Rachita Sharma, Ph.D., LPC-S

Chair of Rehabilitation & Health Services
Primary Research Interests: 

My research interests lie primarily in Resilience and Positive Psychology in provision of Mental Health Counseling. I am also interested in Mindfulness, provider self-care, and multicultural competencies in counseling. As a counseling supervisor I am also interested in looking at the impact of pedagogy on educational effectiveness as it pertains to self-efficacy and competency among counselors in training. Additionally, I have looked at cultural attitudes and barriers that impact help seeking behaviors in minority communities, receptiveness of veterans towards complementary and alternate medicine (CAM), and the role of culture on the experience of mental health symptoms among military personnel.

Recent publications:

Bang-on Thepthien, Chit Su Tinn, Rachita Sharma. (2023). Establishing the Association Between Traditional Tobacco, E-cigarette and Dual Use and Mental Health Problems Among High School Students: Results from a 2022 Behavioral Surveillance Survey. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. doi: 10.1007/s11469-023-01109-8

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