Kanthi Raja, PhD

Accepting New Clients

Primary Address

Street Address 1
United States of America
New York
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Practice Description
Hello and welcome! I am a Clinical Psychologist and have practiced as a psychotherapist for
over 20 years. May of my clients have commented that they healed and grew tremendously while
working with me because I help them gain insight into their problems while also helping them
use healthy strategies to change their situations. The essence of my practice is to provide a
culturally sensitive and Integrative therapy stance. Using the foundation of an authentic, trusting,
and warm relationship, I use a number of modalities including Psychodynamic, Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I have also been trained in
Art Therapy and creative writing. The diverse nature of my training and experience allows me to
use a variety of interventions with my clients, guided my clients’ needs and requests. I recognize
the individuality of each client I work with, and tailor my interventions to meet each person
where they are at the moment.
I consider my areas of specialization to be women’s issues especially for women of color,
trauma, attachment issues, and managing cultural influences and dynamics. I have worked with
many diagnoses including depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment disorders, and personality
organization. Overall, I highly value the importance of developing an authentic and healthy
identity that allows individuals to reach their goals. During my time as a therapist, I have
successfully worked with persons across the lifespan in individual, couples, and group therapy. I
have also worked extensively with underserved populations including persons who identify as
racial and ethnic minorities, women of color, single parents, university students, and senior
citizens. I have provided specialized individual and group therapy for South Asian and South
Asian American women as they navigate processes such as separation and individuation from
families of origin, resolving trauma, acculturation, and resolving conflict with family members.
I recognize that finding a therapist and engaging in therapy can be a confusing and
overwhelming process. I also believe it is important for each person to find the right fit when
choosing a therapist. Please reach out to schedule a brief, complimentary Consultation so we can
see if we can work well together. I look forward to meeting you!

Services Offered

  • Couples/Partners
  • Family
  • Group
  • Individual

Ages Served

  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Older Adults (65+)

Areas of Focus

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy Prenatal Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Theoretical Orientation(s)

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Career Counseling
  • Client-Centered / Rogerian Therapy (CCT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Feminist
  • Insight Therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Parent Coaching
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sand Play
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused

Provider Ethnic Identities

  • South Asian

Conversational Proficiency Languages

  • English

Professional Proficiency Languages

  • English

License 1

Primary License State
New York
Primary License Number

License 2

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Secondary License State
Secondary License Number

Additional Credentials

  • PSI International Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Advanced Certification Training
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Graduate Level Art Therapy training


  • Fielding Graduate University: PhD in Clinical Psychology, 12/2021. Specializations in Psychodynamic work, Parent Infant Mental Health, Treatment of Perinatal and Post Partum Mood Disorders
  • Case Western Reserve University: MSSA Social Work, 1/1998
  • University of Pittsburgh: BS Psychology, 4/1991

Payment Types Accepted

  • Insurance
  • Self Pay

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealth
  • Other
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Oxford Health Plans, UMR, Oscar, UHC Student Resources, AllSavers UHC, Harvard Pilgrim, Meritain, Nippon, United Healthcare Shared Services, Allied Benefit Systems, Surest (Formerly Bind), Health Plans Inc., United Healthcare Global, Optum Live & Work Well (EAP)

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