Columbia University, MSW
Teachers College Columbia University, MA in Cognition and Learning
University of Massachusetts Boston, MA in Clinical Psychology
Training & Certifications
Master's Certificate in Global Health Program Development and Evaluation
Certificate in Global Mental Health and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
New York State License Number: 103808
Urmi Chakrabarti, LMSW
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” — Rumi
New York City was where I took my first breath when I entered this world and also where I returned as an empowered, curious, young woman in her early 20s after many years to live on my own. Ever since then, I had continued to have uncanny, bittersweet connections to this city that led me closer to my purpose in life. It is such a privilege and honor to now be able to love where I work and what I do. Hello, I am Urmi Chakrabarti, and I have over 15 years of experience in the behavioral health/wellness field in different capacities such as a therapist, activist, educator, workforce development and public health professional.
What I Do
I bring my lived experience, multicultural, and multidisciplinary training in the field to create a safe space of total unconditional positive regard where you can unpack the layers of your truth and purpose. I understand this is no easy task; therefore, we also explore the different functions of your current behaviors and make sure you have a toolkit and system of support in place as you start this journey of self-exploration.
How I Help
My practice is strengths-based and looks at the individual within their current context. This context can be layered with personal histories along with different historical and systemic narratives. I draw from diverse therapy modalities such as object relations, emotion focused therapy, attachment theory, liberation psychology, positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy to best meet your needs. Additionally, I use mindfulness strategies that are rooted in Eastern philosophies.
More About Me
You can find me learning a new recipe, exploring a new restaurant, café, or farmer’s market as I am a total foodie. The eclectic theater and art scene in the city always give me a fresh perspective on life. I also love to travel. As much as I make time for my moments of solitude and reflection, my quality time with friends and family are precious and keep me grounded.