Dr. Alana Kaminetsky is a Postdoctoral Fellow specializing in the use of evidence-based treatments for anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders. Prior to receiving her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University, she earned her bachelor’s degree from New York University, where she majored in psychology and minored in child and adolescent mental health. Dr. Kaminetsky provides a warm, empathetic, and collaborative therapeutic environment to instill hope and empower her patients to accomplish their goals.
Dr. Kaminetsky has provided a range of evidence-based therapeutic services and psychological assessments in many different treatment settings. Treating patients at numerous sites, including Hofstra’s Child and Parent Psychotherapy Services Clinic, the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD), Bellevue’s Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, and Westchester Jewish Community Services, has solidified her training in a wide array of treatment modalities.
Dr. Kaminetsky has received extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat children, adolescents, and adults with various anxiety disorders. She is a certified Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist and has been trained in adapting PCIT to treat young children with anxiety, including those struggling with selective mutism. Dr. Kaminetsky has experience leading numerous groups, including social anxiety groups, parent management training for parents of children with ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders, and DBT skills groups. To optimize a child’s treatment, she often provides school consultations, teacher training, on-site classroom interventions, and instruction to camp counselors.
Dr. Kaminetsky’s research focuses on factors that impact treatment outcomes for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders, with an emphasis on the role of parenting. She is a co-author on multiple posters at national conferences and is a member of several professional organizations, including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and American Psychological Association.
New York University
Dr. Alana Kaminetsky received her B.A. in Psychology from New York University.
Alana Kaminetsky earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University.
Dr. Kaminetsky has provided a range of evidence-based therapeutic services and psychological assessments in many different treatment settings, including Hofstra’s Child and Parent Psychotherapy Services Clinic.
Dr. Kaminetsky has also worked at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD).
Bellevue’s Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
Dr. Kaminetsky worked at Bellevue’s Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit.