Reena Sheth, Ph.D.
Dr. Reena Sheth is a licensed psychologist in the state of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, and her M.A. in clinical psychology from Eastern Illinois University. Reena completed her predoctoral psychology internship at Northwestern University’s counseling services. She also has a M.A. in social work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India. With more than 12 years of clinical experience, currently, Reena is also employed as an embedded psychologist at the University of Michigan’s Counseling and Psychological Services.
Reena’s areas of specialization and interests include working with adults navigating anxiety and depression related struggles, life transitions and adjustment difficulties, trauma, relationships, identity exploration, and sexual identity and gender issues. Drawing from her own immigration experience and identity, South-Asian and Asian mental health issues are a particular area of specialization for Reena. In addition to English, she offers therapy in English, Hindi, Gujarati, and Marathi.
Reena’s approach to therapy is integrative. She draws upon relational-psychodynamic, existential, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal process, and cross-cultural approaches. Reena believes that deeper self-knowledge, awareness, and consciousness can empower a person to heal and cope with navigating the complexities of life. Central to Reena’s approach to therapy is understanding how personal, cultural, and systemic contexts interact with the mind and body and ultimately lead to more effective therapeutic practices and holistic healing. As a therapist, she emphasizes collaboration and empowerment to create a space in which individuals can explore their experiences, thoughts, and feelings and begin their journey toward change. She strives to create a safe, judgment-free, and validating environment in which clients can focus on healing and growth.