Who I Am
Pronouns - She/Her
I identify as a Cisgender Queer British Bengali woman. I have a keen interest in the lived experiences of individuals. I pay particular attention to multicultural factors and intersecting identities. I specialize in working with those who have experienced various forms of trauma, anxiety, and depression among QBIPOC.
I am a Clinical Psychotherapist and have been working with patients in a clinical capacity for over 5 years. I have worked across a range of environments from university settings, hospitals, community mental health center, and now private practice.
What You Can Expect
Expect to be respected, heard, and celebrated in a safe and inclusive space. A therapeutic atmosphere which allows you to explore and process your vulnerabilities, struggles, and conflicts. This is a space to take care of yourself in a world where it is easy to overlook your mental health.
How I Practice
My therapeutic style is non-judgmental, open, and collaborative. I approach each individual with respect and humility. My role is to assist my patients in working to achieve overall life improvement with lasting transformation and results. My orientation is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a strong Multicultural Framework. I am a Liberation psychologist and work from an anti-oppressive lens.
Education & Certification
Dr. Rahmani earned her Masters and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Her dissertation focuses on the Internalization of Sexism. Dr. Rahmani won an award for Outstanding Clinical Research Project in 2020 for Women’s Experience of Internalized Sexism. She is also peer reviewed and published.
Dr. Rahmani belongs to the American Psychological Association (APA), Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race, Women in Psychology (WIP), and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).
I am currently completing my PostDoctoral fellowship in private practice with Stephanie Benedict, Psy.D. as I work to obtain Clinical Psychologist licensure in the State of Illinois.