Sameena Groves, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in CBT for children, adolescents, and adults. She is well-versed in assessment and treatment for anxiety, depression, and interpersonal problems.
Additionally, she teaches skills to help individuals, parents and families navigate difficult transitions such as beginning a new school or job, terminating a relationship, and having a child.
Dr. Groves was previously a Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine where she worked at the NYU Child Study Center. She has received specialized training in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), CBT, and family therapy. She has lectured on the topic of DBT for adolescents, and was a group leader and supervisor in the DBT program at the NYU Child Study Center. Although she does not currently offer DBT in private practice, she does incorporate many of the skills and concepts from DBT into her approach to treatment.
Upon completing her clinical internship in child and adolescent psychology at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Groves pursued a postdoctoral fellowship in the Institute of Anxiety and Mood Disorders at the NYU Child Study Center, where she gained additional training in treating selective mutism, depression, and a range of anxiety disorders. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and she received her BA from Yale University.
Dr. Groves has presented her research at professional conferences and provides talks and workshops to the New York community on topics such as transitioning to college, managing stress in the postpartum period, and improving communication in couples. As an adjunct faculty member at Yeshiva University and the NYU Child Study Center, Dr. Groves provides supervision to professionals in training. She is a member of the American Psychology Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.