Mindful Schools Program Director
Dr. Ariella Gettenberg is a post-doctoral fellow at The CBT/DBT Center, where she provides individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. She also coordinates our undergraduate internship program, where she oversees the training of college students planning to pursue graduate studies in mental health fields. She earned her doctoral degree from St. John’s University and her bachelor’s degree from Stern College for Women, where she graduated with honors. Dr. Gettenberg is also a certified School Psychologist and has extensive training in both clinical and school settings. She is trained in CBT, DBT, and third-wave models, and individualizes treatment informed by these evidence-based protocols. She often draws upon her teacher certification in yoga and mindfulness, which she finds considerably enhances the therapeutic process. She has completed training in providing quality telehealth services.
Prior to working at The CBT/DBT Center, Dr. Gettenberg interned at Robert Louis Stevenson School, a therapeutic high school in NYC for students with internalizing, executive function, and learning disorders. She provided school-based therapeutic services such as counseling, crisis intervention, and teacher, parent, and outpatient provider consultations. She received training and supervision in DBT for Adolescents and led weekly DBT-informed groups. In other prior work settings, Dr. Gettenberg provided individual and group teletherapy to graduate students, as well as school-based assessment and intervention services. Throughout her training, Dr. Gettenberg received intensive training in conducting comprehensive psychological evaluations, case conceptualization, evidence-based therapeutic interventions, and working collaboratively with clients and their families.
As director of our mindfulness in schools program, Ariella supports school personnel in implementing mindfulness programming in their settings. Ariella spent many years working in Orthodox Jewish summer programs and has a passion for empowering women as they navigate and grow through their challenges. She is especially committed to increasing psychoeducation and normalizing seeking therapeutic support within the frum community. She looks forward to meeting you and guiding you along this journey!