Licsensed Psychologist, PsyD
Accepting new clients for daytime appointments
Offers remote video sessions
Teenagers (15 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Older adolescents/emerging adults (ages 15-25)
Dr. Nanika Coor is a Licensed Psychologist in Brooklyn, New York who specializes in positive and respectful parenting. She works with parents who want to improve or repair the relationship with their children. She helps individuals explore their beliefs about parenting and how their childhood experiences impact the way they raise their own children. She works with parents across the lifespan—whether it is a first-time mom, a dad with two teenagers, or a seasoned grandmother. She also offers as-needed consulting sessions for individuals who need help navigating a specific issue related to parenting or working with children.
Dr. Coor is an advocate of respectful and connection-based parenting, in which parents set kind but firm limits and give their children the space to be themselves and express all of their feelings, both positive and negative. She helps her clients understand what triggers their stressful or angry feelings when they're interacting with their kids, and how to create more peace at home. She also helps her clients develop healthy coping mechanisms and reduce tendencies to hold themselves to impossibly high parenting standards.
Dr. Coor wants her clients to feel empowered, capable, and connected, so that they can provide an environment for their children that will help them to thrive. She truly believes that it's never too late to try to heal or deepen the bond with your child, and she looks forward to helping you on your path to being the parent you really want to be. Her office is located just steps from the Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn Heights.
Parenting – Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Couples counseling – Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Older adolescents/emerging adults (ages 15-25): Experiencing sadness, anger, anxiety or interpersonal conflict related to: the adjustment to increasing amounts of physical, emotional, and psychological independence from their parents and families; feeling emotionally neglected, unseen, unheard, and/or misunderstood at home or by peers; their developing sense of identity distinct from family members and parents; inauthentic expression of who they are, in order to please (or not displease) others; healthy communication with important others; internal and external pressure to succeed; lack of confidence and/or self-acceptance; difficult peer or family relationships; and/or identifying, asserting, and holding boundaries with peers and family
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Dr. Coor is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Individual sessions: $260 (45min)
Couples sessions: $310 (60min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $210 - $260 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Dr. Coor can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
“Did you promise yourself that you’d never behave or react the way your own parents did once you had children?
Do you often regret the way you handled a parenting situation, then wonder: “Why wasn’t I able to stop myself from doing that?"
Are you wondering how to calm the chaos in your home and create more connection?
You desire and deserve a connected relationship with your child and peace in your home - but your emotions get the best of you, and stop you from responding from a place of calm understanding. It’s even harder when you’re trying to raise your child in a different way than you were raised - because all of those old feelings are still with you, and keep springing up on you when you get stressed out.
I’m a clinical psychologist, and I specialize in working therapeutically with parents who actively want to strengthen the emotional bond with their infants, toddlers, school-aged children/tweens, adolescents or adult children. The parents I see want to figure out what's getting in the way of being the conscious, peaceful and positive parents they really want to be. With a strong focus on mindfulness and self-compassion, I’ll help you gain control of your emotions and reactions in the heat of conflicts with your children, so that you can respond with unconditional acceptance.
If you’re feeling emotionally overwhelmed when your child is resistant or melting down, or like something is ‘off’ in your parent-child relationship, it's time to get some support in unpacking your triggers that show up when your child is behaving in ways you wish they wouldn’t.”
Treatment approachesInterpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Psychodynamic TherapyThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good. (learn more)
Education and work experience
The Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist for children, adolescents, and adults
The Karen Horney Clinic, Psychotherapist for adolescents and adults
The New York Center for Children, Psychotherapist for children and adolescents
The William Alanson White Institute, Pre-doctoral training in psychoeducational assessment and individual psychotherapy with children and adolescents
Oceanside School District, Pre-doctoral training in school psychology at the elementary school level
Hewlett-Woodmere School District, Pre-doctoral training in school psychology at the early childhood, middle school and high school levels
Pace University’s McShane Center for Psychological Services, Pre-doctoral training in individual psychotherapy with college students
Pace University, PsyD
Pace University, MA
The American Institute of Psychoanalysis, Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy