Snehal  Kumar

Snehal Kumar

Psychologist, PhD

Not accepting new clients in NoMad practice (updated July 21, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem
  • Burnout
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Race and cultural identity

Professional statement

Dr. Snehal Kumar is a Licensed Psychologist with an office in Midtown, Manhattan. She focuses a large part of her practice on helping people manage everyday stress, create balance in their lives, and develop behaviors that better fit with their goals and values. She specializes in helping her clients navigate stress and transitions, dating and relationships, gender/women’s issues, and burnout. Due to her training in social identities related-work, she pays attention to how gender norms, cultural expectations, race-related experiences, and other identity issues may interplay with stress and mental health.

Dr. Kumar approaches therapy from a relational, integrative, and multicultural framework with skills grounded in mindfulness and positive psychology. Empathetic and collaborative, she is passionate about meeting clients where they are, identifying where they want to be, and working towards meaningful goals.

Dr. Kumar works to provide culturally-sensitive care, and her practice is affirming of folks of all gender, sexual, and cultural identities. Her practice is conveniently located in Herald Square/NoMad, close to the 28th St and 33rd St stations.

Dr. Kumar's initial phone consultations typically last 15 to 20 minutes. Please feel free to schedule your first free initial call directly on her profile!


Message to clients

It can be difficult to feel afraid of your feelings, be afraid to ask for help, afraid people may not 'get it,' maybe because part of you doesn't quite 'get' why you're feeling this way either. My goals as a therapist are to give you space to figure out what's going on, offer skills that might be a better fit for your needs now, and to work together to help you build the life you truly want to live.


Specialties

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Burnout - Feeling overwhelmed by work; decline or loss in passion in one’s work; feeling trapped and hopeless about career path

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

Race and cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Snehal Kumar is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Initial session: $250 (45min)

Therapist's note

Snehal can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

NoMad practice

302 5th Avenue

New York, NY 10001

Hours

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-7:15pm
  • Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-8:15pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

Pace University, 2017 - 2018

Montclair State University, 2016 - 2017

Stony Brook University, 2015 - 2016

State University of New York at Albany, PhD, 2016

Grinnell College, BA, 2010


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

Snehal  Kumar
6 Week Mindfulness & Compassion Group

This 6-week group run by Dr. Snehal Kumar focuses on the integration of mindfulness and self-compassion practices to improve one's relationship with themselves and others.