Stephanie lechich, b.a.
Stephanie Lechich, a native New Yorker, received her B.A. from Swarthmore College and is now a doctoral student in the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology at Long Island University Brooklyn. While at Swarthmore, Stephanie spent her summers working in different clinical settings, including the Eating Disorder Inpatient Unit at New York Presbyterian-Westchester Division under Evelyn Attia, M.D. She also worked at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) under Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., where she helped co-lead CBT groups for adolescents and young adults. For the last two years, Stephanie worked as a clinical research assistant on a study related to early psychosis at the Schizophrenia Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
These impressive clinical experiences have contributed to Stephanie’s interest in Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help adolescents and adults suffering from emotional dysregulation, depression and anxiety. Currently, she holds the position of Psychology Extern at BHBA and co-leads DBT skills classes, engages in learning and teaching DBT in didactic seminars and participates as a member of BHBA’s weekly adherent DBT consultation team.
Stephanie has many passions. Notably, while at Swarthmore, she played Women’s Varsity basketball, where she was a shooting guard. She enjoys all aspects of music, including singing and playing the oboe and piano. Traveling has had a huge influence on Stephanie and she recently completed the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile pilgrimage through France and Spain. She even made a film about her experience, which she describes as spiritually and personally transformative.