About me

*WAITLIST – if you are interested in adding your name to the waitlist, please email me, thank you!*

Hello, I’m Dr. Shah!

The goal in therapy is to become the best version of yourself. My clinical specialties include working with adult and older adult clients with anxiety, depression, East and South Asian intergenerational trauma, grief and loss, anger and stress management, relationship stress, and support for caregivers of loved ones with dementia. Our mind and body have a fascinating connection, and we would explore methods of healing from a number of techniques that pull from Western and Eastern medicine. Additionally, I am passionate about exploring and treating unique stressors associated with late-life to promote positive aging in our community.

Within our larger South Asian community, my goal is to both raise awareness to and reduce stigma associated with seeking psychotherapy, and explore the emotional challenges faced by many South Asians attempting to balance Western and Eastern philosophies of living and the impact on physical and emotional wellbeing.  As we each learn to adapt to cultural globalization moderated by social media and the like, it is becoming increasingly important for us to stay connected with our loved ones while learning to preserve each of our individual identities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Please email me if you are interested in scheduling a 15-minute complimentary phone/video consultation.

**Telehealth guidelines noteI am a New York State licensed psychologist and provide teletherapy (video sessions) at this time.  As per NY state board for telehealth practice, regardless of your state of residence, as long as sessions take place while you are physically located in NY state, that is acceptable.   If you have any questions, please email me. I look forward to hearing from you! 

**Insurance:  I am in network with original Medicare (out of network with Medicare Advantage plans).

**Language Specification: conversational in Gujarati with the need to speak in English as well. Please email me if you have any questions!

**Pre-Surgical Psychology Evaluation for Pain Treatment – I am accepting new clients in need of a pre-surgical psychology evaluation for pain treatment and am in-network with original Medicare.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: 023026

License State/Territory: NEW YORK

Additional Credentials:

Northwell Health  - Geriatric Psychologist 

University of Indianapolis - Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology 

Brooklyn Veterans Hospital - APA Accredited Geropsychology Fellowship

Rutgers University - Masters in Biomedical Science 

Insurance Plans: Medicare accepted, otherwise OON and am able to generate Superbills to assist with out of network reimbursement (for more details, please see website!)

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Types of Clients
Older Adults
Session Types

Health psychology, anxiety, depression, trauma, family issues, intergenerational family conflict, adjustment issues, relational issues, ethnic identity, older adult/geriatric South Asian American issues, self-concept, multicultural issues, trauma, grief/loss, colorism, insomnia, individual caregiver support (for dementia), presurgical psychological evaluation (for spinal cord stimulator)