Dr. Wadhwani holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rutgers University (1991) and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP), Rutgers University (2000).
Prior to joining the CAPS team in Fall 2006, Dr. Wadhwani served as Staff Psychologist and Outreach and Multicultural Coordinator at Mount Holyoke College Counseling Service and as a Diversity Consultant for Romney Associates, Inc., in Amherst, Massachusetts. She completed an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship at University of Massachusetts at Amherst - University Health Services Mental Health Unit, and obtained post-doctoral training at Cambridge Health Alliance Asian Mental Health Clinic, Harvard Medical School. Prior to obtaining her doctorate, Dr. Wadhwani served as Assistant Director of Community Outreach Services at Alternatives, Inc., a private non-profit community agency in Central New Jersey. In addition to her position at CAPS, Dr. Wadhwani enjoys participating in state and national psychological associations and committees. She also has a small private practice in the area.
Multicultural competency, cross-cultural psychotherapy, anxiety disorders, grief and loss, parent loss, intergenerational conflict in immigrant families, acculturative stressors, working with international students and underserved populations, consultation and outreach, and community psychology. She also has special interest in working with LGBTQ students, coming out issues across cultures, and the intersection of multiple identities.
The bi-cultural experience and help-seeking behavior of South Asian college students.