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Linda Kudla Psy.D.

Licensing & Certifications:

  • NY Psychology License No. 023300
  • MA Psychology License No. 10890

Professional Background

Dr. Linda Kudla, a New York native, transplanted to Philadelphia, PA and Worcester, MA for graduate school and internship, respectively. After she became licensed in 2018, Dr. Kudla supervised doctoral interns’ psychological assessment of children and adolescents while also providing preschool consultation services and outpatient therapy in central Massachusetts. She returned to NY in 2019, where she spent a year as the Assistant Director of The Child & Family Institute-Brooklyn and began teaching as an adjunct assistant professor at Brooklyn College. She also quickly assumed a secretarial position in the Brooklyn Psychological Association. Most recently, Dr. Kudla founded Small Steps Psychology. She intends to expand the private practice locally and through remote collaborations across the U.S. She is looking forward to being able to provide training opportunities for graduate students.

Dr. Kudla firmly believes that individuals and caregivers are the experts on themselves and that each person has different needs and strengths. As a result, her work with children, adolescents, and young adults is highly individualized, collaborative, and often utilizes an integrated approach based on each person/family’s needs. Goals and progress are established and reviewed as a team throughout all stages of therapy.


B.A. in Psychology (2010) from SUNY Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York

M.A. (2012) and Psy.D. (2017) in Clinical Psychology from La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

Secretary for the Brooklyn Psychological Association
Member of the New York State Psychological Association

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Area of Focus:

Dr. Linda Kudla, a licensed psychologist, began her career in Massachusetts, supervising interns and providing therapy. She then moved to NY, teaching and founding Small Steps Psychology. Her approach is collaborative and tailored to each client’s unique needs and strengths, fostering progress as a team.

Kristin Davin uses various therapeutic methods, including:

  • Individual therapy with children, adolescents, young adults
  • Trauma, anxiety, OCD, depression and mood issues, adjustment difficulties, interpersonal challenges, body safety
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Problem-Solving Therapy (PST), Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP), Exposure Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Parent Management Training (PMT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
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