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Professional Statement

  • 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

  • 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.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • New York State Psychological Association
  • Obesity Society
  • Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society

Language Spoken

  • English