Erica M. Chin, Ph.D.

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Erica M. Chin, Ph.D. is one of the co-founders of Behavioral Health Associates of North Jersey and a licensed clinical psychologist. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety, depression, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Dr. Chin has advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness-based interventions for depression and anxiety. Dr. Chin served as the Director of Psychology for the Columbia University Irving Medical Center- New York Presbyterian Hospital (CUMC/NYP)- for the Adult and Child Outpatient Behavioral Health Services and Associate Director of Clinical Services in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She previously served as the Director of Psychology at the Child Day Unit of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, a clinical research unit for children and adolescents with OCD, anxiety, and depression as well as the Director of Assessment at NYPH/ CUMC. Dr. Chin served as the clinical director and developer of the Uptown HUB a program focused on the launching and empowerment of young adults.  

Dr. Chin received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University and her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers University, specializing in family therapy and infant parent therapy. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Columbia University Medical Center at which time she joined the faculty at the university.

As a teacher, Dr. Chin serves as an Associate Professor in Medical Psychology in Psychiatry- Columbia University Medical Center and is a clinical supervisor to the psychiatry residents and fellows at Columbia and psychology trainees. She received the Teacher of the Year Award, presented by the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows of CUMC, Class of 2011. She is a frequent lecturer and workshop instructor on Cognitive Behavioral Treatments and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for depression, anxiety, and non-suicidal self-injury. Dr. Chin has also frequently lectured on the use of evidence based assessment at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.