Michelle Pesca, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, Psychologist in Bohemia
I am a licensed psychologist and behavior analyst specializing in the treatment of challenging behavior through Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and of anxiety through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I treat a range of behaviors including self-stimulatory behavior, self-injury, aggression, PICA, stereotypy, non-compliance, and off-task behavior in individuals with and without disabilities. I am particularly passionate about working with students with autism to reduce interfering behavior while improving functional skills. In addition to applying evidence and function-based interventions to challenging behavior, I offer social and coping skills training as well as parent training and counseling.
For those with anxiety, we'll look to better understand the sources of discomfort and work to reduce the impact of these sources through numerous behavioral and mindfulness strategies. By experiencing less stress from negative thoughts and emotions, you will be able to make changes geared at accomplishing your goals.
I believe in solution-focused therapy where the goals are measurable and the intervention is research-based. Your values will directly impact the development of these goals, and we will review progress at scheduled points to ensure you are comfortable and are benefiting from the therapeutic process.
Call or Email Michelle Pesca for a free phone consultation now - (631) 489-8686

Qualifications

  • School: The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Year Graduated: 2011
  • License No. and State: 020386-1 New York

Finances

  • Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: Behavior Analyst / 000075-1 New York State
  • Certificate: Behavior Analyst Certification Board/1-06-2925
  • Certificate Date: 2006

Specialties

  • Autism
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Anxiety

Issues

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Stress

Client Focus

Age

  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017
Michelle Pesca, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, Psychologist in Bohemia

Michelle Pesca

Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA