About Dr. Tiffany Haick
- Expert in diagnostic assessment
- Intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) by the treatment’s creator, Dr. Marsha Linehan
- Using Virtual Reality Therapy (simulated exposure using 3D VR equipment and biofeedback) to treat patients with phobias including flying, driving, public speaking, spiders.
- Clinical supervisor at Ferkauf Graduate School at Yeshiva University
- Diagnostic supervisor for a large DOD-funded study looking at the treatment efficacy of DBT for high-risk veterans
- Clinical associate at the New School for Social Research
- 6+ years working in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University/NYSPI, with a focus on adolescent mental health and suicide prevention
- Founding member of the Body Group, a group comprised of experts in the fields of body image and attachment including Drs. Susie Orbach and Miriam Steele
- Designed and conducted a large, ongoing study assessing the intergenerational transmission of body image and attachment from mother to daughter
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with an independent private practice in NYC specializing in individual therapy for young adults, adults and adolescents ages 16 and up. Raised in New York City, I hold a PhD from The New School for Social Research and a BA in Psychology from Lafayette College. I worked for several years in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University and completed my pre- and post-doctoral training at the James J. Peters & NY Harbor VA Medical Centers. I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRT/VRET). Through the application of these evidence-based treatments, I work with clients to better understand and resolve the specific barriers that are keeping them from leading healthier, happier lives.
Applying a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach, I help clients better identify and resolve the specific barriers keeping them from leading happier, more balanced and fulfilling lives. I believe that a strong rapport between therapist and client is the most essential ingredient to a successful therapy experience. As such, I work to foster a safe, nonjudgmental, compassionate space where change is made and goals are reached.
My clients present with a diverse range of difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, emotion regulation, impulse control problems, obsessive behaviors, body image dissatisfaction, and parenting issues. I use evidence-based treatments to help clients foster more effective coping skills, enhance mindfulness practice, change habits, improve communication and relationships, facilitate personal insight, and challenge problematic thought and behavior patterns.
I believe strongly in a person’s capacity for change and am firmly committed to working closely and collaboratively with clients to help them achieve long-lasting change to reach their short- and long-term goals and carve out a life worth celebrating.
How do I make an appointment?
You may set up an appointment online or contact me by either phone or email to set up an initial appointment. Fee will be discussed and determined prior to the first session.
What can I expect during the first appointment?
The purpose of the first appointment is to better understand your concerns and get to know and feel comfortable with each other. A strong rapport is tantamount to success and you should feel comfortable and confident with your choice of therapist.
How often will I come to therapy?
Sessions last 45 minutes and occur every week, though both the length and frequency may vary according to need.
Do you offer teletherapy?
Telephone sessions as well as Skype are offered for individuals who are unable to meet in person on occasion and where appropriate.
Do you accept insurance?
I do not accept any insurance, but once you pay me you can submit your statements to your insurance company. Most clients use their out-of-network benefits to receive reimbursement for session fees. You can check with your insurance provider and clarify your specific mental health coverage using the questions below:
- Do I have out-of-network mental health/behavioral health benefits?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
- How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider?
- What is the reimbursement amount/% per session for individual psychotherapy (CPT code 90834) in zip code 10010?
- Is approval/pre-certification required?
What forms of payment do you accept?
Payment is accepted by cash, check, or credit card (for an additional fee) at the time of each session.