Amrita Uttamchandani, Psy.D.

Amrita Uttamchandani, Psy.D.

As a clinical psychologist, Amrita Uttamchandani, Psy.D., favors a treatment approach aimed at addressing the needs of the whole person rather than just the person’s symptoms. She believes in understanding one’s experience within a cultural context, utilizing indigenous models of healing in collaboration with empirically supported interventions, and advocating for a systemic approach to recovery. Her model offers children and adult clients guidance to maximize their current strengths as they develop new ones and strive to lead fulfilling lives.

Dr. Uttamchandani works with individuals who have a variety of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, acculturation issues, work-related stress, and trauma. She provides therapy in English, Hindi and Urdu, and, for clients who do not speak those languages, she is trained to provide therapy in the presence of an interpreter. Core to Dr. Uttamchandani’s approach is the belief that a client’s treatment must address repetitive relational patterns. While childhood experiences are important to address in the therapeutic relationship, the stresses of adulthood also are critical.

Dr. Uttamchandani’s particular specialty is working with children and adolescents who exhibit behavioral and emotional problems. She provides support for parents while working with children and adolescents to identify their struggles and develop adaptive ways to resolve them. Often Dr. Uttamchandani encourages the use of behavior modification techniques to reduce unwanted behaviors and, simultaneously, help parents address their child’s unmet emotional needs. Her perspective encourages collaboration between teachers, parents, family, and healthcare providers as they support the well-being of the child.

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
Albert Camus