Vinita Mehta, Ph.D., Ed.M.is a psychotherapist and journalist. She completed her bachelor's at Brandeis University and her master's at Harvard University. She also holds two master's degrees (en passant) and a doctorate from Columbia University, where she was trained as both a scholar and a practitioner.
Dr. Mehta transitioned from clinical psychology to journalism through a fellowship sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her host site was Dateline NBC, where she was hired upon completion of the program. She later held editorial positions at Discovery Studios and Nova at WGBH. In addition, she was the Science Editor of the acclaimed PBS special This Emotional Life.
Dr. Mehta has provided expert commentary for Viva, Women's Fitness, Men's Health, and Cosmopolitan. She has also been interviewed for Discovery Channel and America Now with Andy Dean.
Dr. Mehta practices psychotherapy. Her specialties include depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, abuse and trauma, and health and wellness.