About me

**Telehealth guidelines note:  I am NY state-licensed and have temporary NJ licensure (until 9/30, via COVID guidelines), which means I am able to provide therapy to individuals residing in these two states only at this time.**

Hello, I’m Dr. Shah!  I’m a clinical psychologist with a specialization in working with adults and geriatric clients with a range of cognitive and socio-emotional challenges.  My clinical interests and specialties include treating clients with comorbid anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic pain, PTSD/trauma, grief and loss, anger and stress management, neurocognitive disorders, caregiver burden (including those caregiving loved ones w/dementia, stroke, TBI), and a range of issues related to multiculturalism in health care.

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 while learning to preserve each of our individual identities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Using an integrative and strength-based approach, my goal in treatment is to educate, empower, and collaborate with clients to help them become the best versions of themselves.

Asking or receiving help can often times be anxiety-provoking, shameful, or overwhelming for some. However, a quote that often comes to mind is one by Carl Jung, “I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.”

Please email me if you are interested in scheduling a complimentary phone consultation.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: 023026

License State/Territory: NEW YORK

Additional Credentials:

Rutgers University - Masters in Biomedical Science 

University of Indianapolis - Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology 

Brooklyn Veterans Hospital - APA Accredited Geropsychology Fellowship

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
Gujrati
English
Types of Clients
Adults
Older Adults
Session Types
Online
Phone
Specialities

Health psychology, medical issues, 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, racism, social justice, grief/loss, colorism/caste discrimination, chronic pain, insomnia, cognitive issues (dementia, TBI, stroke), caregiver burden

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