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Updated March, 2010

Irene Matiatos, PhD, Licensed Psychologist in NY and NC


     Education:  Clinical Psychology: PhD, nbsp; 
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, NY

    OrientationCognitive-behavioral/Acceptance & Commitment Therapy/Mindfulness

   Specialty AreasIndividual and Family therapy in


Anger Management & Domestic Abuse Issues (victim and abuser)


 Relationships, hetero- and homosexual


PSTD, DID & Trauma (sexual, emotional, physical abuse)


Addiction & Codependency


Panic, Anxiety, Depression & General Psychological Issues


Personality Disorders


               Private Practice

Candler NC

Nanuet, NY

Monroe, NY

Mahwah, NJ

               Director, Quality Assurance &
               Treatment Team Leader
Blaisdell Alcoholism Treatment Center, NYS OASAS Orangeburg, NY

              Senior Psychologist
Rockland Psychiatric Center, NYS OMH, Orangeburg, NY

                Clinical Specialist
Community Mental Health Centers, Dumont & Englewood, NJ

                Clinical Psychology Intern
Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center & Satellite Clinics, Wingdale, Carmel & White Plains, NY

    Specialized Training & Experience:

Systemic & Cognitive Behavioral Family and Marital Therapy; Individual Cognitive Behavior Therapy of Addiction; Codependence; Verbal & Physical Abuse issues; Anger; Eating Disorders; Personality Disorders, General Psychological Problems. DBT, ACT.

    Dissertation Research: Skill and Anxiety in Heterosocial Competence

    Professional Organizations:

  • Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy

  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science 

  •  NC Psychological Association



Contributor: Is It Abuse?: Prevention

Contributor: When He Doesn’t Love You Back, Cosmopolitan Magazine

Dr Irene's Verbal Abuse (Site)! at is wholly owned, funded, created, and maintained by Dr. Irene.

Dr. Irene on Sociopaths. Irene Matiatos, The Forensic Therapist

Contributing Editor, Since Vicus went down, the following are available here: 

I cry so much of the time: One psychologist's experience using St. John's Wort.    

The role of SAMe in the treatment of depression.

My angry client Jake


     Personal: Dr. Irene is (happily) married and lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina with her husband