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 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: Pennsylvania

Additional Credentials:

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Certification under Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield (MMTCP)

Insurance Plans: United States

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
Hindi
Tamil
English
Types of Clients
Adults
Older Adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Session Types
In Person
Online
Specialities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Concrete, specific coping strategies to identify and help cope with ineffective thinking styles and response patterns.

Mindfulness techniques - Breathing and guided mindfulness meditation practices to help cope with racing thoughts, challenging emotions, and developing self-compassion.