Kathryn L. Bleiberg

Psychologist, Ph.D.

Contact Info



  • Psychologist
    New York


New York, NY 10065
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Telephone: 646-962-2820

Dr. Bleiberg is a clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian where she has a private practice, teaches and consults in the Payne Whitney Women’s Program.  She provides short-term and long-term psychotherapy to individuals and couples for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and interpersonal difficulties related to a variety of stressors (e.g. life transitions, interpersonal conflict, bereavement, trauma).  Dr. Bleiberg specializes in the treatment of difficulties arising during and after pregnancy, following pregnancy loss, and during the transition to parenthood.  She is one of the founding members of the Women’s Mental Health Consortium. 

Dr. Bleiberg provides a one-time seminar for expectant and new parents called “The Birth of a Parent: Navigating the Transition to Parenthood.”   In this seminar, she educates individuals and couples about how their lives may change when they become parents and how these changes can make them feel, and she provides strategies for managing these changes.  Dr. Bleiberg also clarifies myths about postpartum mood disorders.    

 Dr. Bleiberg is an expert in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), a time-limited, empirically-grounded treatment that focuses on the relationship between current mood and interpersonal functioning.  She has assisted in the adaptation of IPT for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, grief following miscarriage, depression during pregnancy, and borderline personality disorder.  She has authored several book chapters and peer-reviewed papers about IPT. 


Bleiberg, KL & Markowitz, JC (2014).  Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression. In D. Barlow (Ed.), Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders (5th ed., pp. 332-352). New York: The Guilford Press.  

Bleiberg, KL (2012). Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Peripartum Depression. In JC. Markowitz and MM. Weissman (Eds.), Casebook of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (pp. 224-242). New York: Oxford University Press.

Bleiberg, KL, Markowitz, JC. Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. The American Journal of Psychiatry 2005; 162: 181-183

Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center
315 East 62nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 646-962-2820
Email: klb2003@med.cornell.edu