Stephanie Cherestal, PhD


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Personal Statement

I am a New York State licensed psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Psychologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Behavioral Health (NYPH-WBH). As director of NYPH-WBH's Outpatient Adult and Adolescent DBT programs, I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) by providing individual and group DBT treatment to adult and adolescent patients, and I also conduct supervision and training to trainees in DBT. I also serve as a psychotherapist with Weill Cornell Medicine's Graduate Student Mental Health Program.

Biographical Info

Dr. Cherestal graduated magna cum laude from Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College. She went on to earn a Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University, and completed her pre-doctoral training through her clinical internship with NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center. As alicensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Cherestal specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for adults and adolescents with anxiety, mood, and personality disorders. She also has extensive experience treating trauma and stress-related disorders. Dr. Cherestal's research interests include exploring the efficacy of technological aids to increase dissemination of and access to evidence-based psychotherapies.

Clinical Expertise
Young Adults
Adult Psychotherapy
Anxiety Disorders
Personality Disorders
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Virtual Reality Therapy
  • Ph.D.
    Hofstra University
  • B.A.
    Hunter College, City University of New York
  • Assistant Attending Psychologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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