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Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Northwestern University
B.A. in Psychology, Bryn Mawr College

I Treat
Young Adult
Older Adult
Couple & Marriage
Interracial Couples
Issues I Treat
In-law Relationships
Affairs & Infidelity
Divorce / Marital Separation / Post-Divorce Adjustment
Depression / Mood Disorders
Cultural Transition / Immigration Issues
Anxiety Disorders
Sexual Abuse
Family of Origin Issues
Therapists in Therapy
Emotion Regulation Issues
Empty Nest Issues
Families with Chronically Mentally Ill Members
Mediation / Conflict Resolution
Perinatal Mood / Anxiety Disorders
Job Loss
Physical Abuse
Sexual Issues
Adult Children & Parent Relationship Issues
Racism Issues
Work / Life Balance
Couples Conflict
Substance Abuse
Types of Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Brief Consultation (1-6 Sessions)
Couple Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Integrative Systemic Therapy
Narrative Therapy
Premarital Counseling
Relational Cultural Therapy
Sex Therapy

Kanai S. Gandhi is an associate marriage and family therapist with a passion for working with couples and families from minority communities. Drawing from models such as Emotion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Integrated Systemic Therapy and Internal Family Systems, Ms. Gandhi treats issues of communication, infidelity, increasing emotional and sexual intimacy along with other issues such as depression, anxiety and life transitions. Ms. Gandhi’s style is collaborative and culturally informed. Using directness, empathy and curiosity with her clients, she attends to people from all walks of life and allows them to find comfort in the space they share with her through patience, understanding and acceptance. Ms. Gandhi is a huge fan of food, adventure sports and all things chocolate.

Selected publications/presentations

Fivecoat, H.C., Mazurek, C., Cunningham, C., Gandhi, K., Reischer, H., Hendershot, Q.E., Kritzik, R., & Lawrence, E. (2021). It’s not us, it’s COVID-19: individual, not relational, stress among Latinx couples early in the pandemic. (Manuscript Under Review)

Lawrence, E., Fivecoat, H.C., Mazurek, C., Hendershot, Q., Kritzik, R., Reischer, H. Cunningham, C., Gandhi, K., & Cohn, A. (in preparation). Dyadic processes at marital onset predict how couples navigate the COVID pandemic: A test of the vulnerability-stress-adaptation model.

Kumaria, S., Horvitz, A., Gandhi, K., and Stokes, C. (2020). Item-level coding manual for the Relationship Quality Index. (Unpublished manuscript)

Founder's Award at The National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence across the Lifespan (NPEIV) Conference
Undergraduate Dean’s Research Project Award, Bryn Mawr College
Career & Civic Engagement Funding, Bryn Mawr College
Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Self Pay
Out of Network Reimbursement