60 Cutter Mill Road, Suite 404
Great Neck, NY 11021

Our Practice

We are a group of clinical psychologists dedicated to helping our clients improve the quality of their lives.  We specialize in Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Therapies (CBT & DBT) and provide a practical, insightful, present-focused approach to help clients enhance the meaning of their lives.

Dr. Rathus, in collaboration with Alec Miller & Marsha Linehan, is one of the developers of DBT treatment for teens.  The treatment guide for Multi-Family DBT Skills Group written to accompany their original book is now available to all DBT therapists working with children and families.

Goals of DBT PDF Print E-mail
  • Manage your emotions so they don't manage you

  • Enhance relationships:  Improve your communication skills with friends and family

  • Tolerate distress so that you can cope without making the situation worse

  • Practice mindfulness:  Enhance awareness of the present moment to give you more choices and control in your life

  • Build the kind of life you want for the future


The DBT approach describes that clients who struggle with “emotional dysregulation” are vulnerable to mood shifts and have trouble managing their emotions.  Ongoing emotion dysregulation often negatively impacts people’s relationships at home, at work and at school.  In addition it can interfere with one’s ability to cope with stressful situations and make wise decisions based “wise-mind” rather than “emotion-mind.”   DBT treatment focuses on helping clients enhance their ability to cope with painful emotions and events, to communicate more effectively and to build the life they’ve always wanted.

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