Dr. Teri Preddy is senior psychologist at the CBT Center of Central New Jersey and a licensed clinical psychologist. She is fully licensed in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Preddy specializes in utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness approaches with individuals throughout the lifespan. She is particularly passionate about helping children, teens, and their families learn strategies to manage emotional and behavioral challenges and improve communication. She is also trained in the parent-based treatment for childhood anxiety, Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) and has expertise in parent coaching.
Dr. Preddy is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association. Prior to joining the CBT Center, Dr. Preddy has gained expertise in providing evidence-based treatments with children and adults in a variety of outpatient, research, and hospital settings. Dr. Preddy believes that therapy is a collaborative process that should be flexible and tailored to the needs and goals of the client. She works with clients to develop a deeper understanding of their current struggles and provides a supportive atmosphere in which they can learn skills to make meaningful life changes.
Dr. Preddy completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at Emory University School of Medicine, and her postdoctoral fellowship at Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Bradley Hospital.
She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tennessee, her M.A. in Psychology from the University of Richmond, and her B.S. in Psychology from the College of William and Mary.