Dr. Siddhi Patel

About me

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in NJ and NY.  I have over 12 years of clinical experience at numerous settings including hospitals, clinics, college counseling and in private practice.  I am the founder of Meraki Psychology Center, a private practice in Central NJ. I am trained in and practice a variety of evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). I see individuals and families and hope to provide group options in the near future. I believe in individual case formulation and will use a combination of clinical assessment and interview to develop the most effective treatment plan for each individual's needs. I specialize in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and work with various presenting issues including trauma and abuse, emotion dysregulation, anxiety and mood disorders, OCD, eating disorders and difficulties related to life transitions. I work closely with minority groups regarding cultural and identity related issues. I feel each person is unique and therefore tailor treatment to fit each client’s individual needs. I believes each individual’s identities interact to influence who the person is. I take into account each aspect of a person’s identity and explore this in relation to the existing issues. Therefore, my treatment approach is culturally sensitive and adapted to fit clients’ various identities and needs.

Training & experience

I received my B.A. from Rutgers University and earned my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology on the Child and Adolescent track from University of Hartford. I have over 12 years of clinical experience at numerous settings including hospitals, clinics, college counseling centers and in private practice. My research focuses on expanding our understanding of factors that are important to South Asians related to food habits, body image and eating disorders. 


Obsessions treated

  • Contamination
  • Checking
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Paedophilia
  • Symmetry
  • Harm
  • Suicide
  • Health Anxiety
  • Other

Qualifications & accreditation


$215 for initial assessment $190 for 45 minute therapy session Sliding scale available based on need and availability

Work address

Currently, all virtual and seeing anyone residing in NJ or NY

Types of session
  • Online/Phone
  • In-person
Phone number
Clients you treat
  • Young people
  • Adults
  • Older adults
  • Families
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • English
Work hours

Monday-Thursday, 9am-9pm

Therapy approaches
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Integrative
  • Exposure & Response Prevention
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Mindfulness