Westchester Metro DBT

Individual and Group Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Westchester County and New York City

Who We Are

Dr. Marjorie Dermer and  psychology

Marjorie Dermer, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who received her doctorate in 1995 from the City University of New York. She works with adults, adolescents and children. In DBT, Dr. Dermer works with you to become more balanced by learning the skills you need to create the life you want to live. Some of the problems treated are: difficulties with emotion regulation, anxiety, depression, reproductive issues, loss, relationship issues, school issues, sibling issues, and parent-child conflict. Dr. Dermer has intensive training in DBT, CBT, play therapy, individual therapy, family, multi-family and group therapy. A solid foundation in psychodynamic theory underlies her work. She is a clinical supervisor at the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at City University of New York – Child Track and for the the Adult Psychology Fellowship at Mt Sinai – St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital.

Dr. Patricia Goodman

Dr. Patricia Goodman is both a clinical and school psychologist with extensive experience helping adults, teens and children who struggle with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse and behavioral disorders.  Training in DBT has added to her expertise in helping people effectively overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges in life.  DBT is a treatment that offers effective tools and strategies to enhance overall well-being for children, teenagers, families and adults who may be feeling overwhelmed or hopeless.  Parents often find that the DBT strategies help them to feel more confident and effective in coping with limit setting, defiance and other complex behavioral and emotional issues with their children.  Dr. Goodman will help you determine the best course of treatment for the struggles you are facing. For more information, please visit her website.


Dr. Julie Satz has over twenty years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children and couples. She often works to help people manage depression and anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, self-harm, disordered eating and issues related to learning disabilities. She is intensively trained in DBT which encourages the development of skills to regulate emotions, manage crises, and improving relationships.  DBT therapy incorporates daily self-monitoring, identifying ineffective or self-destructive patterns and learning healthier coping strategies. DBT helps to identify and develop new ways of managing the stresses of daily living that we all face. Dr. Satz has a pragmatic, nonjudgemental and interactive style and works with you toward your own  goals. For more information on Dr. Satz, visit her website here.