Paula Yanes-Lukin, Ph.D.

Director of Training & Supervision, Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Paula Yanes-Lukin is a licensed clinical psychologist whose research and treatment focus on mood and anxiety-related disorders. She also serves as Lukin Center’s Director of Training and Supervision.

Dr. Yanes-Lukin uses evidence-based techniques in a warm and accepting atmosphere to elicit the best outcomes for her clients. She draws from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and behavioral activation modalities for depression, as well as CBT for anxiety disorders in adolescents and adults. 

Dr. Yanes-Lukin’s clinical experience includes individual, group, and family therapy with adult and adolescent populations, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She currently serves as Director of Psychology at the Youth Treatment and Evaluation of Anxiety and Mood Program/Children’s Day Unit located at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. In this position,  she is involved in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with mood and anxiety difficulties within the context of a research setting. 

As a result of her years of research, Dr. Yanes-Lukin has contributed to and been featured in many publications and presentations. She has received several awards, including the Mark Diamond Research Grant (two time recipient), the Arthur A. Schomberg Fellowship, and ADAA’s Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Award.

Dr. Yanes-Lukin is a graduate of Amherst College, and she earned her doctorate at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York. She completed her internship training at the Hudson River Regional Psychology Internship Consortium, and her postdoctoral fellowship at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.