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About Nanika Coor, Psy. D.

Dr. Nanika Coor is a clinical psychologist who specializes in mutually respectful parent-child relationships. In her private practice, guided by research in interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, child development, and principles of respectful parenting, she uses psychodynamic and somatic psychotherapies to help parents process intergenerational trauma, connect more compassionately to themselves and to their children. As a keynote speaker, contributing writer, panelist and presenter, Dr. Coor has educated audiences about parenting topics such as understanding toddler emotions, parenting gender-nonconforming children, adolescent brain development, parental self-regulation, talking to children about race, respectful discipline, and reparenting oneself.  Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Teen Vogue, Le Scoop, and other popular media outlets.

Dr. Coor earned her Bachelor’s degree at Hunter College, completed her Psy.D. at Pace University, and finished her post-doctoral fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy at The Karen Horney Clinic in New York City. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her family and an ever-expanding collection of plants.