Project Description

“You can’t control the wind, but you can adjust your sails.”

When we are faced with the unknown our life can feel overwhelming, lonely and stressful. It is during this time that the hand of another can help to bridge these emotions and set a course that feels stable. Therapy can be that hand that helps provide a space to allow our deepest fears, truths, thoughts to be explored and understood. 

Areas of Focus:

Dr. Kinjal Panchal focuses on a biopsychosocial model of therapy. Rooted in eastern psychology, she identifies as a Vedic therapist and brings a strong collaborative and relational approach to therapy built upon a body and mind connection. Dr. Panchal practices from a frame of relational and systems orientation that highlights the individual’s strengths, recognizing that the individual’s mental health is tied to their environment, family, biology and social systems along with their own self-identity. By integrating the individual’s entire identity, Dr. Panchal creates a space that is safe and filled with trust and growth. Additionally, Dr. Panchal utilizes spirituality, art, dance, yoga and meditational interventions into her practice. 

Dr. Panchal specializes in treating adolescents, adults, families, and couples, and those working within the performing arts community. Additionally, Dr. Panchal specializes in cultural competency, advocacy and working with communities of color. She has particular experience and interest in working with depression, anxiety, identity development, complex trauma, relationship difficulties, communities struggling with stigmatization of mental health issues, career counseling, grief and family conflict. In addition, she is able to provide therapy services in English, Gujurati, and Hindi.

Dr. Panchal received her undergraduate degree in Fine Art and visual communication with a minor in Art Therapy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL. She went on to receive a Master and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from The Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois.