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Sheetal Shah, Ph.D.


Dr. Sheetal Shah is currently and community counselor for CAN through Student Health and Counseling Services. She loves being a psychologist, having been in clinical, academic, and consultation settings. Sheetal just started as a community counselor this summer and is partnered with Middle Eastern/ South Asia Studies Program and Services for International Students and Scholars. 

She graduated from University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Cognitive Sciences, International Studies and a minor in History. When looking at her undergraduate career, it’s clear she has always been interested in learning about people and their stories, especially from a cross cultural perspective.  After graduating, she worked as a Behavioral Specialist at a day treatment program, to be sure she wanted to build a career in psychology. Once confirming her love for the field, even after some intense and funny moments she went on to pursue her graduate degrees. Sheetal earned her masters and doctoral degrees in Counseling Psychology at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where she worked in a variety of clinical settings and took an active role in scholarly/research activities. Sheetal finished her clinical training at UC Davis’s Counseling and Psychological Services where she completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral residency, which had an emphasis in multiculturalism (the MIP program). 

Sheetal states she is blessed to have amazing mentors while at UCI and throughout her career, to whom she credits for guiding her career and professional development. In turn, Sheetal is committed to mentoring and continues to serve in this role. She is also active with the Asian American Psychological Association and serves on the executive board of the Division of South Asian Americans. 

While Sheetal enjoys her academic side, she is truly passionate about clinical work and outreach. She loves to understand and know peoples’ stories in the context of clinical work and workshops, doing experiential, didactic, and process oriented work. She is looking forward connecting with students and staff and ways to be of support. 
Sheetal also loves exploring new foods and restaurants, witty banter, is pretty sarcastic, and loves board games.
Sheetal R. Shah, Ph.D.
CAN - Community Counselor - SISS and ME/SA Studies
Student Health and Counseling Services
University of California, Davis
North Hall, One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
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