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Rinku Shanker, Psy. D.

I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has experience working with individuals of a variety of ages. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults who present with a variety of emotional, behavioral, and social needs. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques in order to find the best fit for each individual. 


I earned my graduate degrees from Argosy University- Illinois School of Professional Psychology. I went on to complete my APA-accredited internship in Bronx, NY. I  have nearly 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families in Essex County. I have had the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients from various ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. I bring expertise from my previous work in an outpatient community mental health center as well as a hospital setting. I have received specialized training in CBT, DBT and PCIT. 

While I have extensive clinical experience, I also recognize that you are the real expert. You know yourself (or your teen) best! I am committed to providing a safe space where you will feel heard and understood. 

I am licensed in New Jersey and New York. I am also a member of PSYPACT which enables to me to work with clients in over 30 participating states.  

To quote a great Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." I look forward to walking along side you on this journey. 

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