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Ori Shinar

308 East 38th Street, Suite 201, New York, NY 10016


Credentials and degrees:



Dr. Ori Shinar trained and earned his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University (Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology) on the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Campus. He attended the University of California, Irvine to earn a B.A. in Psychology. After graduate school, Dr. Shinar received his graduate clinical training at Cornell Cognitive Therapy Clinic at the Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan and interned at North Shore- Long Island Jewish Schneider’s Children’s Hospital. He followed up with an additional post-doctoral fellowship at LIJ for additional specialty training. Dr. Shinar has been able to publish in a variety of professional journals and made an appearance as a guest on The Dr. Oz Show as an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of nail-biting/skin picking. He specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for a variety of disorders including Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors like hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking, and nail-biting.

Treatment methods:

Cognitive Behavior Therapy CBT is a therapeutic approach that focuses on identifying thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are problematic and teaches individuals how to change these elements to lead to reduced stress and more productive functioning. An emphasis is placed on matching the treatment to the unique symptoms of the individual. I conduct a number of different treatment approaches for BFRBs that fall under the umbrella of CBT: habit reversal training (HRT) and comprehensive behavioral treatment (ComB). In addition, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) are two treatment approaches that may bolster the effectiveness of other cognitive behavior therapies that I employ.

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