Ravital LaBua, PhD

Clinical Psychologist
New York City NY
My approach is collaborative, heart-centered and grounded in the personal and professional conviction that healing and growth emerge through insight and meaning.
I'm a clinical psychologist with a B.A. from Dartmouth College and M.A. and Ph.D. from the City College of New York. Currently, I work as a post-doctoral therapist through a private practice based in New York City. Prior to completing my doctorate, I worked at Columbia’s Barnard Toddler Center (where I scaffolded learning and play for ages one to three), Columbia Medical Center’s Perinatal Pathways Lab (where I researched the impact of prenatal development on postnatal outcomes), and the City University of New York (where I taught courses in child psychology to undergraduate students as an adjunct professor). I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the Brooklyn VA Medical Center, with rotations in the PTSD Clinic (where I provided trauma-informed treatment in the aftermath of military combat and sexual violence), the Primary Care Clinic (where patients navigated medical concerns, including chronic illness and end-of-life considerations) and the Women’s Clinic (with focus areas in fertility, pregnancy, and motherhood). Influenced by transpersonal psychology, I have also pursued trainings in contemplative psychotherapy through the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, dream analysis through the C. G. Jung Foundation of New York and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy through the California Institute of Integral Studies and the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.