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Top-Rated CBT Therapist Hoboken

CBT is a proven therapy approach to manage negative thoughts and emotions.

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a common form of psychotherapy that focuses on helping individuals learn understand and change negative thought patterns and behaviors. By learning to address the behaviors and thoughts that cause emotions and actions, CBT helps individuals to develop healthier thinking and behavior.

CBT can treat a variety of issues, including:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Phobias

  • Eating disorders

  • Substance abuse

  • Sleep disorders

  • Chronic pain

  • Stress management


CBT's structured, goal-oriented approach has made it a popular choice for many therapists and mental health professionals, offering effective strategies for long-term improvement in mental well-being.

How can CBT help?

CBT can significantly improve mental health and overall well-being. It focuses on the interplay between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, CBT provides practical tools for managing and overcoming psychological challenges.

The potential benefits of CBT include:


Reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression


Improving emotional regulation


Enhancing problem-solving skills


Increasing resilience to stress


Promoting healthier relationships


Boosting self-esteem and confidence


Encouraging a more positive outlook on life


Providing coping strategies for dealing with difficult situations


Supporting long-term mental health maintenance

CBT's structured and evidence-based approach empowers individuals to make meaningful changes in their lives, fostering personal growth and lasting mental health benefits.

Why choose Anxiety and Behavioral Health Psychotherapy?

Choosing the right therapy provider is crucial for effective treatment and personal growth. Anxiety and Behavioral Health Psychotherapy offers specialized care tailored to your unique needs, ensuring a supportive and transformative therapeutic experience.

Reasons to consider working with us include:

Extensive clinical experience treating a wide range of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.


Comprehensive training from renowned institutions, ensuring expertise in anxiety management.

Focus on teaching clients to become their own therapists, empowering them with the knowledge and tools to understand and manage their anxiety independently.

Emphasis on exposure therapy, enabling clients to confront and overcome their anxieties rather than avoid them.

Commitment to helping clients develop long-term skills for sustained success post-treatment.

Compassionate and empathetic approach to ensure a comfortable and supportive therapeutic environment.

Our dedication to providing high-quality care ensures that you receive the best possible support on your journey to improved mental health and well-being. Clients find that, after successful treatment, they can live more fulfilling, broader lives and handle any new challenges or difficulties that may arise more effectively.

Meet Dr. Shmaya Krinsky | Hoboken CBT therapist

Dr. Shmaya Krinsky is a dedicated and experienced CBT therapist with a passion for helping individuals overcome anxiety. As a licensed psychologist and the founder of Anxiety and Behavioral Health Psychotherapy, Dr. Krinsky offers compassionate and effective care tailored to your unique needs.


Dr. Krinsky trained at the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology and completed a predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Anxiety in New York. He has extensive clinical experience treating a wide range of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Dr. Krinsky is well-equipped to help you achieve lasting change in everyday life through his specialized and empathetic approach.

  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist (PsyD)

  • License number: New Jersey-35SI00700800, New York-025376, Massachusetts

  • Education: Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

  • Specialty area(s): Anxiety Disorders, OCD

  • Years in practice: 7

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  • What is therapy, and how can it help me?
    Therapy is a process that helps people address emotional, behavioral, or relationship issues. It can be a safe and supportive space for exploring difficult feelings, learning coping strategies, and gaining insight into your experiences. Therapy can help you better understand yourself and your relationships, build resilience, and develop new skills to navigate life's challenges.
  • What types of therapy do you offer?
    We offer a range of evidence-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and exposure and response prevention (ERP). These approaches have been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and trauma-related disorders.
  • What should I expect during a therapy session?
    Therapy sessions are typically 45-60 minutes long and are conducted over telehealth. During your first session, your therapist will work with you to identify your goals and develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Subsequent sessions will focus on helping you build new skills, explore difficult emotions, and address specific challenges
  • What can I expect from the first therapy session?
    In the first session, we will work together to create a safe and supportive environment where you can share your concerns and goals for therapy. I will listen carefully to your reasons for seeking therapy and conduct a comprehensive assessment of the challenges you're facing. We will also discuss any questions you may have and begin to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs and goals. By the end of the first session, we will have established a solid foundation for our work together.
  • Is therapy confidential?
    Yes, therapy is confidential. Your therapist is legally and ethically bound to protect your privacy, and will only share information with others if you give them explicit permission to do so.
  • How long does therapy last?
    The length of therapy depends on your specific needs and goals. Some people may benefit from just a few sessions, while others may continue therapy for several months or longer. Your therapist will work with you to establish a treatment plan that meets your individual needs.
  • How much does therapy cost?
    Our therapy fees are determined based on the specific type of therapy required and the duration of each session. It's important to note that we do not work with any insurance panels. However, for the convenience of our clients, we offer a superbill that can often be utilized for reimbursement through various insurance plans. If you have any questions or wish to learn more about our fees and payment options, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
  • Does it matter where I live for virtual therapy?
    We are licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey, and are also a member of PSYPACT, allowing us to provide services to clients in over 35 states. You can take a look at the PSYPACT map to see if your state is part of this network, or feel free to reach out to us directly if you have any questions. (
  • How can I get started with therapy?
    Getting started with therapy is easy. Simply contact us to schedule a free phone consultation. During this consultation, you can learn more about our services and determine if we are a good fit for your needs. If you decide to move forward with therapy, we will work with you to schedule your first appointment.

More Hoboken CBT therapy resources

5 highly recommended Hoboken CBT therapists

1. Dr. Brendan Guarino


Dr. Brendan Guarino, PsyD, is a compassionate cognitive behavioral therapist specializing in OCD, anxiety disorders, and trauma. With seven years of experience, Dr. Guarino offers tailored, evidence-based care. Having worked alongside him, I can attest to his dedication and expertise in addressing OCD and related issues. He also supports First Responders and individuals looking for cognitive behavioral therapists to enhance sports performance, making him an excellent choice for specialized OCD and anxiety treatment.

  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist (PsyD)

  • License number: New Jersey-35SI00742800

  • Education: Felician University

  • Specialty area(s): Treating OCD, First Responders, Sports Performance, Anxiety

  • Years in practice: 7 years

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2. Dr. Stephen Scherer


Dr. Stephen Scherer is a highly skilled therapist specializing in OCD, trauma, BPD, and other mental health problems. Holding a Ph.D. in clinical health psychology from Virginia State University, Dr. Scherer brings over 11 years of experience to his practice. His compassionate, solution-focused therapy approach, along with extensive training in OCD, trauma, depression, and other disorders, makes him a trusted resource for those seeking lasting well-being.

  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist (Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology)

  • License number: New York- 022584, New Jersey- 35SI00735700

  • Education: Virginia State University

  • Specialty area(s): Anxiety, BPD, Depression, Trauma, Parent Coaching, Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)

  • Years in practice: 11


3. Dr. Rebecca Holczer


Dr. Rebecca Holczer, PsyD, is an exceptional therapist specializing in OCD, trauma, and anxiety. With twelve years of experience, she has a profound understanding of mental health challenges and its impact on overall emotional health and well being. Her evidence-based, personalized approach, combined with expertise in anxiety disorders and trauma, makes her an invaluable resource for individuals seeking specialized therapy for OCD.

  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist (PsyD)

  • License number: New Jersey-35SI00700800, New York-025376

  • Education: La Salle University, 2018

  • Specialty area(s): Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Trauma, Life transitions

  • Years in practice: 12


4. Shoshana Levie


Shoshana Levie, LCSW, specializes in OCD, trauma, and anxiety therapy, with nine years of experience. Her evidence-based and personalized approach, rooted in empathy and collaboration, creates a safe space for clients to explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Shoshana empowers clients to develop effective, coping skills and strategies, reduce anxiety, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth. Her compassionate guidance helps clients gain deeper insights and cultivate skills for managing mental health conditions effectively.

  • Credentials: Licensed Clinical social worker (LCSW)

  • License number: New Jersey- 44SC06211200; New York- 089127

  • Education: Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College 

  • Specialty area(s): Anxiety disorders; specific phobias; OCD

  • Years in practice: 9

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5. Ian Richmond


Ian Richmond is a dedicated mental health professional specializing in mental health issues for young professionals, couples, and individuals facing workplace challenges, anxiety, and ADHD during life transitions. With six years of experience, Ian offers a compassionate, tailored approach that emphasizes self-esteem, resilience, and positive transformation. From our collaborations, I've witnessed how Ian's expertise and empathy make him an excellent choice for those seeking guidance with any mental health condition.

  • Credentials: Licensed Professional Counselor(LPC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

  • License number: New Jersey-37PC00759300

  • Education: M.A. Mental Health Counseling Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology

  • Specialty area(s): Young professionals, Couples, Workplace Issues, Anxiety, ADHD

  • Years in practice: 6 years

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Achieve lasting change through CBT.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help you manage anxiety, depression, and other challenges by changing negative thought patterns and behaviors. With structured, goal-oriented sessions, you'll develop practical skills for long-term mental health improvement. If you're ready to take the first step towards a healthier, more fulfilling life, reach out for a consultation today. Let's work together to achieve lasting change.

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