Grand Central Psychology
Professionals you can trust. Therapy that works.
We know how difficult it can be to find help when you need it most.
At Grand Central Psychology, we pair you with a seasoned clinician who will teach you tools that will have long-lasting effects on your overall mental health and wellbeing. You will work with a therapist who is committed to providing you with effective, evidence-based treatment.
We specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children, adolescents and adults. We work collaboratively with our clients to tailor therapy to fit their needs.
Grand Central Psychology was founded by Dr. Jessica Hirsh Weiss and Dr. Deborah Neft with a commitment to treating a diverse client population in both New York City and Westchester.
We look forward to collaborating with you.
jessica hirsh weiss, ph.d.
co-director and founder
(212) 696-1355, ext. 1
Dr. Weiss received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at McGill University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at St. John's University. She has previously worked in a number of private practice and hospital settings, including the Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy, the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, Beth Israel Medical Center, and Creedmoor Psychiatric Center. As a senior staff clinician at the Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy, she was a clinical supervisor of doctoral students from Columbia University, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Pace University, and Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has presented at several conferences on the topics of obsessive-compulsive disorder and major depressive disorder. She has also served as a faculty member at Hunter College, where she taught undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Weiss recently served as an Executive Communications Coach at Decker Communications, where she focused on women in leadership.
Dr. Weiss sees adults in her practice.
Carly Bosacker, Psy.D.
Dr. Bosacker received her Bachelor of Arts degree in child psychology from the University of Minnesota and her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Bosacker worked as a research coordinator
at Yale University. Her pre-doctoral fieldwork was at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and at the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute. Dr. Bosacker completed her pre-doctoral internship at MercyFirst, a residential treatment center for adolescents and young adults. She then worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Therapy West and Academics West,and went on to serve as the Director of Therapeutic Services at Therapy West. In her role at
Therapy West, she was a clinical supervisor to post-doctoral fellows and provided individual therapy to children, adults, and families. Dr. Bosacker has received extensive training in treating those who suffer from anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Dr. Bosacker sees adults and adolescents in her practice.
(212) 696-1355, ext. 3
Ilyssa KaplAn, PSY.D.
Dr. Kaplan received her Bachelor of Science degree in biobehavioral health from The Pennsylvania State University and her Doctor of Psychology in School-Clinical Child Psychology from Pace University. Throughout her training, Dr. Kaplan has had opportunities to work with infants, children, adolescents and adults from diverse backgrounds across a number of varied settings. Dr. Kaplan previously worked at New York City Children’s Center, where she provided children and adolescents with individual, group, and crisis intervention support. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Jacobi Medical Center, where she focused on health psychology and trauma intervention. Dr. Kaplan currently works as a school psychologist, where she provides individual and group counseling, classroom behavioral support, and parent and teacher consultation.
Dr. Kaplan sees children, adolescents and adults in her practice.
(212) 696-1355, ext. 701
Debbie neft, ph.d.
co-director and founder
Dr. Neft received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Brown University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Rutgers University. Prior to graduate school, she coordinated psychiatric research projects at Cornell Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Neft completed her pre-doctoral externship at the Children’s Anxiety and Depression Clinic at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and her pre-doctoral internship at Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After Dr. Neft completed her training, she worked as a post-doctoral fellow and senior staff psychologist at the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy where she received specialty training in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Dr. Neft previously served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU Child Study Center where she supervised child and adolescent psychiatry residents. She has published articles and presented at several conferences on the topics of depression, suicide, bullying and borderline personality disorder.
Dr. Neft sees adults and adolescents in her practice.
(212) 696-1355, ext. 2
Rivka Halpert, Psy.D.
Dr. Halpert received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Lander College for Women and her Psy.D. from Long Island University-Post. She completed her predoctoral internship at the New Jersey VA Medical Center, where she specialized in PTSD treatment and health psychology in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Stress and Anxiety Services of NJ, where she received specialized training in CBT for OCD, OCD-spectrum disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, adjustment disorders, and PTSD. Dr. Halpert combines traditional CBT with mindfulness-based approaches including elements of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She has published and presented on topics related to DBT in adolescents and young adults. Currently Dr. Halpert works on an inpatient unit at Columbia Presbyterian.
Dr. Halpert sees adults in her practice and is also licensed to practice telehealth in Florida. Click here for more information.
(212) 696-1355, ext. 4
Rebecca Lieberman, PSY.d.
Dr. Lieberman received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Brooklyn College and her Psy.D. from Long Island University-Post. She completed her predoctoral internship at Northwell Health's Zucker Hillside Hospital, where she was trained in providing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Lieberman also received specialized training in treating OCD at Zucker Hillside Hospital's OCD Center. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Zucker Hillside Hospital's Behavioral Health College Partnership and Early Treatment Program, with a focus on issues of emerging adulthood. Dr. Lieberman provides evidence-based treatment in a warm, empathic manner to adults and adolescents with anxiety, mood, personality, and trauma-related disorders.
Dr. Lieberman sees adolescents and adults in her practice.
(212) 696-1355, ext. 700
TAYLOR BRITVAN, LCSW
Taylor Britvan, LCSW received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Maryland and her MSW from Columbia University. Her graduate school field placements included work in both high school and college settings. Taylor has received extensive training in CBT and DBT, and instruction in the use of Motivational Interviewing. Since graduating, she has been providing individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults seeking support for a wide range of presenting problems, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, ADHD, and trauma. Utilizing various treatment modalities, Taylor's specialized clinical interests include bereavement, trauma, anxiety, depression, and OCD. In addition to her work at GCP, Taylor is working as a behavioral health supervisor at The Jewish Board, where she provides support to members of the community and supervises other individuals working in the mental health field.
(212) 696-1355, ext. 702
At Grand Central Psychology we provide individual outpatient therapy for adolescents and adults with a wide range of mental health issues. Typically, therapy sessions are once a week and last 45-50 minutes.
Below is a list of areas in which we specialize:
Depression, sadness, low motivation
Anxiety (general, social, phobias)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Interpersonal or Relationship Difficulties
Work/school related problems such as procrastination, attention difficulties, and poor time management
We also provide treatment for couples and families that typically aims to increase positive communication skills and support for one another and teaches strategies for effective problem solving and negotiation.
Below is a list of areas in which we specialize in couples/family treatment:
Parent and child conflict
Life transitions (e.g., new baby, retirement, empty nest)
We offer a range of fees at Grand Central Psychology. For more information,
please contact us at (212) 696-1355 or email@example.com
ABOUT cognitive behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a well-known psychological treatment that has been proven to be effective by a wealth of scientific research.
CBT is a structured, directive, and cost-effective approach to psychotherapy.
As CBT therapists, we work collaboratively with our clients to bring about symptom relief as well as positive life changes. This is accomplished by identifying and restructuring perceptions as well as by learning strategies to modify unwanted behaviors and manage stress and anxiety.
CBT can be short- or long-term. Many of our clients come in for weekly sessions for a few months and then come in less frequently as their symptoms decrease. Other clients choose to remain in therapy for longer periods of time and regularly set new goals.
For more information on CBT, please click here.
Workplace engagement begins with employee mental health and personal wellbeing.
Employees don’t check their personal lives at the door. In order to ensure that they are bringing their best selves to work, companies must address mental health needs, both in and out of the workplace.
Grand Central Psychology provides your organization with bespoke trainings, workshops and keynote speeches to support healthy, engaged and productive employees.
Our team of psychologists are experts in cognitive behavioral therapy, the gold standard in evidence-based treatment. They will teach your employees practical, effective, and hands-on skills that have been proven to significantly improve one’s mental health.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
Work/life balance and avoiding burnout
Increasing productivity and time management
Effective communication and managing difficult conversations
Covid-related anxiety and back-to-work stressors
We also offer specialized programs that address parenting issues, as family-related stress often affects the workplace.
Contact us today to discuss your organization's consulting needs.