Dr. Lisa Botticelli

Dr. Botticelli aims to help patients achieve a higher level of self-understanding and continue to cultivate their strengths, while fostering self-efficacy and a sense of agency.

Dr. Lisa Botticelli is a pre-licensed psychologist who recently joined the team of providers at Ilana D. Rosenberg, Ph.D. & Associates. She provides psychotherapy to adults and adolescents and conducts psychological assessments. Her clinical work focuses on the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, personality disorders, and substance abuse. She is also undergoing additional training in the domain of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs).

As a client-centered, integrative therapist, Dr. Botticelli’s approach draws largely from relational, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic therapies. She believes in the importance of developing a warm, genuine, and empathic space in order for the therapeutic process to begin. She aims to help patients achieve a higher level of self-understanding and continue to cultivate their strengths, while fostering self-efficacy and a sense of agency. Dr. Botticelli also emphasizes the integration of multicultural theories in helping to understand each client’s sociocultural context.

Her research has involved explorations of the impact of treatment for blood cancers on body image and sexual functioning, emotional labor experienced by egg (oocyte) donors, family planning issues, and gendered experiences of depression. Her doctoral dissertation explored factors contributing to physician depression and suicide.

Background Information:
Dr. Botticelli graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. She holds an M.A. in General Psychology and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The New School for Social Research. She recently completed her pre-doctoral internship at North Central Bronx Hospital.

She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds and with wide-ranging diagnoses. She incorporates dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) skills and mindfulness-based techniques to fortify the capacity for distress tolerance. With regard to substance use issues, she utilizes a harm reduction approach and prioritizes meeting the client where they are in their recovery and healing journey.

During her clinical training, Dr. Botticelli has worked across various levels of care and in a range of contexts, including dual diagnosis inpatient work at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, outpatient counseling at Brooklyn College Personal Counseling Center and The New School’s Counseling Center, inpatient/outpatient assessment at BronxCare Hospital System, and outpatient individual and family therapy at Mount Sinai Morningside’s Adult Outpatient Clinic and Psychiatric Recovery Center.

She has extensive experience facilitating process groups as well as mindfulness and other skills-based groups with young and older adults. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Botticelli has taught introductory psychology and gender courses at Hunter College and at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). She also has served as an executive functioning and organizational skills tutor for adolescents in the New York City Metropolitan Area.