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Uma Shanmugham, PSYD

Wind in her Hair


Languages Spoken:


Clinical Population Served:

College Students/Early Adults, Adults

My Approach to Therapy:

Clients come to therapy for a number of reasons, such as identity shifts, grief and loss, low self-esteem, immigration/acculturative stress, trauma, life transitions, relationship & family struggles, and spiritual crises. Whatever your pull to come to therapy, I acknowledge the courage it takes to participate in your healing. Through person-centered and feminist approaches, I collaborate with clients in the process of re-defining who they are that feels the most authentic to themselves. My clinical "toolbox" includes mindfulness, a trauma-informed lens, existentialism, diversity practices, and a nonjudgmental stance. Additionally, I am curious about how our marginalized identities and/or privileges influence how we see ourselves and our relationships with others. Ultimately, I hope that we can partner with your courage and figure out together how we can answer the questions you may have about your experiences and struggles. I welcome individuals of all races, ethnicities, immigrant statuses, gender identities, sexual orientations, ability statuses, and socioeconomic statuses. I am licensed in MA and IL.

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Sliding Scale:


1577 Beacon Street, Suite D, Brookline, MA 02446

Accepting New Clients: 


Specialty Areas:

•Community Activists/Advocates •Racial Trauma •Spirituality •Life Transitions •Trauma/PTSD •Women of Color/Women's Health

Service Types:

In-Network Insurances: 

BCBS, Aetna, Tufts Student Health Insurance (Student Resources)

Therapy, TeleHealth/Video Sessions

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