Dr. Laura Cyran is a postdoctoral fellow at CBC where she conducts individual, family, and group therapies with adolescents and adults. Dr. Cyran is intensively trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She has experience in the application of these evidence-based interventions for a range of problems, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD and related disorders, and executive functioning difficulties. In addition to providing individual, group, and family therapy, Dr. Cyran was trained in comprehensive neuropsychological testing and conducts comprehensive evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults.
Dr. Cyran also completed her pre-doctoral internship and externship at CBC. Prior to her externship at CBC, Dr. Cyran worked as a school psychology extern in the Ardsley, NY, school district, serving the elementary and high schools. There, she performed psychoeducational assessment, group and individual counseling, consultation, behavioral intervention, progress monitoring, and social-emotional learning. She was also a clinician at the St. John’s University Center for Psychological Services, a community-based mental health clinic, where she provided comprehensive psychoeducational assessments and evidence-based therapeutic interventions with children and adolescents presenting with a variety of emotional and behavioral difficulties.
In addition to clinical work, Dr. Cyran is actively involved with the CBC research and program evaluation team. She was also heavily involved in research during her grad school years, acting as a research assistant in a developmental psychology lab and serving as a Doctoral Research Fellow in the St. John's Infancy Research Lab. Dr. Cyran has presented her research at national and international conferences. She also enjoys sharing her love of research with undergraduates through teaching courses in the area of research methods and statistics.
Dr. Cyran completed her undergraduate training at Barnard College, where she graduated with a major in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy. She received her Psy.D. in School Psychology from St. John's University. Dr. Cyran also holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University, with a clinical concentration and specialization in children and families.
Dr. Cyran is a member of several professional organizations, including the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS), Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).