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Brown Girl Therapy is the first and largest mental health and wellness organization for children of immigrants. Founded by Sahaj Kaur Kohli, a mental health professional, Brown Girl Therapy aims to destigmatize mental health and promote bicultural identity exploration. The community exists to remind children of immigrants that they deserve belonging and joy, to encourage growth in connection with others, and to decolonize mental health. Brown Girl Therapy is also a hub for inclusive mental health resources, original narrative storytelling, and intentionally created personal development workshops, discussion-based meetups, and events.

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Hi! I'm Sahaj, the brown girl behind Brown Girl Therapy!


 Sahaj Kaur Kohli, MA.Ed&HD, NCC is the founder of Brown Girl Therapy, the first and largest mental health and wellness community organization for children of immigrants. As the first in her family to do a lot of things -- be born in the West, go to therapy, and marry outside of her religion/race/culture -- Sahaj understand the unique struggles of children of immigrants, and she uses her personal experience to create original resources and content for this underserved population.


Sahaj is a mental health professional, who received her master's degree with a specialty in clinical mental health counseling from The George Washington University. Sahaj has experience serving individuals and families as a clinician, and she is a former National Board of Certified Counselors Minority Fellow.


In her various positions, Sahaj aims to decolonize mental health practices and create accessible and inclusive wellness resources. Alongside her former journalism career, Sahaj’s passion lies at the intersection of narrative storytelling, mental health advocacy, and community building.

Sahaj has a weekly advice column at The Washington Post and she is writing a book with Penguin Life (2024).

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