Dr. Khadijah Cyril, Ph.D.

Dr. Khadijah Cyril is a postdoctoral fellow at MindWell NYC. She has specific expertise and interest in helping children, adolescents, adults, and families learn strategies to support their social and emotional needs in school, clinical, and college settings. She provides individual and group therapy to people of all ages experiencing anxiety, behavioral challenges, depression, trauma, race-related stress, and insomnia using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

Dr. Cyril is a member of National Association of School Psychologists and a fellow of the nationally-recognized Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. She has published and presented on topics related to social justice and multicultural psychology around the country. Her dissertation research investigated the impacts of a nonviolence education program on high school students’ cultural, social, and emotional learning.

Prior to joining MindWell NYC, Dr. Cyril served as a predoctoral intern at Columbia University, where she provided individual and group therapy, parent and teacher consultation, crisis intervention, and psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessments to children of all ages. Dr. Cyril earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island, and her B.A. in Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies from the University of Connecticut.

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