Rachel Terry

Licensed Clinical Psychologist


Rachel Terry, Psy.D

Dr. Rachel Terry is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in evidence-based treatments for anxiety, mood, and disruptive behavior disorders. Dr. Terry provides treatment through individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and parent training. She approaches her patients with warmth, empathy, enthusiasm, and persistence to help them reach their goals. Dr. Terry is passionate about tailoring evidence-based treatments to each patient’s specific needs, interests, and learning style. She empowers her patients to become experts in managing their difficulties, providing them with the skills and confidence they need to face future events on their own.

Dr. Terry completed her masters in School Psychology and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Yeshiva University in New York. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Terry graduated with honors in Psychology from Barnard College at Columbia University. After college, she gained experience providing support services to children and families impacted by significant medical difficulties. Dr. Terry’s research focused on disseminating and implementing evidence-based mental health treatments within clinical and school settings. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, where she received specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for children, adolescents, and adults.

Dr. Terry has provided therapy, evaluation, and consultation services across a range of settings, including Montefiore Medical Center, the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD), Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS), and The Berkeley Carroll School. Dr. Terry has extensive experience running groups for Social Anxiety Disorder and offers intensive treatment for anxiety disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Dr. Terry also provides consultation and presentations to schools, organizations, and other mental health providers.

Dr. Terry has presented at national conferences, published in peer-reviewed journals, and is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, and the National Association for School Psychologists.

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Parents


Yeshiva University

Dr. Rachel Terry completed her masters in School Psychology and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Yeshiva University in New York.

Barnard College at Columbia University

Prior to graduate school, Dr. Rachel Terry graduated with honors in Psychology from Barnard College at Columbia University.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems. Research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications.

Anxiety Disorders

There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, specific phobias, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder and separation anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders can cause people into try to avoid situations that trigger or worsen their symptoms.

Evidence-Based Treatment

Evidence-Based Treatments (EBT) are based on scientific evidence. Psychologists and other mental health care professionals who use EBTs are dedicated to offering the best level of care available by constantly evaluating and comparing the effects of various treatments for a variety of children’s and adolescents’ mental health problems.

Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Disruptive behavior disorders (DBD) can seriously impact a child’s daily life. Children with disruptive behavior disorders show ongoing patterns of uncooperative and defiant behavior. Their responses to authority figures range from indifference to hostility. Their behavior frequently impacts those around them, including teachers, peers, and family members.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors.

Group Therapy

Group therapy involves one or more psychologists who lead a group of roughly five to 15 patients. Many groups are designed to target a specific problem, such as depression, obesity, panic disorder, social anxiety, chronic pain or substance abuse. Other groups focus more generally on improving social skills, helping people deal with a range of issues such as anger, shyness, loneliness and low self-esteem.

Family Therapy

Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to reduce distress and conflict by improving the systems of interactions between family members. Family relationships are viewed as important for good mental health, regardless of whether all family members are participating in the therapy.

Parent Training

Parent management training (PMT), also known as behavioral parent training (BPT) or simply parent training, aims to change parenting behaviors. It involves teaching parents positive reinforcement methods for improving children’s behavior problems. PMT is one of the most investigated treatments available for disruptive behavior, and research studies show that it improves parental mental health.