Rebecca Burger-Caplan
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Rebecca Burger-Caplan, PhD


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Rebecca Burger-Caplan, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Burger-Caplan is the clinical director of the Mount Sinai Hospital Child, Adolescent and Family Services (CAFS) outpatient clinic, the director of the Early Childhood Program within CAFS and a member of the Mount Sinai Complex Trauma Program within the Center for Child Stress and Resilience.

Dr. Burger-Caplan completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Emory University, where she trained in psychotherapy and psychological assessment with both adults and children, and conducted research focused on social-communicative development in infancy. She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center, with a special focus on early childhood and parenting.

In the CAFS Early Childhood Program, Dr. Burger-Caplan serves young children (0-5 years old) and their families, providing individual and dyadic psychotherapy using play, as well as parent guidance to strengthen parents’  and caregivers’ capacity to reflect on and support their child’s growth and development. Dr. Burger-Caplan teaches and supervises psychiatry residents and fellows in the areas of developmental assessment and psychotherapy with young children.

Dr. Burger-Caplan maintains a private practice through Mount Sinai Faculty Practice Associates (FPA). In her private practice, Dr. Burger-Caplan works with adults experiencing a wide variety of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, adjustment to changes or transitions in their lives, and new parenthood. Dr. Burger-Caplan provides individual psychotherapy from an integrative orientation, including the use of interpersonal, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral treatment modalities. Dr. Burger-Caplan also provides developmental evaluations for young children with social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties.

Hospital Affiliations
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital