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Behavioral Services

Central to our mission to be a patient-centered medical home for families is our goal to help families manage their children’s behavioral and emotional well being. We are partnering with Primary Care Psychology Associates to provide behavioral health services on site at our office.¬†Integration of a behavioral health specialists into our primary care setting will enhance the quality of treatment for our children and families.

Dr. Nirmeen Rajani is on site at Kids First two days a week, working with KFPP patients on emotional and behavioral issues, including: toilet training, sleep issues, behavioral issue, teen depression and anxiety.

We are excited to be able to create better access to behavioral doctors and expand the services we offer in our office, as well as collaborate with the doctor serving our patients.

Dr. Nirmeen Rajani received her masters and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She did her doctoral internship at Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center’s Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, where she provided clinical services to children and families from under-served communities and adolescents who attended a college-prep high school. Further, she completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center, where she worked with an international population who are survivors of political torture.¬†

Dr. Rajani has experience working in interdisciplinary teams in hospital, out-patient, community mental health, and high school settings. She also has background in program development and implementation, with particular focus on mental health education and primary prevention. Her community work was recognized by the Secretary of State of IL, Mr. Jesse White, who awarded her with a Humanitarian Service Award for providing culturally sensitive mental health education to members of various under-served communities. Her therapeutic approaches can best be described as evidence-informed, with particular focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Additionally, she strives to promote positive change using strengths based and person-centered approaches, which include trauma, social justice, multicultural, and systemic lenses. Dr. Rajani, has significant experience conducting psychological assessments, and individual, group, and family therapy. She is fluent in Hindi, Urdu, and Gujarati.