Intake Coordinator & Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow, NY State Permit # 1487087169

Nicole Alicino, PhD, is a psychologist working with Dr. Sachs. She is the intake coordinator at CBT Spectrum and also works with patients on a more long term basis. 

She has expertise in working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum and a solid foundation working with patients with anxiety, OCD and related disorders. Dr. Alicino received her Ph.D. in School Psychology and M.A. in Educational Psychology from Fordham University. In 2016-2017, Dr. Alicino completed her pre-doctoral internship at Spectrum Services; in that capacity she provided individual and family psychotherapy for adolescents and adults with Autism and complicated co-occuring conditions and also conducted comprehensive psychological evaluations and Autism diagnostic assessments for children and adults. Additionally, Dr. Alicino has worked as a licensed school psychologist in various underserved communities within New York City. Her goal is to help patients gain a deeper understanding about themselves as well as learn new skills and strategies to foster resilience and independence.  She is particularly gifted in working with families and doing parent support.



Licensed Clinical Psychologist, New York State, License # 022144

Dawn Dugan, PhD, is a psychologist working with Dr. Sachs. She is gifted in working with individuals of all ages in a variety of settings. Dr. Dugan received her Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology and her M.A. in Psychology from Hofstra University. As a doctoral student at Hofstra, Dr. Dugan completed advanced work in cognitive-behavioral therapy and evaluation. She saw patients at both the university’s clinic and in the Parent Child Research Center. Dr. Dugan completed her pre-doctoral internship at Student Counseling Services at Hofstra University, where she specialized in providing evidence-based cognitive-behavioral interventions for young adults with a variety of clinical concerns. Prior to joining Dr. Sachs, Dr. Dugan served as a therapist, evaluator, and clinical researcher at Columbia University, Zucker Hillside Hospital, and Educational Records Bureau. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Dugan has taught and mentored students at Hunter College and SUNY Old Westbury for over a decade. She continuously considers and explores ways to optimize treatment outcomes for individuals with anxiety, mood, and neurodevelopmental conditions.