Nazia Denese, PhD
Dr. Nazia Denese is a Staff Psychologist at the Center for Effective Therapy and an Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in Massachusetts and New York. She earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology (with Clinical emphasis) at Columbia University and completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Psychology at the Hawaii Psychology Internship Consortium. She previously completed clinical externships at Child Mind Institute’s Anxiety Disorders Center and the Children’s Hospital at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Dr. Denese has extensive clinical experience treating children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of mental health challenges in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and schools. Dr. Denese is certified in the Modular Approach to Treatment for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC) and has training in evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Selective Mutism (PCIT-SM), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Additionally, she has significant experience conducting comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and administering neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and developmental assessments.
Dr. Denese is passionate about providing quality trauma-informed and culturally competent mental health treatment and psychoeducation to communities on a national and global scale. In her spare time, she facilitates a mental wellness support group for South Asian adolescents and young adults.