Masami Araki, Psy.D.

Dr. Masami Araki is a licensed clinical psychologist who has extensive experience working with children and adults in outpatient, inpatient, and school settings.  Dr. Araki utilizes evidence-based therapies in a flexible and engaging manner to help her patients lead healthy and balanced lives.  She supervised pre-doctoral interns on the treatment of their patients from intake to discharge in a large hospital setting, which has significantly contributed to her knowledge in the mental health system in New Jersey.  She is an experienced school psychologist and provides psychological testing and academic evaluations to children and adults.  Outside of her life as a psychologist, Dr. Araki enjoys spending time with her family, playing and listening to music, cooking a good meal, and tending to her garden. 

Clinical Psychologist

NY Lic. # 023775, NJ Lic. # 6378 

Education

Dr. Araki graduated Cum Laude from Rutgers University with an undergraduate degree in psychology.  She later obtained her MA degree in School Psychology and Psy.D in Clinical Psychology at the APA Accredited, Pace University, in New York City.  Dr. Araki’s graduate research utilized the Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP) and Personality Inventories to focus on the convergence of maternal movement, personality patterns, and Emotional Availability, observed in the interaction between mothers and their infants.  Dr. Araki completed her APA-accredited internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth, New Jersey where she received extensive clinical training working with children, parents and adults on the outpatient and inpatient psychiatric units.

Experience

Dr. Araki has extensive training in a variety of treatment modalities with different age groups.  Her initial training in psychodynamic therapy allows her to find deep connection and understanding with her patients.  Her additional training in evidence-based treatments such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) then allows her to create powerful change and symptom relief with her patients.  She has provided individual, group and family therapy to address the needs of her clients.  She has consulted with schools and external organizations to assure her clients receive the necessary follow up care outside of therapy.  As a Child Study Team (CST) member within the school setting, Dr. Araki counsels and oversees students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and collaborates with teachers and administration to assess the overall needs of students.  She also performs comprehensive batteries of tests to evaluate the cognitive and social-emotional functioning of students referred to the CST to determine the appropriate level of placement and learning recommendations.  In addition to her private practice at Quiet Mind CBT, Dr. Araki is currently a school psychologist in the West Windsor-Plainsboro school district.