Sally E. Riggs

Psychologist, DClin, Psy, MA, (Oxon)

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Sally E. Riggs, DClin, Psy, MA, (Oxon), Psychologist in Brooklyn
(347) 658-1042 Website

Sally E. Riggs

Psychologist, DClin, Psy, MA, (Oxon)


Location

NYC CBTp
142 Joralemon St
Suite 5F
Brooklyn, New York 11201
(347) 658-1042
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

NYC CBTp
17-19 West 45th St
Suite 907
New York, New York 10036
(347) 658-1042

Are you hearing voices or having other unusual experiences, and is this causing you intense anxiety, depression, or interfering with achieving your goals? Do people accuse you of being paranoid when really they are at fault? Or are you concerned for a loved one, who seems to be experiencing these things and you don't know how to help? I avoid using labels, unhelpful diagnosis or judgment. I have helped hundreds of people with psychosis overcome their distress and achieve their goals, without shame or stigma. I approach the treatment of psychosis from a person centered, recovery oriented perspective.

I do not believe that you are sick, wrong, or bad. And I will work to help you achieve your goals while maintaining your sense of yourself and personal identity. I am an expert in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis with 17 years of experience working in both London and the US.

I am the Founder & Director of NYC CBTp, a private practice dedicated to providing this therapy in NYC. Dr. Stephen M. Smith, PhD and Dr. Jenna H. Marshall, PhD are also fully trained and experienced in this approach, and work as part of our team. See our website for info.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: 018926 New York

Finances

  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Empire BlueCross
  • GHI
  • Medicare
  • Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of London / DClinPsy
  • Year graduated: 2005
  • Membership: Academy of Cognitive Therapy / Diplomate and certified member
  • Member Since: 2015

Location

NYC CBTp
142 Joralemon St
Suite 5F
Brooklyn, New York 11201
(347) 658-1042
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

NYC CBTp
17-19 West 45th St
Suite 907
New York, New York 10036
(347) 658-1042
Specialties
  • Psychosis
Issues
  • Hearing voices Unusual experiences
Mental Health
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Categories
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • CBT for psychosis
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Professional Connections

Dr. Daniel Hoffman, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Daniel Hoffman, PhD, ABPP
Psychologist Colleague, known for 7 years
Elizabeth Cobb, LCSW, ACT
Elizabeth Cobb, LCSW, ACT
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 7 years
Dr. Michael Combs, MD, MPH
Dr. Michael Combs, MD, MPH
Psychiatrist Colleague, known for 7 years
Hans Marselis, LCSW
Hans Marselis, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 6 years
Dr. Deborah Siegel, PhD
Dr. Deborah Siegel, PhD
Psychologist Colleague, known for 1 years
I had the pleasure of working and collaborating with Dr. Riggs at Kings County Hospital Center, where we were both supervisor psychologists. Dr. Riggs is a compassionate and intelligent person who aims to empower her patients with skills and techniques that directly address their most difficult concerns. She has a gift in helping others understand the complexity of mental health issues, and helping them cope with their difficulties in a down-to-earth, personable manner.
Dr. Daniel Hoffman, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Daniel Hoffman, PhD, ABPP
Psychologist Colleague, known for 7 years
I have worked with and admired Dr. Riggs for the past 4 years. I find her to be an accessible clinician with astute observations and assessments. I recommend her strongly, having observed her application of CBT for psychosis to be successful.
Hans Marselis, LCSW
Hans Marselis, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 6 years
Dr. Daniel Hoffman, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Daniel Hoffman, PhD, ABPP
Psychologist Colleague, known for 7 years
I had the pleasure of working and collaborating with Dr. Hoffman at Kings County Hospital Center where we were both supervising psychologists. There are many people in New York City and on this website who claim to be trained in or know how to do CBT. Dr. Hoffman is one of the rare few who can actually back that claim up with cutting edge training and research experience, years of practical experience, and now a board certification to prove it. He is also another rarity in that he is dual trained to work with both adults and children. Anyone looking for a therapist in Queens in incredibly lucky that he has chosen to set up his practice in a local neighborhood, providing access to truly evidence based treatment right in the borough.
Dr. Michael Combs, MD, MPH
Dr. Michael Combs, MD, MPH
Psychiatrist Colleague, known for 7 years
I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Combs since 2011 when he was Unit Chief of the unit that I joined as a psychologist at Kings County Hospital Center. He is not only an expert pharmacologist, but he has a wonderful ability to relate to his patients, understanding their individual difficulties, and helping them deal with them humanely and respectfully. He has extensive experience and expertise in public health care, which has given him a great sensitivity to issues of diversity, including, but not limited to, the issues faced by those in the LGBTQ+ or African American community. He is also now undertaking advanced Psychoanalytic training, and is on his way to becoming an extremely skilled psychotherapist and analyst. Simply put, he is one of the best psychiatrists you will have the opportunity of working with.

Links

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Last Modified: 23 Jun 2018
Sally E. Riggs, DClin, Psy, MA, (Oxon), Psychologist in Brooklyn

Sally E. Riggs

Psychologist, DClin, Psy, MA, (Oxon)