Dr. Megan Sommer is a postdoctoral fellow at CBC who provides individual, group and family therapies to children, adolescents, adults, and families. She earned her Master’s and Doctor of Psychology degrees in School-Child Clinical Psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. She earned her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Montclair State University.
Megan is intensively trained in both Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Megan has expertise in evidence-based treatments for anxiety, disruptive behavior disorders (e.g., ADHD, oppositional-defiant disorder), depression/mood disorders, self-harm/suicidal behaviors, and personality disorders. Megan completed her APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at Andrus in White Plains, NY. At Andrus, Megan treated children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of internalizing and externalizing disorders in an outpatient setting. She conducted individual and family therapy, as well as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). While on internship, Megan also conducted psychoeducational assessments.
Prior to internship, Megan completed an externship at CBC during which she treated children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of disorders. She provided evidence-based individual and family CBT and DBT therapy and co-led DBT multi-family skills groups, and applied Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) to parents and young children. Megan also completed an externship at NYU Child Study Center where she treated children and adolescents with anxiety, mood, and behavior disorders using evidence-based treatments. In addition, Megan was a school psychology extern in the Cresskill Public School District in NJ where she conducted individual and group counseling and psychoeducational testing.
Megan’s research interests involve understanding the experience of mothers in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), focusing on the experience of caring for and bonding with one’s infant in the NICU setting. Megan is a member of American Psychological Association (APA).