Specialty Areas: Learning Disorders, Neuropsychological and Educational Testing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Diagnostic Evaluation, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior DisordersOffice Location: Manhattan
Kirsten Cullen Sharma, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist, is the Co-Director of the Early Childhood Clinical Service, a neuropsychologist in the Institute for Learning and Academic Achievement, and a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. She conducts comprehensive developmental and neuropsychological evaluations that typically include working with schools and completing classroom observations. She also helps families navigate educational systems and determine appropriate accommodations, interventions and classroom settings.
Dr. Cullen Sharma has expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy for children who have co-morbid learning or attention difficulties and emotional or behavioral difficulties, and parent-focused therapy. She emphasizes consistency in use of evidence-based interventions that help children succeed at home and at school.
Dr. Cullen Sharma earned her doctoral degree from Pacific University in Oregon. She completed her clinical internship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Kings County Hospital Center, where she focused on neuropsychological assessment, and received advanced training in infant and toddler assessment and structural family therapy. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Child Study Center at Langone Medical Center.
Dr. Cullen Sharma was the clinical supervisor for the ParentCorps Program, an evidence-based parent and school-based intervention at NYU Langone Medical Center. Through this program, she also trained and provided professional development for the NYC Department of Education early childhood social workers.
Dr. Cullen Sharma is a member of the American Psychological Association. She has published in scholarly journals and presented at local, national, and international conferences. She frequently participates in media interviews; these have included the Wall Street Journal, TODAY show, NY1, and NY Parenting Magazine.