Meet Sadia R. Chaudhury, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with specialized training in evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I offer individual, couples, and family therapy to adults and children of all ages. I seek to help people manage the challenges they are facing and make real changes in their lives. In our work together, we will set goals, build a deeper understanding of maladaptive patterns, and learn more ways to manage the stress in your life. My specialty areas include anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships, and parenting.
I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. I received my predoctoral clinical training at various psychiatric facilities in New York City, including NYU Child Study Center, Columbia University Medical Center, New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Woodhull Medical Center. Upon graduation, I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian, Westchester Division, where I gained further expertise in providing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for anxiety in children and adults of all ages. I am bilingual and am able to conduct therapy in English and Bengali.
How Therapy Works
Our work together will be a collaborative process during which I will work actively with you to help achieve your therapeutic goals.
I strive to maintain a warm and non-judgmental stance in therapy.
I am happy to speak with you about any questions or concerns you may have about beginning therapy.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a collaborative, solutions-oriented psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be highly effective for the treatment of anxiety and depression in all age groups. CBT highlights that our our beliefs, interpretations, and perceptions of life events shape our feelings and behaviors.
In session, you and I will work actively together to identify and change problematic thoughts and behaviors in order to reduce anxiety and improve your mood. I often assign between-session homework assignments to help generalize skills acquired in session.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a structured psychotherapy that has been found to be effective in individuals who have difficulty managing their emotions. DBT targets a wide array of symptoms, including self-injury, impulsivity, unstable relationships, difficulty managing anger, suicidal thoughts, and interpersonal conflict.
In DBT, we work together to help you accept your experiences in a non-judgmental manner, reduce current maladaptive coping patterns, and learn ways to better manage your emotions. This is done in weekly psychotherapy sessions, weekly DBT skills training groups, and phone consultations.
"A compassionate therapist who really listens to you. Dr. Chaudhury has excellent experience and training, and it shows. Our daughter immediately felt comfortable talking about her most personal issues and looks forward to her therapy sessions."
— A Former Patient's Mother
Individual therapy is a unique opportunity to focus on yourself, particularly your strengths and areas of growth and change. Some issues that can be addressed in individual therapy include anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships, low self-esteem, identity confusion, and interpersonal conflict.
We will begin by identifying both short-term and long-term personal goals. We will identify maladaptive thought and coping patterns that are impeding growth, and will work together to identify effective coping skills to manage life's many stressors.
Communication is an integral part of all relationships. I work with couples who are in committed relationships, who are about to get married, and those who are already married to improve their communication with each other and address problems in their relationship.
Together, we will identify problematic communication patterns within your relationship, understand how these maladaptive communication patterns contribute to current problems, and learn ways to develop healthier and more effective methods of communication.
Every family is unique in both its strengths and challenges. Family therapy is based on the premise that each family member has a significant impact on the family as a whole and a broad understanding of the whole family is needed to help an individual family member.
Family therapy can help family members gain an understanding of how their family functions and learn ways to manage strong emotions and resolve conflicts that may arise. Family therapy also aims to build the strength of both individual family members as well as the family as a whole.
Your Journey Starts Here
I offer complimentary 10-minute phone consultations. I am currently accepting new patients.
Please contact me directly to discuss fees and scheduling.
Manhattan: 330 West 58th St, Suite 313,
New York, NY 10019
Long Island: 153 Main Street,
Roslyn, NY 11576