She/Her/HersAdult Psychiatrist, MD Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Dr. Ekta Taneja is a Harvard-trained, board-certified adult psychiatrist in Wellesley, MA, and the founder of Kahani Psychiatry. She treats a wide range of mental health concerns, with particular expertise in areas of racial and ethnic identity; sexual and gender identity; sociocultural issues, including immigration and stress from navigating cultures and cultural expectations; mood disorders like anxiety and depression; trauma and grief; chronic pain and illness; women’s health; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; medical professionals’ mental health. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Taneja has the expertise and experience to provide psychotherapy, medications, or both. She listens with compassion and empathy, with an ear to an individual’s strengths, vulnerabilities, and resilience.
Dr. Taneja earned her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed her adult psychiatry residency training at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) / Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Taneja stayed on at CHA as a staff psychiatrist in the Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration clinic, where she was an outpatient psychiatric consultant embedded in multiple primary care clinics within CHA. Dr. Taneja supervised residents in her clinic for several years. She also served as the Associate Training Director, and then Interim Training Director, for the CHA/HMS adult psychiatry residency program.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Taneja has an array of academic interests. She has administered workshops in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, including discussions of minority trainees’ perspectives on their own cultural identities; supporting a diverse trainee workforce; and faculty and trainee upstander training on how to step up when witnessing microaggressions. She has been a guest-lecturer in areas of specialty. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, she ran COVID-19 support and psychoeducation groups for frontline medical trainees experiencing stress, trauma, and grief.
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman
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Years of Experience: 9 years
Cambridge Health Alliance, Staff Psychiatrist, Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration, 2018 - 2023
Harvard Medical School / Cambridge Health Alliance, Interim Training Director, Adult Psychiatry Residency Program, 2022 - 2023
Harvard Medical School / Cambridge Health Alliance, Associate Training Director, Adult Psychiatry Residency Program, 2021 - 2022
Harvard Medical School / Cambridge Health Alliance, Adult Psychiatry Residency, 2014 - 2018
University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD, 2014