Our Providers

Nirav Bigelow

Education and Training

  • Maharaja Sayajirao University, Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Maharaja Sayajirao University, Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Sardar Patel University, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
  • University of Indianapolis, Psy.D., Clinical Psychology/Health and Neuropsychology Track
  • University of Iowa, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neurobiology and Neuroscience;
  • University of Iowa-specializing in Neuropsychology;
  • Case Western Reserve University–Training in Comprehensive Neuropsychological Evaluation

Workshops / Lectures / Publications

  • International Conference, Andhra University, Department of Psychology, India
  • The Center for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Indianapolis
  • Madison State Hospital, Indiana
  • Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa
  • Department of Psychiatry, IUPUI, Indianapolis
  • International Congress of Schizophrenia Research, Colorado Spring, Colorado
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology, San Francisco, California
  • Prism Adaptation in Schizophrenia
  • Perception of Socially Relevant Stimuli in Schizophrenia

Certifications

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Case Western Reserve University
  • Mindful Awareness, Meditation and Yoga from various Buddhist and Indian Monasteries
  • Transcendental Meditation Training from the Center of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, India
  • Hypnosis from Indian Hypnosis Academy

Personal Bio

For the past 30 years in my practice, I have utilized a combination of treatment modalities of East and West due to my educational training in India and in the USA. I assess the true potential and unique problems of my clients and assist them collaboratively. I view life as a journey and help my clients through compassion by creating a treatment plan to meet their distinct needs based on their strengths. The use of holistic treatment approach helps my clients coping with their day-to-day challenges. Besides Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Behavior Modification I also use various treatment modalities, including Mindful Awareness for which I received training from Dharamshala and various Indian Monasteries.

I enjoy working with individuals ages three and above with diverse backgrounds, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status, nationality, and cultural values. Clients I have worked with have dealt with many issues such as anxiety, depression, Obsession, Compulsions, trauma, marital & divorce issues, problems with relationship, phobias, mood disorder, life transition, chronic medical management, psychosis/schizophrenia, Tourette syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, cardiovascular disorder, multiple sclerosis, disorders associated with the insult to central nervous system, intellectual disabilities (previously called Mental Retardation) and many more to list here.

I am currently accepting new patients for therapy and assessment.

I earned my first Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Sardar Patel, India. I earned my second doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (Health Psychology track with the emphasis on neuropsychology) from the University of Indianapolis. I also completed two years post-doctoral fellowship from the department of psychiatry, University of Iowa with an emphasis on neuroimaging, neuroscience and clinical neurobiology. I specialize in neuropsychological and psychological evaluation. I have special interests in memory and learning problems among patients with cardiovascular disorders and traumatic brain injuries. I have done research with a focus in social cognition and motor function among patients with schizophrenia. I have presented my research findings at national and international professional conferences and published articles in many journals.

Provider Details

Treats patients ages 3 and up

Conditions

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Childhood Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic / Terminal Illness Issues
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Culture / Ethnic Issues
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • General: Women's Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • High Conflict Disputes
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Stage Transitions
  • Marital / Pre-Marital Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parent / Child Conflict
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Sleep Disorders / Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Victims of Abuse - Emotional
  • Victims of Abuse - Physical

Treatments

Evaluations
  • Adoption
  • Disability
  • Employment
  • Fitness for Duty
  • Forensic (Court Ordered / Attorney Requested)
  • Pre-Operative / Surgery Clearance
  • Substance Abuse
Psychotherapy
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Individual
Specialized Treatment / Therapy Services
  • Behavior Modification
  • Biofeedback
  • Brief Solutions Focused Therapy
  • CBT - Cognitive Based Therapy
  • Chronic Pain Adjunctive Therapy
  • Conflict Management
  • DBT - Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Family Systems Interventions
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy
  • Psychodynamic / Psychoanalytic Therapy
  • Skills Training
  • Suicide and/or Crisis Intervention
Testing
  • ADD / ADHD Testing
  • IQ Testing
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Personality Testing
  • Psychological Testing

Insurance Coverage

  • In Network - Anthem
  • In Network - Anthem / HealthSync
  • In Network - Cigna
  • In Network - ComPsych
  • In Network - Sagamore
  • Out of Network / No Insurance Coverage