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Kanthi Raja, PhD

she/her
Accepting New Clients

Primary Address

Street Address 1
Telehealth
Country
United States of America
State
New York
Zip/Postal Code
11201

Summary

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

Type
Psychologist
Primary License State
New York
Primary License Number
025337

License 2

Type
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Secondary License State
Ohio
Secondary License Number
I.0008969-SUPV

Additional Credentials

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

Education

  • 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)

More Information

Telehealth
Yes
Sliding Scale
Yes
Min Price
$100.00/hour
Max price
$300.00/hour