Monica Ghailian Ph.D

I specialize in evaluating and treating children, adolescents, and young adults with anxiety and mood disorders, as well as, loss, trauma, and family/relationship issues. I use integrative therapy to help individuals become aware of the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, target issues that cause distress, and find healthier ways to deal with them. My treatment approach draws upon cognitive-behavioral, attachment-based, and somatic modalities. I also offer DBT informed therapy for individuals who struggle intensely in regulating their emotions and behaviors. My aim is to provide a warm, non-judgmental space where individuals feel heard, encouraged, and challenged.

In addition, I provide psychoeducational assessments to children, adolescents, and adults with learning difficulties, psychiatric histories, and neurological complications that affect learning and cognitive functioning. The evaluations provide a comprehensive profile of learning strengths and difficulties and help to determine additional supports and accommodations that are needed for academic success.

I received my Ph.D. from Columbia University in Clinical Psychology. I completed my internship and post-doctoral training at The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services where I was a unit psychologist at a residential treatment facility, as well as, provided training and consultation to agency staff in trauma-based assessment and evidence-based practices. My psychology externships were at King’s County Hospital in the adolescent girls’ inpatient unit and at Beth Israel Medical Center in the child and adolescent outpatient department. Lastly, I received training in neuropsychological testing at the NYU Child Study Center, Institute for Learning and Academic Achievement.


Neuropsychological and Educational Evaluations

Psychotherapy for children, adolescents & adults

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Evidence Based treatment for mood disorders

Trauma focused therapies

School Based Consultation & Collaboration

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)


Columbia University, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology

Jewish Board: Training Specialist, (trained staff on CBT, substance abuse, self-harm, fatigue & health literacy)

Kings County Hospital: adolescent girl’s inpatient

Beth Israel Center: Child & Adolescent outpatient department

NYU, Child Study Center: Neuropsychology Extern