Dr. David Sitt is a licensed clinical psychologist teaching and practicing in New York City. He serves as the Deputy Chair of the Dept. of Psychology at Baruch College (CUNY), where he has taught for over 13 years. Dr. Sitt conducts grant-funded research exploring the impact of technology on interpersonal communication, social engagement, and emotional wellbeing. As a teacher, Dr. Sitt transforms 400-student jumbo lectures into intimate classroom experiences where the students in the last row participate as if they were in the first. Dr. Sitt’s passion for teaching has led to him being ranked #8 in the country on RateMyProfessor.com, among other accolades.
In addition to lecturing, David spreads the tenets of Positive Psychology and mindfulness through various multimedia outlets. TheSittDown.com broadcast and blog integrates culture, research, expert interviews, and personable discussion to highlight edgy trends in positive psychology.
In his NYC-based clinical practice, Dr. Sitt specializes in the assessment and treatment of adults with ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders. Dr. Sitt uses a strength based approach consistent with positive psychology and is certified in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). David’s therapeutic style captures cutting edge techniques used in CBT, Psychodynamic, and Phenomenological orientations.
Dr. Sitt is the founder of The Mindfulness Consulting Group, which enables him to use his expertise to help others outside the academic sphere. The Mindfulness Consulting Group has worked with clients such as Stamford Hospital, Naked, McGraw Hill, Research Insight Group, and The Howard Stern Show.
Finally, Dr. Sitt is a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor and teaches at various locations in Manhattan.
From Dr. Sitt
My intention as a therapist is to provide a conducive environment for personal growth. I work best with clients who believe in the human capacity for change. Indeed, recent research confirms our brain's capacity for "neurogenesis" - the ability to form NEW neural pathways- indicating that we DO have the ability to change our old patterns of thought, emotion, and action. Using CBT, mindfulness, and other eclectic tools, I am committed to teaching my clients how to become their own therapist. While I do not believe psychotherapists possess your cure, we can serve as useful river guides in your journey towards insight and clarity.
Outside of my private practice, I am a professor of psychology at Baruch College (CUNY) where I teach Positive Psychology, and hold research interests in mindfulness, ADHD, and the impact of technology on society. As a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor, I teach weekly yoga and meditation classes in NYC.