Michelle M. Kehn, Ph.D., ABPP

Clinical Psychologist

Consultation Process

I believe in the fit between therapist and client. It often takes time to determine whether two people are a good match. Therefore, my consultation process consists of 3 sessions during which we will collaboratively determine whether and how to continue. Consultations can be completed via telephone, video, or in-person.

Options for Psychotherapy Sessions:


HIPAA compliant video platform

**At this time I can only see individuals via video when they are in New York State**

Treatments offered:

I am primarily an individual therapist. When it is appropriate I may invite a significant other or family member for a session or two.

As mentioned on the About Me page, I offer a wide variety of treatments, both short and long-term. Below are the treatment modalities I am trained in utilizing and the conditions they are commonly used to treat:

  • AEDP - a healing-oriented psychotherapy aimed at treating psychological distress by focusing on healing affect and the relationship between the therapist and client. I completed my certification as a therapist in February 2020. 
  • CBT-I - a non-pharmacological treatment for primary insomnia. The American Medical Association (AMA) believes that CBT-I should be the first-line treatment for insomnia.
  • Motivational Interviewing​ - originally developed to treat substance use, this treatment has been successful in assisting with smoking cessation and weight loss, as well as issues related to medical compliance/adherence
  • Psychodynamic Therapy - often called insight-oriented therapy; the focus is often on the relationship between the past and present, utilizing the therapy relationship as the channel through which change occurs. Traditionally considered a long-term treatment, I am trained in two time-limited models of psychodynamic psychotherapy: Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) and Trauma Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (TFPP).
  • CBT - problem-focused therapy that utilizes homework assignments emphasizing changing thought and behavior patterns
  • ACT - therapy that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behavior change strategies to increase psychological flexibility


            Psychological assessments are conducted to assist with psychiatric diagnosis, as well as to better understand an individual's

            psychological strengths and weaknesses. Assessments can be formal and include paper and pencil questionnaires and tests; they can also                  be informal, primarily occurring in the context of conversations between us. 

Payments Accepted:

At this time I do not accept insurance. I am happy to assist in completion of out-of-network paperwork required for receiving reimbursement for services from other insurance companies. I accept payment in cash, check, or HIPAA compliant forms of online payment.