Dr. Anna Shtrauh is a postdoctoral resident who provides individual therapy, behavioral parent training, facilitates groups and completes comprehensive psychological assessments. 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 evidence-based interventions for children, facilitating groups for children with autism and completing psychological evaluations with youth who have depression, anxiety, psychological trauma, learning disabilities and other early childhood disorders. 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 elementary school. Dr. Shtrauh has expertise in the area of disorders resulting from childhood trauma and neglect, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and other childhood disorders. Dr. Shtrauh’s niche is childhood disorders; however, she has also received training and enjoys providing individual therapy with adults who present with depression, anxiety, and other difficulties. 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 utilize the Psychodynamic Approach integrated with CBT with adult 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.
Professional and Community Groups
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.