Bring Lightness and Laughter to your Therapy Practice!

I strive to help mental health clinicians provide excellent care to their patients while having contentment with their own lives. As a psychologist with varied skills and work experiences, I provide practical solutions informed by research that could help you work with more efficiency without sacrificing quality of service or your mental health. And last but not least, I do this with a sense of humor because let’s face it, life is ridiculous. "Hope for the best, expect the worst. Life is a play, we're unrehearsed." - Mel Brooks

My Work & Credentials

  • B.S. in industrial engineering from Arizona State University  
  • Master of Counseling from ASU
  • PhD in counseling psychology from ASU
  • Licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois
  • Licensed psychologist and Health Service Provider of Psychology (HSPP) in Indiana
  • Content writer and reviewer for online consumer publications - portfolio here:
  • Experience with:
    • Medicare/Medicaid cases 
    • Community mental health
    • University counseling centers
    • Assisted living communities
    • Private practice     
    • Psychological evaluations for readiness for bariatric surgery and neuromodulation therapy.    

Bapat, M. & Tracey, T. (2012). Coping with dating violence as a function of violence frequency and solution attribution: A structural modeling approach. Violence and Victims, 27 (3), 329-343.

Bapat, M. & Tracey, T. (2009). Endorsement of couples counseling in a domestic violence case as a function of training. Current Issues in Education, 12 (10).

Winslow, E. B., Braver, S., Cialdini, R, Sandler, I., Betkowski, J., Tein, J-Y, Hita, L., Bapat, M., Wheeler, L., & Lopez, M. (2017). Video-based approach to engaging parents into a preventive parenting intervention for divorcing families: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Prevention Science, On-line advance publication. doi:10.1007/s11121-017-0791-3   

Cimini, M.D., Rivero, E.M., Bernier, J.E., Stanley, J.A., Anderson, D.A., Wright, H.R & Bapat, M.(2014). Implementing an audience-specific small group gatekeeper training program to respond to suicide risk: Successes and lessons learned. Journal of American College Health, 62 (2), 92-100.