Shira Kelin, PhD

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Dr. Shira Kelin is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Dr. Kelin specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She works with children, adolescents, emerging adults, and adults presenting with a range of difficulties, including depression and mood, anxiety, trauma, suicidality and self-injurious behavior, and personality disorders. Dr. Kelin has provided individual and group therapy in multiple settings and across levels of care, including outpatient and residential facilities, and partial hospitalization programs. She has also supervised psychology trainees at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, where she served as Adjunct Professor.

Dr. Kelin received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School at Yeshiva University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care in Newark, New Jersey. Subsequently, she served as a postdoctoral fellow and staff psychologist at the Center for Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, where she provided CBT and comprehensive DBT to adolescents and adults. Her years of training include Foundational Training in DBT through Behavioral Tech.

She currently serves as a clinical psychologist at the Columbia Day Program, where she facilitates group-based treatment and supervises clinical trainees.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Group Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Specific Phobia

Academic Appointments

  • Instructor in Psychology (in Psychiatry)

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Female

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Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

CHP Student Health


Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Behavioral Health (Columbia University Employee Plan)

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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