Akanksha Dutt, Psy.D.

Psychologist, Clinical Director

I graduated with my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed an APA accredited doctoral internship at The Ohio State University’s Counseling and Consultation Service. My clinical experience includes having worked in hospital settings, independent practice, and university counseling centers. I view therapy as a journey, helping to align the inner and outer worlds of individuals through non-judgement, authenticity, and positive regard. In doing so, I value the interpersonal and relational process and strive to help individuals empower themselves and bring harmony to their environment. I aim to attain this through an integrative approach that includes but is not limited to principles of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, the therapeutic use of humor, mindfulness-based practices, solution focused and strength-based approaches, Humanistic and Existential theory, and most importantly multicultural principles. My areas of professional interest include relationship concerns, conflict resolution, stress (personal and professional), anxiety management, work related issues, women’s issues, multicultural and diversity issues, group process, socio-cultural-political influences on well-being, and cardiac psychology. I believe that you are the expert on your own life, and our work has the potential to contribute to your sense of purpose, identity, growth, meaning, and value.

During my spare time, I like to spend time with my family, play board games and video games, and indulge in creative hobbies like acrylic paint pouring. I am also a self-proclaimed “foodie” and enjoy exploring the culinary diversity that Columbus has to offer. I am also a member of the Ohio Psychological Association and serve on the Education Committee.

I am bilingual in Hindi and English.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Areas of Expertise

Identity-Based Trauma
Life Transitions
Marginalization, Prejudice, and Victimization
Racial Trauma
Relationship Counseling
Social Justice Concerns
Stress Management
Women and Relationship
Work related issues