Parijat Deshpande, MS, CWC, CSMC is the preeminent perinatal wellness expert who specializes in working with women during a high-risk pregnancy. She educates and guides women to manage their stress and anxiety so they can have a healthier pregnancy, decrease their risk of preterm birth and give their baby a healthy start to life.
Parijat is a clinically trained therapist, a women's wellness expert and an experienced speaker on the impact of stress on health and wellness. She also has over 4 years of experience as a Psychology Lecturer at UC Berkeley and is the founder of MySahana, a South Asian mental health nonprofit.
In addition to her clinical expertise, Parijat is a perinatal wellness expert for PsychCentral and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. She has also been featured in Mama Glow, EmpowHER, Essence magazine and the Journal of Neonatal Nursing.
Parijat earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with High Honors from University of California, Berkeley, after which she earned her Master's of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University. Parijat is also a Certified Wellness Coach, Certified Stress Management Coach and Certified Marriage Educator.