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Dr. Alexandra Morris is a clinical psychologist licensed to practice in the states of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. She graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology. She received a Master of Arts in Psychology and Education from Columbia University, where she assisted research on eating disorders, as well as the mental health and substance use outcomes of affluent adolescents. She completed an APA accredited internship at Hutchings Psychiatric Center in the Child and Adolescent Track. She then received a subsequent Master of Science and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Morris was extensively trained in both inpatient and outpatient settings using evidence-based treatments to address a wide range of internalizing and externalizing disorders, from depression and anxiety to severe and persistent mental illness in children, adolescents, and adults. She has been intensively trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Her current clinical foci includes: DBT for children and adolescents with acting-out behaviors, emotional dysregulation or tantrums, Parent Management Training (PMT) for behavioral issues, CBT for anxiety disorders, sleep disturbance, psychosis, and mood disorders. She also has an extensive background in comprehensive psychodiagnostic assessment. Her most recent research focused on the relationship between personality, relationship satisfaction, cognitive distortion, and various internet mediums, such as Facebook, Twitter, and pornography.
Dr. Morris has an active and direct therapeutic style, which can be described more like coaching than traditional psychotherapy. She likes to infuse humor and irreverence throughout her work, disarming her clients and keeping the difficult process of confronting one’s issues as engaging and interesting as possible. Her approach is evidence-based and oriented towards problem-solving in an effort to increase motivation and reduce barriers that keep clients stuck and miserable in ineffective patterns in their lives and relationships.
When not in session, Dr. Morris enjoys spending time with her diabolical German shepherds and therapy tortoise, Dr. Shelby. She has also been known to spend too much time at the beach collecting seashells, crossing things off her bucket list, and a variety of other misadventures. After all, isn’t that the point, a life worth living?
Dr. Kelly Zbojovsky is a clinical psychologist licensed in the states of New Jersey and New York. Dr. Zbojovsky graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She then went on to Virginia Commonwealth University where she received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Zbojovsky received clinical training working with children, adolescents, and young adults with a range of psychopathology in outpatient and acute inpatient settings. Her research focused on risk and resiliency factors in adolescence and the role of evidence-based practices to help youth and families to promote positive development. She has published her Master’s thesis and continues to peer review articles for a journal focused on child and adolescent research. During her graduate training, Dr. Zbojovsky was inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and was the recipient of the Outstanding Child/Adolescent Track Student Award and Black History in the Making Award for academic excellence and service to the University community.
During her two-year postdoctoral fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Zbojovsky continued her clinical training with children and adolescents, specifically focusing on psychological assessments, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Parent Management Training (PMT). Dr. Zbojovsky was specifically trained to adherence in the application of DBT to children, adolescents and adults, and she served as a primary therapist for a research study conducting Dialectical Behavior Therapy adapted for children (DBT-c). Her clinical areas of interest include working with children, adolescents, and young adults with severe emotional and behavioral dysregulation, interpersonal difficulties, social skill deficits, anxiety disorders and a history of trauma exposure.
Dr. Zbojovsky is devoted to understanding her client’s current capabilities and providing the support and tools to help her clients to grow and create a more fulfilling life. Dr. Zbojovsky respects the time, energy and willingness that clients bring into treatment and uses her own energy and humor to create an honest and motivating environment to facilitate client growth and change.
When Dr. Z. isn’t with patients, you can find her trying her best to master Zumba, intensely cheering on her favorite football team, or in search of the perfect therapy dog. Dr. Z. tries to practice what she preaches and build her own life worth living.
Dr. Ali and Dr. Kelly building their life worth living.
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