Lucia Vail

Psychologist, PhD

Contact Info



  • Psychologist
    New York


Manhattan office
162 West 56th St., Suite 407
New York, NY 10019-3887
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Telephone: 917-842-5817

Brooklyn office
26 Court St, Suite 904
Brooklyn, NY 11242
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Telephone: 917-842-5817

Lucia Vail, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist with offices in midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York.  Dr. Vail practices individual, couple and group psychotherapy with adults.  She has been in private practice since 2005.  With extensive experience and advanced training in both the cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic traditions, Dr. Vail specializes in helping individuals who struggle in relationships, including those whose relationships tend to be stormy, those who feel lonely or isolated, and those who too often feel frustrated and disappointed by their interactions with others, including in past experiences of psychotherapy.  They may have histories of trauma or other early life stress, and may feel anxious and depressed.


Dr. Vail is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and has practiced it extensively since 2005, leading skills groups, helping to train junior colleagues, and using the techniques and principles in individual therapy. In addition, Dr. Vail has often worked with those who are ready to explore further how their early experiences may still be affecting their thoughts, feelings and actions.


Dr. Vail worked as a supervising psychologist for over 10 years in the Center for Intensive Treatment of Personality Disorders (CITPD) at Roosevelt Hospital (now Mount Sinai West), leading DBT and interpersonal process groups, conducting individual therapy and assessments, supervising psychology interns and participating in staff / team consultations. She follows an integrative model comprised of cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches.

Dr. Vail welcomes people from all backgrounds into her practice, believing that a close examination of cultural, religious, gender and other factors can illuminate a person's current ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.


Professional Education:

  • William Alanson White Institute EDCAS training progam for treating those with eating disorders, compulsions and addictions

  • Intensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) through BehavioralTech

  • VA Special Fellowship Program in Advanced Psychiatry and Psychology

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in AD/HD Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus

  • M.A., General Psychology, New York University

  • B.A., Barnard College of Columbia University


Credentials/Board Certification:

Licensed clinical psychologist (New York State)



Teacher of the Year award presented by St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center Adult Psychology Interns and Fellows, 2014