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About Us

If you are reading this you probably want to overcome your fears and live a better life. You probably also know that living with anxiety can feel overwhelming, so congratulations on taking the first step. Together we can learn how to not only overcome fear, but to thrive.

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About Dr. Aaron Tropper

I began treating OCD in 2011, as a doctoral student at Hofstra University’s PhD program in Clinical Psychology. in Long Island, NY. In the intervening years I continued to focus on the treatment of OCD. I have been affiliated with the Northwell Health OCD Center, for most of that time: first as a student clinician, later as staff psychologist, and most recently teaching doctoral students as Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at the Donald & Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Along the way it has been my privilege to be mentored and taught by leading scholars in the field of anxiety, OCD, and OCPD.
 
My formal education, however, is surpassed in importance by what I have learned over the years from my patients. People struggling with anxiety and OCD tend to be empathic, sincere, resilient, and understanding,  not to mention intelligent, analytical, and thoughtful. These are some of the strengths that help them overcome their anxiety in service of a better and more fulfilling life. 
 
My clinical practice also focuses on the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders. I am owner and founder of Five Towns CBT, in Cedarhurst, NY, and the co-founder of New Jersey OCD & Anxiety Treatment Services, in Lakewood, NJ. I focus my practice on adolescents and adults, and hold a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University.

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About Dr. Yaakov Abramovitz

If you are looking for professional help, there is a good chance that you have been feeling out of control: overwhelmed by your own behaviors and feelings, your relationships, and life’s many stressors. Using principles and skills drawn from Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I strive to help clients learn more about their underlying values, sense of self, and interplay between beliefs, actions, emotions, and physiological responses. When individuals can make sense of themselves and their own behaviors/reactions, they can begin to develop the necessary skills to make meaningful changes. I look forward to helping you find a way to take back control of your life and deepen your relationships.

 

I completed my doctorate (PsyD) in Clinical and School Psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. During my pre-doctoral internship at Hofstra University’s counseling center, I gained proficiency in short-term evidence-based treatments for a wide variety of presenting concerns, including: OCD, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, and relationship issues. My prior trainings included inpatient and outpatient treatment at LIJ’s Zucker Hillside Hospital with adults and college students struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), suicidality, and self-injury; post-traumatic stress recovery for adolescents in JCCA’s residential treatment center in Westchester; and school-based consultation, assessment, and therapy for elementary- and middle-school-aged children at Yeshiva of Central Queens (YCQ). I consider my experiences and ability to connect with individuals across the lifespan to be my greatest strength as a clinician.

Insurance Panels

Five Towns CBT is not an in-network provider for any insurance plans. We can provide you an invoice which you may be able to submit for reimbursement under your plan benefits.

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