Puja T. Parikh

LCSW, BCBA

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

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I am a New York City-based psychotherapist with over 10 years of broad clinical experience. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults facing a broad range of challenges - e.g. trauma, depression, anxiety, autism, behavioral issues, etc.

Most recently, I have worked as a consulting supervisory BCBA, and she creates Applied Behavior Analytic programs for children on the autism spectrum, supervises ABA therapists providing direct services to the children and providing parent training to help parents increase desired skills and behaviors at home.

Prior to my consulting role, I served as a school-based and outpatient mental health psychotherapist working with adults, children and adolescents of all ages with Autism, development delays and behavioral and emotional issues, to help them manage their behaviors and improve social skills in order to fulfill their academic, work and social potential.

Previously, I worked with women who were survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking  of all ages, helping them cope and eventually heal. In addition to direct services, I also managed and supervised four full-time counselor advocates who provided individual counseling and case management services.

All of the experiences described above have led me to develop a strong and broad clinical background while strengthening my passion and commitment towards helping others. I received my Bachelor of Arts from UCLA and received my Master's in Social Work from New York University. I think that learning is a lifelong commitment and so I continue to engage in continuing education opportunities to stay current on recent research and to further my skills.

My Services

If there was a way to feel better, would you be interested? Let’s talk.

 

Individual Therapy

Helping individuals improve their emotional, behavioral, and relationship functioning.

Children's Therapy

Children's therapy is specially designed to address a child's coping mechanisms.

Couples Therapy

Helping couples improve their emotional, behavioral, and relationship functioning.

Supervision

Working together to ensure and develop the efficacy of the therapist/client relationship.

Individual Therapy

I provide individual services to adults with a wide range of  clinical concerns such as Autism, Anxiety, Depression and Trauma, Adjustment issues due to recent life changes. It is essential to have a great rapport with your therapist so that you can truly engage in the therapeutic process. Sessions are usually 45 minutes and are guided to develop a rapport, support your individual needs and address your concerns. I utilize principals of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis as appropriate to customize a treatment approach that will give you an opportunity for the most optimal outcomes.

 

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Children's Therapy

I work with children and adolescents who have depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, along with  autism or development delays and difficulties with appropriate behaviors and social communication.  I will conduct clinical assessments to assess for Autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety and mood and/or developmental disorders and Trauma, then develop a comprehensive treatment plan and utilize various psychotherapies such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)  and Play Therapy to achieve desired outcomes.

 

Parents are also required to engage in the therapeutic process so that the child can access strategies used during therapy in the home environment to increase positive parent and child interactions and overall wellness.

 

Couple's Therapy

I provide therapy services to couples facing a wide range issues such as depression, resentment, anger, infidelity, poor communication or lack of trust.  Sessions are usually 45 minutes and are guided to help couples effectively communicate and work together towards a resolution. I utilize principals of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis as appropriate to customize a treatment approach that will give you an opportunity to decrease conflict and resentment, while also cultivating intimacy and stability in your relationship.

 

BCBA Supervision

I offer supervision towards certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Supervision hours include in-person or virtual review and discussion of data collection and analysis, functional behavioral assessment and analysis, assistance and feedback related to program development. 

 
 

Get in Touch

Please feel free to contact me to schedule a free 15 minute consultation.

136 Madison Avenue 
Suite 616
New York, New York 10016 
917–628–1898 

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