Dr. Aastha Gupta, C.Psych

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Education and Training

Dr. Aastha Gupta earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington DC. She worked in a variety of clinical settings internationally over the past 10 years. Some of them include Artemis Hospital, Children’s National Medical Center, Neuropsychology Associates of Fairfax, and Inova Hospital. She completed her predoctoral internship and clinical residency at Truman Medical Center, where she enjoyed conducting pre-surgical psychological evaluations for bariatric surgery patients.

Over the past few years, Dr. Gupta has been focusing on providing therapeutic care in outpatient settings. She enjoys working with a variety of mental health concerns related to depression, chronic stress, anxiety, panic, insomnia, OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), trauma, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), perfectionism, and life adjustment. Some of her ongoing research interests are acculturation experiences related to immigration and the mind-body connection.

Theoretical Approach

Dr. Gupta integrates approaches from evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational- Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). In addition, she incorporates concepts from evolutionary science and neuroscience to customize treatment for her clients.

Dr. Gupta enjoys learning and staying on the cutting edge to provide exceptional quality of therapeutic care for her clients. She considers it both a privilege and responsibility to be able to make an impact in someone’s life. Her therapeutic style is collaborative, relaxed, compassionate, light-hearted, and solution-focused. Her practice is culturally sensitive and LGBTQ+ affirmative. She provides therapy in both English and Hindi. 

Professional Memberships

  1. American Psychological Association (APA) 
  2. Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)

Personal background

Dr. Gupta loves singing, exploring bakeries and coffee shops, playing racquetball, and spending quality time with family, close friends, and her Labrador.