Dr. Shah is a New York State Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in working with adults and geriatric patients with a range of cognitive and socio-emotional problems. Her clinical interests and specialties include treating patients with comorbid anxiety, depression, chronic pain, trauma, grief and loss, anger and stress management, neurocognitive disorders, and a range of issues related to multiculturalism in health care.
Her unique background, education, and training in the health sciences has and continues to shape her integrative treatment approach. She completed her Master’s degree in Biomedical Science at Rutgers University and graduated with her Master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis. Passionate to further her understanding of geriatric care, Dr. Shah pursued an APA-accredited post-doctoral fellowship in geropsychology at the Brooklyn Veterans Hospital where she received extensive training and experience in working with older adults presenting with a range of comorbid mood and neurocognitive disorders across different treatment settings. She additionally has had the unique opportunity to receiving training for and provide telehealth caregiver interventions for caregivers of Veterans who had a stroke or were diagnosed with dementia.
During her research and clinical training across different settings, she witnessed first-hand the growing necessity to access individuals in need of mental health treatment. Dr. Shah believes telepsychology is a unique mode of communication to provide psychological services for a number of reasons including: it allows for flexibility of scheduling for individuals with busy professional and/or personal schedules, ability to access individuals residing in rural areas with limited mental health resources or with a physical/medical/mobility disability limiting their ability to transport to and from locations. As our worldwide use of technology continues to expand, Dr. Shah is committed to ensuring each individual’s emotional needs are met.