Talena Day, MA
Talena Day, MA, is a psychology extern in the Mood Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute. She is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program at Stony Brook University, where she received her master’s degree in psychology. Talena has experience providing evidence-based treatments to children, adolescents, and young adults with anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, and trauma-related disorders.
Talena has received training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and related therapies, including exposure therapy, behavioral activation, parent management training, trauma-focused CBT, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She prefers a tailored, person-centered approach to meet her clients and their families where they currently are and help move them toward their goals. She believes in focusing on the needs of the individual while also incorporating families and other systems, like school or work, to support her clients better.
Talena has provided individual, family, and group therapy across outpatient and inpatient settings. Prior to joining the Child Mind Institute, Talena trained as a therapist and clinician at the Krasner Psychological Center, where she provided CBT to children and adults, and conducted psychodiagnostics assessment for learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorder. Talena recently completed the Stony Brook University Consortium Externship Program, which involved outpatient therapy for families who have experienced trauma. She also worked in inpatient settings with people who experience strong, intense emotions through individual and group DBT sessions. Talena’s research focuses on the presentation of anxiety and depression in people on the autism spectrum and factors that may increase or decrease rates of these internalizing disorders in autism.
Talena dedicates herself to providing personalized, excellent care as she supports children, adolescents, and young adults in changing their relationship with the intense emotions common in mood disorders.
- Therapist, Krasner Psychological Center
- Extern, Stony Brook University Consortium Externship Program
- MA, Psychology, Stony Brook University
- BA, Neuroscience, Boston University