Born and raised in Canada, Nishi Gupta first became interested in mental health whilst studying Psychology at McMaster University in Ontario Canada, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She then went on to pursue her Masters in Social Work from Royal Holloway University of London, in the UK, specializing in mental health.
Ms. Gupta worked for a decade in Community Mental Health Teams in central London, as well as with adolescents and young adults experiencing first-time psychosis. She has lived in Asia, Europe, and North America for the past two decades; being of Indian descent, she is especially interested in matters of cross-cultural communication, racial identity, and cultural adjustment. She operates from a client-centered perspective, striving to build a therapeutic alliance with each client, whilst working with them collaboratively to overcome difficulties.
Since 2014, she has been training at the Psychoanalytic Educational Centre of the Carolinas, and has a deep grounding in psychodynamic principals. She also draws from other therapeutic perspectives – including mindfulness and CBT – custom tailoring her approach to each client. Ms. Gupta currently treats ages 16+ at our Counseling Center in Durham, NC, where she specializes in relationship counseling, grief/loss therapy, trauma, and cross-cultural/multicultural counseling.
She speaks functional French and Punjabi.