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ABOUT ME

I am passionate about making high quality and evidence-based mental health care (focused not just on removing symptoms, but on fostering thriving and meaning in life) available to all individuals.

 

I conduct psychotherapy, research, teaching, and mentoring from a culturally humble, liberation-rooted, behavioral perspective.

 

I am an Attending Psychologist at Montefiore Medical Center, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. I see patients through Montefiore Einstein Psychiatry Associates, and am independently available for teaching, research, and consultation.

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EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

I'm broadly interested in studying ACT efficacy for various human difficulties.

2015 - 2020 PhD, Clinical Psychology

University of Mississippi

Dissertation: "Constructing a Scale to Measure Experienced Sexual Racism"

Internship: Montefiore Medical Center

Externships: North Mississippi Regional Center, Haven House Chemical Dependency Unit, Undergraduate Teaching

Minority Health

Several of my past and current research projects focus on improving well-being for racial/ethnic minorities and sexual/gender minorities. I am interested in this work both in the US and India.

Sexual Racism

I'm interested in studying racialized desire, particularly the toll racialized standards of beauty take on gay and bisexual men of color.

2013 - 2015 MA, Psychology

Marywood University

Thesis: Evaluating Nonattachment and Decentering as mediators between mindfulness and mental health

2010 - 2013 BA, Psychology

Fergusson College, University of Pune

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