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 earned her doctoral degree from St. John’s University and Bachelor’s degree from Stern College for Women, where she graduated with honors and a major in Psychology. 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 orientations 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.
Dr. Gettenberg previously externed at the CUNY Graduate Center’s counseling center, where she provided individual and group teletherapy to graduate students, and at George W. Hewlett High School in the Hewlett-Woodmere school district, where she provided school-based assessment and intervention services. Throughout her schooling, Dr. Gettenberg received intensive training in conducting comprehensive psychological evaluations, case conceptualization, evidence-based therapeutic interventions, and working collaboratively with clients and their families.
She also spent countless summers working on Orthodox Jewish summer programs and has, for as long as she can remember, been passionate about 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!