Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Better Living

Starting therapy could take strength and courage. At Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Better Living our aim is to establish collaborative partnerships to empower people to live more meaningful, values-driven lives. ​

We specialize in the evidence-based treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), including "Pure O," or purely obsessional type, anxiety disorders (e.g., generalized, social, panic, health and phobias) and depressive disorders. We have extensive knowledge and experience in the treatment of perfectionism, postpartum/perinatal anxiety and depression, as well as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), trichotillomania (hair-pulling), and excoriation (skin-picking). 

Expertise in:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP/ExRP)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


​Dr. Tatyana Mestechkina is the Founder and Director of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Better Living. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, practicing in New York. She has particular expertise and interest in using evidence-based treatment for obsessive compulsive spectrum and anxiety disorders. She was trained by a world-renowned expert in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP/ExRP), the gold-standard of OCD treatment.  She often incorporates mindfulness and acceptance techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to supplement exposure work. She places importance on creating a trusting environment and encourages open communication to strengthen the therapeutic alliance. 

Click here to view Dr. Mestechkina's articles and contributions to mental health awareness.

Click here to view Dr. Mestechkina's profile on Psychology Today.

Aliza Goldstein, Psy.D.  specializes in the treatment of OCD, various anxiety challenges (e.g., social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, etc.), depression, perinatal issues and emotion regulation difficulties. Dr. Goldstein integrates a range of evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT) into her work. Particularly, she practices exposure and response prevention (ERP/ExRP), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based interventions. She is committed to providing a goal-oriented, flexible, and collaborative approach. She brings genuineness, warmth, and humor to her treatment.


Contact CBT for Better Living


Phone: 917-605-2120


928 Broadway (btw 21st/22nd st)

Suite 300

New York, NY 10010

Near most subway lines:

R/W/N/Q/4/5/6/L train-14 Street Union Square Station (16th St exit)

R/W train - 23rd Street Station
F/M train - 23rd Street Station
6 train - 23rd Street Station


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