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Suma Karandikar MA, LCPC


Suma Karandikar MA, LCPC

PSI Education & Training Chair



Hoffman Estates, Illinois,


Suma is a founding member of Postpartum Wellness Center, LLC and is a licensed clinical professional counselor. Suma has been working as a clinician for the past 14 years. She particularly enjoys working with issues related to pregnancy and parenthood. She has received highly specialized training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Suma enjoys working with individuals and couples as they adjust to new roles and identities as parents. Other areas of expertise include helping those coping with miscarriage, infant death, as well as post-abortion counseling.

Suma is a member of Postpartum Support International and serves as a facilitator for PSI’s “Chat with an Expert” phone line.

Suma is a level 3 trained Gottman Method Therapist and is also skilled in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

Suma has had the opportunity to counsel women in London, England around pregnancy and parenting issues. Suma previously worked as a youth and family counselor at the White Plaines Youth Bureau in New York and at Omni Youth Services in Illinois. Suma served as the clinical director at PHD, a counseling center for pregnancy, help and education. Suma earned a B.S. in psychology from the University of Iowa and a M.A. in Community Counseling from Loyola University Chicago. In her undergraduate and graduate programs, Suma worked as a child development researcher.

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