Avital Falk, PhD

Avital Falk, PhD Specialties: Child and Adolescent Psychology

Avital Falk, PhD
Specialties: Child and Adolescent Psychology
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About Avital Falk, PhD

Dr. Avital Falk completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she received research and clinical training in evidence-based interventions for children, adolescents and adults. She has received numerous awards for her research, including the Norma and Seymour Feshbach Doctoral Dissertation Award and, as the recipient of the UCLA Clinical Psychology Training Program's Scientist Practitioner Award, Dr. Falk has contributed multiple publications and presentations on clinical research.

Dr. Falk completed her clinical internship training at the NYU Child Study Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. She has trained in multiple settings spanning inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient psychotherapy, and additionally has worked with a number of treatment modalities, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT). Following her internship year, she completed a year as a postdoctoral fellow at Weill Cornell Medical College, where she joined the Youth Anxiety Center to work with emerging adults in addition to children and adolescents. She founded the Intensive Treatment Program (ITP) for OCD and Anxiety and is currently the Director of the Weill Cornell Pediatric OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program (POCAT).

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital


  • Anxiety

  • Behavior Therapy

  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

  • Depression

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Panic Disorder

  • Parent Education

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Selective Mutism

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Social Anxiety Disorder

  • Specific Phobia

  • Trichotillomania