Meet Dr. Srinivas, C.Psych.

Dr. Tejaswinhi (Tejas) Srinivas, C. Psych is the founder of Praxis Psychology and a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

Approach to

Therapy & Assessment

As a clinician, Dr. Srinivas is dedicated to providing therapy and assessment that is evidence-based and client-centered. She works to facilitate recovery for adults struggling with a broad spectrum of mental health concerns, especially including anxiety, depression, trauma- and adjustment-related stress, moral injury, grief, interpersonal difficulties, and emotion dysregulation. She draws from traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), as well as third-wave CBT modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). She has specialized training and extensive experience in trauma-focused treatments including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE), and she is an accredited provider of CPT and a certified PE therapist. She also employs Adaptive Disclosure (AD) for moral injury. She strongly believes in the utility of assessment for clarifying the nature of mental health difficulties, informing treatment planning, and helping clients measure their progress in therapy.

Dr. Srinivas’ approach to therapy and assessment builds on her experiences in a variety of settings, from hospital clinics serving military veterans, federal law enforcement officers, and individuals in rural communities, through community mental health and university clinics serving immigrants, refugees, and urban residents. She has worked with clients diverse on multiple dimensions including life circumstances, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, religious/faith traditions, medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, and immigration status.

Approach to

Training & Consultation

As a trainer and consultant, Dr. Srinivas follows a collaborative and needs-based approach. She has extensive experience helping professionals identify specific areas for learning and growth, deliver high quality services to client populations, and develop and measure the impact of novel client programs. In all these endeavours, she works to distill and translate core research findings and clinical wisdom into practical guidelines and strategies for implementation.

She has provided training and/or consultation to mental health clinicians in the following areas:

* Hate-based trauma: trauma involving some marker of social identity (e.g., faith/religious tradition, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender)

Additionally, she has provided training and/or consultation to a wide range of professionals outside the field of mental health, including victim advocates, law enforcement officers, legal professionals, civil servants, and legislative representatives. Areas of focus have included the following:

Professional Affiliation,

Education, & Training

In addition to her work with Praxis Psychology, Dr. Srinivas is a Clinical Psychologist with Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP). In this capacity, she provides training and consultation for mental health clinicians delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) across Ontario.

Dr. Srinivas completed her Clinical Psychology residency at the VA Boston Healthcare System, affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver, and her B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy (summa cum laude) from Yale University. Much of her prior research has been in the area of gender-based violence, and you can find her publications here.