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Behavioral Psych Studio is a private group psychology practice dedicated to providing effective, evidence-based treatment to people struggling with psychological or social issues in New York City.

Founded in 2015 by Dr. Stefanie Sugar, BPS offers comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)  & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adults, adolescents, families and couples. Built on a passion for science and our clients, BPS aims to empower people with tools to help them build resiliency and achieve their goals.

We believe everyone is different, and so our treatments are tailored to the needs of our clients.  Clients may do individual, group, or some combination of both at different times during their treatment. After an initial assessment, we will work with you to design a program that best fits your needs.


155 West 72nd Street                50 West 93rd Street

Suite 505                                      Suite 1C

New York, NY 10023                  New York, NY 10025


Please contact us at 917.497.2760 or email to schedule your first appointment.

During this crisis, we are still accepting new clients for both individual therapy and the DBT skills groups but have moved all operations online.  

Therapy is hard work.

Many people find that they are enthusiastic about starting therapy, but feel disappointed with the outcomes or are overwhelmed by the process. We believe that two of the key ingredients in successful therapy experiences are the right therapist and the right treatment. “Right,” in this case, means finding a therapist who you feel can listen and understand you.


When we meet, your therapist will conduct a thorough initial psychosocial evaluation to learn about your current issues, significant life events, past treatment experiences and goals. Together, you and the therapist will then discuss possible explanations for the issues bringing you into treatment and work to create a treatment plan that will help you create the life you desire. 


We believe that therapy is collaborative and adaptive, and treatment is not one-size-fits-all. As you progress in treatment, you and your therapist will continue to evaluate what is working and what is not to stay productive and targeting your treatment goals. BPS approaches therapy from the perspective that all people can create the lives they want to be living. We believe in the power of learning to accept one’s emotions and thoughts. From this acceptance, people find not only freedom from suffering, but also, more emotional and cognitive control.