Dr. Urmila Pai is a double board certified psychiatrist specializing in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Since graduation from Albert Einstein College of Medicine /Montefiore Medical Center, she has been in private practice. She currently maintains a private practice in Jericho, NY.
As one of the few female child and adolescent psychiatrists practicing in Long Island, she has extensive experience in treating patients with a wide range of psychiatric disorders, including ADHD, Disruptive Disorders, Adjustment to Life Issues, Depression, Tourette's Syndrome and Tic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Anxiety (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Selective Mutism). She offers genetic testing services which can translate into a more personalized approach for medication management. She has completed training in the CBT-I (Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia) program developed at Harvard Medical School, and recently, completed a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR) as well.
Dr. Pai offers a comprehensive and personalized approach to treatment that is unique to individual needs. Her goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment that will enable patients to achieve and maintain their highest level of emotional and mental well being. She is known for her empathic approach to patient care and has a keen interest in educating students, families, schools and communities about the early recognition of mental disorders in order to facilitate early intervention.
Dr. Pai serves as a consultant to various school districts in Long Island. She has served on the executive board as the medical consultant to the Long Island Professionals ADHD Consortium. She maintains an active interest in research, and is included in the writers team at special-ism.com. Dr. Pai is also the author of Nervous Nellie: A Book for Children Who Worry, which addresses anxiety in young children.
Dr. Pai is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Greater Long Island Psychiatric Society. Dr. Pai is a recipient of the Top Docs award recognizing her as a top child and adolescent psychiatrist in Jericho, NY. Dr. Pai has also received the Patient's Choice award in 2016, 2017 and 2018.