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ABOUT dr. b

Passionate About Helping Others

Courtney Bancroft, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of New York with over a decade of experience at some of the nation's greatest hospitals and institutions. She is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i), the gold standard treatment for insomnia. Her goal is to make sure each individual client receives the best, most effective, and personalized treatment to match their individual circumstances, values, and styles in an all-natural and holistic way. Dr. B is also a nationally certified acudetox specialist and utilizes auricular acudetox bead and magnet therapy as a complementary service for interested clientele. 


Dr. Bancroft completed her clinical internship training and postdoc at Yale University's School of Medicine, where she specialized in clinical health psychology; specifically sleep, substance use, and the intersection of health and mental health. She graduated from Pepperdine University's Psy.D. program and received her Master's and Undergraduate degrees from Loyola University in Maryland.


Dr. Bancroft's clinical approach is based on a holistic model that incorporates the sociocultural contextual factors of an individual's unique life circumstance, with the evidence-based, efficacious treatments that have been proven to help an individual heal. Her ability to combine these effective all-natural treatments with presence, compassion, and understanding help her clients to achieve successful outcomes in a positive environment. Dr. Bancroft co-creates personalized, tailored treatment plans with each and every client to assist them with their goals and values related to their sleep and lifestyle. Ultimately, she helps others improve their sleep by teaching them long-lasting and durable skills that will last a lifetime, while supporting her clients in fostering self-insight into the contexts that put them at risk of insomnia. She strongly values the idea of a client-centered, holistic treatment environment, and the importance of focusing on wellness and growth.  


Dr. B's clinical expertise goes well beyond insomnia and sleep wellness to include certifications and training in specialty areas of health psychology, primary care psychology, substance use, dual-diagnosis conditions, anxiety disorders, grief/loss, cultivating leadership skills, coping skills, and communication skills, affecting behavior change, motivational interviewing, stress relief, mindfulness and relaxation, and working with patients who have experienced trauma. Dr. Bancroft operates mostly from a cognitive behavioral lens, and incorporates relational and dynamic techniques when working with patients. She utilizes a social justice, liberation health, and trauma informed frameworks in her conceptualizations and approach to care, and while teaching and training medical and psychology trainees.


In addition to her clinical work, Dr. B trains medical residents and psychology externs, and directs a postdoctoral fellowship program in advanced primary care. Her interests and activities include advocating for marginalized populations, completing work in anti-racism, and working to eliminate health disparities. Click here to read Dr. Bancroft's position statement on anti-racism.


  • 2014-2015 | Yale School of Medicine/VA Connecticut Healthcare System | Post-Doctoral Fellowship | Health Psychology and Substance Use in Primary Care | New Haven, CT 

  • 2013-2014 | Yale School of Medicine | Pre-Doctoral Internship | Substance Use & Community MH | New Haven, CT 

  • 2010-2014 | Pepperdine University | Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology | Malibu, CA  

  • 2007-2009 | Loyola University Maryland | M.S. in Clinical Psychology | Baltimore, MD

  • 2004-2008 | Loyola University Maryland | BA in Psychology, Art History | Baltimore, MD 

Leadership & Additional Fellowships

  • Assistant Professor | Albert Einstein School of Medicine

  • Senior Psychosocial Faculty | Department of Family & Social Medicine | Montefiore Medical Center

  • 2018- President-Elect, 2019- President, 2020- Past-President | New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA) | Early Career Psychologist Division (ECP) 

  • 2017-2019 | Fellowship Recipient | NYSPA Leadership Institute  

  • 2016-2018 | Fellowship Recipient | STFM: Behavioral Science/Family Systems Educator Fellowship

  • What can I expect from treatment?
    Dr. Bancroft has a kind, caring, and compassionate presence and works hard to make her clients feel welcome and at ease. Whether this is your first time in therapy or you're a seasoned client, she will make sure your questions are answered, your concerns addressed, and that you have a personalized and tailored sleep treatment plan that works for you. Depending on the types of treatment you choose and find most helpful, sessions can range from 1-6 weeks in duration, or longer. She aims to collaborate with you and meet your needs as best as possible with the services offered. Dr. Bancroft values her clients' time and aims to utilize their time effectively and respectfully. She is prompt with appointment times and session scheduling. Each session lasts around 50 minutes.
  • What are Dr. Bancroft's qualifications?
    Dr. Bancroft is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of New York. She completed a Psy.D. (doctorate in clinical psycology) degree as well as her M.S. (Masters in Science) degree in clinical psychology. She has been in clinical training settings since 2010 and has completed doctoral internship and postdoctoral residency trainings. Her internship and previous training focused general clinical areas with specialties in substance use, trauma, psychological assessment, and chronic/severe mental illness. Her postdoctoral training was a specialized residency focused on Health Psychology and the intersection of mental health/substance use & primary care. She has earned and holds certificates in CBT-I, Motivational Interviewing, CBT-SUD, and NADA auricular acudetox. All of the training programs Dr. Bancroft attended are accredited by the American Psychological Association.
  • What are Dr. Bancroft's hours?
    Dr. Bancroft has convenient weeknight and Saturday hours to accommodate working professionals. With the recent addition of virtual teletherapy appointments, Dr. Bancroft can now accommodate appointments by secure video platform, allowing for more availability and flexibility with hours. Please reach out to Dr. Bancroft with your needs, and she will do her best to accommodate.
  • Where is the practice located?
    With the recent addition of virtual teletherapy appointments, Dr. Bancroft can now accommodate appointments from the comfort of your own home, by secure video platform. For in person visits, Dr. Bancroft's office is conveniently located on Broadway between 21st and 22nd streets. Located near the flat-iron building and in close viscinity to a number of subway, bus, train, and path stops- this location should be accessible for most NYC dwellers, especially those in the flat-iron district. The building has 24 hour security at the main entrance and the suite is equipped with a waiting room and restroom. There is no eating/drinking/telephone use in the waiting room.
  • Does Dr. Bancroft take insurance?
    Dr. Bancroft is currently only accepting private pay clients and does not participate in any insurance panels. However, if your plan offers out-of-network coverage (usually a PPO plan) for outpatient behavioral health or mental health, Dr. Bancroft will be happy to provide you with a super-bill at the end of the month that you can submit to your insurance plan for partial or total reimbursement. Dr. Bancroft's visits are also typically eligible for HSA/Flex spending plans, so please check with your individual provider to verify.
  • What are the fees for treatment?
    Dr. Bancroft's fees are determined by her specialized experience, years of practice, credentials, community standards, and the needs of her clients. A limited number of reduced fee slots may be available for individuals who are experiencing financial hardship. As per clinical standards, there is a 24 hour cancellation policy. Failure to keep any scheduled appointments without 24 hour prior notice will incur fees, outlined in Dr. Bancroft's office policies.
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