About Dr. Rachel Katherine Levy
Rachel Katherine Levy, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist providing expert mental and behavioral health care at offices in Bronxville, New York, and on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Prior to entering private practice full-time, Dr. Levy was a Research Scientist at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center where she researched the efficacy of leading treatment approaches for eating, mood and other disorders. She completed her APA-Approved post-doctoral internship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine with specialty training in the Anxiety and Depression Clinic. Dr. Levy was the recipient of a full scholarship and stipend for doctoral studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo, from which she received her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Dr. Levy graduated magma cum Laude from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Unlike most providers, who use a single approach (the one they learned in graduate school) to treat all patients, Dr. Levy’s clinical research career allowed her to develop expertise in multiple therapeutic modalities. Her training has also made her an expert at identifying the right treatment for each patient.
In addition to her training as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Levy is a long-standing student of ancient wisdom traditions. Many of these are now earning status as scientifically-validated treatment adjuncts. Meditation and mindfulness training, for example, cause observable changes in brain function, feeling, and behavior. As an adjunct to therapy, Dr. Levy may offer you meditation training or mindfulness-based stress reduction training (MBSR).
Some therapists encourage patients to remain in treatment for years or longer. Dr. Levy never extends treatment unnecessarily. She has found that for many people, working in time-limited chunks is more effective than open-ended treatment. In addition to her practice, Dr. Levy has served as a medical expert on television programs on NBC, Fox-on-Health, and the OWN network. In her spare time, Dr. Levy enjoys spending time with her sons, miniature dachshunds and cat, playing guitar, and trail running.