Snehal Kumar

Snehal Kumar

Psychologist, PhD

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Clientele

Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults

Hours

Mon: 8:00am-7:30pm
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thu: 8:00am-7:30pm
Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Women’s issues

  • Stress management/transitions

  • Self-esteem

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Race and cultural identity


Professional statement

Dr. Snehal Kumar is a Licensed Psychologist with an office in lower Manhattan. She focuses a large part of her practice on helping people manage everyday stress, create balance in their lives, and develop behaviors that better fit with their goals and values. She specializes in helping her clients navigate stress and transitions, dating and relationships, gender/women’s issues, and burnout. Due to her training in social identities related-work, she pays attention to how gender norms, cultural expectations, race-related experiences, and other identity issues may interplay with stress and mental health. 

Dr. Kumar approaches therapy from a relational, integrative, and multicultural framework with skills grounded in mindfulness and positive psychology. Empathetic and collaborative, she is passionate about meeting clients where they are, identifying where they want to be, and working towards meaningful goals.

Dr. Kumar works to provide culturally-sensitive care, and her practice is affirming of folks of all gender, sexual, and cultural identities. Her practice is conveniently located by the Fulton Street subway station.

Dr. Kumar's initial phone consultations typically last 15 to 20 minutes. Please feel free to schedule your first free initial call directly on her profile!


Specialties

Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Race and cultural identity – Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Women's issues
 – Counseling for challenges women face including infertility, career management, women's health, parenting, and postpartum depression

General expertise

Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
LGBTQIA and sexuality topics
– Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


Insurances

Snehal is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial/ongoing sessions: $250/session (45min)

Therapist's note: Snehal can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Message to clients

"It can be difficult to feel afraid of your feelings, be afraid to ask for help, afraid people may not 'get it,' maybe because part of you doesn't quite 'get' why you're feeling this way either. My goals as a therapist are to give you space to figure out what's going on, offer skills that might be a better fit for your needs now, and to work together to help you build the life you truly want to live."


Treatment approaches

Humanistic TherapyHumanistic Therapy focuses on each person's individual nature, accentuating his or her positive traits and ability to find growth, healing, and fulfilling within themselves. (learn more)
Internal Family SystemsIFS is a type of therapy that views the mind as a combination of relatively discrete subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities that interact with one another. IFS aims to understand how these collections of subpersonalities are organized and promote harmony among them. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Multicultural Feminist TherapyPractice of therapy informed by feminist philosophies and grounded in multicultural perspectives to find strategies and solutions to transform one's daily life and relationships. (learn more)


Education and work experience

Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Pace University, 2017 - 2018
Montclair State University, 2016 - 2017
Stony Brook University, 2015 - 2016

State University of New York at Albany, PhD, 2016
Grinnell College, BA, 2010


Languages

English