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Dr. Stiritz is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. 

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About  Dr. Rebecca Stiritz

Dr. Stiritz provides evaluation and therapy for children of all ages with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, eating disorders, as well as stress and adjustment difficulties related to family stressors such as divorce and remarriage, loss of a parent, sibling or family member, chronic medical conditions, family relocation, and school transitions. Dr. Stiritz is experienced in the use of treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), as well as supportive, insight–oriented Psychodynamic Therapy, mindfulness and stress management techniques. Parent guidance, education, and school consultation is offered as an integral part of a child’s therapy. 

Dr. Stiritz has extensive experience working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders including bipolar illness, phobias, panic disorder, substance abuse, and eating disorders. She has expertise in treating high conflict couples and families encountering divorce and family restructuring, or significant family stressors. Co-parenting guidance and coordination is provided for families with divorce. 

For couples with significant relationship issues, who may be contemplating divorce, Dr. Stiritz offers Discernment Therapy (DT) in which she is certified. DT is a way for couples to examine their options before making a final decision about divorce. It is most appropriate for couples in which one partner is leaning towards preserving and repairing the relationship, and the other is leaning towards ending it. DT differs from traditional marriage counseling in that the goal is not to solve problems in the relationship, but to determine whether problems can be solved. The process is short-term in nature, and involves individual and couples sessions. Couples can expect to gain clarity and confidence about the next steps for their relationship, as well as a deeper understanding of what has contributed to the breakdown of the marriage including their own role in that process. Understanding one’s own contribution to the problems in the relationship is critical to the success of potentially repairing the current relationship, as well as to the success of future relationships should the current one end. 


  • B.A., cum laude Washington University 1992 

  • M.S.W. Columbia University 1994 

  • Psy.D. Yeshiva University 1999 

  • Clinical Pre-Doctoral Internship, Lenox Hill Hospital, NY, NY 1998-1999 

  • Clinical Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Lenox Hill Hospital, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Center, 1999-2000 


  • Senior Staff Psychologist, Lenox Hill Hospital Psychiatry Outpatient Center

  • Clinical Supervisor, Lenox Hill Hospital Psychiatry Outpatient Center 

  • Consulting Psychologist, Wilkens Center for Eating Disorders, Greenwich, CT 

  • Professional Memberships 

  • American Psychological Association 


  • Licensed Psychologist State of Connecticut 

  • Licensed Psychologist State of New York 

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