Nicholas Crimarco, Ph.D. is an instructor of clinical psychology in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University. He also serves as a staff psychologist in the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety Related Disorders (CUCARD) Westchester. Dr. Crimarco specializes in the assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety, mood and disruptive behavior disorders across the lifespan. His research interests include the treatment and characterization of obsessive-compulsive disorder and the effects of head injury on athletes. Dr. Crimarco's dissertation was an investigation of the relationship between subconcussive head trauma and neurocognitive functioning for NCAA Division I athletes.
Dr. Crimarco received his B.A. in psychology and his M.S. in mental health counseling with distinction from Pace University. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Hofstra University. His clinical psychology internship was completed at the University of Michigan where he served as a clinician at the Mary A. Rackham Institute Psychological Clinic and the University Center for the Child and Family. Dr. Crimarco completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the Northwell Health Behavioral Health College Partnership. He is certified in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) by PCIT international and has received specialized training in several empirically supported treatments including: Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD (EX/RP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Parent Training, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Interpersonal and Social Rhythms Therapy (IPSRT).
Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated
- Adjustment Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Disruptive Behavior Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Mental Health
- Mood and Anxiety Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Disorder
- Relationship Problems
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Specific Phobia
- Stress Management
- Work-Related Stress
- Instructor in Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry)
- Psychologist at CUCARD-Westchester
- NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
- NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
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Credentials & Experience
Education & Training
- PhD, Hofstra University
- Internship: University of Michigan
- Fellowship: Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Zucker Hillside Hospital
Peer-Reviewed Research Publications in Print or other Media
Â· Schwartz, J. J., Crimarco, N. C., Bregman, Y., & Umeoji, K. R. (2013). An investigation of the functional significance of responses of the gray treefrog (hyla versicolor) to chorus noise. Journal of Herpetology, 47(2), 354-360.
Reviews, Chapters, Monographs, Editorials
Â· Crimarco, N. C. (2006). Just following orders in Abu Ghraib: As psychology views it. Transactions: Journal of the Society of Fellows.