American Institute for Cognitive Therapy

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

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

Dr. Peggilee Wupperman


New York, NY


Peggilee Wupperman, Ph.D. (University of North Texas), Clinician, is a New York State licensed psychologist who is currently an associate professor at John Jay College/City University of New York and an assistant clinical professor at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Wupperman completed her pre-doctoral fellowship at Yale School of Medicine, attended a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington under the direction of Marsha Linehan (founder of Dialectical Behavior Therapy; DBT), and returned to Yale School of Medicine for an advanced postdoctoral fellowship in the Psychotherapy Development Center. Dr. Wupperman has authored several journal articles and chapters on topics such as mindfulness, emotion regulation, psychotherapy development, and dysregulated behaviors (also known as self-destructive, addictive, or impulsive behaviors). She is also the author of a blog for Psychology Today entitled "Beyond Self-Destructive Behavior" Dr. Wupperman has presented at multiple national and international conferences, and she regularly conducts seminars and trainings for licensed clinicians, pre-doctoral and postdoctoral psychology fellows, psychiatry residents, social work interns, and graduate students. Dr. Wupperman recently completed her third grant-funded clinical trial to investigate a therapy (Mindfulness and Modification Therapy; MMT) that integrates mindfulness, cognitive behavioral techniques, dialectical techniques, and motivation enhancement to target emotion and behavior dysregulation. Dr. Wupperman has extensive experience providing mindfulness-based treatments, DBT, cognitive behavior therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and motivation-enhancement therapies. She specializes in treating clients who struggle with anxiety and/or problem behaviors (issues with alcohol/drugs use, binge eating, anger outbursts, chronic avoidance, etc.) that interfere with living lives that fit their values. She understands that these behaviors are often used to cope with difficult emotions and may seem impossible to resist. Thus, she uses a compassionate and empirically supported approach to help clients decrease problem behaviors, address the urges and/or anxiety that often occur when the behaviors are decreased, and begin to live lives that feel more meaningful and fulfilling.



University of North Texas, PhD, 2006




University of Washington (fellowship)

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