Dr. Lisa Napolitano is an expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy. and evidence-based treatments. A licensed psychologist in New York and Florida, she is the Founder and Director of CBT/DBT Associates, a boutique psychology practice group on Madison Avenue in Manhattan specializing in evidence-based treatments for all ages. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and a Fellow, Certified Trainer and Consultant of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, an honor bestowed on only 161 therapists worldwide for their expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy.
Dr. Napolitano pursued a career in psychology after graduating from law school and working briefly as an attorney. Early in her psychology career, she gravitated towards dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and other mindfulness-based treatments. These approaches squared nicely with her own mindfulness practice and study of Buddhism.
Dr. Napolitano is an expert in the treatment of stress, anxiety, worry, and emotion regulations problems. She has specifically designed her treatment approach for executives, attorneys, and other high functioning individuals whom she believes shouldn’t have to sacrifice their careers to manage their stress and work on developing their potential. She is the Co-Founder of Elevate, a company that trains tech professionals in communication and interpersonal skills.
Dr. Napolitano graduated from Barnard College with an A.B. in political economy and earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at Fordham University. Previously, she served as the Chair of the International Training Committee of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy and as Director of CBT Training in China for the Beijing Suicide Prevention Project. She is a Founding Fellow and Past Membership Chair of the NYC-CBT. Prior to entering the field of psychology, she graduated cum laude from the Cardozo School of Law. She completed the Goldman Sachs 10K Small Business Program in 2016 and is a member of Entrepreneurs Organization. She is the Founder and CEO of Zen Behavioral, a consulting firm.