Dr. Napolitano is an internationally renowned expert in both cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) with over 15 years experience as a licensed clinical psychologist. Both of the approaches she employs, CBT and DBT, are backed by research demonstrating that they’re effective to treat a wide variety of problems including anxiety, worry, obsessive-compulsive disorder, perfectionism, depression, and problems in emotion regulation.
Dr. Napolitano specializes in the customized application of CBT and DBT with high functioning individuals to help them reach their personal and professional goals. Her approach reflects her extensive training in meditation and mindfulness. She helps individuals maximize their potential and create lives that reflect their values and priorities. Individual sessions are structured and focused on teaching clients the skills they need to change patterns in thinking, behavior and emotional responding that cause distress or interfere with optimal functioning.
“Prior to working with Dr. Napolitano, I had done CBT and DBT with other therapists. I found them all robotic and simplistic. By contrast, Dr. Napolitano is a sophisticated thinker and exceptionally insightful. Her help has been invaluable to me both personally and professionally. In short, she is truly the thinking man’s cognitive therapist.” Michael
“Dr. Napolitano has an insightful perspective. She is direct, tells it like it is, and is effective at addressing problems swiftly. She has given me the skills to combat my problems on my own in the future.” —David
Wednesdays, 11:00AM-12:00PM | Beginning June 5
This 60-minute group focuses on the application of Zen skills to issues of daily living. No prior experience with mindfulness or Zen is required. The skills taught will vary with the issues raised by the participants in each group. Register here.
Dr. Napolitano conducts workshops both nationally and internationally on CBT, DBT and emotion regulation. She offers workshops to individuals and corporations on stress management, emotion regulation, mindfulness, and Zen Skills.
Arrangements can be made to conduct these workshops on site. To register for currently offered workshops or to learn more, click here.
Dr. Napolitano has over 15 years experience leading DBT skills groups. DBT skills include mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and walking the middle path. She also leads stress management and Zen skills groups. To learn more, click here.
Dr. Napolitano is available to teach mindfulness and meditation to individuals and groups. By learning how to anchor awareness in the present moment, clients can decrease their anxiety and stress, and increase their enjoyment of life.
The ability to manage stress is a skill that many individuals have not learned. Mindfulness, the ability to anchor in the present moment with undivided and nonjudgmental awareness has proven effective in decreasing stress, and is an essential component any an effective stress management program. Other aspects include skills for managing conflicts with others, for managing emotions, and for tolerating distress.
At either her midtown office or at your firm, Dr. Napolitano offers stress reduction programs tailored to the needs and preference of her clients in individual and group formats.