Dr. Jessica Latack is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in women’s mental health, traumatic stress reactions, and mother-infant attachment. Her approach is compassionate, collaborative, and integrative. Dr. Latack has particular expertise in the treatment of PTSD, using evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Dr. Latack also received training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and dyadic psychotherapy with mothers and infants. In addition to these areas, Dr. Latack also works with adults to overcome fear and anxiety, improve mood, navigate life transitions, and improve their social relationships.
Dr. Latack earned her undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University. Dr. Latack completed her clinical psychology internship at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she completed an intensive rotation in reproductive mental health, treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADS). Dr. Latack completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Cognitive Therapy Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College, and also trained at the Motherhood Center of New York. In addition to the Women's Mental Health Consortium, she is also a member of the International Marce' Society for Perinatal Mental Health, the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology, and Postpartum Support International.
Dr. Latack is the founder of Central Park Psychological Services, her private practice near Columbus Circle, in Manhattan. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, and a supervising psychologist at The Motherhood Center of New York.