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Elizabeth R. Byrnes, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Area of Specialty: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults


Education and Experience

I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed in both NY and CT and I work with adolescent, young adult and adult clients. I received my undergraduate degree at the University of Connecticut, with a major in Psychology. Before returning to graduate school I spent several years working as a research assistant at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School on clinical research studies examining brain functioning in young adult and adult patients with psychotic disorders.

I went on to earn my doctorate degree at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. During my graduate training, I worked as a research therapist on federally funded research studies through Columbia University Medical Center and NYSPI, examining cognitive remediation in homeless young adults in NYC.  I completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Zucker Hillside Hospital, Northwell Health.  Following graduation I completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants (CBC) of Westchester and Manhattan. I then worked at CBC for 5 years conducting individual, group, and family therapy using both CBT and DBT approaches.  I also coordinated CBT programming and served as the Assistant Director of Training, responsible for ensuring the quality of training in evidence-based approaches of doctoral level psychology students.  I am an active member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), The American Psychological Association (APA), and the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). I am an Adjuct Clinical CBT Supervisor of Doctoral students at Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.

My Approach

I have extensive training and years of experience in the practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  I have a specific expertise in the treatment of anxiety disorders including Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Specific Phobia.  Additionally, I treat mood disorders including Depression as well as relationship/family difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties, and stress during life transitions.  I use a warm and supportive style, and believe in using evidence-based treatments to address symptoms and promote change.

I believe in working closely with additional providers involved in my clients' care. I also collaborate with parents, and other family members my clients would like involved in their treatment.  I practice measurement-based care, meaning I use self-report measures throughout treatment, to more accurately assess and understand my client's progress. 


100B Danbury Road, Suite 105E

Ridgefield, CT 06877

(203) 212 - 8447

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