Jessica Mass Levitt, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and founding member of the Metropolitan Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. For over twenty years, Dr. Levitt has specialized in the treatment of anxiety and related concerns in children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Levitt’s style is empathic and compassionate. She collaborates with families and develops practical goals with sensitivity. Dr. Levitt strives to make therapy a comfortable process. She genuinely enjoys connecting with her clients and helping them to cope with difficult emotions and situations in order to improve their quality of life.
Dr. Levitt was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral training at Columbia University Medical Center and New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Levitt has collaborated with nationally recognized expert clinicians and researchers, published numerous articles and treatment manuals, and supervised clinicians. Dr. Levitt was the Director of Evidence Based Assessment Programs for Columbia’s Center for the Advancement of Children’s Mental Health, and she was a cognitive behavior therapist for the NIMH funded Child and Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Treatment Study (CAMS). Dr. Levitt has also received specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and collaborated on a series of treatment manuals for youth emotional and behavioral symptoms after 9/11 in New York City. She was a clinician trainer and supervisor for the New York State Office of Mental Health’s Evidence Based Training and Dissemination Center.
Dr. Levitt is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and is licensed in both New York and Connecticut. She is returning to MCBT as a telehealth therapist after spending several years practicing privately in Fairfield, CT, where she lives with her husband and three children.