Suza C. Scalora, Ph.D.
Psychology
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Suza C. Scalora, Ph.D.

Psychology

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English

About

Personal Statement

Suza Scalora, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine, and an Assistant Attending Psychologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She has a faculty practice at the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she provides various clinical services, including diagnostic evaluation, consultation, and evidence-based individual and group therapy to young adults and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma and stress-related disorders. Additionally, she provides treatment to young adult graduate and medical students through Weill Cornell Medicine’s Graduate Student Mental Health Program. 

Specialties and Expertise

Specialties

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Adult Psychiatry

Expertise

  • Women's Mental Health
  • Young Adult Mental Health
  • Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindful Acceptance
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Stress Management

Biography

Dr. Scalora received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Columbia University, where she specialized in evidence-based therapies and young adult mental health and wellness. Dr. Scalora developed and launched an integrative biopsychosocial mind-body-spirit intervention and two-year research study for young adult college students at Columbia University and Barnard College. Prior to her doctoral studies, Dr. Scalora obtained a master’s degree in psychology in education from Columbia University with a concentration in mind-body-spirit psychology and worked as the Director of Research at the Integrative Wellness Center at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Scalora’s research focuses on developing and evaluating the effectiveness of biopsychosocial mind-body-spirit interventions for mood, trauma, and stress-related disorders.

Dr. Scalora completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College, specializing in college student mental health, and her pre-doctoral clinical internship at Maimonides Medical Center. She has trained in inpatient, intensive outpatient, and outpatient psychotherapy settings. Additionally, she has worked with several treatment modalities, including dialectical behaviortherapy (DBT), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT).

Having completed her academic and clinical training in diverse settings, Dr. Scalora brings years of experience working with adults from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations. She has a deep understanding of the multiple layers of identity and environmental factors that influence treatment. Dr. Scalora is committed to providing the highest quality of care through a thoughtful, individually tailored, and integrative approach that utilizes evidence-based therapies.

Research

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

• Living Peace Foundation Grant Award 2018-2020
• Doctoral Fellowship, Columbia University, Teachers College 2017 - 2020
• Teachers College Student Leadership Grant Award 2019

Credentials

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., Columbia University, Teachers College, 2021
  • M.Phil., Columbia University, Teachers College, 2020
  • M.S., Columbia University, Teachers College, 2019
  • M.A., Columbia University, Teachers College, 2016
  • B.A., ArtCenter College of Design, 1987

Insurance

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.

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  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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