Dr. Aldao is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and mood disorders. She is the Founder and Director of Together CBT, a clinic specializing in anxiety and stress in New York City. She is a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, where she teaches CBT to graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program.
Further, Dr. Aldao holds several leadership positions in the top professional associations in her field: she is a Member of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Workforce of the American Psychological Association (APA), a Communications Director for the Anxiety Disorders Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and a member of the Continuing Education Committee of ABCT. She is frequently invited to give talks on the topics of stress management and career coaching. Lastly, Dr. Aldao runs a boutique consulting firm that focuses on startups in the mental healthcare space.
Dr. Aldao obtained her B.A in Psychology summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was also in the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Scholars Program. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Yale University, where she published several groundbreaking studies on emotion regulation and anxiety disorders. She completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship (residency) at the top-ranked Psychiatry Department of Weill Cornell Medical College / New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. She then became a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at The Ohio State University, where she ran a very productive lab and published over 50 scientific articles on CBT, anxiety, emotion regulation, and mindfulness.
Her work has been recognized by the top professional associations: she was named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and received an Early Career Award by ABCT. Following her career in academia, she spent two years at a “Big 3” management consulting firm (Boston Consulting Group), where she helped some of the world’s largest companies develop customer-centric growth strategies. In this role, she developed an expertise in marketing, sales, and pricing.