Saras Bhadri

Psychologist/Liaison for International Students and School of Nursing

Counseling and Psychological Services

  • Education
  • PsyD, LP - Minnesota School of Professional Psychology


Saras (she/her) has a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology.

The central components of her approach are self-compassion, self-awareness, and strengthening mind-body connection along with supporting individuals in their growth process. She believes in creating a safe and comfortable environment so people can share their inner struggles. She is also mindful and sensitive to culture, race, and gender issues, as she herself is a racial minority from a different country.

Anxiety, depression, trauma, cultural adjustment, low self-esteem, transitional distress and perinatal issues are some of the challenges Saras enjoys working with and helping people overcome. Her therapeutic approaches include client-centered, emotion-focused, and mindfulness-based skills and dialectical behavior therapy. She also integrates yoga and meditation philosophy when working with clients, as it is supported by evidence-based research in facilitating change and psychological well-being.

Saras also enjoys group therapy as she believes that it can be a powerful way to heal and overcome our struggles in a mini world that we create in a group setting. Saras enjoys being outside in nature, practicing yoga and meditation, cooking, learning new things, and most of all hanging out with her kids and family.