Counseling Psychology PhD Student in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
I'm Nishi, a PhD student and graduate research assistant in the Dept. of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, Marquette University, MKE. I'm also a COSCA-qualified and QACP-certified psychotherapist. My therapy is psychodynamic/analytic & person-centered, with a focus on depth and relationality.
I've been in the mental health field since 2014 in multiple countries and in various capacities: I have been a student, psychotherapist, lecturer, course instructor, writer, researcher, workshop host, group facilitator, and conference panelist in India, Scotland, England, and USA.
My research is primarily qualitative, exploring counsellor training + development, therapeutic processes, lived experience, trauma, and culture's impact on our psyche. I am currently researching the adaptation of Western psychotherapy for South-Asian populations; sexual and romantic relationships in individuals with disabilities, and collective self-esteem in queer-trans people of color. Here's my recent co-authored publication.
Take a look at some of my featured work on Feminism in India and The Business Standard!