About me

Hi! Namaste!

This is Dr. Lavanya Devdas and welcome to my listing. I am a licensed psychologist in private practice in PA. I am also licensed in NY. I provide individual therapy to adults 18 years and above for low mood, anxiety, racing thoughts and worries about the future, relational challenges, grief and loss and life transitions. As a South Asian, female, and woman of color, it can be challenging to navigate multiple demands, two different sets of cultural values and expectations while also being concerned about your visa status, work stress, and trying to balance it all. You don’t have to do this alone. Based on your cultural values and preferences, my role is to assist you in helping you feel heard, develop coping strategies that work within the culture and family systems you interact with and live in. I continue to navigate the immediate demands of the U.S. based Western culture and Indian culture and am more appreciative now of the cultural nuances that can inform our identities. I encourage and welcome you to reach out so we can figure this out together.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: PS018369

License State/Territory: PA

Additional Credentials:

  • Licensed in NY: 022680-1
  • Completed a certificate course on grief and loss
  • Provide meditation sessions, workshops and presentations on working with immigrant populations in a culturally sensitive manner, and stress management.
  • Starting September 27th, 2021! Online group for adults on Mindfulness and Stress Management! Call 267-652-0467 to find out more!¬†https://www.inner-refuge-counselingandconsultation.com/

Insurance Plans: None

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Types of Clients
Session Types
In Person

Acculturative stress

Insight-oriented counseling

Culturally sensitive therapy


Cognitive Behavioral therapy


Relational and communication struggles



Grief and loss