Mitchell Flaum, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Director pf Brooklyn Psychological Services, is a clinical psychologist with a broad range of experience working with adults, adolescents and children. He provides individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy services, as well as psychological and neuropsychological evaluations.
Dr. Flaum's clinical approach involves the integration of cognitive-behavioral therapeutic strategies, along with the expressive arts therapy modalities. Areas of expertise include mood disorders, stress-related disorders, the addictions, and behavioral medicine. He is the author of two books, entitled, " Mind over Matter: Using Your Head to Manage Your Weight", and "How Sweet It Is: Living & Learning From Diabetes".
Dr. Flaum holds a BA from Yeshiva University, New York, and an MA and PhD from Fordham University, New York.
Cory Head, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in conducting psychological, neuropsychological, and psychoeducational evaluations as well as providing individual and group psychotherapy with adults and children. Dr. Head's areas of special interest include conducting psychological testing and treatment for individuals with mood disorders, personality disorders, and severe mental illness.
Dr. Head is primarily trained in supportive and psychodynamic psychotherapy, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. She has extensive experience performing IQ testing with children, neuropsychological testing with medical patients, and has worked as a testing supervisor for psychology graduate students. She also has experience assessing and treating adults with severe mental illness in individual and group psychotherapy. She has conducted research on emotional intelligence, the effects of the therapist's own emotional experiences on the therapeutic relationship, the effects of nicotine on symptoms of schizophrenia, and NIH-funded research on the neuropsychological side effects of medications for HIV and Hepatitis C.
Dr. Head received her BA with honors in Psychology from Yale University, where she graduated magna cum laude. Dr. Head received her MA and PhD from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. She completed her internship at North Central Bronx Hospital in Bronx, NY. Dr. Head is also enjoying her post-doctoral work here at Brooklyn Psychological Services. She is a member of the North American Society for Psychotherapy Research and the American Psychological Association.
H. Cynthia Lin, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in behavioral medicine and the treatment of mood disorders (i.e., anxiety and depression) and maladaptive behaviors in children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Lin's approaches are primarily rooted in Cognitive-Behavioral theory, incorporating empirically supported techniques and principles from Positive Psychology in treatment.
Dr. Lin has a wealth of experience through serving diverse populations at different clinical settings. She conducts psychological, psychoeducational, and health assessments, as well as provides empirically supported treatment for youths, adults, and families with a spectrum of psychosocial issues and relationship difficulties. In her work, Dr. Lin practices clinical principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, and Systematic Family Therapy.
Dr. Lin received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, where she worked as a research assistant for Dr. Marsha Linehan who developed Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Lin obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida and completed her clinical training in New York City. She was the recipient of the outstanding early career presentation award presented by the American Psychological Association, Division 38. Dr. Lin is also a member of the American Psychological Association and Asian American Psychological Association.
Kayla Bodnar, M.S., is a counselor trained in marriage and family therapy. She is passionate about working with children and their families, and has been doing so for more than 7 years. Her experience as an early childhood educator and special education counselor has given her the knowledge that comes when working with and advocating for children with autism and special needs. Her past position as a residential counselor has given her experience in working with individuals who are recovering from eating disorders, addiction, severe trauma, depression, anxiety, and attachment disorders, and dual diagnosis. After receiving her B.S. in psychology from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, she went on to receive her masters from Nova Southeastern University with a specialization in marriage and family counseling. Kayla is proud to be a part of Brooklyn Psychological Services.