About Carrie Capstick
In my experience, effective therapy aims to deepen self-understanding while maintaining a focus on resolving current life problems. I approach my clients with an empathic concern for relieving their current distress, while helping them to address what’s underneath – the core issues that drive recurring problems. Understanding a problem is an important part of the solution; however, I find that most people also need practical tools to take what they’ve learned to make changes in their lives. An integrative approach not only focuses on self-insight, but on translating insights into productive life changes. My experience as a psychotherapy researcher at Columbia University has enabled me to flexibly combine a wide range of therapeutic techniques, including cognitive-behavioral and other solution-focused approaches. Identifying a path towards change is critical to progress. Therapy is rarely a linear progression: productive periods in therapy are often “off-road” — and veer from the initial focus. Drawing the roadmap, however, is essential. My style is warm and collaborative. I strive to provide a supportive, yet challenging environment that fosters emotional well-being, insight and change. Many clients who work with me have been in therapy before and felt alone or uninspired with an overly reserved therapist. I find that most people need a therapist to be “in it” with them — engaged and involved — to help regain their footing and make meaningful, enduring changes in their lives. I strive to provide a supportive, yet challenging environment that fosters emotional well-being, insights and change. My style is warm, focused and collaborative. I’m an active participant in the therapeutic process.
Education and training
- City University of New York, The Graduate Center, PhD in Clinical Psychology
- New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center (Internship)
- Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute (Fellowship)
Awards and publications
- Fraenkel, P. & Capstick, C. (2011). Contemporary two-parent families: Navigating work and family challenges. In F. Walsh (Ed.), Normal family processes (4th ed.). New York: Guilford Press
- Hien, D. A., Jiang, H., Campbell, A.N.C., Hu, M.C., Miele, G.M., Cohen, L.R., Brigham, G.S., Capstick, C., Kulaga, A., Robinson, J., Suarez-Morales, L. & Nunes, E. V. (2010). Do treatment improvements in PTSD severity affect substance use outcomes? A secondary analysis from a randomized clinical trial in NIDA’s Clinical Trials Network. American Journal of Psychiatry, 167 (1): 95-101
- Hien, D. A., Cohen, L. C., & Capstick, C. (2005). The role of neurocognitive deficits in parenting and adverse child outcomes for inner-city depressed and substance-using mothers. Poster for presentation at the Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
- New York University International Trauma Studies Program, Graduate Certificate Program in Trauma Studies
Carrie Capstick's office location
Carrie Capstick, Ph.D.
950 Park Avenue, Entrance on Park, near 82nd
New York, NY 10028
Patient reviews for Carrie Capstick, PhD
I've been seeing Carrie for a year now. She has helped me tremendously. It's a pleasure "working " with her. Besides being very professional she's also a very nice and friendly person. I am extremely happy with Carrie and would recommend her to anyone who needs help.
I normally don't write reviews but after the experience with Dr. Carrie Capstick I felt the need to say "thank you Carrie". Through the years, I have suffered from the various reasons for the anxiety and no one was able to help to such extent as Dr. Carrie Capstick. With patience, dedication, support and direction Carrie led me through my pain and needs to emerge stronger. I highly recommend her professional, warm and friendly sessions.
I'm very grateful for the patience and friendly guidance of Dr Carrie Capstick. Thank you Carrie for all your support. I feel as a better person while working with you.
Carrie is exceptionally talented and caring. She consistently provides more than could be reasonably expected of a therapist and I fully recommend her practise.
Dr. Capstick is highly skilled and the consummate professional. Her NY practice is warm, friendly and organized.
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