Danielle Sterman, LMSW
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, I made aliyah to Tel Aviv with my husband and child in 2018. I earned my MSW from Columbia University’s School of Social Work where I was intensively trained through the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training program and lab under Andre Ivanoff, Ph.D. I currently specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), two evidence-based practices for treating a variety of clinical disorders.
At Modi’in Behavioral, I work with patients of all ages, co-lead our DBT skills groups, and participate in our weekly consultation team. As a clinician, I give my undivided attention to each of my clients as we work together to improve their daily lives and build a life worth living.
I received my bachelor's degree in psychology from New York University College of Arts and Sciences (Presidential Honors Scholar), and my graduate degree from Columbia University’s School of Social Work. I am licensed in Israel and the US.
In my training, I provided one-on-one counseling and psychotherapy to high school students at Frederick Douglass Academy II; lead group psychotherapy sessions at FEGS Bronx Pros, an outpatient mental health facility; and performed adolescent intakes and assessments as a counselor at The Door, a NY-based organization focused on empowering young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services. My extensive work with adolescents led me to appreciate the use of mindfulness in the treatment of a variety of mood and anxiety disorders. This appreciation fostered my interest in DBT, where mindfulness is a core component.
With regards to my expertise in DBT, before making aliyah, I had the opportunity to join Brooklyn Heights Behavioral Associates (BHBA), a DBT-focused private practice founded by Belinda Bellet, Ph.D. At BHBA, I co-led DBT skills groups, provided individual DBT sessions, and participated in BHBA’s adherent DBT weekly consultation team. I also worked with clients with significant emotional and behavioral problems, as well as personality disorders. Some of the complex behavioral issues I worked with included suicidality, self-harm, and substance abuse. Additionally, I completed Behavioral Tech’s DBT Intensive Training and Certification Program, and can provide DBT, CBT, exposure therapy, motivational interviewing, suicide risk assessment and protocol, and functional analyses.