Dr. Anna Shtrauh is a licensed psychologist who provides therapeutic treatment services including individual and group therapy, and behavioral parent training. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hunter College (City University of New York) and earned her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University, CA. During her graduate training, Dr. Shtrauh specialized in working with youth who have AD/HD, autism, depression, anxiety, psychological trauma, learning disabilities and other early childhood disorders. Additionally, she has experience working with adults with developmental delays.
Dr. Shtrauh received her pre-doctoral internship training at Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the Suncoast, where she provided individual and group psychotherapy, completed child psychological evaluations, and participated as a multidisciplinary team member and a child advocate in the public schools. She completed her postdoctoral residency at Katz Counseling and Educational Psychology.
Dr. Shtrauh has expertise in the area of emotional dysregulation resulting from childhood trauma and neglect, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning problems, giftedness and other childhood disorders. While her treatment modalities with children follow the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) model with use of behavioral interventions and DIRFloortime model, she often prefers to integrate mindfulness, distress tolerance, and interpersonal psychoeducation with adolescent clients.
Dr. Shtrauh integrates principles from evidence-based practices to best support the needs of each client. She enjoys engaging parents and other family members when appropriate to assist her clients with reaching their goals and believes in utilizing clients’ strengths to create a positive environment when working toward their success.
Dr. Shtrauh maintains professional memberships in the American Psychological Association (www.apa.org), Division 53 Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Florida Psychological Association (www.flapsych.com), Child, Adolescent and Family Division.