Dr. Aastha Gupta, PsyD, CPsych

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Education & 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 those 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 focused on providing therapeutic care in outpatient settings. She enjoys working with a variety of mental health diagnoses related to depression, anxiety, panic, insomnia, OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), phobias, trauma, and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). She also enjoys working with challenges related to chronic stress, shame, perfectionistic tendencies, rejection fears, people-pleasing, and low self-worth. 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), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ExRP), and Mindfulness. In addition, she incorporates concepts from attachment research, evolutionary science, and neuroscience to tailor treatment for her clients.

She aims to provide a safe space for clients to navigate their past experiences, synthesize information, deepen self-awareness, and develop ways to strengthen their ability to continue to move through life. She considers it both a privilege and responsibility to be able to make an impact in someone’s life. Her therapeutic style is collaborative, compassionate, and solution-focused. She likes incorporating humour in therapy when appropriate. Her practice is culturally sensitive and LGBTQ+ affirmative. She provides therapy in both English and Hindi.

Personal background

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

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association (APA)
Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)