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Shruti Prathip, Psy.D. 
Clinical Psychologist

Dr Shruti Prathip

Dr. Shruti Prathip is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in child psychology with a particular focus on neurodevelopment and pediatric care. She earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Mercer University and completed her internship at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine and University of Maryland Medical System, in 2022.

Dr. Prathip is committed to expanding her expertise in neurodevelopmental evaluations, particularly in identifying non-classical presentations of autism such as the female phenotype, persistent demand avoidance, and late-in-life diagnosis. She continues to prioritize offering and normalizing collaborative neurodiverse affirming care for her patients, their families, and the broader community. She values identifying unique strengths to complement areas of support, particularly focusing on culturally sensitive assessment and intervention for individuals from diverse backgrounds, including underserved populations.

During her year-long internship, Dr. Prathip provided outpatient assessment and intervention for children with chronic illnesses and social, emotional, and behavioral needs. Her diverse experiences included working in autism assessment, integrated primary care, specialty clinics, feeding therapy, and inpatient consultation/liaison services. These experiences underscored the vital role of clinical psychology within interdisciplinary care teams and enhanced her ability to provide comprehensive patient care.

Since the onset of her doctoral training, Dr. Prathip has been dedicated to specialized assessment and intervention for children and families. Dr. Prathip completed advanced practicum training at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), where she conducted neurodevelopmental evaluations and provided therapeutic services for children with congenital heart disease. She also offered consultation-liaison services to patients and families at CHOA Egleston Hospital. She has cared for a range of childhood presentations, including autism, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning differences, anxiety, and depression. She provided evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) tailored to children, adolescents, and young adults in private practice settings.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Dr. Prathip enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends, and her cat. She actively engages with her Indian community in Atlanta and pursues her passion for Bharatanatyam, a classical Indian dance form, with regular performances.

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