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.

Education

  • 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

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