What Is It Like to Start Therapy? w/ Chandni Shah

Special Guest

Chandni Shah
College Counselor

MannMukti Team

Abhijith Ravinutala

What does it feel like to approach a counselor?

How do South Asian students uniquely talk about mental health?

We talk about these practical questions and more with Chandni Shah, a licensed Counseling Psychologist at the University of Maryland, College Park, and an officer of the Division on South Asians of the Asian American Psychological Association.

She talks to us about her intersecting passions for social justice and mental health, and what she’s learned from speaking with students.

Listen to Chandni, and you’re sure to feel more comfortable about considering therapy!

We hope you listen, enjoy, share, and...



With our MannMukti podcast series, we aim to connect our listeners with mental health professionals as well as those with lived experiences of mental illness. Our podcasts are often conducted in an interview format, with one or more members of the MannMukti team asking questions of a guest. Each episode features a different guest who can speak to us about a unique topic in South Asian mental health, but the constant theme throughout each podcast is a conversation about stigma.

If you’re interested in learning more about any of the episodes or guests or taking part in a future interview, please feel free to reach out to us at info@mannmukti.org.

We hope you listen, enjoy, share, and… #SpeakUp!

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