Licensed Psychologist, PhD, MSEd, MA
Accepting new clients for evening appointments
Offers remote video sessions
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Professionals in business, health, law, arts, and education
Dr. Matthew Mandelbaum is a Licensed Psychologist specializing in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in Midtown Manhattan. Dr. Mandelbaum’s work focuses on giving clients the tools and skills they need to cope and succeed. He has expertise in anxiety, depression, building self-esteem, personality disorders, and helping individuals who are not meeting career/professional goals. He also enjoys working extensively with emerging adults as they develop their identity and grow personally, socially, and professionally. He understands the excitement and challenges that accompanies living in New York City, and looks forward to helping his clients explore their ambitions and reach their goals. He provides both individual and group therapy.
Dr. Mandelbaum especially enjoys working with highly successful people who are missing a set of skills, like coping with stressful situations or effectively dealing with people. He has a deep understanding of how to use DBT to help clients with a wide range of issues and implements mindfulness practices when appropriate. He teaches them to how make good decisions in the moment and how to step back and look at the big picture. His sessions are goal-oriented and focus on a specific challenge.
Dr. Mandelbaum’s goal is to give his clients a set of tools that they can use to effectively live the life they want. His office is conveniently located near Penn Station, across from the Empire State Building.
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Career counseling – Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
College mental health – Navigating the transition into college and stressors of academics, personal relationships, and self-development
Medical professionals' mental health – Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma
Artists’ mental health – Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life
ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Bipolar disorder – Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine
Existential challenges – Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Personality disorders – Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Dr. Mandelbaum is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial/ongoing sessions: $325/session (50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $200 - $299 is offered to clients who qualify based on income or a need to meet their deductible.
Therapist's note: Dr. Mandelbaum can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
“I work at the intersection of psychology, education and development to help professionals in business, healthcare, the arts & education, university students, and emerging adults. I have helped clients make transitions to mindfully develop skill sets that reclaim their authenticity, reduce pain, suffering and self-injurious behavior, overcome trauma, cope with physical illness, strengthen effectiveness across all domains of their lives, and build lives of worth.
I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, as a first cohort member of the 2-year Linehan Institute Behavioral Tech DBT-Team-Building Intensive for Independent Practitioners.”
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2014 - Present
PsySoEd Dynamics, LLC, Managing Director, 2018 - Present
Fordham University, Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2013 - 2016
Robert Louis Stevenson, Administrator, Strategic Advisor, 2011 - 2016
Washington Square Institute, DBT Skills Trainer, 2013 - 2015
Hunter College, Adjunct Lecturer, 2013 - 2013
Pre-K – 12 General/Special Settings, Private, Public, Parochial Faculty, 2003 - 2011
New York University, Instructor in Psychology, 2003 - 2003
Fordham University, Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership, 2016
The Linehan Institute, Certificate in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, 2015
Fordham University, PhD, 2013
Bank Street College, MA, 2007
New York University, MA, 2003
University of Pennsylvania, BA, 1998