I am proud to be a part of the Northwestern community and officially became a wildcat in October 2022. I am a cisgender woman from Delhi, India. Due to my lived experiences related to growing up in India and coming to the U.S. as a young adult for graduate school, I feel passionate about working with students from diverse backgrounds, and exploring the systemic impact of racism, microaggressions, cultural and gender norms, socio-political climate, privilege and oppression on one’s sense of self and belonging. My work is grounded in understanding the whole person, their cultural roots, values, and interpersonal experiences that have shaped them into who they are as people. I use an integrative approach that combines tenets of interpersonal, emotion-focused, attachment, and feminist frameworks to understand people.
As a staff psychologist, I value working with students in different settings, i.e., individual therapy, group therapy, and outreach/consultation from a multicultural and social justice lens. My clinical interests include: acculturation/bicultural identity, anxiety, depression, single event and complex trauma, the family of origin concerns, interpersonal relationships, self-compassion, and identity concerns. I earned my Ph.D. from Ball State University. I am a licensed as a clinical psychologist in Illinois and have worked in university counseling setting for the past 5 years.