Dr. Jessica Prizer is a postdoctoral fellow at CBC, where she provides individual, family and group therapies to children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Prizer is intensively trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Dr. Prizer has provided therapy in both clinical and school settings and has worked with a range of individuals including those with anxiety and mood disorders, emotion regulation difficulties, and behavioral challenges. Dr. Prizer is a member of the school consultation team where she provides training and consultation to local school districts on the implementation of DBT within their educational settings. Dr. Prizer also completed her pre-doctoral internship at CBC. In addition to providing individual and group therapy, using both CBT and DBT modalities, she was trained in comprehensive neuropsychological assessment and conducted evaluations for children and adolescents. Dr. Prizer also received intensive training in DBT for children (DBT-C). Prior to working at CBC, Dr. Prizer was a psychology extern at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD). She received training in delivering CBT, specifically exposure and response prevention (ERP) and parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT). She utilized these evidence-based interventions to treat individuals with generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and depression. Additionally, Dr. Prizer received extensive training in PCIT adapted for selective mutism through the Child Mind Institute. Dr. Prizer is also a certified school psychologist. She provided school-based services as a psychology extern at the Pleasantville Union Free School district. She delivered individual counseling, co-led groups focused on social-emotional learning, provided consultation to teachers, and implemented DBT adapted for elementary school students. She has experience assisting in developing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans as well as implemented evidence-based interventions to help manage classroom behaviors.
Dr. Prizer received her doctoral degree from St. John’s University and her Bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University, where she graduated with honors and a major in Psychology. She is a member of several professional organizations such as the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the American Psychological Association (APA).