About Dr. Dholakia
I am a board-certified psychiatrist who works with people of all ages to help enable mental, emotional, and behavioral changes that lead to improving and maximizing wellbeing.
In addition to my work with children, teens, and their families, I help corporate executives, physicians, and other professionals with stressful careers create balance and equanimity in their lives.
I specialize in psychopharmacology and use evidence-based treatments—including medication management, appropriate psychotherapeutic recommendations, and lifestyle adjustments—to ensure your treatment plan offers you the best possible support. I treat a wide range of pediatric and adult disorders, with a special interest in Autism, OCD and ADHD. I also provide comprehensive second opinion evaluations for complex cases that are not responding to treatment.
In order to best serve you, I take time to get to know you or your child beyond the initial reason that was the catalyst for our visit. Together, we identify your strengths as well as your difficulties. I collaborate continuously with family members, primary care physicians, psychotherapists, educators, mental health agencies, and other involved parties to create an integrated treatment plan for your optimal mental health that is unique to you.
My daughter was having trouble in school and we were sent to see Dr. D. My husband and I were very concerned about how a psychiatrist would approach treating our child. After the first appointment, we realized Dr. D. is truly amazing. He is wonderful with my daughter and really takes the time to listen and get to know her. He’s not a pill pusher, but will obviously give suggestions. He never...Read More
I have been a foster parent for over twenty years. In all of that time, I have never had a doctor for my children who was as knowledgeable, patient, compassionate and caring as Dr. D. His treatments have been much more successful than any others we’ve tried in the past. It is obvious Dr. D. takes the time to collaborate with other health care providers and to read past medical records. I have ne...Read More
I spent 4 years taking my son to various pediatricians, neurologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists, plus countless school meetings. It was a frustrating, emotional, stressful, and tiring life, and my only goal was to find someone to help my child. My son didn’t seem to fit the typical mold of any diagnosis. He was a little of this and a little of that. I felt many doctors were only w...Read More
Diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: General Adult Psychiatry
Diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Diplomate of American Board of Obesity Medicine
Training, Education, and Research
Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Hofstra North Shore- LIJ School of Medicine, New York (currently Northwell Health)
Residency in General Psychiatry
UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School, New Jersey (currently Rutgers New Jersey Medical School)
Master of Public Health (M.P.H)
UMDNJ- School of Public Health, New Jersey (currently Rutgers School of Public Health)
New Jersey Autism Study (2009- 2011)
Clinician Reviews for CDC sponsored Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network
Commitment to Excellence Award, Wayne Memorial Hospital, 2016
Community Service Excellence Award, Pike Behavioral Health, 2015
Clinical Excellence Award, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Hofstra North Shore- LIJ, 2013
Chief Fellow, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Hofstra North Shore- LIJ, 2012-2013
Lester Granet Resident Achievement Award for Leadership, clinical skills and teaching, UMDNJ- NJMS, 2011
Chief Resident, General Adult Psychiatry, UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School, 2010-2011
Vice President – New Jersey Psychiatric Association Residents’ Chapter, 2010-2011
Golden Apple Award Nominee for Excellence in Teaching Medical Students, UMDNJ- NJMS, 2010
Best Research Paper Award, New Jersey Psychiatric Association, 2010
Assistant Chief Resident, General Adult Psychiatry, UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School, 2009-2010