Puja Trivedi Parikh
PUJA TRIVEDI PARIKH, LCSW, BCBA
Puja is a licensed psychotherapist, a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Author, Speaker, Mental Health Consultant, and ADHD Adult, who provides virtual, in-home, school-based, community, and within businesses and organizations to children, adults, and families.
As an established published author, she has authored books focused on autism and ADHD, as well as speaking about parenting issues, stress management, child development, and child and adult ADHD, Autism with complex presentations involving anxiety and mood disorders.
Her motivation to go into this helping profession 12 plus years ago, remains strong today: “Be the change you want to see in this world.” – Gandhi
She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)and promptly went on to New York University (NYU) to pursue her Master’s in Social work with a clinical focus.
Puja intentionally chose graduate training in clinical social work due to the field’s emphasis on rendering services that are empowering, equitable and inclusive. Along with the focus on using evidenced and empirically based treatment modalities using a biopsychosocial model. This framework emphasizes a person's biology, social factors, environmental factors as well as psychological characteristics in rendering assessment, diagnostic and treatment services.
Her graduate education, clinical training, and professional experience of 12 plus years have equipped her with skills in empirically supported and evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and Applied and Clinical Behavior Analysis (ABA).
Puja has continued to cultivate her expertise by seeking out post-graduate education opportunities to stay current with the most recent and cutting-edge research in psychotherapy and neuroscience and is committed to helping people with integrity, honesty, and compassion.
Contemporary third-wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) modality, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), developed by Dr. Steven Hayes, forms the foundation of my practice. ACT is built on the foundation of living an intentional life based on your core values and learning to embrace challenging emotions and circumstances with openness and curiosity. Puja also incorporates Clinical Applied Behavior Analytic (CABA) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), credited to Dr. B.F. Skinner, to develop impactful and sustainable interventions and strengthen the meaningful impact her work is designed to provide.
Puja Provides a whole-person treatment experience and firmly believes that mental health and physical health are the same. One cannot exist without the other.
Puja will work with you to optimize your resources, connect you with appropriate resources, help you prioritize your needs, and help you nurture the tools needed to achieve your goals.
Most importantly, Puja believes in the power of loving oneself - without judgment – as you are - in any given moment. This philosophy is embedded throughout her work process and is a guiding principle in her personal life as well.
Kindly note that I am not in-network with any insurance panels; however, I can provide a “superbill,” so that you can submit it to you insurance company to secure reimbursement as per you out-of-network plan details. Unfortunately I am not involved with further support in terms of billing.
Payment sessions and any other contacts are collected in full by credit card at the end of session or services rendered.
I accept all major credit cards and credit card information will be securely stored on my HIPPA compliant Electronic Health Records System. All session fees will be charged to the credit card following session or by the end of the day the session took place.
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you will be charged for the full rate of the session.
Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!
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Why don’t you offer complementary consultation sessions?I prefer to show you how I work and give you a chance to experience my style versus talking about how I might be able to help you. Additionally, due to high demand, time is valuable, and I am not able to offer consultations, even if brief. Also, it encourages starting the therapeutic process as opposed to finding reasons to avoid it. If you are ready, reach out!
Can you provide advocacy services for my child at school meetings?Yes, I can. I have experience working on a school Child Study Team (CST) and Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and can successfully help you navigate the public school special education services system and advocate for your child using data-informed recommendations.
Do you provide court mandated assessments or therapy services?I do not. If you are an existing patient and legal issues arise, I do charge a retainer if subpoenaed to court. A day in court means canceling my sessions for the full day as court timing is not specific. This means rescheduling patients who need support to accommodate your legal needs. The retainer is to cover my time as well as additional time I will need to create in my schedule to reschedule canceled sessions. In lieu of court appearances, I can offer a written summary of services and treatment progress as an add on service.
How do you provide services to families that are blended and/or in cases of divorce with equal custody?This depends on the nature of your concerns and reasons for requesting my services. I will conduct a thorough evaluation with all involved and make treatment recommendations based on my evaluation. Some considerations include if orders of protection are in place, nature of relationship between divorced couples as co-parents, level of need your situation demands and if I have the availability to accommodate intensive services. Additionally, both parents must provide consent in order for me to proceed with any services, if parental rights are intact, regardless of whom the child or children reside with.