Karen Teel, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Karen Teel, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Metropolitan Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Teel specializes in treating anxiety disorders in children, teens and adults. She takes a collaborative approach to treatment that is warm, empathic, and importantly, goal-oriented and developmentally sensitive so that the work is tailored to each individual’s unique need. Dr. Teel works using a style of therapy called Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), a short term, evidence-based therapy shown to be effective in helping people with a wide range of challenges having to do with stress, anxiety and mood. She also works with people who are struggling through transitions in their lives, whether it’s changes in relationships or life circumstances, or difficulties stemming from social isolation. Her goal is to help people by forming a strong alliance and providing practical and reasonable advice and strategies.

Dr. Teel earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship training at the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) of Columbia University Medical Center. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and continues to work on research protocols at NYSPI. Dr. Teel also holds a M.A. degree in Developmental Psychology with a concentration in Risk, Resilience and Development, from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Teel has co-authored articles in journals including “Developmental Psychology”, and a chapter in “Treating Adolescent Depression.”

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