Dr. Rachel L. Hutt, Ph.D.

Dr. Rachel L. Hutt is Co-founder of MindWell NYC and a licensed clinical psychologist. She has specific expertise and interest in helping parents learn strategies and support for managing the needs and challenges for children of all ages. She provides individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults with anxiety, depression, and behavioral challenges. She is Board Certified in DBT through the Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC™).

Dr. Hutt is the author of Feeling Better: CBT Workbook For Teens. She is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association. Dr. Hutt has several research publications and presentations on the development of emotion regulation in young children in the context of parenting, the promotion of positive emotion and well-being for young children and parents, and the intersection between behavioral and physical regulation of emotion. Her dissertation research examined the association among postpartum mothers’ depressive symptoms, exercise, and the use of positive emotions during family interactions.

Prior to founding MindWell NYC, Dr. Hutt was the Director of Parenting Services and the Young Adult Program at CBT/DBT Associates. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS), and her postdoctoral fellowship at CBT/DBT Associates. She participated in a multidisciplinary DBT consultation team and provided individual and group DBT to adolescents, young adults, and adults. Dr. Hutt additionally gained expertise in the delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to children, adolescents, young adults, and adults with various anxiety disorders (Generalized, Social, Panic, and PTSD) and depressive disorders.

Dr. Hutt earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in Clinical Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University, where she trained in outpatient clinics, schools, and medical settings. She received her B.S. from Cornell University in Human Development, graduating with honors.

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