The Therapists

The therapists are highly-experienced cognitive and schema therapists. All of them have worked very closely with Dr. Jeffrey Young in developing, teaching, and using the Schema Therapy model and are certified schema therapists by the International Society of Schema Therapy.In addition, some of the therapists have the distinguished honor of being Founding Fellows in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. The Academy of Cognitive Therapy was started by Dr. Aaron Beck and is the organization that sets the standard of excellence for cognitive therapists. Founding Fellows are recognized leaders in Cognitive Therapy.

Jayne Rygh, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist
Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Certified Schema Therapist

Daniel Mattila, M.Div., LCSW-R
Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Certified Schema Therapist

Janet Klosko, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist
Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Certified Schema Therapist

Mary Schroeder (Molly), Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist
Certified Schema Therapist

Tiffany Kallhovd

Tiffany Kallhovd LCSW, CASAC
Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy

​Connie Yip, NP

Connie Yip, NP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

 

Jayne Rygh, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist

Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Certified Schema Therapist

Dr. Rygh has been practicing cognitive behavioral therapy and schema therapy for over 20 years. She is a New York State Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, worry, social phobia, obsessive compulsive, phobias, panic, post-traumatic stress), depressive (major depression, dysthymia, bipolar), personality disorders (borderline or BPD, narcissistic, avoidant, dependent) and a variety of other psychological and emotional problems in adults. She also has extensive experience treating couples. Dr. Rygh is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and certified Schema Therapist in the International Society of Schema Therapy.

Dr. Rygh obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the State University of New York at Albany. Her mentor was David H. Barlow, Ph.D., ABPP, one of the world’s leading authorities on the nature and treatment of anxiety disorders. Dr. Rygh is the author of Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Evidenced-Based Strategies, Tools, and Techniques (Guilford Press, 2004) and two chapters on cognitive behavioral treatment of depression in the Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders (Guilford Press, 2007; 2014). She has served as an independent evaluator and research psychotherapist in numerous NIMH treatment outcome studies on anxiety disorders conducted at Payne Whitney/Weil Cornell Medical Centers, the Phobia Clinic at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and the Center for Stress and Anxiety Disorders at the State University of New York. Dr. Rygh worked closely with Jeffrey Young, Ph.D., the founder of Schema Therapy and an internationally renowned expert on cognitive therapy and the treatment of personality disorders, for many years as a senior psychotherapist, supervisor, and clinical director at the Cognitive Therapy Center of New York.

In addition, Dr. Rygh supervises other psychologists, psychiatrists, and licensed clinical social workers practicing cognitive behavioral and/or schema therapy. She currently in an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor for the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She also serves as a volunteer psychotherapist for Milestones NYC.

 

Daniel Mattila, M.Div., LCSW-R
Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Certified Schema Therapist

Daniel Mattila has been practicing cognitive and schema therapy for over sixteen years. He has worked extensively with adults, adolescents, and children. He specializes in the areas of borderline personality disorder, couples, OCD, and depression. Daniel is a Founding Fellow in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. The Academy of Cognitive Therapy is the worldwide credentialing organization headed by Aaron Beck, the founder of Cognitive Therapy. Founding Fellows in this organization are considered leaders in the field of cognitive therapy and recognized for their significant contributions. In addition, Daniel is a certified schema therapist in the International Society for Schema Therapy and a member in the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science.

Originally from Minnesota, Daniel graduated from Hamline University (B.A) in St. Paul and has graduate degrees from Yale University (M.Div.) and the University of Connecticut (M.S.W.). In addition, he completed a clinical pastoral education residency through Yale-New Haven Hospital. Daniel’s mentor was Dr. Jeffrey Young, one of the world’s leading authorities on cognitive therapy and the founder of schema therapy. With him, Daniel worked for many years as a senior psychotherapist, clinical director, and supervisor at the Cognitive Therapy Center of New York. Daniel is a licensed LCSW and has offices in both Manhattan and Westport, CT.

In addition to seeing patients, Daniel supervises psychologists, clinical social workers, counselors, and psychiatrists in cognitive and schema therapy. Daniel has given various presentations such as ACT Strategies for Children (London, England, 2006), Schema-Focused Innovations in Brief Cognitive Therapy (with Jeffrey Young, New England Educational Institute, 2000), Schema Therapy for Clergy (Newtown, CT, 2002), and Schema Therapy for College Counseling (Lehman College, 2009). Daniel also co-authored the chapter “Schema Therapy for Depression” in the book, Comparative Treatments of Depression (Springer, 2002). Daniel is on the board of directors of PDAN (Personality Disorders Awareness Networks), a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of personality disorders.

 

Janet Klosko, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist
Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Certified Schema Therapist

In addition to her practice at this location, Dr. Klosko is Co-Director of the Cognitive Therapy Center of Long Island.

Dr. Klosko received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Albany, and interned at the Brown University School of Medicine. While at Albany, she worked with David H. Barlow, Ph.D., researching and treating anxiety disorders with cognitive-behavioral therapy. She won the Albany Award for Excellence in Research, and the Dissertation Award from the American Psychological Association Section on Clinical Psychology as a Science.

Since moving to New York in the late 1980s, Dr. Klosko has worked with Jeffrey Young, Ph.D., the founder of Schema Therapy treating patients, supervising other therapists, and writing about schema therapy and cognitive therapy. She is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a Certified Schema Therapist.

Dr. Klosko has published a number of professional and self-help books about cognitive therapy and schema therapy.

She has also published scientific articles on the assessment and treatment of anxiety.

Dr. Klosko has a M.A. in English Literature from McGill University.

 

Mary Schroeder (Molly), Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist

Certified Schema Therapist

Dr. Molly Schroeder, a psychologist, has been practicing Schema Therapy since 1994. Before she trained with Jeffrey Young, Dr. Schroeder was on the neurology faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine for 12 years conducting studies on aging and dementia. Now she divides her time between her private practices in Manhattan and New Rochelle.

I prefer the Cognitive and Schema therapies because we create a more collaborative relationship between the therapist and the client. While it is still a professional relationship, there is more interaction between therapist and client, and there is more emphasis on education. This helps promote trust in therapy and speeds up the healing process. This is one of the signature aspects of my approach, developing a sense of trust and collaboration. Trust facilitates change by holding the emotional process necessary for healing. Collaboration recognizes the client’s internal knowledge of what is needed.

Schema Therapy places emphasis on understanding how dysfunctional schemas were established and were necessary for survival early in life, compared to the schema dysfunction in the client’s current life. In addition, EMDR, hypnosis, meditation and mindfulness are techniques that are excellent for addressing current distressing emotional and personality problems.

I have found that people are surprised to find that healing is more of a “letting go” of dysfunctional patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. The healthier patterns are needed but usually readily available. So healing is experienced more as relief, rather than the burden of more hard work.

Tiffany Kallhovd LCSW, CASAC
Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy

Tiffany Kallhovd is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, as well as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor. Since graduating from Fordham University with a MSW, Tiffany has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in a variety of settings over the past ten years. Her areas of expertise include: anxiety, depression, relationships, addiction, OCD, life transitions, and fertility issues. In 2012, Tiffany completed intensive training and supervision in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) from The Beck Institute, and is a Diplomate in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Tiffany has also completed training in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) from The Albert Ellis Institute in New York. Tiffany’s sessions focus on challenging irrational, negative thoughts and changing maladaptive behaviors that prevent her clients from achieving their goals. Assignments are given to work on in between sessions and patients are encouraged to check in with their progress during the week. Tiffany has a private practice in Manhattan and Westchester.

Connie Yip, NP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Connie Yip is a board-certified, Columbia trained psychiatric nurse practitioner (NP) who provides therapy and prescribes medication for individuals with a variety of therapeutic needs. These needs may be related to depression, anxiety, ADHD, stressful life transitions, and relationship issues.

My approach is to work with you in a pragmatic way to help you find a balance between your professional, personal, and family life. Depending on your situation, you may prefer concrete, pragmatic strategies over therapy. In that case, coaching or attending a group to meet others in a similar situation may be more suitable for you. Depending on the situation, we can expand our work together or possibly include other trusted colleagues in your treatment.

Drawing from my years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families in hospitals, schools, and residential treatment centers, I will work with you to figure out an individualized plan that fits into your daily life.

I appreciate the complexity of the intersection of class, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, and sexuality in a person’s life. I have particular interest in working with people of color and the LGBTQI community.

Beyond providing therapy and assistance with medication, my intent is to help you achieve overall wellness through an integrated approach, which may encompass meditation, nutrition, exercise, and behavioral changes.

 

INDEPENDENT PRACTICES OF THERAPISTS: Each listed psychotherapist is independently licensed to practice psychotherapy and is engaged in solo private practice. Each is exclusively responsible for his or her own professional practice. None are responsible for the professional practices or actions of any of the others. There are no formal professional affiliations between or among the psychotherapists, that is, no partnership, no joint ownership, no joint enterprise, no joint venture and no common entity that employs all or some of them. The therapists advertise together on this website for the sole purpose of together marketing and providing information to the public about the similar but formally unrelated services they offer.