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Elaina Zendegui, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Owner

Dr. Zendegui provides in-person and teletherapy in Brooklyn Heights and Manhattan, where she provides psychotherapy to individuals, families and parents as well as consultation to individuals, groups, and organizations. 

She specializes in CBT and works with children, adolescents, adults, and families to clarify their values and learn individualized skills to meet their goals and make lasting changes. You will experience a warm, nonjudgmental, and collaborative environment. 


Dr. Zendegui specializes in the treatment of anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, disruptive behavior, and emotion dysregulation. She has expertise in a number of treatment approaches, including ERP, Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), DBT, family-based treatment for eating disorders, behavioral treatment for selective mutism, and Parent Management Training (PMT).

In addition to working at Helm, she is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where she started and directs the Clinic for Overcoming Anxiety in Adolescents and in Children (COAACH). 

Prior experiences:

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; launched & directed COAACH; co-directed the Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy program

  • Clinical Supervisor at Rutgers University

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist at the Montefiore School Health Program


Training & education:

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • North Shore-LIJ Health System, Clinical Internship

  • Bellevue Hospital, Clinical Psychology Externship

  • Child Mind Institute, Clinical Psychology Externship

  • Rutgers University, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

  • McGill University, Bachelor of Arts, with Great Distinction

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