Center for Breakthroughs


Yale University  |  Clinical Research Fellow

New York University  |  Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor

Columbia University  |  Master's Student

Cambridge University  |  M.Phil.

Georgetown University  |  B.A.

Alexander Belser, Ph.D.

Alex Belser, Ph.D., is a Clinical Research Fellow and therapy supervisor at Yale University.  At Yale he is a Co-Investigator of two trials exploring psilocybin-treatment for OCD and depression.  He also teachers in the master's program in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University.  He previously studied at Columbia University, Georgetown University, and Cambridge University.


Alex's work focuses on how to relieve suffering and help people transform their lives.  His work is integral, drawing on physical, cognitive, and emotional aspects of the whole person and grounded in scientific evidence.

Alex has published ten peer-reviewed journal articles on diverse subjects, including evidence-based treatments for depression and anxiety.  He serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Psychopharmacology and the Journal of Affective Disorders.  His work on altruism has been published in the Oxford Handbook of Prosocial Behavior.  Alex's clinical research has been featured in The Atlantic, the New Yorker, Newsweek, The Guardian, on the front page of the New York Times, and most recently in Michael Pollan's #1 New York Times best seller, How to Change Your Mind.

Alex provides career and executive coaching, building from his experience as Vice President at Cantor Fitzgerald.

Alex completed his clinical and research training in psychology at Bellevue Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, and New York Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University. 

If you're interested in a making a real change, please schedule a phone consultation using our online system.

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