American Institute for Cognitive Therapy

136 E 57th St #1101, New York, NY 10022, USA

(212) 308-2440(212) 308-2440

Dr. Melissa Horowitz


New York, NY


Melissa D. Horowitz, PsyD, Director of Clinical Training, Director of Eating Disorders and Weight Management Program, is a New York State licensed psychologist with extensive experience in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), social problem-solving, motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based approaches. She works with adolescents, college students, adults and families. Dr. Horowitz specializes in the treatment of eating disorders (binge eating disorder, bulimia, anorexia) and body-image and weight-management issues in both men and women. She also specializes in the treatment of mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, panic disorder, phobias), and obsessive compulsive and related disorders (trichotillomania, skin-picking, body-dysmorphic disorder). Additional areas of expertise include insomnia, grief, procrastination, perfectionism, substance abuse, personality disorders and chronic health issues. Dr. Horowitz has been intensively trained in working with individuals struggling with regulating their emotions, impulsivity, poor problem-solving skills, interpersonal conflicts and self-injury. Dr. Horowitz received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and received an M.S. in clinical health and counseling psychology as well as a joint M.S. and PsyD in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to her formal academic training, Dr. Horowitz completed externships at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University Department of Psychiatry and Medicine – Neuropsychology Division, University of Pennsylvania Center for Weight and Eating Disorders and the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy (AICT). Dr. Horowitz completed her psychology internship at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center in Waianae, Hawaii, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants of Westchester. Prior to joining AICT, Dr. Horowitz was a supervising psychologist in the Behavioral Health Department at Kings County Hospital Center and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Iona College. In addition to treating clients, Dr. Horowitz is a visiting scholar and clinical psychology supervisor at Columbia University, Teachers College, where she supervises doctoral students. Dr. Horowitz conducts CBT workshops and is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker on topics relating to CBT and DBT generally and on topics relating to eating disorders in particular. She has been quoted in publications such as Weight Watchers Magazine, Shape, and Headspace. Dr. Horowitz is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the New York State Psychological Association and the Academy for Eating Disorders.



Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PsyD, 2008
University of Massachusetts, BS, 1999



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