Sriya Bhattacharyya


Sriya Bhattacharyya, RYT-200, PhD, is a Bengali-Indian, American psychologist working at the intersection of social transformation and creative healing. With a background in community development, yoga, and art therapy, Sriya teaches, researches, and designs programs—and provides individual services to dismantle systems of oppression, uplift community voices, and liberate all beings.

She was introduced to yoga and meditation through her family—a mix of Hindu priests and freedom fighters who live in Kolkata, India, and the United States. Sriya completed her yoga teacher training with Shivakali School of Yoga on the Big Island, Hawaii. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Florida, her master's and doctorate degrees in counseling psychology from Boston College, and is currently an instructor of clinical medical psychology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. 

Sriya has been featured in The Boston Globe, NPR, Al Jazeera, and The New York Times and has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including an Excellence in Campus Leadership Award from the American Psychological Association, a Brookline Community Foundation Spotlight Grant Award, Diversity Fellowship from Boston College, and an Orbis Institute International Teaching Fellowship. She has presented at over 45 national and international conferences and has published over 15 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on creative arts therapy and social liberation. 



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