Elena Mayville, PhD

Elena Mayville, PhD Specialties: Psychology, Couples Therapy

Elena Mayville, PhD
Specialties: Psychology, Couples Therapy
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425 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10065

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  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource

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About Elena Mayville, PhD

Dr. Mayville received her B.A. in psychology from Stanford University, where she conducted research in emotion regulation in children and adults. She then received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Yale University. While at Yale she studied emotional expression and regulation from the perspectives of clinical psychology and social psychology, and her clinical work centered on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotion Regulation Therapy, and couples and family therapy.  She completed her predoctoral internship and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Cornell Cognitive Therapy Clinic at the Weill Cornell Medical College / New York Presbyterian Hospital. In addition, she has trained in systems approaches to therapy at the Ackerman Institute for the Family.  Dr. Mayville uses strategies from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help people manage their symptoms and accomplish their goals. She specializes in treating people with depression and anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, adjustment disorder, and social anxiety disorder.  Dr. Mayville also treats couples and people with relationship issues and has worked with people at all stages of relationships, from those having difficulty initiating close relationships, to couples transitioning into marriage, to families coping with long-standing communication problems. Her approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness- and acceptance-based therapies, and family systems therapy to help people find relief and understanding.  Dr. Mayville takes an integrative and systemic approach to therapy and carefully considers how multiple systems – including culture, family, biology, and identity – contribute to a person’s strengths and challenges. She believes that since people are experts in their own experiences, treatment is most successful when patients and therapists collaborate to plan and personalize treatment to the patients’ specific goals. For an appointment with Dr. Mayville on the Upper East Side or Downtown, please call (212) 821-0714.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital


  • Anxiety

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy

  • Couples Therapy

  • Depression

  • Relationship Problems

  • Social Phobia

  • Specific Phobia