Nanika  Coor

Nanika Coor

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in Brooklyn Heights practice (updated April 19, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Parenting
  • Couples counseling
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Older adolescents/emerging adults (ages 15-25)

Professional statement

Dr. Nanika Coor is a Licensed Psychologist in Brooklyn, New York who specializes in positive and respectful parenting. She works with parents who want to improve or repair the relationship with their children. She helps individuals explore their beliefs about parenting and how their childhood experiences impact the way they raise their own children. She works with parents across the lifespan—whether it is a first-time mom, a dad with two teenagers, or a seasoned grandmother. She also offers as-needed consulting sessions for individuals who need help navigating a specific issue related to parenting or working with children.

Dr. Coor is an advocate of respectful and connection-based parenting, in which parents set kind but firm limits and give their children the space to be themselves and express all of their feelings, both positive and negative. She helps her clients understand what triggers their stressful or angry feelings when they're interacting with their kids, and how to create more peace at home. She also helps her clients develop healthy coping mechanisms and reduce tendencies to hold themselves to impossibly high parenting standards.

Dr. Coor wants her clients to feel empowered, capable, and connected, so that they can provide an environment for their children that will help them to thrive. She truly believes that it's never too late to try to heal or deepen the bond with your child, and she looks forward to helping you on your path to being the parent you really want to be. Her office is located just steps from the Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn Heights.

Message to clients

Did you promise yourself that you’d never behave or react the way your own parents did once you had children?
Do you often regret the way you handled a parenting situation, then wonder: Why wasn’t I able to stop myself from doing that?
Are you wondering how to calm the chaos in your home and create more connection?
You desire and deserve a connected relationship with your child and peace in your home - but your emotions get the best of you, and stop you from responding from a place of calm understanding. It’s even harder when you’re trying to raise your child in a different way than you were raised - because all of those old feelings are still with you, and keep springing up on you when you get stressed out.
I’m a clinical psychologist, and I specialize in working therapeutically with parents who actively want to strengthen the emotional bond with their infants, toddlers, school-aged children/tweens, adolescents or adult children. The parents I see want to figure out what's getting in the way of being the conscious, peaceful and positive parents they really want to be. With a strong focus on mindfulness and self-compassion, I’ll help you gain control of your emotions and reactions in the heat of conflicts with your children, so that you can respond with unconditional acceptance.
If you’re feeling emotionally overwhelmed when your child is resistant or melting down, or like something is ‘off’ in your parent-child relationship, it's time to get some support in unpacking your triggers that show up when your child is behaving in ways you wish they wouldn’t.


Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Individual therapy - Providing therapy to individuals

Group therapy - Healing, processing, and skill-building in a supportive small group environment

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Older adolescents/emerging adults (ages 15-25) - Experiencing sadness, anger, anxiety or interpersonal conflict related to: the adjustment to increasing amounts of physical, emotional, and psychological independence from their parents and families; feeling emotionally neglected, unseen, unheard, and/or misunderstood at home or by peers; their developing sense of identity distinct from family members and parents; inauthentic expression of who they are, in order to please (or not displease) others; healthy communication with important others; internal and external pressure to succeed; lack of confidence and/or self-acceptance; difficult peer or family relationships; and/or identifying, asserting, and holding boundaries with peers and family

General expertise


Nanika Coor is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $270 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $320 (60min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Coor can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Brooklyn Heights practice

26 Court Street

Suite 602

Brooklyn, NY 11242

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:30am-2:30pm
  • Wed 8:30am-2:30pm
  • Thu 8:30am-2:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

The Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist for children, adolescents, and adults

The Karen Horney Clinic, Psychotherapist for adolescents and adults

The New York Center for Children, Psychotherapist for children and adolescents

The William Alanson White Institute, Pre-doctoral training in psychoeducational assessment and individual psychotherapy with children and adolescents

Oceanside School District, Pre-doctoral training in school psychology at the elementary school level

Hewlett-Woodmere School District, Pre-doctoral training in school psychology at the early childhood, middle school and high school levels

Pace University’s McShane Center for Psychological Services, Pre-doctoral training in individual psychotherapy with college students

Pace University, PsyD

Pace University, MA

The American Institute of Psychoanalysis, Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy


  • English

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