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Dr. Alper specializes in the utilization of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in adolescents and young adults, with a focus on Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.


Dr. Alper received her masters and doctoral degrees in clinical and school psychology from Hofstra University. Her doctoral dissertation involved an analysis of thought-action fusion and rumination as key components of the experience of obsessive compulsive symptoms. Dr. Alper completed her clinical internship at St. John’s hospital in Far Rockaway, NY, where she conducted individual and group treatment with a culturally diverse population, and lectured on topics in psychology and psychotherapy to the hospital’s medical students.


Dr. Alper has been asked to deliver educational workshops to a variety of community and professional audiences, and is committed to the dissemination of evidence based treatments.


Dr. Alper can be reached at:

Debra Alper, PhD

Founder, Kadima Psychotherapy

Debra Alper, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and the founder of Kadima Psychotherapy.
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