Kimberly E Kleinman, PsyD

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Kimberly E. Kleinman, PsyD, is a senior psychologist and assistant professor within the department of Pediatric Psychiatry at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Kleinman also has a private practice in Westchester (Irvington), NY. Dr. Kleinman specializes in the evaluation and treatment of mood, anxiety and behavioral disorders in children, adolescents and young adults. Specifically, she provides intervention in evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy – Level One Trainer (PCIT), Habit Reversal Training (HRT) and hypnotherapy. Dr. Kleinman also offers group and individual based Parent Management Training, and family therapy emphasizing a family-based approach.

In addition to providing evaluation and intervention, Dr. Kleinman works closely with families, schools and the Washington Heights community by combining her interests in well-being and positive psychology with behavior modification, preventative interventions and dissemination. Dr. Kleinman is the team lead for the grant funded Family Youth Development Program which offers a three-tiered model to prevention and intervention in under-served schools in New York City. Dr. Kleinman is also committed to the training of new clinicians and supervises doctoral-level clinical psychology trainees in evidence-based treatments.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Academic Appointments

  • Instructor in Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry)

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


  • Spanish


  • Female

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MEd, 2009 Bilingual School Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • PsyD, 2013 Clinical Psychology, James Madison University
  • Internship: 2013 Bellevue Hospital and New York University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 2014 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons


Selected Publications

  • Henriques, G., Kleinman, K., & Asselin, C. : The nested model of well-being: A unified approach. Review of General Psychology 2014;18(1): 7-18
  • Kleinman, K., Asselin, C., & Henriques, G. : Positive Consequences: The Impact of an Undergraduate Course on Positive Psychology. Psychology 2014;5(18): 2033-2045
  • Kleinman, K. & Saigh, P. : The effects of the good behavior game on the conduct of regular education in New York City high school students. Behavior Modification 2011;35(1): 95-105
  • Helweg-Larsen, M., Harding, H.G., & Kleinman, K.E..: Risk perception of dating violence among college women: The role of experience and depressive symptoms. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology 2008;27(6): 551-571