Ms. Shar (Sharmishtha) Gupta

Educational Qualifications:

  • Master of Arts in Psychological Counseling, USA
  • Master of Education in Psychological Counseling, USA
  • Bachelor of Arts in History and Anthropology, USA

Professional Registration:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (License No: 010502) (New York, USA)
  • Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology

Clientele:

  • Children (0-12 years)
  • Adolescents
  • Young Adults (18-21 years)
  • Adults

Ms. Shar (Sharmishtha) Gupta

Senior Psychotherapist

Ms. Shar (Sharmishtha) Gupta

Shar earned a dual Masters in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelors from Scripps College in Claremont, California. Her primary clinical experience has been treating anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, Autism, ADHD, identity and self esteem issues, body image, relationship concerns, adjustment issues, and multicultural issues. She earned the title LHMC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) in the State of New York after several years of inpatient and outpatient work with children, adolescents and adults from diverse backgrounds.

Shar was born in India, grew up in Singapore, and has since spent over a decade studying, living and working in multiple multicultural cities overseas in Europe and North America. Growing up, Shar attended an international school (UWCSEA) and identified as a TCK (third-culture-kid). Her journey to develop her own sense of self has played a significant role in her desire to help adolescents and adults navigate their unique issues around cultural identity, adjustment, assimilation, and multicultural families and relationships.

Shar is fluent in English and Hindi, and can support clients in the following areas:

  • Emotional Regulation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Traumatic Experiences/PTSD
  • Difficult Life Transitions
  • Self-Esteem
  • Disordered Eating/Body Image
  • Grief and Loss
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Self-Harm
  • Stress Management
  • Career Coaching
  • Procrastination
  • Multiracial Families and Cross-Cultural Relationships
  • Substance Use
  • Difficulties with Relationships and Interpersonal Skills

Shar takes a multicultural and cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy which is informed by multiple schools of thought including Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Family Systems, Attachment Theory, and Relational Psychotherapy. She is passionate about social justice, and believes that the therapeutic process is a unique, powerful, collaborative and professional relationship that has the potential to help foster awareness, change, and growth.

Shar’s previous clients have shared that they appreciate her warm and practical approach to therapy. She firmly believes in providing a safe, affirming space where clients can feel understood and accepted, and which will allow them to form a genuine relationship, collaborate on mutual goals, and identify and break down the barriers keeping them from living their most authentic and empowered life.

Psychologists

Dr. Sanveen Kang

Director & Principal Clinical Psychologist

Mr. Parandaman T.

Principal Pediatric Forensic Psychologist & Trauma Program Lead

Ms. Samantha Ng

Principal Counselling Psychologist & Team Lead

Ms. Eunice Seah

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Ms. Thivya Lakshmi

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Mr. Benjamin Low

Clinical Psychologist

Ms. Chng Jia Hui

Educational Psychologist

Psychotherapists/Counsellors

Ms. Shar (Sharmishtha) Gupta

Senior Psychotherapist

Ms. Rachel Emmer

Principal Counselor

Art Psychotherapists

Ms. Chloé Dunn-Lee

Principal Art Psychotherapist

Ms. Eve Teo

Principal Psychotherapist & Art Psychotherapist

Mr. Joshua Tan

Psychotherapist & Art Psychotherapist

Speech & Language Therapists

Mr. Blakesley Orr

Senior Speech and Language Therapist

Occupational Therapists

Ms. Vera Chan

Principal Occupational Therapist

Ms. Abelle Wee

Senior Occupational Therapist

Ms. Mabel Sim

Senior Occupational Therapist

Educational Therapists

Ms. Mathana Balan

Senior Educational Therapist

Dr. Zainab Shaukat

Educational Therapist