Michelle Pesca, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, Psychologist in Bohemia
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.
Call or Email Michelle Pesca for a free phone consultation now - (631) 489-8686

Qualifications

  • School: The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Year Graduated: 2011
  • License No. and State: 020386-1 New York

Finances

  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

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

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

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017
Michelle Pesca, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, Psychologist in Bohemia

Michelle Pesca

Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA