Westchester Group Works also offers individual treatment provided by Dr. Michelle P. Maidenberg, Ph.D., MPH, LCSW-R, CGP the President/Clinical Director of Westchester Group Works. Dr. Maidenberg has also put together an esteemed team of psychotherapists and psychiatrists who have a multitude of specialties in an individual and group therapy capacity if there is a need for referrals out of her purview. Dr. Maidenberg maintains a private practice in Harrison, NY conveniently located off of Mamaroneck Avenue and close to I95 and the Hutchinson River Parkway where she provides treatment to individuals (children, adolescents, teens, and adults), couples and families, and private supervision.
Dr. Maidenberg received her Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University, her Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work from Yeshiva University, and her Masters in Public Health from Hunter College. She is also a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) through the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). Dr. Maidenberg attended a two-year institute training program in Marital and Family Therapy at SUNY Downstate. She also has advanced training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) from The Beck Institute and periodically attends workshops there and The Ackerman Institute to keep up to date on current CBT and Family Systems methodology and research.
Dr. Maidenberg is the President and Co-Founder of “Thru My Eyes” a nonprofit 501c3 organization that offers free clinically-guided videotaping to chronically medically ill individuals who want to leave video legacies for their children and loved ones. She teaches a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy graduate course at New York University (NYU) in their Silver School of Social Work. She is a consultant for Fordham University’s Children’s FIRST where she trains practitioners to work with families. She also volunteers for the Sexual Assault Violence Intervention Program (SAVI) at Mount Sinai Medical Center where she provides psychotherapeutic treatment to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Dr. Maidenberg is the contributing editor for THe GROUP Journal. She also currently serves as a board member for the Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society (WGPS) and co-chairs their program committee.
Her training and experience cover a wide range of areas including social skills/socialization, interpersonal relationships, anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, assertiveness training, marital issues, health and wellness, parenting and child development and work/career related issues. Dr. Maidenberg’s approach to psychotherapy is based on Cognitive-Behavioral, Family System and Relational models. She is an actively engaged interactive therapist with the clients she works with.
Dr. Maidenberg is a consultant and trainer and often presents at conferences and publishes in her areas of specialties. She is also currently doing research and writing a book on adult and child socialization and acquisition of social skills. She recently contributed to articles in The New York Times, The Daily News, Fitness, Parents, Parenting,American Baby, Current Health, Ladies Home Journal, Woman’s Day, Maxim magazines and many others on a variety of issues. To see Dr. Maidenberg’s complete bio click here