Isaiah Sypher, Ph.D.

Isaiah Sypher

Post-Doctoroal Fellow

Dr. Isaiah Sypher is a postdoctoral fellow with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and a BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University. His research explores links between race-based stress and substance use disorders, with a particular emphasis on community-based approaches. He completed his predoctoral internship at the Yale School of Medicine, providing services at the Substance Abuse Treatment Unit and Adult Community Mental Health programs within the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC). An eclectic and person-centered practitioner, he pulls from multiple evidence-based modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Dr. Sypher is the recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship, which provides support to early career doctoral recipients who have primary interests in services or policy related to the behavioral health or psychological well-being of communities of color.