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Rushina H. Bhatt, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Bhatt is a Clinical Psychologist licensed in Texas, and the founder of Strengthen Behavior Consultants, LLC. Also qualified to provide telepsychology in many other states.


In her practice, she primarily works with adults, providing individual therapy and counseling.

Approach to treatment is:

  • Strengths-based

  • Evidence-based

  • Compassion-based, and

  • Understanding-based

  • Based on extensive clinical experiences and training.                                                           


Prior experiences:

  • 2016-current: Therapeutic Interventions and diagnostic assessments; Strengthen Behavior Consultants.

  • 2018: Therapeutic Interventions and diagnostic assessments; Private Practice

  • 2017: Therapeutic Interventions and diagnostic assessments; Behavior Health, Parkland Hospital.

  • 2015 : VA Central Texas Healthcare System - Temple

  • 2014 : VA North Texas Healthcare System--Dallas

Education and training:

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Jackson State University (HBCU), Jackson, MS

  • Psychology Internship (APA-accredited) from VA North Texas Healthcare System—Dallas, TX

  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology from University of Hartford, CT

  • B.A. in Psychology from University of North Texas, Denton, TX

  • B.A. in English from Gujarat University, India


Interventions Utilized, as appropriate:

  • Cognitive- Behavior Therapy (CBT)

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

  • Seeking Safety

  • Brief Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Interpersonal Process Therapy (IPT)

  • Solutions-focused Therapy

Languages Spoken besides English:

  • Gujarati

  • Hindi

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