Hello and welcome to my practice. Thank you for taking the time to read my personal statement. I am a licensed psychologist providing consultations and evidence-based treatment(individual and group) for children, adolescents, and adults in the New York Metropolitan area. The majority of my practice is dedicated to the treatment of: depression, worry, stress, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, sexual dysfunction, body image concerns, and eating disorders. My therapeutic approach is cognitive-behavioral, and I offer Alive Biofeedback Training for patients in search of relaxation techniques.
A portion of my practice is dedicated to the treatment of sustained weight loss. I offer a goal-oriented program to help patients assess the advantages of weight loss and behavioral change, select a sensible diet and exercise routine, confront emotional eating, and prepare the environment so it is more compatible with their lifestyle.
Consistent with the scientific literature, my experience has been that many patients benefit from a weekly, structured CBT (cognitive-behavior therapy) group. Group offers a therapeutic experience which cannot be replicated in individual therapy. Important to note, group appeals to individuals with a range of self-improvement goals. Assertiveness training is a key component to this group, as is problem solving and goal-setting. Please note that group sessions are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:15 pm.
Many health insurance policies will provide some coverage for "out of network" mental health treatment. I will do my best to help facilitate this by providing you with any information and receipts you may need to receive reimbursement.
Please note that it is my policy to have a 5-10 minute phone conversation with all new patients.
Education & Training
Yeshiva University, PhD in Clinical Psychology
New York University (Master’s)
University of Colorado, Boulder (Bachelor's)
Awards and Publications
Kolzet, J., Yuan, J., Shabsigh, R. (In press). The obesity epidemic and sexual health and functioning. In B., Bartlik, G. Espinosa, J. Mindes (Eds.), Integrative Sexual Health (pages pending). New York, NY: Weil Integrative Medicine Library of Oxford University Press.
Kolzet, J., Quin, H., Zemon, V., Tyry, T. Marrie, R.A., & Foley, F.W. Predictors of Body Image Related Sexual Dysfunction in Men & Women with Multiple Sclerosis. Sex & Disabil, 33, 63-73.(2015)
Bartlik, B., Kolzet, J., Ahmad, N., Parveen, T., & Alvi, S. (2009). Female sexual health. In M. Legato (Ed). Textbook of Gender Specific Medicine, (pp. 400- 407). New York: Elsevier Science.
Bartlik, B., Kolzet, J., Parveen, T., & Ahmad, N. (under review). Sexual history taking for healthcare practitioners: The MUST ADDRESS Model. Journal of Family Medicine.
Berman, L., Hartmann, D., Demas, D., Kolzet, J., Grow, K., Roth, S., & Wagenknecht, M. (under review). The relationship between women’s genital self-image & sexual function. Journal of Sex Research.
Kolzet, J. & Inra, M. (2011). Other risk factors for coronary heart disease. In R. Allan (Ed). Heart & Mind: The Practice of Cardiac Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Bartlik, B., Striar, S., Cabral, C., & Kolzet, J. (2009). Essential information about the use of erotica for sexuality educators & clinicians. In E. Schroeder, J. Kuriansky (Eds.). Sexuality Education: Past, Present, & Future, (pp.194-207). Connecticut: Praeger Publishing.
Bartlik B., Fox T., Kolzet J., & Stingle S. (2006, Spring). I think I can, I think I can: A guide to healthy female sexuality. Sex week at Yale University: The Magazine, an undergraduate publication in partnership with The Yale Herald, 1.