Meet the Team

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Dr. Jaime Coffino is the Director of the Coffino Center for Eating, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders in New York City. She opened the Coffino Center because she wanted to provide high-quality evidence-based treatment and personalized care to patients.

 

Dr. Coffino earned a Master of Public Heath degree from Columbia University and doctorate in clinical psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York. During her PhD training, she completed a predoctoral fellowship specializing in eating disorder treatment at Yale University and a clinical psychology internship within the behavioral medicine track at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. 

Dr. Coffino would describe her therapy approach as empathetic, direct, and skills-based. Her flexible approach utilizes cognitive behavioral therapies including dialectical behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy to help patients meet their treatment goals. 

Dr. Coffino is a research fellow at NYU Grossman School of Medicine in the Department of Population Health. For more information on her research please click here

Jaime Coffino, PhD, MPH
Founder/Director
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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Rachel Luba, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Rachel Luba earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Throughout her training, Dr. Luba learned to deliver empirically supported psychotherapies across a range of settings and populations, with emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). 

 

She approaches clinical work in an adaptive, client-focused manner and works to set and meet treatment goals in an effective, yet flexible manner.  She completed her predoctoral internship at Stony Brook University Consortium Internship Program and is currently a T32 postdoctoral research fellow in the division on Substance Use Disorders at Columbia University and the NY State Psychiatric Institute. 

 

Dr. Luba has extensive research experience in the development and treatment of substance use disorders.

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Dr. Bragg is an assistant professor in the Department of Population Health at the NYU School of Medicine and has a joint appointment at the NYU School of Global Public Health. Her research examines how the food environment contributes to diet-related illness, especially among adolescents.

 

Dr. Bragg's clinical expertise includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She works collaboratively with adults and adolescents to establish goals for therapy, and she uses an empathetic and non-judgmental approach while teaching science-based techniques that can reduce suffering and improve wellness.

 

Before joining the NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Bragg completed an American Psychological Association–accredited clinical internship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, where she conducted individual and group psychotherapy and psychiatric assessments in a variety of settings, including the outpatient clinic, inpatient unit, emergency room, substance abuse program, and transplantation center.

Dr. Bragg is currently being supervised by Dr. Jaime Coffino.

Marie Bragg, PhD
Clinical Psychologist

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Dr. Brianna Altman earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York. During the course of her doctoral training, she completed her clinical psychology internship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. 

Dr. Altman seeks to establish collaborative therapeutic relationships with her clients that allow for personal exploration and growth consistent with individuals’ self-identified goals. Her approach involves flexible application of various evidence-based interventions, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). She has also gained extensive experience in the treatment of substance use disorders and trauma throughout her clinical training.

Additionally, Dr. Altman is a post-doctoral research associate at Rutgers University. Her research interests broadly include substance use and health behaviors. 

Dr. Altman is currently being supervised by Dr. Jaime Coffino. 

Brianna Altman, PhD
Clinical Psychologist