Dr. Stephanie Dowd earned her doctorate in Clinical and School Psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. She earned her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco and her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at New York Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center and has been intensively trained in DBT through Behavioral Tech and is a Certified DBT Clinician, as approved by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification.


Most recently, Dr. Dowd was a clinical psychologist at the Mood Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute in NYC. Before joining the Child Mind Institute, she was Assistant Director at a private practice in New Jersey specializing in providing DBT to adolescents, young adults, and families. Dr. Dowd has been published in Psychiatry Research and has presented at international conferences on topics such as DBT, mindfulness, and family therapy. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Dr. Dowd has been featured in media publications, including US News and World Report, Teen Vogue, and Real Simple, and has appeared on Good Morning America.


Born and raised in Maine, but having lived in NYC since 2005, Stephanie likes to think of herself as a New Yorker with a Maine attitude at heart. She loves eating at fancy NYC restaurants but is hard pressed to find a better meal than a simple boiled Maine lobster at a picnic table overlooking the coast of Maine.