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  • Shonali Raney, Ph.D. Shonali Raney, Ph.D.

Shonali Raney, Ph.D.

  • Title: Associate Director, Clinical Services
  • Phone: 614-292-5766
  • Email:

Therapeutic Style:

My therapeutic style is interpersonal process within a socio-cultural context.

Supervision Style:

My approach to supervision is interpersonal and developmental with an overarching framework of multiculturalism. The focus of supervision is to support a supervisee in recognizing their stimulus value and impact on clients, their roles as therapists, and to deepen their therapeutic skills, while also adding to their therapist toolbox. A significant portion of supervision time is spent in discussing clinical cases, video observation, as well as case conceptualizations, diagnoses, and discussion of hypotheses in relation to the above. In addition to clinical work, supervision also allows for time to discuss the professional development and career goals of a supervisee as they transition into becoming psychologists and our future colleagues in the field.

Professional Interests:

My areas of professional interests include grief and loss, trauma, sexual violence, sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity concerns. I identify as an ally and a Trans affirming therapist. Other areas of professional interests include working with Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students. I am an EMDR trained clinician and am bilingual in English and Hindi.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

I co-facilitate the ABD (All but Dissertation) group for Ph.D. candidates from various disciplines. The goal of this psychotherapy group is to help support students to navigate multiple challenges that impede their progress towards completion and graduation.  I also serve as a member of the Sexual Violence Consultation Team, Student Health Insurance Committee and I am a liaison to Student Health Services, and Student Advocacy.

Education background:

I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from St. Xavier's College, University of Mumbai.  I have a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from SNDT University, Mumbai and a Master's degree in Community Counseling from Ball State University, Indiana.  I have a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University, Indiana.  I completed my doctoral internship at Counseling and Consultation Service, The Ohio State University.

Personal Interests:

I enjoy spending time at the Columbus Metro Parks with my family in addition to yoga, traveling, and I am an avid reader.

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