Suza C. Scalora, Ph.D.


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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. 

Biographical Info

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.

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

Clinical Expertise
Young Adult Mental Health
Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy
Mindful Acceptance
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Adjustment Disorder
Stress Management
Women's Mental Health
  • Ph.D.
    Columbia University, Teachers College
  • M.Phil.
    Columbia University, Teachers College
  • M.S.
    Columbia University, Teachers College
  • M.A.
    Columbia University, Teachers College
  • B.A.
    ArtCenter College of Design
  • Assistant Attending Psychologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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