Shruti Prathip, Psy.D.
Dr. Shruti Prathip is a Postdoctoral Fellow whose clinical experience has been child-focused, with a key interest in neurodevelopment and pediatric psychology. She obtained her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Mercer University and completed her APA accredited internship at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, an affiliate with Johns Hopkins Medicine and University of Maryland Medical System, in 2022.
During her year-long internship, Dr. Prathip provided outpatient therapy and assessment with children who have chronic illness and social/emotional/behavioral needs. She worked in various settings and treatment specialties including integrated primary care and specialty clinics, autism assessment, feeding therapy, and inpatient consultation/liaison. The vital role of psychology in multiple settings and interdisciplinary care teams has been a crucial training experience for Dr. Prathip to provide the utmost and comprehensive care for her patients.
Prior to internship, Dr. Prathip completed her advanced practicum training at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), where she conducted outpatient neurodevelopmental evaluations and therapeutic services for children with congenital heart disease; assessing for developmental delays and aiding children to cope with chronic medical conditions. Additionally, she provided consultation-liaison services to patients and their families on the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Acute Care Unit at CHOA Egleston Hospital.
Since the beginning of her doctoral training, Dr. Prathip had a passion for providing specialized assessment and intervention for children and their families. Her child-focused practicum experiences provided dedicated training in the assessment of common childhood presentations such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities (ID), Anxiety, and Depression. Dr. Prathip also provided evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) for children, adolescents, and young adults with a range of neurodevelopmental, emotional, and behavioral differences.
Working in collaboration with the child, their families, and the ecological system has been important in her clinical work. Dr. Prathip emphasizes the importance of identifying areas of strength to augment weaknesses while working with children and their families. As a proud first generation Indian-American, it has been her main focus to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, including underserved racial/ethnic populations, through culturally sensitive assessment and intervention.
Dr. Prathip enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends, and kitty. She is actively involved in her ethnic community within Atlanta. She is a trained Bharatanatyam (classical-Indian) dancer and frequently performs on stage.