Nandini Maharaj

Nandini Maharaj, PhD, is a trained therapist with a master’s degree in counseling and a doctorate in public health. Her writing on health, wellness, relationships, body image, and dogs has been featured in SELF, Insider, Apartment Therapy, Byrdie, American Kennel Club, and more. Through her platform Smart Girl Therapy, Dr. Maharaj creates relatable and actionable content to inspire wellness and personal growth. You can learn more about her work as a writer at

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