychotherapy. Additionally, I serve as a clinical supervisor for psychology trainees in the child outpatient and inpatient Departments.
Specialties and Expertise
- Child and Adolescent Psychology
- Group Psychotherapy
- Parent Education
- Mood Disorders
- Attention Deficit Disorder With Hyperactivity
- Psychological Assessment
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Behavior Therapy
- Group Therapy
Dr. Shira Ritholtz completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at New York 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. Her clinical and research training had a particular emphasis on childhood post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders.
Dr. Ritholtz completed her clinical internship training at Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS). She has trained in multiple settings including inpatient and outpatient facilities. She has advanced training and experience in multiple treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure/Response Prevention, SPACE, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Parent Management Training. Dr. Ritholtz completed a post-doctoral fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she specialized in cognitive behavioral therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Currently, Dr. Ritholtz is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Psychologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Behavioral Health Center. She serves as a clinician and supervisor of inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy.
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
• Brown, E. J., Goodman, R. F., Ritholtz, S. F., & Swiecicki, C. C. (2018).
• Psychometrics of the PTSD and depression screener for bereaved youth. Death studies, 1-12.
Clinical and Academic Positions
- Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Education and Training
- Ph.D., St. John's University, 2018
- M.A., St. John's University, 2016
- B.A., New York University, 2013
Insurance Plans Accepted
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- Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
- Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
- Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
- Rockefeller University - Trustmark
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