Dr. Debra Rosenzweig

Dr. Debra Rosenzweig embraces the pursuit of deepening her own and her patients’ understanding of themselves.


She practices psychotherapy from a perspective informed by Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology, Buddhism, and Psychoanalysis. Always with ‘beginners mind’, Debra has been in advanced training programs since she obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University at Teachers College in 1998. She LOVES the process of developing relationships with her therapy patients and finds taking part in the process of change hugely gratifying.

Debra has extensively trained in Group and Couples Therapy, Relational Psychoanalysis, Mindfulness and Buddhist Psychology. She is also a dedicated yoga practitioner for the last 25 years. With a profound belief in the capacity for people to transform themselves and their lives, she helps people to overcome problems in their life by devising unique strategies they can use to work toward achieving their goals. She combines this type of work with guiding her patients toward mindfulness practices, including an emphasis on the Sisters of Mindfulness (Compassion, Forgiveness, Loving – Kindness, Gratitude, Acceptance and Service).

Debra is on faculty at the Clinical Psychology Department at Teachers College, Columbia University. She supervises doctoral students on their clinical work and taught and developed the courses, “Mindfulness in the Treatment of Addictions” as well as a course called “Practicum:   Mindfulness in Psychotherapy.”  She co-facilitates on line experiential process groups on Contemplative Psychotherapy Training for the Nalanda Institute as well. Debra is grateful for the many opportunities she has to pursue her passion– helping people to change their emotional, cognitive, behavioral and spiritual patterns in a lasting and meaningful way.


Debra received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a masters in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and her bachelors degree from Columbia College. She did postdoctoral training in the Relational Track at NYU’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; in Group and Couples work at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health’s Advanced Specialization Program and studied Buddhist Psychotherapy at the Nalanda Institute Program for Contemplative Psychotherapy.


It is exactly in the muddy waters that the lotus flower blooms.
— Thích Nhất Hạnh