Sally E. Riggs (she/her)

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I am a licensed psychologist with 20 years experience in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis, and the Founder & Director of NYC CBTp.

Psychologist in New York, NY

About My Clients

Are you hearing voices, music, or sounds that other people cannot hear? Do you see visions, flashes, blinding light or geometric figures? Do you have feelings on or just beneath your skin like bugs crawling? Or any other unusual perceptual experiences? Are you experiencing intense fears that others may be watching or talking about you, or that people in your life are not loyal or trustworthy? Is this causing you intense anxiety, depression, or interfering with achieving your goals?

My Background and Approach

I avoid using labels, unhelpful diagnosis or judgment. I have helped hundreds of people with psychosis overcome their distress and achieve their goals, without shame or stigma. I approach the treatment of psychosis from a person centered, recovery oriented perspective. I do not believe that you are sick, wrong, or bad. And I will work to help you achieve your goals while maintaining your sense of yourself and personal identity.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

At NYC CBTp we take a normalizing approach to psychosis. I believe strongly that the beliefs and experiences commonly regarded as symptoms of psychosis are in fact highly understandable reactions to life events such as trauma, rather than a medical or biological condition requiring treatment solely with medication or hospitalization. In the US this often means that people experiencing psychosis have also often been through injustice, discrimination or segregation. I am firmly committed to reducing the stigma associated with these unusual experiences and to offering people access to evidence based treatments in a private practice setting, as a way of reducing this discrimination.

Techniques I Use


Issues I Treat

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 23 years of practice
  • Languages: English

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