Dr. Elissa Habinsky
Post Doctoral Fellow
Dr. Elissa Habinsky is a staff psychologist at Mahler Psychology PC, specializing in the use of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy and evidence-based treatment to help children, adolescents, and adults with various psychological difficulties. She provides both short and long- term treatment, as well as conducts comprehensive psychological evaluations. Prior to earning her doctorate in School Psychology from St. John’s University, she earned her B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University and an M.A. in Psychology from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.
Dr. Habinsky has provided individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults across a variety of settings. Throughout these settings, Dr. Habinsky worked with a diverse population of clients, providing treatment for issues including depression, anxiety, stress management, identity challenges and relationship difficulties. Dr. Habinsky also has school-based experience with children from kindergarten through high school. Her experience includes conducting individual and group counseling, as well as psychoeducational assessments. Dr. Habinsky also frequently consulted with parents and teachers on behavioral issues in the classroom, implemented socio-emotional curriculum, and lead discussions on current mental health topics.
As an adjunct professor at Marymount Manhattan College and Manhattanville College, she taught courses in psychology, guest-lectured on cognitive behavioral treatments and mentored her students. Dr. Habinsky’s clinical and research interests include child and adolescent development, Rational- Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and evaluating methods for identifying learning disabilities.
Further, Dr. Habinsky serves as a Camper Liaison at Breezemont Day Camp. She supports the social-emotional needs of campers and staff on site and consults with parents to optimize their child’s summer experience. Dr. Habinsky lives in Armonk with her family and is proud to serve the Westchester community. She can be reached at: 914-266-2602 or .