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Sandhiya Baladhandapani

Sandhiya (Sun.thee.ya) Baladhandapani is a pre-licensed therapist at our Robinson clinic who provides therapy services in-person and via telehealth. They provide individual psychotherapy for people of all ages, from children to older adults. Centered in relational, neuroscience, and psychosocial approaches, Sandhiya’s clinical work is an integration of contemporary psychodynamic psychotherapy alongside sensory, play, cognitive, and culturally responsive interventions.

In therapy, Sandhiya takes a directive role in guiding clients to explore their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, and they pay close attention to the therapeutic relationship. Sandhiya explores the impact of an individual’s interpersonal and social environments on their well-being. Through this relational lens, they aim to guide clients in understanding themselves and their relationships. Sandhiya facilitates agency in their clients, guiding them to access their strengths and resources. They assist individuals in developing adaptive tools to cope with various stressors that life may present.

Sandhiya provides treatment for people who struggle with neurodevelopmental disorders, neurodivergent stressors, anxiety, social anxiety, self-esteem, grief and loss, family and relationship stressors, school stressors, acculturative stressors, transitional stressors, and LGBTQIA+ stressors.

Sandhiya graduated with Masters in Counseling Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago in 2019. They have clinical experience from working in school and office settings with children and caregivers, adolescents, young adults, and adults.

Sandhiya is a first-generation South Asian who is also fluent in the Tamil language. They enjoy science fiction, traveling, and hiking with their dogs.