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Current Work, Education, License

CEO/President/founder of Kanti Mental Health Licensed Clinical Social Worker, PC 2022-current

Licensed Clinical Social Worker #108767


Masters of Social Work, Clinical Social Work

Portland State University

Masters of Arts, Cognitive Psychology and Program Evaluation - Claremont Graduate University

Notable Trainings and Certificates

•   Interpersonal Neurobiology for Practitioners of Color Training 
•    Interpersonal Neurobiology Training Mindsight Institute 
•    40-hour Domestic Violence Training CA
•    40-hour Domestic Violence Training OR
•    Somatic Embodiment and Regulation Strategies
•    200 hr Yoga Teacher Training RYS

 Featured Workshops and Presentations

Roy, J (2022, February).  Decolonizing Mindfulness. Momentum Program at Joy and Justice Collaborative, San Diego, CA. 


Roy, J (2021, November).  Healing from Trauma.  Extended Opportunity Programs and Services at Mira Costa Community College Mental Health Counseling Services, San Diego, CA


Roy, J (2021, October).  The Climate Crisis and Clinical Work.  Clinical Group Supervision at Mira Costa Community College Mental Health Counseling Services, San Diego, CA


Osman, G, Badillo, B, Roy, J (2021, October). Social Justice issues in Student Mental Health Access and Care. Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors Conference, San Diego, CA


My Approach

About Jaya




I am a nature loving, poetry reading, yoga practitioner and devoted family member. I am a daughter of two immigrants. I am committed to dismantling harmful and oppressive practices and to creating practices that are compassionate and healing for all. I am also a big nerd, I love reading and continuously educating myself in the wonders of the world and experiences of being human whether that through science, art, or stories.


My approach to my practice is deeply intertwined with my experience as a second-generation immigrant, South Asian, queer-woman, and many other identities. I know for many folks, healing is both personal and often political because the structure of our society creates active barriers.

I focus more on healing versus treatment, because healing goes beyond maintaining a baseline and into helping individuals thrive. Some common orientations I include are: Interpersonal Neurobiology (the interdisciplinary science of healing), Narrative Therapy (the impact of our stories), Liberation Psychology (the impact of oppression), Buddhist Psychology (philosophy and practices to build compassion and awareness), and Decolonizing Frameworks (decentering white supremacy culture). These approaches support healing from a biological, individual, and social level for a sustainable well-being.


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