National Social Anxiety Center • New York City
NSAC New York City, also known as NYC Cognitive Therapy, is a practice in midtown Manhattan that provides the highest quality of evidence-based psychotherapy for shyness, social anxiety, and social phobia. Our mission is to make quality, culturally-competent CBT available to the public, and we are the first CBT center that places particular emphasis on diversity, serving populations such as the LGBTQ community, and those living with HIV/AIDS. Every clinician on staff has extensive training in CBT and helping clients conquer social anxiety and build self-confidence. Our team of male and female clinicians are versed in treating a broad range of psychological problems and psychiatric disorders. We offer individual, couples, and group therapy, and also home visits when clinically indicated (e.g., treatment of hoarding in the home, or therapy for elderly who are homebound).
NYC Cognitive Therapy is located in Herald Square, Midtown Manhattan.
Public transportation: Around the corner from New York City Subways B, D, F, M, N, Q, R (34th St. Herald Square), Penn Station & the Path train; a short walk from the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E.
Staff at the National Social Anxiety Center • New York City
Noah Clyman, LCSW-R, ACT , the founder and director of NYC Cognitive Therapy, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, certified in cognitive therapy by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Noah is the first clinical social worker in the state of New York to become an Academy-certified Trainer Consultant. He is on the Academy’s Membership Committee and the Credentialing Committee, evaluating the work samples of therapists applying for certification in CBT.
Areas of specialization: Working with artists, academics, students, business people. Helping clients conquer: shame; perfectionism; life disorganization; self-criticism; worry/doubt; performance anxiety; shyness/social nervousness; feeling like a fraud; feeling bored or unmotivated; trouble with dating/mating and relating.
Along with providing psychotherapy, Noah enjoys teaching clinicians the art of CBT. He has lectured about CBT at the graduate level for major universities around the country, including Boston University and Columbia University. Noah also provides weekly, individualized clinical supervision and case consultation for clinicians of all backgrounds and skill levels. He helps clinicians prepare to become ACT-certified, including detailed written and verbal feedback on their case write-ups and audio work samples.
Jennifer Crossdale, LMSW, has special clinical focus on: Older Adults – coping with chronic illness & aging, retirement, empty-nest syndrome, caregiver stress; Emerging Adulthood -transitioning to college, identity exploration, creative problem solving for the world of work and career exploration; Lifespan transitions such as Parenting, Family Stress, Parent-Child conflicts, Sibling Rivalry, Separation & Divorce, Career Change, Job Loss, Depression, Anxiety/Worry, Adjustment Grief, Bereavement, and Health Concerns.
Mike Comparetto: Mike began his journey to becoming a therapist long before starting formal schooling by beginning to practice meditation in 2006. Daily practice exposes the suffering that humans experience and some of the ways in which it can be alleviated. This comprehensive study of the mind encompasses thoughts, beliefs, feelings, bodily sensations, relationships with others, and actions. In the process, one learns that the mind is not fixed, but pliable – able to change in many ways if the right techniques are employed. Areas of interest: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Substance Use, Self-Esteem, LGBTQ issues, Meditation/Mindfulness
Kristin Becker, MSW: using a strong cognitive-behavioral foundation, Kristin combines the tools of trial-based cognitive therapy (TCBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to work with clients in a compassionate, hands-on way, getting to the root of troubling thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Kristin will help you gain awareness of your unique habits of mind and give you lasting tools to help you meet your goals for mental-health and daily living.
Zoe Malkin: through utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trial Based Cognitive Therapy (TBCT), Zoe helps to guide clients toward a deeper understanding of their thoughts, feelings and maladaptive behaviors. In a safe and brave space, she is committed to engaging in a collaborative, holistic therapy process in which clients can achieve peace and contentment and, ultimately, heal.
Rachel Paker: We all struggle from time to time and it is Rachel’s goal to truly understand her clients and help them discover untapped strengths so that they can face difficult times with greater ease. Her approach to therapy is energetic, collaborative, and goal-oriented. She offers a supportive environment and individualized approach to help each client reach their full potential. With a background in medicine, education, and psychology, Rachel draws from her diverse experiences to truly connect with her clients. She has a gentle and empathic approach and is passionate about helping others work through obstacles in their personal, social, and professional lives.
The National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC) exists solely to promote
evidence-based treatment for social anxiety, and education about social anxiety.
NSAC is not a group psychotherapy practice, and does not provide any psychotherapy services.
NSAC assumes no liability for it’s regional clinics’ work or practices.