Kathleen Camacho, PSYD
Kathleen Camacho, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and families. Dr. Camacho utilizes cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and family system approaches to treat a wide range of presenting problems, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, family conflict, suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors. Additionally, Dr. Camacho has expertise in providing behavior management training to parents and caregivers in order to enhance the parent-child/teen relationship while effectively setting limits. Lastly, Dr. Camacho is committed to acknowledging and understanding the diversity of lived experiences and tailors treatment accordingly.
Dr. Camacho received her undergraduate degree from New York University, with a major in psychology. Prior to earning her doctorate in School-Clinical Child Psychology at Yeshiva University, she obtained a master's degree in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at NYC Health and Hospitals Center/Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center where, working across the lifespan. She received additional training at the postdoctoral level at NYU Child Study Center, where she received advanced training in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in addition to working with youth with chronic medical conditions within the pediatric integrated behavioral health program.
Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Specific Phobia
- Instructor in Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at CUMC
- NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
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Yeo, A. J., German, M., Wheeler, L., Camacho, K., Hirsch, E., & Miller, A.L. (2020). Self-Harm and Self-Regulation in Urban Ethnic Minority Youth: A Pilot Application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 23(3), 127-134.
Camacho, K., Ehrensaft, M.K., Cohen, P. (2012). Exposure to intimate partner violence, peer relations, and risk for internalizing behaviors: A prospective longitudinal study, Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 27(1), 125-141. dol: 10.1177/0886260511416474