Dr. Pendse received her B.A. and M.A. in clinical psychology from Pune University, India and her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Lehigh University. Dr. Pendse’s primary theoretical orientation is integrative and strengths-based, and combines principles and strategies of interpersonal, humanistic, and cognitive therapies. She views students within the context of a multicultural framework which acknowledges that college students are influenced by their socio-cultural, systemic, and contextual factors. She strives to establish a safe and collaborative space that encourages students to explore their experiences and find their authentic self that is reflective of their own values and goals.