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WHO WE ARE

Led by Dr. Lata K. McGinn, the ADAPT Lab is a team of doctoral students at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology studying vulnerability, prevention, and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders.

ADAPT Lab Graduate Students

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Olivia Sahlman, MA

Olivia is a fourth year student in the Adult Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program. She received her B.A. in psychology from Emory University. She previously completed her externship at the Brooklyn College Personal Counseling Center, where she gained valuable clinical experience working with the school's undergraduate and graduate students, New York Presbyterian's Substance Abuse Unit seeing patients with a wide-range of comorbidities and addictions, and Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants where she'll is trained in CBT and DBT to run individual and group therapy for a wide range of disorders. This year, she will be doing her internship at Kings County Psychiatric Hospital.

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Rachel Fried, MA

Rachel is a second-year student in the Adult Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program. She received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Delaware. Her clinical interests include anxiety and depression treatment and prevention in adolescents. She has had clinical training at Academics west and will be externing at Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) College Counseling this year where she'll be conducting group and individual therapy with college students

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Joy Shen, MA

Joy is a second-year in the Adult Clinical Psychology PsyD Program and is interested in working with LGBTQ+ populations and patients struggling with anxiety and depression disorders. Their research focuses on school-based universal prevention programs targetting depression and anxiety. Joy received their B.S. in Applied Psychology from NYU and has extensive experience working in clinical research with young adults dealing with executive functioning issues. They've conducted clinical training at New York-Prebyterian's Substance Abuse Unit where they are providing short term individual therapy and running groups. This year, they will be externing at the CUNY Graduate Center working with a diverse range of graduate students

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Rachel Baitch, BA

Rachel is a first year student in the Adult Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program. She previously attended Stern College for Women, where she conducted research on the development of social cognition in children. After graduating with a BA in psychology, she worked with children and adolescents with behavioral and mental health needs, helping them build developmentally appropriate skills. Her research interests include the prevention of anxiety and depressive disorders in adolescents. This year, Rachel will be externing at the Brooklyn College Personal Counseling Center working with college students in an individual and group settings.

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Leeba Goldenhersh, BA

Leeba is a second-year student in the Adult Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program. She received her B.A. in psychology from Yeshiva University Stern College for Women. Leeba has experience researching eating disorders, specifically the efficacy of a mindfulness-based treatment for eating disorders. Her clinical interests include the prevention and treatment of OCD, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. Currently, Leeba is providing therapy for college and graduate students at the College of Staten Island (CUNY) counseling center. This year, she will be externing at NYP Track 8, an inpatient eating disorder unit, where she will be providing CBT and DBT to individuals suffering from eating disorders and comorbid disorders.

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Sophia Glinski, BA

​Sophia Glinski is a first year student in the Adult Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program. She received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2023. Sophia has experience conducting research on, presenting, and publishing on anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and gastrointestinal distress. Her research and clinical interests include anxiety disorders, OCD, and eating disorders. Specifically, she is curious about ways in which OCD and perfectionistic tendencies can manifest in athletics and in the treatment aspects of working with athletes. 

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Amalia Tobias, MA

Amalia is a second-year student in the Adult Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program. She received her B.A. in psychology from Hamilton College and has clinical and research experience working with anxious and depressed adolescents and their families. Her clinical interests include the treatment and prevention of  individuals struggling with depression, anxiety disorders, and executive functioning issues. This year, Amalia received clinical training at Together CBT, a private practice, working with children and adults through a CBT lens and running groups. This year, she will be externing at NYP Track 7, a specialty inpatient unit tailored for Orthodox Jewish individuals, where she'll be running groups and indiviudal therapy using CBT and DBT

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Jaclyn Mehl, BS

Jaclyn is a first year student at the Adult Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2019 with a BS in Business Administration. Jaclyn has experience researching and working with individuals who suffer from PTSD and other trauma related disorders as well as comorbid alcohol and substance use disorders. Jaclyn's clinical interests include prevention and treatment of anxiety, depression and OCD as well as trauma related disorders. This year, Jaclyn will be working at the Academics West for her first externship where she will provide individual and group psychotherapy to students with a wide range of clinical presentations using many evidence-based interventions with an emphasis on CBT.

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Jaclyn Mehl, BS

Jahnvi Bhojwani, 

Jahnvi is a second-year student in the Adult Clinical Psychology PsyD Program. She received her BSc in human development, with minors in psychology and gerontology from Cornell University. Jahnvi has experience working with at-risk children in low-income schools. Her clinical interests lie in the treatment and prevention of depression and anxiety, particularly among adolescents and adults. This year, Jahnvi is externing at BrainSights Psychology, a private practice, where she performs neuropsychological vevaluations and provides specialized support to children with ADHD and ASD. Next year, she will continue her clinical training at New York Presbyterian Inpatient Behavioral Eating Disorders Program fro Adolescents and Adults, where she will be faciliating group therapy and providing individual interventions using CBT, DBT, and exposure therapies.

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Abigail Goldberg, BA

Abby is a first year student at the Adult Clinical Psychology PsyD. Program. She attended Yeshiva University Stern College for Women and graduated with a BA in Psychology and Biology. Her research experience includes neuroscience research at the Bar-Ilan University as well as working as a data scientist at Achieve Behavioral Health. Abby has experience working with individuals from neurodivergent populations as well as experience volunteering on the Crisis Text Line. Her clinical and research interests involve the prevention and treatment of anxiety, depression, and OCD amongst adults.       

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Lila Bruynesteyn

Research Assistants

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Joshua Plutchik

Joshua is a second-year undergraduate student at New York University studying psychology and marketing. He has long been captivated by the workings of the mind, from both a neurobiological and psychological standpoint. He intends to pursue a doctoral degree in psychology. His areas of research interests include mood and anxiety disorders, working with LGBTQIA+ adolescents and adults, mindfulness-based interventions, and trauma. Joshua is also passionate about portrait and landscape photography and videography. He hopes to contribute to the burgeoning utilization of technology to assist in evidence-based psychological interventions to increase access to at-risk populations. 

Joy Shen, BS

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Dana Lissauer

Dana is a junior at New York University majoring in Applied Psychology and specializing in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. She has always had a deep interest in early childhood development, specifically from infancy to toddlerhood. Her areas of research interest include childhood development, childhood trauma, anxiety disorders, and relationship dynamics. She has previously worked in a clinical setting that required her to assist families suffering through miscarriage and infant loss. She intends to pursue a PsyD and eventually a career in Clinical Psychology.

Joy Shen, BS

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