ABCT | Find a CBT Therapist | Member Details | Sally Elizabeth Riggs

Degree: Clin. Psych D
Organization: NYC CBTp
Member Type: Full Member
Phone: 646-868-8396
Business 1 Address: 142 Joralemon St, Suite 5F, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Business 2 Address: 17 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
Affiliation Address: 17 West 45th Street, Suite 907, New York, NY 10036
Country: United States
Licensed In: NY
Licensed Since: 12/15/2010
Area of Specialty: Bipolar Disorder, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Schizophrenia, Staff Training
  Population Served: Adolescents (13-17), Adults (18-64), Families
Insurance: AETNA, BLUE CROSS / BLUE SHIELD, CIGNA, MEDICARE, Out of Network Insurance Provider
Practice Philosophy:

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. This means I do not believe that you should feel that you are sick, wrong, or bad. I will not work to change who you are, but rather I 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 16 years of experience working in both London and the US at Central and North West London Foundation NHS Trust, St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust, University of Pennsylvania, Horizon House inc and Kings County Medical Center. I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology at Royal Holloway, The University of London in the UK in 2005. I moved to the US in 2008 and have worked in both Philadelphia and New York City in both academic-community partnerships and in public health care settings. I also have many years experience teaching and training other mental health professionals in CBT.