Sahaj Kaur Kohli, MA.Ed&HD, NCC is the founder of Brown Girl Therapy, the first and largest mental health and wellness community organization for children of immigrants. As the first in her family to do a lot of things — be born in the West, go to therapy, and marry outside of her religion/race/culture — Sahaj understand the unique struggles of children of immigrants, and she uses her personal experience to create original resources and content for this underserved population.
Sahaj is a mental health professional, who received her master’s degree with a specialty in clinical mental health counseling from The George Washington University. Sahaj has experience serving individuals and families as a clinician, and she is a former National Board of Certified Counselors Minority Fellow.
In her various positions, Sahaj aims to decolonize mental health practices and create accessible and inclusive wellness resources. With a former journalism career, Sahaj’s passion lies at the intersection of narrative storytelling, mental health advocacy, and community building.
Sahaj has a weekly advice column at The Washington Post and she is writing a book with Penguin Life (2024).
Sahaj and her work has been featured in The New York Times, TODAY, CNN, Good Morning America, Bustle, PopSugar, SELF, Quartz India, PBS, Smithsonian Channel, HuffPost, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, LiveStrong, CNBC and more.
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