About Me

Dr. Snehal Kumar, PhD, psychologist

I am a Licensed Psychologist in New York State and have a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. I love the work I do - I have provided counseling services to adults since 2011 in community and university mental health settings. 

I have experience providing individual therapy, group counseling, crisis assessment, as well as consultation to groups and organizations.

Why did I Choose Psychology?

I believe mental wellness is something that every person, every community, and every organization deserves to have. I wanted to build a flexible way of working as a mental health professional that is respectful of my clients' histories, experiences, and values. 

To help me achieve this goal, I got a PhD in Counseling Psychology. I chose to engage in practice and research across different specializations such as counselor training, self-image/self-worth, gender norms, anti-racism, and LGBT affirmative counseling.

Professional Affiliations

New York State Psychological Association

  • LGBT Task Force member
  • Board Member - Division of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity


Therapeutic Style

Some of my core values as a therapist involve 

  • prioritizing the relationship so that you feel safe and comfortable enough to explore your concerns
  • offering a safe, affirmative and yet challenging space
  • identifying and using existing strengths to help you achieve your goals
  • exploring and building skills to help you feel more empowered in and out of our counseling sessions

I use an integrated framework, due to my training across different theoretical orientations and different populations. I draw from relational psychodynamic, multicultural feminist, and mindfulness-based theories and techniques to meet your specific needs. 

Presentations and Workshops

Here are some of my presentations and workshops that I have led in collaboration with trusted colleagues. 

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Presentations & Workshops


Challenges and Opportunities for Psychologists to Incorporate Social Justice Advocacy and Activism into their Professional Lives

Breaking Out of the Box: Re-claiming Womanhood

The Multiple Roles of College/University Counseling Center Professionals: Changing with the Times. 

Development & Initial Validation of the Sources of Self-Efficacy Information Scales for working with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients (SSEI-LGB). 

Anti-Racism Training for Health Care Professionals: A Training Workshop

Becoming an Informed and Effective Mental Health Professional: Working with Immigrant Women in Abusive Relationships

Increasing the Credibility and Visibility of Mental Health Counseling as a Resource for International Students.