Dr. Saima Sandhu

(PHD, MS, MA)

About Me

I am a mental health professional practicing for the past 14 years. I have a vast educational background with a masters degree in genetics and computer science. I wasn't satisfied with my work and felt that I can only satisfy myself if I help others. Then I pursued a master's degree in psychology and further went for my PHD. This profession brings satisfaction for me because i get to interact with people and feel that I am making a difference in people's lives.

My goal in life is to touch people's hearts in the worst of their times and bring out the best for them. I feel happy and satisfied when I see my clients grow. I put all my efforts into helping my clients reach their potential in personal growth and empower them. I don't believe in boundaries such as race, culture and religion. I feel equally empathetic for all human beings and want the best for everyone.

I love working with the youth.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Hindi

Punjabi

Urdu


Licensing

LPC #37PC00584000 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Jul 17, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I have been using teen counseling for a couple of months now and been working with Dr. Sandhu. I have already recommended both the app and Dr. Sandhu to a friend. I don’t know if he has followed through but I am very satisfied with the experience so far.

Written by N.A. on Jul 09, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 4 months on issues concerning addictions, eating disorders, and self esteem

Dr Sandhu is wonderful. She understands me and listens to me. She also respects me. She is so great and I would recommend her to anyone

Written by K.E. on Jul 07, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 4 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Sandhu is a very supportive therapist. She definitely makes you feel that she has your back and your best interests are her priority.

Written by V.A. on Jun 30, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

Oneof the best decisions I ever took! Dr saima is patient qnd respectful and understands me completelg!

Written by M.A. on Jun 21, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching

I have worked with Dr. Saima for around two months, and she has helped me become more introspective about my anxiety and myself. I would recommed her to anybody who is looking to really examine the forces at play in their life and how they relate to how they are feeling.

Written by J.A. on Jun 20, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Her counseling is incredibly helpful and she has lots of insight, I only had a few sessions with her but I need to explore cheaper options . I wish I could continue speaking with her but money is a factor for me.

Written by N.A. on Jun 18, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Saima has been a caring therapist. She is always available for you even though she is busy herself. She very much dedicates her time and profession to helping people.

Written by J.A. on Jun 18, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 months

Dr. Sandhu is great very professional and empathetic.

Written by L.E. on Jun 14, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr Sandhu has helped me in unbelievable ways on such a short time I’ve been with her.

Written by L.I. on Jun 06, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Important. Knowledgeable. Natural. Methodical.

Written by R.Y. on Jun 05, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I think she is AMAZING. She is helping me in so many ways with my growth and I have never connected so well with a therapist in my life before her.

Written by C.A. on May 31, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

I haven’t been in therapy for 4 years, this experience has been promising and I am happy with Dr.Sandhu. I highly recommend her and teen counseling. My only regret is not getting therapy sooner, I am grateful and encourage anyone considering therapy or Dr.Sandhu to go for it! You are giving yourself a beautiful gift and help is here!

Written by M.I. on May 30, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Saima Sandhu is patient and understanding. She listens and gives great advice and insights.

Written by G.U. on May 28, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

Dr. Saima is truly a joy to work with - she's patient, non-judgemental, and brings a sense of humor to her sessions. I was new to therapy and quite hesitant, but the value I got out of my sessions with Dr. Saima truly made me excited to come to each session!

Written by A.P. on May 28, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She is amazing. She listens to me and seems to genuinely want to help. I almost instantly felt comfortable with her and even after only two sessions feel like I am finally with the right therapist.

Written by Д.А. on May 22, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have been enjoying my live sessions with my counselor and she is not just listening to you , she is giving you the right tools that really help. So far I have been feeling really comfortable working with her . Highly recommend.

Written by A.S. on May 22, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Saima is a very caring and genuine person which makes her sessions helpful and powerful. She gives a lot to me, even though it is still only a short time that I’ve been with her. I can trust that her knowledge and ability to heal is going to help me feel and get better over time. I like that she helps me to find areas that I didn’t know were harming me, and that we find ways of processing, and she leaves me with a homework to keep practicing how to make important changes in my life. She’s helped me a lot already and it’s only been a hand full of sessions so far.

Written by S.A. on May 18, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and adhd

I feel so lucky to have found Dr. Saima, she is helping me change my life and behaviors for the better. I’ve noticed an improvement in all areas of my life since I’ve started therapy. My relationships with my partner, friends, family and colleagues have all vastly improved. I truly look forward to therapy every week and love being able to message with Dr. Saima between sessions or whenever I need.

Written by A.U. on May 12, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I very much enjoy working with Dr. Sandhu. She is solution-oriented, yet is flexible and listens to what solutions will work for me and my life. Things we've discussed to manage stress include meditation, eating well, growing vegetables, scheduling, and personal reflection. Dr. Sandhu is present, compassionate, and interested. She is always studying the literature about approaches to counseling and brings this curiosity and excitement to our sessions. You should be prepared to be a participant in your own journey, be reflective, and be interested in trying new approaches.

Written by K.I. on May 12, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

My sessions with Dr. Sandhu have been really great and satisfying. She really takes the time to listen and understand what I'm trying to say. If are discussions goes towards topics that are difficult for me to talk about, she'll take pause and say "We don't have to take about that right now. My job is to make you happy not sad," and that is so wholesome. We talk about things when I'm ready, and we go at a pace that really works for me because she takes time to actually understand what pace works well for me.
She's also very clear about what her thoughts are and what steps I can take to grow. At the same time, she's also very friendly. I feel that we talk a lot more about positive things then negative ones. She feels like a good friend to me who really cares to see me be successful and happy.

Written by J.U. on May 12, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Saima is super encouraging and really celebrates your wins with you. She provides a caring and gentle presence and is really invested in her clients' well-beings! She is very affirming and a great listener.

Written by J.E. on May 11, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Dr. Saima is such a caring therapist. She is so generous with her time and truly cares about me as a person. She listens to all of my concerns and offers tools and support that are custom made for my situation. I've had experience with councilors that only offer general advice or repeat suggestions that I've already implement in my life- that is not at all Dr. Saima's approach. Over the course of a couple of months she helped me get out of a mental fog that I had been in for a year and helped me navigate a chronic health issue. She wants you to get the most out of your time and encourages you to journal every day in between sessions. She really does read the journals and will respond to you at any point if you ask. She goes above and beyond in her effort to support you and expects a lot out of you as far as the work you do in her sessions, but is patient with you if it is all too overwhelming. If you are looking to implement tools to change your life or are looking to get out of a bad spiral you've fallen into, Dr. Saima would be a good fit for you.

Written by E.M. on May 10, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Saima is wise and beautiful inside and out. She creates such a sacred, open, and non judgemental space for me to share things that I am so vulnerable about. It takes a special kind of counselor to make you feel safe enough to share your deepest self with, even the dark parts. Dr. Saima sees the light and the goodness in me that exists in all of us in our hearts and she reminds me of that so truly every time we talk. I leave our sessions feeling so loved, so validated, and so protected. She is very encouraging of writing in your journal and sharing as much with her in chat as possible. Dr. Saima is a very smart lady and the things she says will stay with you for days after your sessions and years beyond. I am so thankful to be able to work with her and share my stories with her. Highly recommend. ❤️

Written by E.L. on May 08, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and bipolar disorder

I have only just started therapy sessions with Dr. Sandhu and so don’t have specific experiences I can share here. However, I am very pleased by how prompt, courteous, and understanding of my troubles she has been.

Written by C.H. on May 07, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have been working with Dr. Sandhu for a few months now and I always look forward to talking with her. She makes me feel seen and validated but also implements tools and challenges for me to implement in my life. You can tell she has a big heart and that she has your best interest in mind so that you can live a fulfilling life and thrive!

Written by E.L. on May 04, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Hi. I’ve been with Dr Saima for about a month now, and I already felt a difference in the first week. I really like her smile

Written by K.R. on May 02, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Sandhu is wonderful. She is very experience, firm and can read between the lines. She is well educated and still keeps her strong instinct to read what it is that I'm not sharing. She's on top of her game and I am very grateful to have her as my counselor.

Written by A.D. on May 01, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Highly recommend Dr Saima, she listens to me without judgement and ask me questions that inspire me to look deeper

Written by B.R. on Apr 22, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Sandhu is incredible. She really takes the time to listen and understand your particular problems and has helped me immensely. I plan on continuing to use teen counseling mostly due in part to *her. Thank you, Dr. Sandhu.

Written by J.E. on Apr 14, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I have been chatting with Dr. Saima for about a week or two and so far she’s been amazing, she always listens from a point of understanding. I look forward to the remainder of our sessions together.

Written by K.E. on Apr 14, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

In the 4 months of having Dr. Saima Sandhu as my therapist, she really helped me with my A.D.D and anxiety. The worksheets that she provided for me were really helpful. It was so nice that I had the ability to send her a massage any time of the day. I’ve been with teen counseling since 2018 and being matched with her was the best choice that they made! =)

Written by P.A. on Apr 12, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr.Sandhu is helping me. Im grateful. She understands me. And is working getting me feeling comfortable once again. Thank you

Written by V.A. on Apr 12, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

Dr.Sandhu has been a blessing in my life & helping me rebuild myself again. I strongly recommend her to anyone who is struggling

Written by A.D. on Apr 02, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr Saima,
Is the best counselor I’ve ever had now I’m very new to counseling and I have only had one other therapist but Dr. Saima truly invest in you and person and she makes you feel like she’s got a plan to help you no matter what your problem is. Can’t wait to work with her going forward.

Written by M.A. on Mar 30, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr.Sandhu is so wonderful, I love her. I’ve only been been talking with her for a few weeks now and I definitely have seen progress with her. I am excited moving forward with her. She gives me insight on events in my life from angles I’ve never been able to see before. She is enlightening, insightful, compassionate and understanding. So looking forward to a healing process working with her. The best!

Written by B.I. on Mar 26, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Thoroughly enjoying time with Dr.Sandhu

Written by A.L. on Mar 26, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

During my 4 weeks with Dr. Saima Sandhu, she shined a light on the relationships of my life and elucidated truths about my family and myself, things that no other therapist discovered and I never thought of before. She helped me discover things I didn't know about myself and had helpful suggestions to my problems.
She's compassionate, warm, smart, helpful, kind, and she made me work hard, lol. She made me write in the journal section everyday, even when I didn't feel like it, but ultimately it helped draw a fuller picture of my life so she could help me better in the short time she had to help me.
I'll miss her but if I use this service again, I'd love to continue working with her.

Written by C.O. on Mar 09, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

I’m only two sessions in with Dr. Sandhu and I already feel seen and heard. Thank you ♥️

Written by M.O. on Mar 09, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Sandhu is very observant and really understands what I am thinking/ feeling.

Written by L.A. on Mar 08, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 weeks

I feel she empathizes with howci feel. I feel she cares about me.

Written by J.A. on Mar 07, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is amazing! Great listener!! Strongly recommend

Written by N.U. on Mar 07, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 weeks

Dr.Sandhu is a great intuitive counselor . My son enjoyed his first session with her and looks forward to more sessions . It’s just the beginning but I’m sure she will do a great job . I also admire her work and skills and feel like she respects me as a parent by returning my messages or communicating with me about any information she may need to know . I look forward to seeing progress with my son through her .

Written by B.E. on Mar 01, 2021 after counseling with Saima for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s great, clearly very experienced and educated. 10/10 would recommend