Yaniv Phillips

Dr. Yaniv Phillips joined Columbia Health in 2004. Prior to Columbia, he was a senior clinical psychologist and supervisor at North Central Bronx Hospital, where he worked with HIV patients and their families, men with sexuality concerns, and couples. Yaniv earned his B.A. at Tel Aviv University, Israel and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Adelphi University Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. He completed his internship at the Karen Horney Clinic. He continued on to complete specialized training at the advanced couples and family therapy program at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.

Dr. Phillips’ professional interests include couples therapy, the psychology of immigration, relationship issues, and men’s experience of intimacy and sexual health. He sees individuals and couples for psychotherapy, and conducts experiential workshops for couples on enhancing relationships, as well as offering ongoing intensive workshop on procrastination. A member of the Counseling and Psychological Services' Outreach Team, Yaniv is bilingual, fluent in English and Hebrew.


  • Ph.D., Adelphi University
  • M.A., Adelphi University
  • B.A., Tel Aviv University

Certifications and Licensure:

  • Licensed to practice psychology in the State of New York

Professional Experience:

  • NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis - couples and family therapy program
  • North Central Bronx Hospital
  • Jacobi Medical Center
  • Henry Ittelson Center for Child Research

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Hebrew


  • American Psychological Association
  • Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association