Victoria Wilkins, PhD has clinical expertise in assessing and treating adult and geriatric affective disorders, including depression and bipolar disorders, as well as anxiety and bereavement. She has particular interest in working with individuals living with chronic medical illnesses, women experiencing perinatal and menopausal mood and anxiety disorders, and individuals coping with loss, especially perinatal loss. Her primary orientation is cognitive-behavioral and Dr. Wilkins works with outpatients using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is also the primary mode of treatment in her work with inpatients on the Affective Disorders Unit and the Women's Unit at Westchester Behavioral Health Center.
Specialties and Expertise
- Geriatric Psychiatry
- Problem Solving Therapy
- Depression and Anxiety Disorders
- Mood Disorder
- Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
- Women's Mental Health
- Postpartum Depression
Dr. Victoria Wilkins has experience working with families of medical patients. Her research interests include family caregivers of medically ill and depressed older adults as well as incorporating family members into chronic disease and depression management. Other research interests include perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, perinatal loss and bereavement, mood during the menopausal transition, and suicidality in mid- and late-life.
Dr. Wilkins earned her undergraduate degree from Ursinus College. She has a master's degree in Psychology & Health from the University of Stirling in Scotland and a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Drexel University. She received her Ph.D. from Drexel University after completion of her predoctoral internship at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. She received postdoctoral training in geropsychology at the University of Rochester Medical Center and in geriatric psychiatry research at the Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is certified in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) from Postpartum Support International.
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Clinical and Academic Positions
- Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
- Assistant Attending Psychologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Education and Training
- Ph.D., Drexel University, 2005
- M.Sc., University of Stirling (United Kingdom), 2000
- B.S., Ursinus College, 1998
Insurance Plans Accepted
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- Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
- Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
- Rockefeller University - Trustmark