About me

Dr. Ami Popat

I am a licensed counseling psychologist in the state of Massachusetts. I received my doctoral degree from Northeastern University in Counseling Psychology. I completed my clinical psychology pre-doctoral internship at Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Massachusetts Mental Health Center and my clinical psychology post-doctoral fellowship at Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital. 

As a psychotherapist, I have had over a decade of experience in working with diverse adults experiencing a variety of life stressors as well as mental health issues. I have a strong passion for working with women of color who are looking to explore various topics in their life including stressors, trauma, depression, racial and identity issues, and relationships- romantic as well as otherwise. It is truly an honor to work with individuals who are looking to make meaningful changes in their life and walk along side of them on their journey.

In addition to providing psychotherapy, I am also a diversity and inclusion consultant who has had experience giving presentations in various settings, including healthcare settings as well as business corporations. Providing presentations to different organizations is truly rewarding as it facilitates change at both the individual and organizational level. Given that today’s organizations have individuals with varying identities, histories, and experiences, it is important to cultivate an environment of safety and inclusion.

A third role that I take on as a counseling psychologist is an adjunct faculty at local universities. I have taught psychology undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level courses at both Northeastern University and Harvard University. I truly enjoy teaching students about counseling theories and skills with the use of didactics as well as hands on learning through role-plays and similar techniques. Working with students as they explore their careers or are fine tuning their clinical skills gives me great joy.

As a south Asian female psychologist, I believe that it is important to serve others, whether in the framework of psychotherapy, consultation, or teaching, in a way that that promotes contextual learning and guides others to identify unique changes. My goal is to provide othrs the opportunity to explore various goals in an environment that fosters growth.