Dr. Chriki is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, specializing in evidence-based treatments. The core of her work is in mindfulness with a focus on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) while incorporating principles from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for youth and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation and PTSD.
Dr. Chriki received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Simmons College before completing her Master of Arts and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Ohio State University. She completed her predoctoral internship at the White River Junction VA Medical Center in VT, in conjunction with the Dartmouth Counseling Center in NH. On internship, she completed a sub-specialty in PTSD with the National Center for PTSD, receiving training on Prolonged Exposure (PE) and becoming certified provider of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), both empirically-based treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, where she worked clinically at the Providence VA Medical Center. She completed her postdoctoral research at Bradley Children’s Hospital focusing on developing a measure to assess DBT skills usage in adolescents and their parents. She also worked as a postdoctoral trainee at RICBT, where she provided both individual and couple therapy (specifically, Integrated Behavioral Couple Therapy; IBCT).
Dr. Chriki’s primary clinical interest is treating adolescents and young-adults struggling with emotion dysregulation, self-harm and suicidality. Within her DBT work, she is particularly interested in treating individuals with histories of trauma and PTSD, and has received intensive training in DBT-PE (DBT with a focus on PTSD treatment). Dr. Chriki has extensive experience treating individuals struggling with anxiety and depressive disorders. Dr. Chriki additionally works as a parent coach and provides couples therapy, incorporating mindfulness and behavioral approaches as well as other DBT-based principles.