Faria Kamal, PhD
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About Faria Kamal, PhD
Dr. Faria Kamal is a licensed clinical psychologist at Columbia Doctors who provides compassionate, collaborative, research-supported therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families. She serves on the faculty as an Instructor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).
Dr. Kamal is skilled in the treatment of a number of emotional and behavioral issues, including depression, anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, oppositional and defiant behaviors, trauma and addiction. She has particular specialty and has worked extensively with teens and adults with suicidal and self-harming behaviors. Dr. Kamal also has expertise in behavioral parenting skills training and has worked with many parents and caregivers on improving their skills related to positive reinforcement and delivering effective consequences. She also has significant experience working with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community, including LGBT teens and young adults, as well as LGBT parents and their children. Dr. Kamal has received training in a number of evidence-based treatment approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Dr. Kamal completed her doctoral training at the University of Toronto. She completed her residency/internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Kamal's research on underserved communities has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at numerous academic conferences. She continues to engage in research on effective clinical practices for high risk populations. Dr. Kamal provides trainings on evidence-based practices for professionals and the general public.
Specialties & Expertise
- Adjustment Disorder
- Alcohol Use Disorders
- Anger Management
- Anxiety Disorders
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Family Therapy
- Gender Dysphoria
- Gender Identity
- Identity Disorders
- LGBT Mental Health
- Panic Disorder
- Parent-Child Relational Problem
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship Problems
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Specific Phobia
- Stress Management
- Substance Abuse Disorders
- Transgender Mental Health
- Work-Related Stress
Leadership, Titles & Positions
- Assistant Professor in Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at CUMC
- NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center