Our Team


Meet Our Team

An exceptional group of dedicated clinicians.

Each member of our clinical staff is exceptionally trained in the application of Cognitive Behavioral treatments for anxiety disorders and many other concerns. In addition, individual clinical team members have special strengths and areas of expertise, as outlined below. Our collaborative, team-based approach makes us uniquely suited to provide compassionate, specialized care for adults, adolescents and children presenting with a variety of problems.

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David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP

David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP, is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Founder of Center for Anxiety. He completed his doctorate in clinical psychology at Bowling Green State University, and a postdoctoral fellowship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. His clinical work and research have been featured in Scientific American, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.

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Marcia Kimeldorf, PhD

Marcia Kimeldorf, PhD, is the Director of Clinical Services, Director of Clinical Training, and a supervising psychologist at Center for Anxiety’s Manhattan office. She received her master’s degree in social/organizational psychology from Columbia University, and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Miami.

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Laura Vraney, PsyD

Laura Vraney, PsyD, is a staff psychologist in Center for Anxiety’s Rockland County office. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

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Becca Brodoff, PsyD

Becca Brodoff, PsyD, is the Director of Center for Anxiety’s Brooklyn office, and she is also a supervising psychologist in our program. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology with a specialization in school psychology from Widener University. Dr. Brodoff completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Center for Anxiety.

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Staci Berkowitz, PhD

Staci Berkowitz, PhD, is the Director of Center for Anxiety’s Manhattan office, where she is also a supervising psychologist. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Drexel University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety.

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Lisa Chimes, PsyD

Lisa Chimes, PsyD, is a supervising psychologist at Center for Anxiety’s Brooklyn office. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at William James College, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwell Health Zucker Hillside Hospital.

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Anouk Allart, PhD

Anouk Allart, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow at Center for Anxiety’s Manhattan office. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and completed a yearlong clinical internship at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT before beginning her work at Center for Anxiety.

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Aliza Shapiro, LCSW

Aliza Shapiro, LCSW, is the Clinical Operations Manager and a clinician at Center for Anxiety’s Manhattan location. Aliza completed her master’s degree at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, specializing in clinical therapy and mental health.

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Shoshana Levie, LCSW

Shoshana Levie, LCSW, is a staff clinician at Center for Anxiety’s Rockland County office. Shoshanna received her graduate degree from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and she completed a 12-year training program at the Ackerman Institute for the Family prior to joining Center for Anxiety.

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Thanos Nioplias, LMHC

Thanos Nioplias, LMHC, is a staff clinician at Center for Anxiety’s Manhattan office. Thanos completed his master’s degree in mental health counseling at City University of New York, and he is also certified with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

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David Spinka, LCSW

David Spinka, LCSW, is a staff clinician at Center for Anxiety’s Manhattan office. David received his master’s degree from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work, and he has training in Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies.

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Nikki Eskenasi, PsyD

Nikki Eskenasi, PsyD, is the Assistant Director of Center for Anxiety’s Rockland County location, and a supervising psychologist at our program. She also plays a leadership role in our clinical training program. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, and completed a doctoral clinical internship at the VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System in Montrose, NY, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship at Center for Anxiety.

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Hannah O’Grady, LMSW

Hannah O’Grady, LMSW, is a staff clinician at Center for Anxiety’s Brooklyn location. She completed her master’s degree at the Columbia University School of Social Work, where she was a fellow in Columbia’s Dialectical Behavior Training Program.

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Rebecca Holczer, PsyD

Rebecca Holczer, PsyD, is a supervising psychologist at Center for Anxiety’s Rockland County office. Rebecca completed her doctoral degree at La Salle University, a year-long doctoral internship within the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (Las Vegas, NV) and a postdoctoral fellowship at Center for Anxiety.

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Jackie Zhou, MA

Jackie Zhou, MA is a doctoral intern at Center for Anxiety’s Brooklyn Office, and a doctoral candidate at Stony Brook University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Johns Hopkins University, and she has completed extensive training in various evidence-based treatments. Therapy services can be provided in Chinese (Mandarin). 可以提供中文(普通话)的咨商服务。

 

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Ben Johnides, PhD

Ben Johnides, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow at Center for Anxiety’s Brooklyn office, where he also has a leadership role in our research program. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Missouri. Ben completed a doctoral internship at Center for Anxiety before beginning his postdoctoral fellowship.

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Rachel Lacks, PhD

Rachel Lacks, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow at Center For Anxiety’s Manhattan office. She obtained her doctoral degree in counseling psychology at New York University, and her master’s degree in education at Harvard University. Rachel completed a doctoral clinical internship at Center for Anxiety before beginning her postdoctoral fellowship.

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Barry Eichenbaum, MA

Barry Eichenbaum, MA, is a doctoral extern at Center for Anxiety’s Brooklyn office. As a doctoral candidate at Ferkauf Graduate School at Yeshiva University, he has received extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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Shmaya Krinsky, PsyM

Shmaya Krinsky, PsyM, is a doctoral intern at Center for Anxiety’s Manhattan office. He is a doctoral student of School Psychology at Rutgers University, and is also a certified school psychologist.

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Jamal Waire, PsyM

Jamal Waire, Psy.M. is a doctoral intern at Center for Anxiety Manhattan location. Jamal is also a doctoral student at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Adelphi University and a master’s degree in school psychology at Rutgers University.

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Amanda Fisher, BA

Amanda Fisher, BA, is a doctoral extern at Center for Anxiety’s Brooklyn office. She completed her BA at from New York University, and is currently a doctoral student of clinical psychology at St. John’s University.

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Yisroel Dov (YD) Goldstein, MA

Yisroel Dov (YD) Goldstein, MA, is a doctoral extern at Center for Anxiety’s Brooklyn location. YD received his BA in psychology from Touro College and master’s degree in clinical psychology from Hofstra University. YD is currently on the Hofstra Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) team.

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Keryn Kleiman, MA

Keryn Kleiman, MA, is a doctoral extern at Center for Anxiety’s Rockland County office. She is a doctoral student of clinical and school psychology at Kean University.

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Andrew Shimkus, PsyD

Andrew Shimkus, PsyD, is a postdoctoral fellow at Center for Anxiety in our Rockland County office. He received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Hartford. He recently completed a doctoral internship at the University at Albany, Counseling and Psychological Services.

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Melissa Sital, BA

Melissa Sital, BA, is a doctoral extern at Center for Anxiety’s Rockland County office.  She earned her bachelor’s degrees in psychology and English at Trinity College, and she is currently a doctoral student of clinical psychology at Montclair State University.

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Monica Shah, PsyD

Monica Shah, PsyD is a postdoctoral fellow at Center for Anxiety’s Manhattan office. She received her doctoral degree in school psychology from St. John’s University, and completed a dual clinical internship at CBT/DBT Associates and Academics West. Monica is also an associate fellow at the Albert Ellis Institute.

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Alexandra Bishop, BA

Alexandra Bishop is the Patient Care Manager for Center for Anxiety’s Great Neck location, and the Marketing Coordinator for all social media. Alexandra graduated in 2019 from Lafayette College with a BA in psychology and English. Alexandra plans to pursue a graduate degree in the future.

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David Braid, MBA

David Braid, MBA, is the Director of Operations at Center for Anxiety. David completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, before earning his MBA from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.

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Hillary Cohen, BA

Hillary Cohen, BA, is a Patient Care Manager at Center for Anxiety’s Manhattan office. Hillary graduated from the University of Maryland and majored in Psychology. She hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology in the future.

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Moshe Appel, MA

Moshe Appel, MA, is a research coordinator at Center for Anxiety. He is a doctoral student of clinical psychology at Hofstra University.

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Ethan Chee, BS

Ethan Chee, BS, is the Patient Care Manager for Center for Anxiety’s Brooklyn Office. Ethan graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles where he majored in cognitive science with a minor in education studies. He plans to pursue a clinical graduate degree in the future.

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Molly Friedel, BS

Molly Friedel is the Patient Care Manager for Center for Anxiety’s Rockland County Office, and administrative coordinator of CFA’s group Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Molly graduated from the University of Georgia Honors College, and holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology and dual minors in cognitive science and Spanish. Molly plans to pursue doctoral studies in clinical psychology in the future.

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Gavriel Hizami

Gavriel Hizami is an administrative and research assistant at Center for Anxiety at our Manhattan office. Gavriel is completing his bachelor’s degree at Yeshiva University, with a major in biology and a minor in psychology. He plans on applying to medical school in the near future.

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Steven Pirutinsky, PhD

Steven Pirutinsky, PhD, is the Director of Research at Center for Anxiety. Steven received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University, and he is presently an assistant professor in the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work.

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