Dr. Stefanie Sugar is the Director and Founder of BPS. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University and her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx and externships at Bellevue Hospital’s Intensive Personality Disorders Program.
Most recently, Dr. Sugar was a staff psychologist at Evidence Based Treatment Center of Seattle, specializing in providing CBT and DBT to adolescents, adults, couples and families, before joining the staff at Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She is a Clinical Faculty Member at the University of Washington, providing DBT supervision to graduate students in Dr. Marsha Linehan’s Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, and a Clinical Supervisor at both the Teacher’s College of Columbia University in NYC and Lenox Hill Hospital. She is also a member of the American Psychological Association, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Born and raised on bagels and coffee in NYC, Stefanie spent three years in Seattle and learned to love the rain, even better coffee, and a city that is charmingly stuck in 1995. But she couldn't stay away, and returned to NYC with her co-parent and slightly emotionally dysregulated shepherd mix, Fatsy. She is now both the proud mother of a five-year-old boy named Bear and two cats named Frank.