Samantha Rogowicz, Ph.D.
Founder & Director of Purple Key CBT
Dr. Samantha Rogowicz has extensive experience using evidence-based treatments for anxiety and mood disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Rogowicz received her doctorate in clinical psychology from St. John’s University, and her bachelor’s degree with honors from New York University. She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, and her post-doctoral fellowship at The Reeds Center for OCD, anxiety, and related disorders in Manhattan.
Dr. Rogowicz provides individualized, empirically based therapy for children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, OCD, depression, PTSD, and body-focused repetitive behaviors. Dr. Rogowicz has specific expertise in treating severe OCD and anxiety using Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). She has also received intensive training and experience using STAIR-NST, an evidence-based treatment for trauma. Dr. Rogowicz has also worked in a high school based clinic, several outpatient and inpatient hospital-based clinics, and NYU Child Study Center.
In addition to Purple Key CBT, Dr. Rogowicz serves as Co-Chair of the Early Career Members group for the Women’s Mental Health Consortium supporting fellow licensed mental health professionals in the early stages of their professional careers. She is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), and the New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association (NYC CBT).
Amy L. Horowitz, Psy.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist
Dr. Amy L. Horowitz is a senior staff psychologist at Purple Key CBT. She received her doctorate in Psychology from St. John’s University and graduated with honors from Connecticut College. She has practiced as a Clinical Psychologist for over a decade and simultaneously worked as a School Psychologist for 15 years. She is a practitioner of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with expertise in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) (the founding CBT therapy), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Dr. Horowitz completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship at the world renowned Albert Ellis Institute in REBT, and is a Certified REBT Supervisor to practitioners globally. This training honed an expertise to collaborate with patients in goal-oriented, evidenced-based approaches to treat mood disorders, low self-worth, social phobias, shame/guilt, and anger-related life disturbances. Since then, she has become highly skilled in the application and individualization of effective research based treatment for individuals across the lifespan impacted by anxiety disorders, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Social Anxieties, Trauma, and other anxiety issues that benefit from Exposure and Response Prevention based therapies. Dr. Horowitz is also trained in evidence-based manualized treatments including STAIR Narrative Therapy for complex posttraumatic stress disorder, as well as SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), a CBT based model for treating childhood anxiety through working with parents.
Dr. Horowitz has a passion for teaching patients to become active participants in their recovery journey, striving to help all find humor and courage in therapy. She has compassion for patients for whom past therapeutic alliances did not support growth, change, and meaning, and is invested in patient partnership to achieve what once felt unattainable. She values expanding her competencies to learn from all of her patients.
Through her years working directly in schools, she developed expertise in treating patients with school avoidance, behavioral disorders, academic and social anxieties, executive function deficits, and learning differences. She is also highly adept at helping youth navigate personal crises and learn skills to handle very difficult, painful emotions.
Dr. Horowitz has been working with culturally and internationally diverse families for a decade. This experience with international patients and Third Culture Kids (TCK) offered her a lens to tailor individualized support to those from all over the world which align with their values and personal goals.
Dr. Horowitz’s past research interests include the adult adoptee experience, as well as the unique experiences of trans-racial adoptees. She also is passionate about guiding parents and school aged children to build skills that can support their mental health through their educational journeys, and is currently co-authoring a chapter about the provision of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Schools.