OUR TEAM

 

TANYA BANNISTER, PH.D.

is the Director of Cognitive Therapy for Women Psychological Services, a cognitive-behavioral specialty practice for the treatment of women’s mental health issues.  Dr. Bannister is committed to multicultural competence, and CTWPS is committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for our diverse female clientele. Dr. Bannister maintains a subspecialty treating reproductive-related mood disorders as well. She is a New York State licensed psychologist, received her doctorate from Columbia University, and her postdoctoral training at the Cognitive Therapy Clinic of Weill Medical College of Cornell University.  Dr. Bannister has focused predominantly on the psychology of women in her career and has had strong success using cognitive therapy to treat the diversity of women’s mental health issues, as well as supporting clients in career thriving as an executive coach.    Dr. Bannister has been an active member of the Women’s Mental Health Consortium since its inception in 2002. 

 

CAROLINE DUNLOP, PSY.D.

is a Staff Psychologist and Training Director at Cognitive Therapy for Women Psychological Services. She is a New York state licensed psychologist, and has also worked as a licensed psychologist in London, England. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, studied clinical psychology at New York University, and received her doctorate degree from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. Dr. Dunlop has a particular interest in treating the unique psychological needs of women, including reproductive-related mood disorders, postpartum depression and anxiety, work-family balance issues, and relationship struggles.  She is a member of the Women's Mental Health Consortium in New York City.  

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Ayelet Boussi, Ph.D.

is a Staff Psychologist at Cognitive Therapy for Women Psychological Services. She also completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship here at CTWPS. She received her doctoral degree from Long Island University – Brooklyn, and undergraduate degree in psychology from Barnard College.  In Dr. Boussi’s hospital and clinical work in New York City, she has helped women through significant life transitions.  She is especially interested in supporting women in transforming their relationships, and learning skills to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety.  Dr. Boussi is a member of the Women’s Mental Health Consortium in New York City.

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Victoria felix, Ph.D.

is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Cognitive Therapy for Women Psychological Services. She is a native New Yorker, and received her doctoral degree from Louisiana Tech University in Counseling Psychology. Through her work experience in a variety of settings, including hospitals, college counseling centers, and mental health clinics,  Dr. Felix has tailored her roles to focus on women’s health.  She is particularly passionate about working with women on relationship issues, traumatic experiences, mood disorders, and problems arising from perfectionism.

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Basha Silver, Psy.D.

is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Cognitive Therapy at Cognitive Therapy for Women Psychological Services. She received her undergraduate degree from Colgate University and her doctoral degree from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. Dr. Silver has worked in a variety of settings in New York City, including college counseling centers and hospitals. She is particularly interested in supporting women through life transitions, navigating relationship concerns, alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety, and helping patients with compulsivity issues.

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DANA SERINO, PH.D.

is a Clinical Fellow at Cognitive Therapy for Women Psychological Services. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, her M.A. in the Psychology of Education at Teachers College, and her B.S. in Psychology from Saint Thomas Aquinas College in New York. Dr. Serino has focused on women’s mental health professionally, and was a longterm research coordinator on a study assessing perinatal depression at Columbia Presbyterian. In her doctoral training, she also held a year-long externship at the Women’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Unit at New York Presbyterian Hospital.  Dr. Serino  is completing a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology elsewhere, and she is particularly interested in treating women during pregnancy and the postpartum period, the treatment of anxiety and depression, and improving executive functioning skills in women.