Ethan E. Gorenstein, PHD

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Dr. Ethan Gorenstein is the Clinical Director of the Behavioral Medicine Program in Columbia University's Department of Psychiatry and Associate Clinical Professor of Behavioral Medicine (in Psychiatry). He specializes in cognitive-behavior therapy for the treatment of psychological problems in both children and adults, including generalized anxiety, phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, adjustment and relationship difficulties, eating disorders, anger problems, habit disorders (such as trichotillomania), and depression. He is the author of The Science of Mental Illness (Academic Press, 1992) and (with Ronald Comer) of Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology (Worth, 2014). His research is on cognitive-behavior therapy for the treatment of anxiety, depression, and anger. He has been a member of the editorial board of the journal Cognitive and Behavioral Practice since 2001.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Mental Health
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Problems
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Trichotillomania
  • Work-Related Stress

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Behavioral Medicine (in Psychiatry) at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

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  • Behavioral Health (Columbia University Employee Plan)

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Research Interests

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Selected Publications

  • Gorenstein EE: The science of mental illness, Academic Press, San Diego, CA, 1992
  • Gorenstein EE, Kleber MS, Mohlman J, DeJesus M, Gorman JM, Papp LA: Cognitive-behavioral therapy for management of anxiety and medication taper in older adults. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2005;13: 901-909
  • Gorenstein EE, Tager FA, Shapiro PA, Monk C, Sloan RP: Cognitive-behavior therapy for reduction of persistent anger. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice 2007;14: 168-184
  • Sloan RP, Shapiro PA, Gorenstein EE, Tager FA, Monk EC, McKinley PS, Bagiella E, Chen I, Steinman R, Myers MM, and Bigger JT: Cardiac Autonomic Control And Treatment of Hostility: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Psychosomatic Medicine 2010;72: 1-8
  • Gorenstein EE, Comer RJ: Case studies in abnormal psychology, Worth Publishers, Boston, MA, 2014