Mary Beth Cull

Mary Beth Cull joined Columbia Health in 2017. Prior to Columbia, she completed her pre-doctoral internship at Maimonides Medical Center, where she completed rotations in the outpatient and inpatient services in the psychiatric Emergency Department and in neuropsychological assessment. She also has trained at the Child Development Center at Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services and at CARES, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital. In addition, she has provided therapy at the Long Island University Psychological Services Center and the Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy. Prior to her graduate school training, she had clinical and research experience in the field of autism.

Mary Beth's doctoral research interests centered around feminist psychology, with a focus on body shame and the ways in which sexual objectification in the social milieu interacts with personal and family characteristics. Her professional interests cover a wide range of concerns, including identity development, depression and anxiety, relationship patterns, distress around body image, and trauma.


  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn
  • BA, Philosophy, Georgetown University

Published Articles:

  • Goh, S., Whitaker, A., Feldman, J., Cull, M., Hoyte, K., Algermissen, M., McSwiggan-Hardin, M., Kugelmass, D. & Peterson, B. (2013). Teaching nonverbal children with autistic disorder to read and write: A pilot study. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 59, 95-107.
  • Blank, M. & Cull, M. (2010). “Language and Children with Autism: The two worlds underlying verbal communication.” In Behrens, S. & Parker, J. (Eds.). Language in the Real World: A Resource Book. London: Routledge. 


  • American Psychological Association