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Dr. Rachel L. Hutt, Ph.D.

Dr. Hutt is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Clinical Supervisor at Yeshiva University and a Visiting Scholar/Clinical Psychology Supervisor at Columbia University. Dr. Hutt is also a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York State Psychological Association, 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 MindWell NYC, Dr. Hutt was the Director of Parenting Services and the Young Adult Program at CBT/DBT Associates. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University, where she did training in outpatient clinics, schools, and medical settings. She received her B.S. from Cornell University in Human Development, graduating with honors.

Dr. Hutt 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 to children, adolescents, young adults, and adults with various anxiety disorders (Generalized, Social, Panic, and PTSD) and depressive disorders.


Dr. Jessica A. Renz, Psy.D.

Dr. Renz has participated in, consulted to, and co-led trainings for DBT teams and has provided individual and group DBT to adolescents, young adults, and adults. Dr. Renz completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Northwell Health and her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the college counseling center of Rutgers University, where she provided individual and group treatment, crisis assessment and intervention services, and outreach to a diverse campus community. Dr. Renz completed externships at Northwell Health's adolescent Eating Disorder Day Program, Kings County Hospital, and the counseling center of Hunter College. Dr. Renz is an active member of The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and is part of a global mentoring community called Infinite Family that provides web-based mentoring to South African teens as part of an effort to increase access to support and life skills.

Prior to founding MindWell NYC, Dr. Renz worked as Coordinator of Postdoctoral Training at a practice in New York City where she provided mentoring and supervision to postdoctoral fellows. She earned her M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University-Post, M.A. from New York University in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Psychology from University of Florida.


Dr. Rebecca B. Skolnick, Ph.D.

Dr. Skolnick serves as an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York State Psychological Association, Academy for Eating Disorders, and the New York Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation. She has several research publications and presentations related to anxiety disorders and eating disorders. Her dissertation research investigated the effects of a mindfulness-based instruction on anxiety and fear tolerance during an exposure procedure for claustrophobia.

Prior to MindWell NYC, Dr. Skolnick served as a staff psychologist and Director of the Eating Disorders Program at CBT/DBT Associates in New York City. Dr. Skolnick completed an externship and pre-doctoral clinical internship at Northwell Health (f.k.a. North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital’s Zucker Hillside Hospital), with rotations in the adolescent Eating Disorder Day Program, DBT adult outpatient clinic, adolescent inpatient unit, and geriatric partial hospital program. Dr. Skolnick also completed an externship and post-doctoral fellowship at CBT/DBT Associates working as an individual CBT and DBT therapist for adults, as well as a DBT skills group co-leader. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University, M.A. in Psychology in education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and B.Sc. from Tufts University.


Dr. Rebecca Berger, Ph.D.

Prior to joining MindWell NYC, Dr. Berger was a Staff Psychologist at SUNY Geneseo where she provided individual and group therapy to college students, supervised doctoral and masters level psychology students, and helped to develop campus policy regarding medical leave of absences and suicide prevention. Within her role at the counseling center, she specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). In addition, Dr. Berger was engaged in her own private practice in the Rochester, NY community.

Dr. Berger is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the American Association of Suicidology, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. Dr. Berger earned her B.A. at SUNY Geneseo in Psychology and Communicative Disorders and Sciences. She obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University. Dr. Berger has presented research related to anxiety disorders and exposure therapy for stuttering. Her dissertation research investigated the impact of therapist self-disclosure on the outcome of exposure therapy. Dr. Berger completed externships at Hofstra University’s Student Counseling Services as well as the Northport VA Medical Center. She completed her APA-accredited internship at the University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center and is a licensed psychologist in NY state.


Dr. Arielle Freedberg, Psy.D.

Prior to joining MindWell NYC, Dr. Freedberg was a Senior Staff Psychologist at CBT/DBT Associates where she supervised postdoctoral fellows and externs in CBT and DBT. She has also supervised NYU psychiatry residents in CBT. Dr. Freedberg completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) Counseling and Psychological Services, and her postdoctoral fellowship in college mental health at Sarah Lawrence College Health Services. She earned her M.S. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, where she researched post-traumatic growth and resilience as well as identity conflict. Her dissertation research focused specifically on the identity conflict experienced by Orthodox Jewish women who also identified as feminists. Dr. Freedberg earned her B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University where she graduated Magna cum laude.  

Dr. Freedberg has completed specific trainings in postpartum mood disorders through Postpartum Support International, as well as a ten month postgraduate course in fertility counseling led by two leaders in the field, Sharon Covington, LCSW and Linda Applegarth, Ph.D. She is an active member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, The Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and Postpartum Support International.     


Dr. Monica Ierardo, Ph.D.

Dr. Ierardo serves as an Adjunct Professor at Long Island University-Post. She is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association. She has presented research on providing DBT at a university training clinic and her dissertation research investigated the effect of psychoeducation on disorder knowledge, self-awareness, self-esteem, and social behavior in adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Dr. Ierardo completed her pre-doctoral internship at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. She completed externships at the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Nassau University Medical Center, and at the college counseling center at Hofstra University. She is CBT trained and has delivered group and individual treatment for mood disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, substance abuse, and PTSD.  Additionally, Dr. Ierardo has participated in a multidisciplinary DBT consultation team, co-led a multifamily DBT skills group, and provided individual DBT therapy to adults. Dr. Ierardo earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from Hofstra University and her B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University.