About me

My fellow Brown people, listen up: deciding how you want to honor your culture does not make you a “Bad Brown person”, it makes you a more genuine one.

If you have ever been called “whitewashed”, “not Brown enough”, the “Black sheep of the family”, or even “too Brown”, you’ve come to the right place.

Hi, I’m Tracy LMHC | The Bad Indian Therapist on Instagram and TikTok, and I want you to know that I have been called ALL of the above.

I was very independent growing up and I was one of those Indian kids who was labeled the “black sheep”. It was challenging to be myself in a world that expected me to be something else. It was like I was expected to have “Indian girl” written on my forehead everywhere I went. I couldn’t be more than my ethnicity.

I wanted to find a South Asian therapist who understood me, but I’ve had some unfortunate experiences with some who made micro-aggressions about me during session. Would they have said these things to me if I were White, Black, or any other ethnicity? It was hard to find a South Asian therapist who gets it.

Call me crazy, but you can be yourself, honor your culture, and strengthen your family relationships while setting healthy limits for your mental health. Your culture is only a small part of who you are, not the entirety of who you are. I’m a therapist who gets that. Let’s work together to find that balance for you! There’s no judgment here.

There will always be people who think that you are a “Bad” Brown person for doing what feels right to you, so let’s be “bad” together! Email me or call me to schedule your free intro call today.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: NY: 010223, FL:TPMC2283, CA: 13487

License State/Territory: New York, Florida, California

Date License Granted: February 26, 2020

Years in Practice: 3 years pre-licensed, 3 years licensed

Additional Credentials:

TEAM-CBT Level 2 Certification--awarded August 2020 (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

EMDR Clinician-in-Training as of October 2021, under the supervision of a consultant.

When a disturbing event occurs, no matter how traumatic or adverse, it can get locked in the brain along with sights, sounds, emotions, and body sensations associated with that event. EMDR stimulates this stored information and helps your brain process this experience adaptively, similar to the effects of a good night's rest and your REM cycle. With EMDR, it is your brain doing the healing, and you are in control. For more information about EMDR, please visit https://www.emdr.com/ or https://www.emdria.org/.

Insurance Plans: I accept HSA, FSA, and Out-of-Network Benefits with your insurance. I can provide you with a superbill for reimbursement or submit claims on your behalf.

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Types of Clients
Older Adults
Session Types
In Person

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Clinician-in-Training, pre-certified under supervision of an approved EMDIRA consultant.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TEAM-CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Culturally Sensitive Therapy (specific focus on South Asian, Women of Color, and LGBTQ communities)

Brief Strategic Family Therapy

Trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues

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