Karen Muñoz, Ph.D.


Dr. Karen Muñoz received her Ph.D. in Clinical and Developmental Psychology with a certificate in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh, and she received her B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Neural and Behavioral Sciences from Haverford College. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell Medical Center, where she provided cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy to clients with a range of presenting difficulties. She then completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York, where she received additional training in CBT, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), and mindfulness-based therapies. 

Dr. Muñoz specializes in CBT for adults and adolescents, and has had prior training in interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), motivational interviewing (MI), group therapy, relaxation, and Relationship Enhancement (RE) therapy for couples. She has experience working with a variety of clients differing in clinical presentations including depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, panic disorder, ADHD, relationship concerns, school/work stress, life transitions, insomnia, perfectionism, and procrastination. Additionally, Dr. Muñoz has experience conducting CBT with children and adolescents with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and tic disorders, and has co-led parenting groups for parents of children with behavior and attention difficulties. Her research has incorporated neuroimaging methodologies to examine neurobiological risk factors related to depression and substance use, and she is a co-author on several scientific articles investigating genetic risk for psychiatric illnesses. She is currently a registered psychological assistant at CBA.

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Dr. Joel Becker, Founder and Director of Cognitive Behavior Associates introduces Registered Psychological Assistant Dr. Karen Muñoz.