Marcos QuinonesHello, and welcome to my site. My name is Marcos A. Quiñones and I practice psychotherapy and life coaching. I teach Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Clinical Practice III at New York University and Hunter College School's of Social Work. And, I study Neuroscience at Columbia University's Teachers College. My values are healing, teaching, learning, and self care to include health, exercise and diet.

In my work as a psychotherapist and adjunct professor, I help clients and students be the person they want to be. Think for a moment, what keeps you from becoming the person you want to be. If you are like many, it would be your thoughts and emotions. There is nothing inherently wrong with your thoughts and emotions, but when you organize your behavior in the service of them, then your life stops being about who you want to be and more about engaging with your thoughts (inner dialogue) and managing negative emotions.

For clients interested in learning more about how psychotherapy or coaching can change your life, please click on the psychotherapy menu option on the left. For those students who want to learn more about supervision, articles for classes, resources and references, please click on the teaching menu option on the left.

Neuroscience is the study of structure and function of the nervous system and brain. My interest in neuroscience is the understanding of learning, memory, and thinking as it relates to mental health. For example, someone who contemplates suicide must first have learned what it means. After learning what suicide means, then the individual stores the learned concept in memory. Finally, the individual retrieves the thought from long-term memory and keeps it in consciousness or working memory in order to plan or perform the suicidal behavior. This could be said about many mental health disorders. By understanding how learning, memory and thinking function in the human brain, we may be able to discover more effective intervention strategies.

Prior to becoming a mental health practitioner,  I was a US Army Airborne Ranger Sergeant, successful project manager at a software development consulting company, and businessman. I was born and raised in The Bronx and attended Mt. St. Michael Academy, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, University of Maryland, New York University, and now Columbia University. I received clinical training at The Albert Ellis Institute, and am member of several professional organizations including Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, and the National Association of Social Workers. 

Please reach out to me if I can be of any assistance: 

Marcos A. Quinones, LCSW 

30 Broad St. 14th Fl. 

New York, NY 10004 


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