Dr. Dana Jerusalmi

Dr. Dana Jerusalmi

Dr. Dana Jerusalmi is a Postdoctoral Fellow specializing in the use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and evidence-based treatment for anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders in children, adolescents and adults. Prior to earning her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University, she earned her B.A. in Psychology from Stern College of Yeshiva University, followed by her M.A. in Psychology from Teacher’s College of Columbia University.

She has provided individual and group therapy across a range of settings including NYU Child Study Center, Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center, St. John’s Center for Psychological Services, and Andrus Children’s Center. Dr. Jerusalmi has also completed psychodiagnostic, psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessments for both children and adults in various treatment settings. She frequently collaborates with school personnel to promote academic success and implement effective behavioral interventions.

Dr. Dana Jerusalmi applies an evidence-based approach to the assessment and treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Selective Mutism, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, as well as disruptive behavior disorders.  Dr. Jerusalmi has expertise in Parent Management Training including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), as well as The Incredible Years program. She has led multiple therapeutic groups, including parent management training, DBT skills, bereavement, and social anxiety groups.

Dr. Jerusalmi is a member of the American Psychological Association, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Selective Mutism Association.

Specialized Programs:

Selective Mutism Program

Dr. Jerusalmi specializes in the assessment and treatment of Selective Mutism (SM), which involves graduated opportunities to practice “brave talking” in treatment, community and school settings. Parents are also coached to promote and reinforce “brave talking” between sessions. She frequently leads SM workshops and presentations for parents, school staff, as well as for other clinicians. Dr. Jerusalmi provides both weekly individual sessions for the treatment of SM, as well as intensive treatment, when clinically indicated.

Short Term Intensives For OCD

Dr Jerusalmi has received specialized training in short term intensive cognitive behavioral therapy for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).  She runs individual and group Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) intensive programs for youth and adults coping with symptoms of OCD.