About Me

I have been a Professor of Clinical Psychology for over 20 years. I am in private practice at Aspire Consulting and Therapy, LLC, as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, consultant and life coach. I obtained my Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University, my Master's degree in Psychology from University of Bombay, and my BA (Honors) in Psychology from University of Delhi.


I have published extensively in the areas of family and couple therapy, cross-cultural and gender issues and South Asian families, and am currently an Associate Editor for the Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy (In press, Springer), as well as Associate Editor for the Handbook of Couple, Marital and Family Therapy (In press, Wiley).  In addition, I am a Visiting Professor at Montfort College, Bangalore, India.


I have authored numerous journal articles, book chapters and publications for the general public. I have edited the books Multicultural Couple Therapy (2009) and Voices of Color (2005), both of which were published by Sage. Mudita served as Program Director for the SAMHSA funded Minority Fellowship Program at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) from 2011-2015.


From 2005 to 2011, I worked as Associate Editor for the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy and have served as a member of the Board and reviewer for several professional journals. I am a Clinical Fellow and AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and have over twenty years of clinical experience in both India and the United States with a highly diverse client population.


My research and clinical interests include couples, families, multicultural issues, global mental health, South Asian families, parenting, childfree couples, gender, and trauma. I frequently present workshops nationally and internationally. I maintain an interest in partnering with grassroots, not-for-profit organizations. 



Couples Communication

Conflict & Divorce

Diversity, Culture & Inclusiveness

Relationship Difficulties


Adolescent and Youth Concerns

Substance Abuse

Eating and Body Image

Men's Issues


Professional & Career Issues

Higher Education & Graduate School Issues

Health & Wellness

Coping with Stress

Women's Issues

Global Mental Health


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