Neha Uberoi’s bio & work
Mental health professional, social entrepreneur, and former professional tennis player.
Uberoi is passionate about working with athletes. Uberoi’s orientation to care begins with a diagnostic bio/psychosocial assessment, including the impact on athletic performance and overall well-being. Uberoi believes that an emotionally healthy athlete will position themselves for optimum performance. Treatment recommendations can include psychotherapy, psychoeducation, medical consultation and small groups. Depending upon what is therapeutically indicated Uberoi utilizes short and/or long term psychotherapy, with strong contextual considerations for the individual’s developmental and cultural needs. In addition to traditional psychotherapy approaches, guided imagery and other relaxation/ performance-enhancing techniques are integrated into the treatment protocols.
Uberoi is passionate about the transition athletes face as they end their collegiate/professional career. She is currently conducting research in conjunction with University of Chapel Hill on the specific environmental challenges which have potential to adversely impact career transition for former collegiate and professional tennis athletes resulting in maladaptive outcomes of emotional, psychosocial and second career distress. Uberoi has experience in direct practice, educational programming, leading support groups and creating and conducting life skills workshops. She also has over a decade of experience coaching tennis.
Uberoi holds an MSW from Columbia University and completed her undergraduate degree at Princeton University, after a 6 year leave of absence to play on the WTA tour. She is the co-founder and CEO of South Asians in Sports, a non-profit organization that advocates for, educates and promotes South Asians working in sports globally. Uberoi serves on the Board of Directors of the United States Tennis Association. She is also a member of the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports (ASWIS).