Linda Kudla, Psy.D.  


Clinical Psychologist
Licenced in: New York & Massachusetts
Pronouns: she/her


Dr. Kudla earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA and completed her clinical internship at UMass Memorial Community Healthlink’s Youth & Family Center (CHL-YFC) in Worcester, MA. She began her professional career as a real estate paralegal for a law firm in downtown Manhattan while attending college courses at Hunter College. She completed her undergraduate studies summa cum laude at Stony Brook University, where she initially pursued her interest working with young children as a preschool assistant at Stony Brook Child Care Services. Throughout her graduate career, Dr. Kudla tailored her experiences to focus heavily on providing evaluation, assessment, and therapy services to children, adolescents, and their families in a residential, day, and crisis facility in New Castle, DE as well as within a community outpatient clinic, elementary and middle schools, and a sexual abuse outpatient facility in Philadelphia. She also assumed an adjunct professor position in La Salle’s undergraduate psychology program.


Before returning to New York City, Dr. Kudla remained on staff as a psychologist at CHL-YFC, providing outpatient therapy to children, adolescents, and adults; consultation services to preschool and day care programs across central Massachusetts; and supervising doctoral interns’ psychological assessments.


Since her return, Dr. Kudla spent a year as the Assistant Director of The Child & Family Institute-Brooklyn, where she continued to provide outpatient therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults; began teaching as an adjunct assistant professor in the Psychology Department at Brooklyn College; and has been the acting Secretary in the Brooklyn Psychological Association.


In August 2020, Dr. Kudla founded Small Steps Psychology with the intention of providing quality evidence-based therapy to individuals of all ages personally as well as through local and remote collaborations. She is also looking forward to offering training opportunities for psychology students in the future.  








Our providers

Kajal Bhatt, Psy.D.  


Clinical Psychologist
Licenced in: Massachusetts
Pronouns: she/her


Dr. Bhatt received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. She completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System in Montrose, NY as well as an APA-accredited post-doctoral fellowship at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA.


Dr. Bhatt is a licensed clinical psychologist at Commonwealth Psychology Associates, LLC, (intake department: 617.259.1895) providing adult individual therapy and psychological assessments for adults. To develop a strong therapeutic alliance, Dr. Bhatt has a collaborative approach to therapy. Her training and expertise are in evidence-based psychotherapies, specifically Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and relational therapy. Dr. Bhatt is fluent in Hindi and Gujarati.


Dr. Bhatt has experince in the treatment of:

  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/traumas
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief/loss issues
  • Identity development
  • Substance Abuse/use
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship & interpersonal difficulties
  • Stress management
  • Veterans/Military families




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