Doctor Profile

Sony Khemlani-Patel, Ph.D.

Psychologist / Director

Sony Khemlani-Patel, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive related, anxiety, and mood disorders. In addition to providing direct clinical care, Dr. Khemlani supervises psychology externs and participates in various research projects. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and co-leads weekly Skills Groups. She also has been trained in CBIT for tics and Tourette Disorder. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical/School Psychology from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York and her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Khemlani is a Board Member and Secretary of OCD New York, which is the NY Affiliate of the non-profit international OCD Foundation. She has presented at numerous local agencies as well national conferences for more than 15 years. Dr. Khemlani has appeared has been a guest on radio shows, including the Psychiatry show on Dr. Radio SiriusXM. She has published many scientific articles and book chapters on OC related disorders including body dysmorphic disorder. Dr. Khemlani has co-authored two books, “When Your Child Is Cutting” and “Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder.”