Dr. Tamar Gordon, PhD
Dr. Tamar Gordon is the founder and clinical director of Tamar Gordon Psychology, LLC. Dr. Gordon is a NYS licensed clinical psychologist and an expert in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Dr. Gordon received her MA and PhD in clinical psychology from St. John’s University in 2005. She received her B.A. in psychology from Harvard University, graduating with honors, and spent two years working at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) studying seasonal depression. Dr. Gordon completed her two year post-doctoral fellowship training at the NYU Child Study Center.
Dr. Gordon has served as an adjunct faculty member at both Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, and Columbia University Teacher’s College, teaching CBT to graduate students in clinical psychology. She has been a supervisor at a major mental health clinic, an expert consultant on trauma treatment to the United States Veteran’s Association, and is an active member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, The International OCD Foundation, and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.
Dr. Gordon enjoys sharing her knowledge of mental health and has provided webinars on children’s mental health for Torchlight.care as well as webinar training on treating adult survivors of childhood abuse to Kurtz Psychology Consulting in NYC and for The Center for Anxiety in Brooklyn. She has been interviewed about OCD and children for the New York Times and Vogue magazine, given a mindfulness talk to the Working Mother Media conference, and trained dozens of Veteran’s Administration employees through the training platform she helped write with her mentor Dr. Marylene Cloitre. She currently spends most of her working time at her private practice in New York City, and most of her personal time raising her two rambunctious sons.
Jason Duncan, PhD
Dr. Jason Duncan is a licensed clinical psychologist. He uses cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based approaches to help adults and adolescents with a wide range of difficulties. Dr. Duncan specializes in using structured CBT to treat depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, insomnia, and anger management. He also enjoys working with individuals struggling in relationships, as well as helping those grappling with impulsivity and interpersonal conflicts.
Dr. Duncan received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University in 2014. Previously, he earned his B.A. in psychology from Syracuse University in 2008, where he won multiple psychology department awards. He completed his clinical training at Patton State Hospital, in California, and Central Regional Hospital, in North Carolina. Prior to practicing in Westchester County and Manhattan, Dr. Duncan conducted psychological assessments for the State of Washington.
Dr. Duncan was born and raised in Westchester County. He is excited to be back in the New York area, and working at Tamar Gordon Psychology, LLC. In his spare time, Jason enjoys weightlifting, playing club sports, and drinking a lot of good coffee.
Licenses: NY, CT, NC, WA
Professional Memberships: American Psychological Association, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Teresa Leyro, PhD
Dr. Teresa Leyro is a licensed clinical psychologist, and tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology Program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She is an expert in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and related disorders in adolescents and adults. Her primary orientation is cognitive-behavioral, with additional implementation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy components informed by her intensive training and provision of care with the UCSF DBT for Adolescents and Young Adults Program during her clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship.
Dr. Leyro completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Vermont in 2012. She previously earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Education at Colby College in 2004, followed by a two-year position at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders where she worked for Dr. Michael Otto. Her clinical internship and post-doctoral training were completed at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
She has received numerous grants and awards for research and training from NIDA and is the recipient of training awards from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. She is currently serving as the Chair of the American Psychological Association’s, Society of Clinical Psychology, Continuing Education committee. Dr. Leyro’s current research at Rutger’s focuses on identifying underlying cognitive-affective and biological risk for co-occurring anxiety and substance use.
Dr. Leyro enjoys working with a wide range of clients at Tamar Gordon Psychology, LLC, including helping people with OCD, trauma, phobias, and depression, and helping teens cope with the many stressors of growing up today.