Meet the Team

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

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

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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.

Rachel Luba, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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Marie Bragg, PhD
Clinical Psychologist

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.

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Brianna Altman, PhD
Clinical Psychologist

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. 

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Gabby Applebaum, BA
Intern

Gabby graduated from New York University in the Spring of 2022 with a BA in psychology and minors in nutrition and child and adolescent mental health studies. She is currently working towards getting her MA in psychology from NYU. 


In the future, Gabby hopes to attend a clinical psychology doctoral program. She is passionate about working with patients, specifically those with eating and anxiety disorders.

In her free time, Gabby enjoys baking and taking walks around the city!

Gabby is currently mentored by Dr. Jaime Coffino. 

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Beth is currently in her final year at Hunter College where she will be graduating with a BA in General Psychology and a minor in sociology. She is also in the Thomas Hunter Honors Program where she receives an interdisciplinary education in hopes of broadening her knowledge across a series of different fields and subjects. 

Following graduation, Beth is planning on taking a gap year in hopes of gaining research experience and exploring clinical psychology doctoral programs. Beth is committed to her studies and looks forward to contributing to the field and helping patients in the future. 

In her free time, Beth enjoys cooking and exploring the city with her friends!

 

Beth is currently mentored by Dr. Jaime Coffino.  

Beth Gononsky
Intern

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Anya graduated from Georgetown University in May of 2020 with a BA in English and minors in Psychology and Jewish Studies. She is currently a Masters Student in Clinical and Counseling Psychology at Teachers College at Columbia University.

In the future, Anya hopes to attend a clinical psychology doctoral program. She is passionate about her future work with patients, specifically those with anorexia nervosa. 

In her free time, Anya enjoys doing the Wordle and playing with her golden retriever, Moose. 

Anya is currently mentored by Dr. Jaime Coffino.

Anya Ahuja
Intern