Samantha J Lookatch, PhD

Psychology
Specialties
Psychology, more

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ColumbiaDoctors - Columbus Circle

5 Columbus Cir
New York, NY 10019
US
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    CHP-NYU
    Quality Health Management
    Behavioral Health (Columbia University Employee Plan)
    World Trade Center Health Plan

About Samantha J Lookatch, PhD


Sam Lookatch, PhD earned her doctoral degree from the University of Tennessee. She completed internship at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz VAMC in Philadelphia. Her research has broadly focused on addiction treatment outcomes with her fellowship work addressing the role of social support in the enhancement of addiction treatment for Veterans. Dr. Lookatch is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of substance use and other co-occurring mental health disorders. She also has training in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma disorders and couples therapy. Dr. Lookatch employs evidence based practices in her work utilizing both psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral approaches. She has a passion for aiding her patients in improving their communication skills and relationships to ultimately lead to better overall functioning and life satisfaction. She provides treatment through assessment, individual and group therapy at Columbia Doctors Columbus Circle.


Specialties & Expertise

  • Substance Use

Leadership, Titles & Positions

  • Instructor in Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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