Terri Bacow

Terri Bacow

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments



Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)


Mon: 10:00am-8:00pm
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thu: 10:00am-8:00pm
Fri: Closed
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Self-esteem

  • Parenting

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Eating disorders

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Professional statement

Dr. Terri Bacow is a psychologist in Manhattan, NY. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and eating disorders, as well as in working with parents. She is an expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Dr. Bacow received her BA from Brown University and went on to receive her PhD from Boston University in 2007, where she trained at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. Since then, she has worked at hospital and outpatient programs for adults, adolescents, and children, including Mount Sinai School of Medicine and The Hallowell Center. She currently divides her time between these programs and her private practice.

In her practice, Dr. Bacow treats teenagers, young adults, college students, adults, parents, and families. She utilizes a combination of therapy techniques, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness practices, Supportive Therapy, and Family Based Therapy.


Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, and other anxiety disorders
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – a type of therapy in which negative thought patterns are challenged in order to modify problem behaviors in a short-term, skill-based manner
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children

General expertise

ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
Peripartum depression a type of mood disorder that occurs during pregnancy or after childbirth, which can affect both sexes. Symptoms may include sadness, low energy, anxiety, irritability and changes in sleeping or eating patterns."
Weight management (losing weight) – Healthy approaches to losing weight and promoting positive body image
Eating disorders – Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging; not wanting to give up the eating disorder; feeling lonely but struggling to eat with friends


Dr. Bacow is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial session: $300 (60min)

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (50min)

Therapist's note: Dr. Bacow can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.

Message to clients

"If life were easy, we wouldn't need coping skills. I am a proponent of teaching coping skills and self-compassion, because ups and downs are inevitable and it is useful to have someone guide you through it using strategies that are evidence based."

Treatment approaches

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, more focused on important values and goals, and less focused on painful thoughts, feelings and experiences. (learn more)
Cognitive 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)
Family Based Therapy
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)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)

Education and work experience

Private Practice, 2016 - Present
The Hallowell Center, 2012 - Present
Mount Sinai Eating and Weight Disorders Program, 2008 - Present
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Internship, 2006 - 2007

Boston University, PhD, 2007
Brown University, BA, 2001