Yojana Veeramasuneni, LCSW, PsyD

Dr. Veeramasuneni received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Political Science and Asian Studies (1996) and her Masters in Arts: Social Work (2000) from the University of Chicago. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (2010). She is a licensed clinical social worker and has worked in a variety of settings from community mental health, child welfare, crisis intervention, adolescent probation/parole and victim advocacy. She is a trained medical and legal sexual assault advocate as well as a trained domestic violence counselor. She completed her pre-doctoral psychology internship at the Cambridge Health Alliance, where she was a Fellow with the Harvard Medical School, in a dual training program in Asian Mental Health and Child Psychotherapy.

Dr. V’s academic interests include: psychoanalysis, post-colonial critical theory, interdisciplinary theory construction and multiculturalism. She is an instructor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and has taught the following courses: Diversity in Clinical Practice, Basic Intervention: Psychoanalytic, Lifespan Development and Cognitive-Affective Basis of Behavior. She is focused on teaching students critical thinking skills and helping them to become reflective, ethical clinicians. She has presented at conferences on post-colonial theory, psychoanalysis, teaching diversity and multicultural issues.

Dr. V is an interactive, contemporary-relational therapist. Her therapeutic approach is aimed at providing support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach that is tailored to each client.Her clinical specialties include: depression, trauma, anxiety, life transitions, women’s issues, bi-cultural identity and psychodynamic/insight oriented psychotherapy.  In private practice, she has specialized in working with women and men who are struggling with difficult transitions related to interpersonal relationships, parenthood, conception/fertility issues, balancing work/life, maintaining meaningful connections to friends and family, work performance issues and family of origin issues. She has significant experience with professionals, both men and women, who are overwhelmed by demanding careers.

Dr. V is the practice administrator and oversees the clinical staff and the front office staff. She is responsible for supervising and recruiting new members to the team.

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Emily Dickinson