Nandini Maharaj

Nandini Maharaj is a freelance writer, with experience covering various topics, including health, wellness, dating + relationships, body image, and dogs. Her work has been featured in SELF, Insider, Apartment Therapy, Byrdie, American Kennel Club, and more. She is a trained therapist with a master’s degree in counseling and a PhD in public health. She’s also a dog mom to Dally, Rusty, and Frankie. Through her platform Smart Girl Therapy, Nandini creates relatable and actionable content to inspire wellness and personal growth. You can follow Nandini on Instagram and Twitter @NandiniMaharaj_ and learn more about her work as a writer at