Neha Navsaria-Kirtane, PhD

Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Neha Navsaria is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Division on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. As a preschool mental health therapist, her clinical work is focused on parenting, parent-child relationships, and early social and emotional development. She believes that parents are the social and emotional architects of childhood and enjoys helping parents navigate this role with their children. As a mother of two young children, she is also figuring out the parenthood journey for herself. Dr. Navsaria also has expertise in ethnic minority and immigrant mental health, and cultural competency. She is a proud daughter of immigrants has been a long time advocate for mental health and wellness in Asian-American communities. She was raised in Queens, NY and born in London, England. She feels lucky to have extended family in London, visits there often and considers it her second home. For that reason she loves all things British – including afternoon teas and their public transport system. In her free time, she loves any opportunity to be creative. She finds creativity to be soothing and if psychology was not her passion, she probably would have explored the field of graphic design.