Nimisha Kumar, PhD is a Senior Consultant Psychologist and trained Cognitive Behavioral Therapist based in New Delhi. She has a PhD in Psychology from University of Delhi and an MSc in CBT as well as a PG Cert in Clinical Supervision from University of Derbyshire, UK. Dr. Kumar is the Founder-President of the Indian Association for CBT (, President-Elect of the Asian CBT Association ( and Founder-Director of Ascend-Psy Care (, a private mental health enterprise based in Delhi. She is also Associate Professor at the Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, SGT University, Gurugram. Dr. Kumar has over 15 years of experience in clinical practice, teaching and research at prestigious institutions in New Delhi. She has written papers in Indexed and refereed journals, presented papers at national and international conferences and mentored a number of Masters and Doctoral research dissertations. One of the special focus areas of research for her has been the Cultural Adaptation of CBT in the Indian context. Dr. Kumar has her own practice in New Delhi where she uses CBT for a number of mental health concerns and provides training and supervision to students and professionals from diverse backgrounds.