New York, N.Y.
14 and up
Dr. Gwilym Roddick is a Psychotherapist and Addiction Specialist who helps adults, adolescents, and families persevere through life’s challenges. He has a straightforward approach to the process of psychotherapy, carefully listening to patients and offering compassionate support and therapeutic guidance. For those struggling with addiction, he believes recovery is possible at any age; providing concrete strategies and helpful skills that have a positive impact on thoughts and behaviors.
Areas of Expertise:
Dr. Roddick specializes in treating substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors along with anxiety and depression. Due to his extensive training, research, and experience, he is uniquely qualified to assess how psychological issues such as anxiety or PTSD interfere with substance abuse and addiction treatment. He uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to address these problems concurrently. In addition, he employs other evidence-based treatments including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) using the Inhibitory Learning Approach. He is one of the few practitioners in New York City who utilizes Evidence-based Interventions for addictions.
Experience and Training:
Dr. Roddick received his Masters in Social Work from Columbia University and his Doctorate from Rutgers University. He is an active member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), and the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). He is often consulted by fellow professionals for his expertise; training and supervising psychologists, psychotherapists, and psychiatrists in the use of CBT and ACT for addictions and anxiety disorders. In addition to his work at the Ross Center, he is an adjunct clinician for the Headstrong Project, providing psychotherapy to Post 9/11 Veterans.
Blog Posts and Events:
- Blog: Effective Use of Intensive Exposure Treatment for Phobias
- Professional Development Facilitator: Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders