Michelle Pesca

Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA

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Michelle Pesca, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, Psychologist in Bohemia
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Michelle Pesca

Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA


Location

Applied Behavior Analytic & Psychological Services
Bohemia, New York 11716
(631) 489-8686

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As both a licensed psychologist and BCBA, I specialize in the treatment of challenging behavior, anxiety and stress management, and skills training. I work with children and adolescents who are experiencing behavioral difficulties such as noncompliance, aggression, and off-task behavior at school and/or home, and have specific expertise working with individuals on the autism spectrum. I provide parent training for families looking to create a consistent and positive environment in the home. I use a two-prong approach to behavior management: decrease interfering behavior while teaching adaptive functional behavior such as coping skills, social skills, and organization skills.

I work with children through adults in managing anxiety and stress. Whether someone is overwhelmed by the daily grind or consumed by a stressful life event, we identify common triggers and break unproductive response patterns. I guide people toward solutions to overcome and cope with the obstacles in everyday life.

I believe in solution-focused therapy (ABA, CBT, and ACT) where the goals are measurable and the intervention is research-based. Your values will directly impact the development of these goals and we will review progress at scheduled points to ensure you are comfortable and benefiting from the therapeutic process.

Qualifications

  • School: The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Year Graduated: 2011
  • License and State: 020386-1 New York

Finances

Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
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Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: Behavior Analyst / 000075-1 New York State
  • Certificate: Behavior Analyst Certification Board / 1-06-2925
  • Certificate Date: 2006

Location

Applied Behavior Analytic & Psychological Services
Bohemia, New York 11716
(631) 489-8686

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Dr. Pesca is one of the most talented clinicians I have had the pleasure to work with. She balances strong technical skills and a commitment to evidence-based practice with caring and warmth for her clients. Dr. Pesca is both a skilled psychologist and behavior analyst and expertly combines skills in both areas for the benefit of her clients.

Last Modified: 30 May 2019
Michelle Pesca, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, Psychologist in Bohemia

Michelle Pesca

Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA