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Sarah Kuriakose, PhD

  • Specialty: Psychology
  • Languages: English, Malayalam

About Me

As a psychologist, I have been lucky to work with the most amazing children, adolescents, and young adults. I began working with children who have developmental disorders through an internship during my high school years. Even then, the creative, clever, and fun kids I met, along with their thoughtful and dedicated parents, amazed me. I feel privileged to work with these families now.

I help children, adolescents, and families with a wide variety of issues. These may include mood and behavior disorders, anxiety, and issues with social communication. I specialize in behavior management strategies and dual diagnosis, which is when we evaluate and treat people who have co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders.

I am currently the clinical director of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical and Research Program at NYU Langone’s Child Study Center. My team is one of the few teams in the city that cares for children with autism by combining the expertise of many different specialists, including psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers.

Families who come here can feel confident that their needs will be met—whether they require diagnostic evaluation, individual therapy, group social skills, or parent training—by clinicians who are in constant communication with each other and work together under one roof. I am proud of the clinical, research, and community outreach work that we do here.

When I’m working with families, I always tell them that my goal is to help them make their child’s world bigger. We do this by helping them learn to speak effectively, teaching them how to make friends, and implementing strategies to improve positive behavior in schools and at home. Everything I do with children and their families moves us toward the goal of opening up opportunities for these children, so they can engage and share their strengths with the world.

Conditions and Treatments

  • autism
  • anxiety disorder
  • addiction
  • behavior therapy
  • parent training
  • social skills training
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • developmental delay
  • depressive disorder
  • developmental disability
  • psychological testing


  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Education and Training
  • PhD from University Of California, 2012

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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • UHC
    • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
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Research My Research


behavior and cognitive-behavioral treatment, child and adolescent developmental and psychiatric disorders

Research Summary

Dr. Kuriakose is interested in the behavioral treatment of child and adolescent developmental and psychiatric disorders. 

Academic Contact

Academic office

1 Park Avenue

Seventh Floor

New York, NY 10016



Research Interests Timeline

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