About Dr. Fazzari


David A. Fazzari, PhD is a clinical psychologist and cognitive behavior therapist specializing in the treatment of adult ADHD, procrastination, and time management. He has also successfully treated a wide variety of mood, anxiety, and personality disorders including panic disorder and panic attacks, depression, dysthymia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social phobia (aka, social anxiety), agoraphobia, binge eating disorder, insomnia, fear of flying, and various specific phobias.

Dr. Fazzari received his B.A. with honors from Boston University and has received an M.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. After graduating from Boston University, he developed clinical treatment plans, engaged in individual counseling, and facilitated crisis intervention with adults affected by severe and persistent mental illness, drug addiction, and homelessness. Dr. Fazzari has also served as a residential counselor with severely emotionally disturbed children and assisted in maintaining a therapeutic milieu for the residents.

In addition, Dr. Fazzari contributed to research at the University of California, Berkeley from 2000-2002. There, he examined the relationship between the perception of emotion and ethnicity and its manifestations in human physiology. While at Columbia University he investigated the effect of social support, disclosure, and relationship-attachment patterns on coping ability among World Trade Center survivors.

During his training at Columbia, he was a clinician at the Center for Educational and Psychological Services where he was trained in both cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approaches to individual psychotherapy.

In addition, he was the Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy from 2002-2003, the Assistant Editor for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Book Reviews from 2005-2006, and was on the editorial board of the Graduate Student Journal of Psychology from 2003-2004.

He served as the assistant to the president of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy from 2003 to 2006 and was a predoctoral clinician at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy from 2004 to 2006. As a clinician, he received advanced training in cognitive behavior therapy for mood, anxiety, and personality disorders.

Dr. Fazzari was the webmaster for the websites of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy and American Institute for Cognitive Therapy from 2004-2006.

Dr. Fazzari completed his internship at Weill Cornell Medical Center, Payne Whitney Clinic in June of 2007. At Payne Whitney, Dr. Fazzari obtained further training in cognitive therapy at the Cornell Cognitive Therapy Clinic. In addition, he completed rotations in the psychiatric emergency room, the Personality Disorders Institute, and the adolescent DBT program.

Following graduate school Dr. Fazzari completed his postdoctoral training  in New York City at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy,  advancing his skills in cognitive therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. He has been trained to treat a wide variety of mood, anxiety, and personality disorders and he is currently specializing in the treatment of adult ADHD, procrastination, and borderline personality disorder.


Fraley, R. C., Fazzari, D. A., Bonanno, G. A., & Dekel, S. (2006). Attachment and Psychological Adaptation in High Exposure Survivors of the September 11th Attack on the World Trade Center. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32(4), 538-551. [Link to abstract]

Dekel, S., & Fazzari, D. A. (2005). Is Attachment Insecurity a Risk Factor for PTSD? Attachment Prototypes, Stress Related Psychopathology, and September 11th. Poster session presented at the conference Psychobiology of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, New York. [Link to conference description]

Fazzari, D. A. (2004). Posttraumatic Stress and Substance Use Disorders: A Biological and Clinical Summary. Graduate Student Journal of Psychology, 6, 18-23. [Link to article]