Dr. Carol Chu-Peralta, Ph.D.
Founder, Clinical Director, & Psychologist
Dr. Chu-Peralta is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in NJ and NY, and is a PsyPact provider. She specializes in the provision of trauma, depression, and anxiety therapy treatment, as well as trauma-based evaluations and supervision. Dr. Chu-Peralta also dedicates her career to helping the underserved by providing trauma and immigration evaluations to those in need.
Previously, Dr. Chu-Peralta served as a Consultant to the Westchester County Department of Social Services, wherein she provided clinical supervision to the Safe Harbor and Clinical and Behavioral Assessment Units, and performed psychological and psychodiagnostic evaluations on youth who experienced adverse life events. Dr. Chu-Peralta was also a Staff Psychologist at the Trager Lemp Center: Treating Trauma & Promoting Resilience at Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS), as well as the Coordinator of the Psychology Externship. At WJCS, Dr. Chu-Peralta conducted research, supervised mental health staff and graduate students, and provided therapy to WJCS patients.
Dr. Chu-Peralta is fluent in Spanish and English. She has extensive experience helping individuals, across the age spectrum, who have suffered adverse and stressful life experiences. She completed her breadth and depth of training through Bellevue Hospital Center (Program for Survivors of Torture), World Trade Center Health Program NYU School of Medicine Clinical Center of Excellence at NYU Langone Center, New York City Children’s Center – Bronx Campus (formerly known as Bronx Children’s Psychiatric Center), Center for Psychological Services – Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Westchester Jewish Community Services. Although Dr. Chu-Peralta’s private practice specializes in dealing with the sequelae resulting from adverse life events, she also underwent generalist training. Dr. Chu-Peralta's previous experience has included working with developmental disorders (including Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities), Dialectical Behavior Therapy, bereavement, psychological evaluation, and impulse control disorders. Therefore, she is exceptionally well-versed in helping patients with complex histories and symptoms.
In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Chu-Peralta is actively involved in the training and supervision of professionals and students. She has conducted, and continues to provide, numerous workshops and lectures at various regional and national conferences, primary/secondary schools, and colleges.
Dr. Chu-Peralta received her B.A. in Psychology from William Paterson University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is currently a member of the New Jersey Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, International Society for Traumatic Stress, New York Psychological Association, and Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Dr. Chu-Peralta is a resident of Bergen County, NJ. When she is not working, she enjoys an active lifestyle and spending quality time with her husband, children, other family members, and friends.