Sheau-Yan Ho, PHD

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Sheau-Yan Ho, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and licensed clinical health psychologist who provides direct clinical services to patients and families in the medical intensive care unit (MICU) and post-ICU course at CUIMC/NYPH. Dr. Ho specializes in behavioral medicine and coping with acute and chronic medical conditions. Her clinical interests include mood and anxiety disorders, trauma and stress-related disorders, adjustment to medical stressors, complicated grief, and perinatal/reproductive mental health. She is committed to integrated mental health in healthcare, interprofessional collaboration, and working with marginalized and underserved populations. Her approach to patient care is guided by multicultural and inclusive values and integrates evidence-based treatments such as acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and self-compassion therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, motivational interviewing, and meaning-centered psychotherapy.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Chronic Illness
  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Mental Health
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post Menopausal Problems
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Psychological Aspects of Infertility
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Problems
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Women's Mental Health
  • Work-Related Stress

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor in Medical Psychology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Female

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Insurance Accepted

Affinity Health Plan

  • Beacon Health - Behavioral Health

Amida Care

  • Beacon Health - Behavioral Health

Coventry Health Care

  • Coventry Health Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan


  • Special Needs


  • Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid Behavioral Health
  • Medicare Behavioral Health

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • The University of Vermont
  • Internship: VA Connecticut Healthcare System
  • Fellowship: VA New Jersey Health Care System


Selected Publications

  • Evans, M., Rohan, K. J., Ho, S., Howard, A., Dubbert, P. M., & Stetson, B. A. (2017). Exercise dimensions and psychological well-being: A community-based exercise study. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 11(2), 107-125.
  • Rohan, K. J., Rough, J. N., Evans, M., Ho, S., Roberts, L., Meyerhoff, J., & Roberts, L. (2016). A protocol for the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale for Depression: Item scoring rules, rater training, and outcome accuracy with data on its application in a clinical trial. Journal of Affective Disorders, 200, 111-118.
  • Rohan, K. J., Meyerhoff, J., Ho, S., Evans, M., Postolache, T. T., & Vacek, P. M. (2016). Outcomes one and two winters following cognitive-behavioral therapy or light therapy for seasonal affective disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 173, 244-251.
  • Rohan, K. J., Mahon, J. N., Evans, M., Ho, S., Meyerhoff, J., Postolache, T. T., & Vacek, P. M. (2015). Randomized trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy vs. light therapy for seasonal affective disorder: Acute outcomes. American Journal of Psychiatry, 172, 862-869.
  • Ho, S., Rohan, K. J., Parent, J. M., Tager, F. A., & McKinley, P. S. (2015). A longitudinal study of depression, fatigue, and sleep disturbances in women with breast cancer. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 49(4), 707-715.