Prior to joining MindWell NYC, Dr. Khadijah Cyril was a predoctoral intern at Columbia University, where she provided individual and group therapy, parent and teacher consultation, crisis intervention, and psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessments to children of all ages. Dr. Cyril is a member of National Association of School Psychologists and a fellow of the nationally-recognized Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program.

She has published and presented on topics related to social justice and multicultural psychology around the country. Her dissertation research investigated the impacts of a nonviolence education program on high school students’ cultural, social, and emotional learning. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in School Psychology from the University of Rhode Island, and her B.A. in Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies from the University of Connecticut. Through this postdoctoral experience, Dr. Cyril hopes to apply the knowledge she has cultivated by working in school, clinical, and college settings to serve children, adolescents, young adults, and their families.