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Elizabeth Ochoa

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  • Internship, Clinical Psychology
    Beth Israel Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Clin Neurophysiology
    Beth Israel Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Psychotherapy
    NYU Hospital


    Elizabeth S. Ochoa, Ph.D. is the Chief Psychologist at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. She assumes administrative responsibility for the Psychology Division, supervises and teaches Psychology and Psychiatry trainees and engages in clinical practice.

    Dr. Ochoa has expertise in individual psychotherapy with adults and couples and has been trained in cognitive behavior interventions as well as psychodynamic interventions. She also participates in ongoing research in psychotherapy involving the therapeutic alliance.

    Dr. Ochoa graduated from Barnard College, received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University, and completed an internship in clinical psychology at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel, a fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel as well as a certificate program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis at N.Y.U.'s postdoctoral program.


    Individual, group, and couples psychotherapy using time limited cognitive behavioral or psychodynamic approaches.  Practice consists of high functioning adults with developmental/interpersonal/academic/vocational concerns. Executive coaching and enhancement of leadership skills emphasized.



Psychotherapy Research


Morey, L.C. & Ochoa, E.S. (1989). An investigation of adherence to diagnostic criteria: Clinical diagnosis of the DSM-III personality disorders. Journal of Personality Disorders, 3(3), 180-192..;.

Ochoa, E.S. & Morey, L.C. (1990). Clinical diagnosis of borderline personality: Examination of professional differences. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 21(1), 001-006..;.

Roback, H.B., Ochoa, E.S., Bloch, F. & Purdon, S.E. (1992). Guarding confidentiality in clinical groups: The therapist's dilemma. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 42(1), 81-103..;.

Roback, H.B., Purdon, S.E., Ochoa, E.S., & Bloch. F. (1992). Confidentiality dilemmas in group psychotherapy: Management strategies and utility of guidelines. Small Group Research, 23 (2), 169-184.;.

Roback, H.B., Purdon, S.E., Ochoa, E.S., & Bloch, F. (1993). Effects of professional affiliation on group therapists' confidentiality attitudes and behaviors. Bull Am Acad Psych Law, 21(2), 147-153. 6. Feinberg, T.E., Schindler, R.J., Ochoa, E.S., Kwan, P.C., & Farah, M.J. (1994). Associative visual agnosia and alexia without prosopagnosia. Cortex, 30, 395-412.;.

Schneider, E.M. & Ochoa, E.S. (1994). The Porteus Maze Test: Relationships with measures of intelligence and frontal lobe functioning in a neuropsychiatric population. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, (9), 182-183..;.

Feinberg, T.E., Schindler, R.J., Ochoa, E.S., Kwan, P.C., & Farah, M.J. (1994). Associative visual agnosia and alexia without prosopagnosia. Cortex, 30, 395-412.;.

Ochoa, E.S. & Schneider, E.M. (1995). The Porteus Maze Test performance: Relationships with MRI findings in a neuropsychiatric population. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, (9), 182-183..;.

Erhan, H.E., Ochoa, E.S., Borod, J.C., & Feinberg, T.E. (2000). Consequences of right CVAs on emotional functioning: Diagnostic and treatment implications. CNS Spectrums: International Journal of Neuropsychiatric Medicine, 9(3), 25-38..;.

Roane, D.M. & Ochoa, E.S. (2000). Neuropsychotherapy: Neuropsychiatric disturbance following a brain tumor. Neuropsychiatric Reviews, 1(4), 15-16..;.

Roane, D.M. & Ochoa, E.S. (2001). Psychiatry’s unique role in treating patients with Parkinson’s disease. Neuropsychiatry Reviews, 2(2), 13-14.;.

Ochoa, E.S. & Roane, D.M. (2001). Psychotherapy of the head injured patient. Neuropsychiatry Reviews, 4(2), 14-15..;.

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Dr. Ochoa did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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