Our Team

Experienced therapists and teachers

An experienced team for your specific needs

The Center for CFT was founded by internationally recognized psychologist and author Dennis Tirch PhD. Dr. Tirch is the author of several books and numerous psychological articles on mindfulness, compassion and cognitive behavioral therapies. He regularly teaches mindful compassion and advanced psychotherapy workshops in New York and around the world.

Dr. Tirch is President of the NYC-CBT Association and The Compassionate Mind Foundation USA; President Emeritus of The New York Chapter of The Association of Contextual Behavioral Science, Associate Editor of The Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, Fellow and Certified Consultant and Trainer for The Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and has served on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College and Albert Einstein Medical School.

Dr. Paul Gilbert

Dr. Dennis Tirch Ph.D

Dr. Tirch is the Founder of The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy, the first clinical training center for Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in the United…

Dr. Laura Silberstein-Tirch Psy.D

Laura Silberstein-Tirch, Psy.D. is the Director of The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy. She is a New York and New Jersey state licensed psychologist who specializes…

Talya Vogel Psy.D.

Senior Psychologist & Director - Trauma, Transformation and Resilience Program
Dr. Talya Vogel serves as Senior Psychologist and Director of the Trauma, Transformation, and Resilience Program at The Center for CFT. Dr. Vogel conducts evidence-based…

Nick Uram Psy.D.

Senior Psychologist and Consultant
Nick Uram, Psy.D. is a Senior Psychologist and Consultant with the center for CFT. Dr. Uram specializes in evidence-based psychotherapy, using mindfulness, acceptance and compassion…

Elizabeth Rosario

Clinical Coordinator
Liz is the intake coordinator at the clinic. Her focus is on creating impactful connections through empathetic and compassionate conversations. Liz is working on her…

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