Jennifer L. Taitz, Psy.D. ABPP,
is board certified in cognitive behavioral therapy by the American Board of Professional Psychology and a Diplomate in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Taitz is one of the first psychologists to merit Linehan Board Certification in DBT. Dr. Taitz is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York and California. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York University and earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Yeshiva University’s program at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Taitz completed fellowships at Yale University School of Medicine and at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Taitz served as the director of the DBT program and as a senior supervising psychologist at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York for close to a decade prior to her recent move to Los Angeles.
Dr. Jenny Taitz is the author of End Emotional Eating: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Cope with Difficult Emotions and Develop a Healthy Relationship to Food, an award-winning popular audience book on managing emotions to eat mindfully and live flexibly. Most recently, inspired by her clinical work and research, Dr. Taitz is thrilled to share her new empowering book, How to be Single and Happy: Science-Based Strategies for Keeping Your Sanity While Looking for a Soul Mate.
Dr. Taitz believes the ideal therapist is validating, transparent, and practical. She is attentive, collaborative and responsive, offering life coaching services to a select number of clients.
Dr. Taitz teaches her patients tangible tools to get “unstuck” based on scientific research within a nonjudgmental, supportive environment. As an intensively trained Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) therapist, Dr. Taitz incorporates mindfulness, acceptance, and motivational enhancement with traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Dr. Taitz has extensive expertise in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and finds meaning in helping individuals practice willingness to commit to their values by gaining distance from thoughts and behaviors that get in the way of meaningful actions.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
In addition to treating a diverse range of problems such as depression, generalized anxiety, eating disorders, panic disorder, specific phobias, social anxiety, and borderline personality disorder, she also provides psychotherapy to patients with medical problems and chronic pain. Dr. Taitz has compassion and understanding for young adults struggling in academic settings with perfectionism, procrastination, inattention, anxiety, eating disorders, loneliness, avoidance, and substance use. In addition, Dr. Taitz has expertise in helping individuals navigate life transitions, relationships, career changes, and aging. Her research has focused on the efficacy of a self-administered mindfulness intervention and mechanisms of change in mindfulness treatments.
Dr. Taitz is a founding board member of the New York City Association for Contextual Behavior Science. She serves on several committees within her participation in the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and maintains membership in the Association for Contextual and Behavior Science (ACBS), Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT), and American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Taitz is DBT certified by the Linehan Board of Certification.