ABOUT DR. BURNS:
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in evidence-based treatments for anxiety and depressive disorders. I received my B.A from The New School and earned M.A. and Psy.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Zucker Hillside Hospital, Long Island Jewish Health System, and have received training at some of the area's prestigious hospitals, including Mount Sinai Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and Columbia University Medical Center. I also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants, LLP.
I have extensive clinical experience in the treatment of depression; anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias; OCD; trichotillomania; ADHD and other disorders. I treat adults, young adults, and adolescents and I have a special passion for helping clients adapt to life transitions (entering or leaving college, adjusting to parenthood, or making work changes, to name a few) and develop the skills to thrive in new situations and circumstances.
With advanced training in both CBT and DBT, I supplement cognitive and behavioral strategies with mindfulness-based techniques in my current CBT work. I have conducted research on the impact of therapist adherence to evidence-based treatments on clinical response, and have published articles on the topics of depression prevention and adolescent suicide and self-injury. I am an active member of the American Psychological Association, the New York State Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Westchester Psychological Association. Also an experienced clinical supervisor of students and trainees, I have previously served as an Adjunct Lab Instructor at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.
McGinn, L.K., Van Meter, A., Kronish, I., Gashin, J., Burns, K., Kil, N., & McGinn, T.G. (2019). Feasibility and impact of a guided symptom exposure augmented cognitive behavior therapy protocol to prevent symptoms of pharmacologically induced depression: A pilot study. Cognitive Therapy and Research 43(4), 679-692.
Courtney-Seidler, E.A., Burns, K., Zilber, I., & L. Miller, A. (2014). Adolescent suicide and self-injury: Deepening the understanding of the biosocial theory and applying dialectical behavior therapy. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy 9(3), 35-40.