PHOTO BY KATE GLICKSBERG

PHOTO BY KATE GLICKSBERG

ISABELLE BACHRACH, EXTERN

Isabelle Bachrach, MA, is a psychology extern at BHBA and a doctoral student at Long Island University Brooklyn Campus. She will be participating in assisting with intakes for new patients at BHBA, and co-facilitating group therapy. Isabelle hopes to continue to advance her Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills through her externship year at BHBA, and bring her creative arts background to her clinical work.

Isabelle has previously received her Master's Degree and Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from The New School for Social Research in New York. She has worked in both clinical and research settings with high-risk patients as an advocate for individuals who have survived sexual assault and domestic violence, a counselor for women with substance use issues, and a research coordinator for veterans who have attempted suicide. Isabelle has her training in Crisis Counseling from a New York program called Crime Victims Treatment Center, and has utilized this training to help her work with patients who are at high risk for suicide, and during the acute aftermath of a sexual or physical assault. She also embodies a harm reduction framework while working with individuals who have substance use issues, and has lead Seeking Safety groups for women with trauma histories.

In her personal time, Isabelle loves to make wheel thrown stoneware pottery, restore and collect vintage clothing, and anthropomorphize her cat humans.