Helping You Increase Your Authenticity, Power, & Effectiveness
Matthew Mandelbaum's style🎯 Direct 😃 Humorous 🐣 Out of the box
Why Matthew Mandelbaum chose to be in the helping profession
My life's trajectory has been clear from an early age. Back in kindergarten, my teacher astutely remarked, "Matthew will either be a rabbi or a psychiatrist." This observation stayed with me over the years, and as I matured, I found myself drawn to the field of psychology and mental health. The complexity of the human mind and the opportunity to support others on their journeys became my passion. With years of experience and training under my belt, I now focus on assisting individuals as they navigate their emotions and overcome the obstacles that come their way, empowering them to grow and heal.
Matthew Mandelbaum's approach
My approach is centered on establishing a strong therapeutic alliance with each client, combining support and validation with skill development to help them achieve their unique goals. Through personalized cognitive, social, and emotional interventions, I aim to empower clients to clarify their values and turn them into actionable plans, ultimately reducing suffering and enhancing their overall well-being.
I am committed to enhancing decision-making and problem-solving abilities, assisting clients in managing pain and suffering, and fostering resilience. My goal is to guide individuals on their journey toward becoming their authentic selves, capable of thriving in all aspects of life. My diverse clientele includes professionals in various fields such as business, healthcare, the arts, and education, as well as emerging adults and university students.
What you can expect from sessions with Matthew Mandelbaum
My practice encompasses both individual and group therapy modalities, providing clients with versatile options for their therapeutic journey. In one-on-one sessions, I engage clients in personalized treatment plans, tailoring interventions to their unique strengths and needs. By incorporating Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) techniques and a focus on teaching, learning, and entrepreneurship, I create an environment that fosters behavioral change and growth.
In group therapy settings, clients benefit from the power of shared experiences and collective support. The group dynamic allows for interpersonal learning and valuable insights gained from connecting with others who may face similar challenges. Within these groups, I facilitate the process of developing essential skills, such as effective communication, emotional regulation, and problem-solving, to enhance overall well-being and interpersonal effectiveness.
In both individual and group contexts, my therapeutic approach revolves around empowering clients to become adept problem-solvers, strengthening their resilience and self-efficacy. As we work collaboratively, my aim is to equip each client with the tools and insights needed to navigate life's complexities confidently, embracing challenges as opportunities for personal growth and success.
Matthew Mandelbaum's experience working with the Jewish community
I have had the privilege of working extensively within the Jewish community, gaining valuable experience and insights into the unique challenges and dynamics that may arise in this cultural context. This exposure has allowed me to tailor my therapeutic approach to better meet the needs of individuals from various backgrounds within the community. I deeply value cultural sensitivity and understanding, which helps foster a more meaningful and effective therapeutic relationship with my Jewish clients. Through this experience, I have been able to witness the resilience and strength of the individuals and families I work with, and I am committed to providing them with the support and tools they need to thrive.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Narrative Therapy
- Person-Centered Therapy
- Positive Psychology
People I work withAdults Elders (65+) Individuals Groups
Personal religious affiliationsConservative
Jewish community experienceExtensive
Where people can see me in personManhattan
19 W. 34th Street, New York, New York
18 years in practice
Licensed to work in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin
- Psychologist by NY 2014. License number 020910
- PhD Educational Psychology by Fordham University 2013
- Executive Certificate NonProfit Leadership by Fordham 2016
- MSEd General & Special Education by Bank Street College 2007
- MA Psychology by New York University 2003
- BA Economics by University of Pennsylvania 1998
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Phi Kappa Phi by , ,
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy 2 -Year Training by Linehan Institute 2015