Ruchita Chandrashekar

Immigrant, future psychologist, current grandma extraordinaire.

Ruchita is a Behavioral Health Trainee Clinician at Chicago's Center on Halsted, providing mental health services to members of the LGBTQIA community. She is originally from Mumbai, India. An intersectional feminist by nature, her specific interests lie in striving to combat gender violence and encouraging dialogue that embraces the fluidity of gender, destigmatizing mental health, trauma informed therapy, and cross-cultural issues in South Asian Communities. She also writes for Gaysi family, an LGBTQIA inclusive website in India and at; and can be contacted at