Dr. Neophytos (Neo) Papaneophytou earned a Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology; he holds licenses (LPC, LMHC) in various States (CT, FL, GA, MA, NJ, NY, PA, TX). He has completed training in multiple areas of specialization, including “sexual abuse and neglect”, "paraphilia/pedophilia", “personality disorders” and “trauma”. Dr. Neo has extensive experience with both “sexual/other victims” and “abusers”, as well as with conditions/diagnoses pertinent to anxiety, mood disorders, depression, schizophrenia (severe and persistent mental illness), bereavement, divorce, adjustment issues, LGBTQU+ issues, ADHD, PTSD, school/behavioral issues and parenting among other. When working with clients (children, adults, and couples) Dr. Papaneophytou utilizes a client-centered approach in order to facilitate optimal therapeutic results and allow client(s) to enjoy an improved quality of life. Behavior modification, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, transference-focused psychotherapy, dynamic psychotherapy and trauma-focused CBT are some of the techniques/therapies utilized in his practice. Throughout his career, Dr. Neo has facilitated many therapy groups, including anger management, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and stress management, among other.
In addition to his clinical practice and research, Dr. Papaneophytou’s career includes teaching psychology courses for over 20 years at institutions, such as the City University of New York, The State University of New York, and many other local and international universities, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. One of the postdoctoral programs Dr. Neo completed was in the scientific field of “Infant-Parent Mental Health”, while others focused on fields, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), with much therapeutic work having been completed with clients who were actively present during the “September 11th” events in NYC.
Dr. Neo has been volunteering with FEMA's Office of Emergency Management (Hoboken CERT/NJ) for years. He also volunteers as a disaster mental health clinician who engaged in animal-assisted/pet therapy in the past. Furthermore, Dr. Papaneophytou is the founder and President of two (2) non-profit organizations, aiming at expanding awareness and offering actionable help to people on the Autism Spectrum and their families. As the author of many children’s books and co-editor of the book “Autism 360 degrees” (2019), Dr. Neo ensured that all proceeds from book sales go toward his charity.
Dr. Neo welcomes clients and referrals for all locations he is licensed (distance therapy) but mostly for his practices in New York and New Jersey. He is also a Distance Credentialed Counselor and holds licenses in CT, FL, GA, MA, NJ, NY, PA, and TX.. HIPAA Compliant technology is used for all communications with clients particularly for distance therapy purposes. For more information please visit Dr. Neo’s website: DrNeo.US
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (encrypted/confidential)
Cell 646-439-0714 (office/confidential)
Online sessions: https://doxy.me/drneo
Please email me for details regarding our Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other groups.
Individual, couples, and group therapy are offered to adults and children. Therapy modalities include behavioral therapy, trauma-focussed behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, transference-focussed psychotherapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
We are able to offer you, your partner and/or your family sessions designed to resolve issues in a short period of time. Ask about our summer therapy retreats taking place in Europe and elsewhere. Multiple locations and issues covered.
"Over the last 4 years Dr. Neo has helped me move through some hard personal issues I was faced with. Now, I can recognize what is really important to fight for."
"Neo is a wonderful person to work with in therapy. Parents and children will benefit a lot from his expertise."
-The late TB Brazelton, MD, Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus Harvard University Medical School.
Our practice currently accepts new referrals. We are happy to see you in individual, or in couples therapy. DBT, stress management/ other groups run on a 10-week schedule. Ask us for details.
My Distance Credentialed Counselor credentials (DCC) enable me to offer online, telephone, and video-conferencing sessions with clients. This mode of therapy is not used with young children.
What are the main diagnoses you treat?
Anxiety, depression, PTSD, behavioral and school issues, borderline personality, mood disorders, ADHD, psychosis, impulse control, thinking disorders, sexual abuse and neglect, stress and insomnia to name a few.