Dr. Michelle Maidenberg

About Dr. Maidenberg


Michelle P. Maidenberg, Ph.D., MPH, LCSW-R maintains a private practice in Harrison, NY where she works with individuals, families, and couples. She works with children age 8 and above, adolescents, teens, and adults. Michelle is the Co-Founder and Clinical Director of “Thru My Eyes”, a nonprofit 501c3 organization that offers free clinically-guided videotaping to chronically medically ill individuals who want to leave video legacies for their children and loved ones. She is also adjunct faculty at New York University (NYU) teaching a graduate course in Mindfulness Practice.

Michelle is a Board of Directors member at The Boys & Girls in Mount Vernon. She is a member of the American Red Cross Crisis Team and serves on the Board of Directors of the Westchester Trauma Network (WTN) in Westchester NY. Children First, an institute at Fordham University whose mission is to support mental health professionals in delivering excellent care for children and families, presented Michelle with an Award of Appreciation of Service.

Michelle received her Ph.D. from Yeshiva University, her Master’s in Clinical Social Work from NYU, her Master’s in Public Health from Hunter College, and attended a two-year training program in Marital and Family Therapy at SUNY Health Science Center. She is a Certified Group Therapist through the American Group Psychotherapy Association and a Diplomate and certified member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Michelle has advanced training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Structural Family Therapy, Mindfulness, and is a Level II trained Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist.

Michelle is the author of the book Free Your Child From Overeating: 53 Mind-Body Strategies For Lifelong Health. Her book guides practitioners, parents, and kids and teens through mind-body strategies that help kids and teens develop life-long healthful behaviors. Michelle is a blogger for Psychology Today. She is a contributing editor of GROUP, the journal of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society. She has also published in varied professional journals and was quoted in The New York Times, the Daily NewsFitnessWoman’s DayParents, and many other publications.

Michelle is a consultant and trainer on a variety of mental health and health related topics. Michelle is dedicated and invested in health and mental health advocacy.


  • Maidenberg, M. P. (2016). Childhood, Adolescent, and Teen Obesity: Recommendations for Community Initiatives In The Central Harlem Community. Health and Social Work, Accepted publication. Upcoming May 2016.
  • Maidenberg, M. P. (2016). Free Your Child From Overeating: A Handbook for Helping Kids and Teens. 53 Mind-Body Strategies for Lifelong Health Using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness. Upcoming March 2016.
  • Maidenberg, M. P. (2014). Childhood and adolescent obesity: Recommendations for a growing problem in the Central Harlem community. Health and Social Work. In Review.
  • Maidenberg, M. P., & Sweifach, J. (2009). Haitians and HIV/AIDS: Fortifying a stronger community. Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services: Policy and Practice.
  • Maidenberg, M. P. (2004). Ethics: Asserting myself: Do I dare? Competence & confidence as a new social worker or student. The New Social Worker, 11(3), 4-5.
  • Maidenberg, M. P. (2004). Considerations in supervision: Conducting child sexual abuse survivor groups. The Clinical Supervisor, 22(2), 81-97.
  • Maidenberg, M.P., & Matich-Maroney, J. (2003). Beginning generalist social work skills: Arriving at common definitions and methods of assessment.
  • Maidenberg, M. P. (2003). Adult learning model: A guide to teaching techniques in social work.
  • Maidenberg, M. P. (2003). Advocacy and assertiveness training for social workers.
  • Maidenberg, M. P., & Heft-Laporte, H. (July, 2002). Continuing education: Evaluating, assessing & meeting the needs of our members. Currents of the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, 45(8), 4, 9.
  • Maidenberg, M. P., & Golick, T. (2001). Developing or enhancing interdisciplinary programs: A model for teaching collaboration. Professional Development in Social Work: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, 4(2), 15-24.
  • Maidenberg, M. P. (September, 2001). Why participate in continuing education? Currents of the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, 14(1), 1, 8.
  • Westchester Group Works

    Westchester Group Works (WGW) was developed to provide the community with a center for group therapy.

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  • Thru My Eyes

    Dr. Maidenberg’s Foundation,
    Thru My Eyes, a non-profit organization creates video legacies at no cost in the comfort of a person’s home.

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