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Maria Klara

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    Dr. Maria Klara is a graduate of New York’s Pace University, where she received her Psy.D. in School-Clinical Child Psychology in 2009. Dr. Klara undertook part of her doctoral training at the Child and Family Institute of St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, and completed her APA-approved internship at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. She has many years of experience treating both children and adults in a variety of clinical settings, including residential treatment programs, schools, hospitals and community-based clinics. Dr. Klara has also taught graduate-level courses on psychological assessment. She is licensed as a psychologist in New York State.
    As a supervising psychologist at Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s child outpatient psychiatry department, Dr. Klara works with psychology trainees, overseeing them both in individual/group-therapy modalities, and with psychological testing. She also conducts a full-service private practice that includes children, teenagers and adults. Dr. Klara’s services also include psychological testing to diagnose learning disabilities, ADHD or to simply help determine and guide accurate diagnosis and treatment options.
    Dr. Klara utilizes an integrative approach to therapy, but one primarily based on a psychodynamic/interpersonal framework. She tailors her approach to each patient, factoring in individual variances such as age and gender, family history, and cultural background. Dr. Klara’s areas of particular interest include parent training and empowerment, ADHD, behaviorally challenged children, patients who have experienced trauma, and ones with affective disorders including anxiety and depression. Dr. Klara also has considerable experience working with teens and adults on issues related to relationships and self-esteem.
    Dr. Klara is a member of the American Psychological Association, the New York State Psychological Association and the Society for Personality Assessment.  


  • 2011 -
    Virginia Staudt Sexton Award for Distinguished Early Career Psychologists
    The New York State Psychological Association Academic Division

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Dr. Klara did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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