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CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
DR. MARGARET SALA

Evidenced-Based Therapy in Greenwich, Darien, Westport, Westchester, and Surrounding Areas in Connecticut and New York

About

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Connecticut (License #4100) and New York (License #024694) holding a part-time private practice and an Assistant Professor Position at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University, where I am the Director of the Mindfulness, Eating Disorders, and Acceptance Lab (MEAL) and conduct treatment development research (click here to learn more about my lab). I have over 7 years of experience researching and practicing evidenced-based treatments, have published over 40 scientific publications and authored over 35 presentations at scientific conferences. I have also received grant funding from the National Science Foundation and the American Psychological Association. My research informs my clinical practice. 

Education

I graduated with honors in Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill and earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. I completed my psychology internship at the Connecticut VA Healthcare System. I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Drexel University Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science Center, an interdisciplinary center focused on obesity and disordered eating. I also received clinical training at the Texas Health Presbyterian Eating Disorder Program, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center for Medical Psychology, North Texas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and The Anxiety and Depression Research Center at SMU. Check out my CVI am also a native Spanish and Russian speaker (I am originally from Ukraine and grew up in Argentina) and can provide therapy in Spanish and Russian.

Therapy Approach

My style is warm, relaxed, authentic, and practical. I follow a collaborative and personalized treatment approach by carefully tailoring evidence-based psychotherapy (EBPs). EBPs are treatments that are based directly on scientific evidence from several large-scale clinical trials, involving thousands of patients and have been shown to reduce symptoms. I have extensive training in several EBPs, and draw from mindfulness-based treatments (MBSR, MBCT, MBRP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I am also trained in exposure therapy for anxiety disorders and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD. I also received training in Family Based Treatment (FBT) for adolescents with eating disorders from Stanford University. I am passionate about making EBPs accessible to more people. I provide both in-person and Zoom therapy. 

Personal

On a personal note, I live in Riverside, CT. I am a mom to an 8 year old girl and a 3 year old boy, who keep me on my toes and are also the greatest joys of my life. I love spending time with family and friends, exploring the tri-state area, doing yoga, practicing meditation, spinning, running, traveling the world, and reading.

 
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CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
DR. COREY ROOS

Evidenced-Based Therapy in Greenwich, Darien, Westport, Westchester, and Surrounding Areas in Connecticut and New York

About

I am an Assistant Professor at Yale School of Medicine, as well as a licensed clinical psychologist in Connecticut (License #003934) offering evidence-based therapy via telehealth (i.e., Zoom-based video calls). In my role as a Yale Professor, I conduct research on digital treatments (i.e., smartphone apps) for psychiatric disorders. Much of my research focuses on treatments for individuals who have difficulty managing emotions, including individuals with substance use disorders, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. I have published over 50 scientific articles and have received federal grant funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH). Overall, I am passionate about both research and clinical practice.

Education 

I earned my B.A. in Psychology at Stonehill College and received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of New Mexico. I completed both my psychology internship and  postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University. For more information on my training experiences, download my CV.

Therapy Approach

I offer evidence-based psychotherapy in a flexible, personalized, and compassionate way. First and foremost, my role is to provide compassionate support for you as a person—this means being empathic, genuine, warm, collaborative, and supportive at all times. Compassionate support provides the foundation for our work together, which may focus on three core areas. These include:


1. Developing Awareness and Understanding

  • Developing greater insight into yourself and the problems at hand

  • May involve a variety of activities, such as:

    • Sharing your story and expressing your feelings

    • Diagnostic interviews and questionnaires

    • Self-tracking your symptoms and behaviors

    • Psychoeducation about mental health

    • Exploring your identity and strengths as a person

    • Mindfulness training to enhance self-awareness


2. Making an Action Plan

  • Discussing your preferences and goals for therapy

  • You and me collaboratively developing an action plan

  • Building motivation to put in the hard work involved in therapy

  • Getting in touch with your values and what motivates you


3.  Skills Training

  • Learning and practicing science-based skills for improving your life

  • We may focus on a range of skills depending on your needs and preferences. These may include:

    • Mindfulness

    • Cognitive Reframing

    • Problem Solving

    • Exposure and Response Prevention

    • Self-Compassion

    • Self-Soothing

    • Active Communication

    • Goal Setting

    • Positive Activity Planning

    • Lifestyle Management


I flexibly draw from a variety of evidence-based, scientifically-validated approaches when focusing on these three core areas. I am trained in multiple evidence-based treatment approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy (MBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioral Activation (BA), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I provide therapy for a wide range of problems and conditions, including alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use disorders, anxiety and depression, chronic stress, PTSD, chronic pain, and eating disorders. Of note, I only provide individual therapy. I do not provide couples therapy or family therapy. However, if it would be helpful, partners or family members may occasionally join therapy sessions. Finally, currently I am only offering therapy via telehealth (i.e., Zoom-based video calls).

Personal

I currently live in New Haven, CT with my wife and our 9-month daughter (and also our dog and two cats). I grew up in Branford, CT.