About Neha Uberoi
Neha Uberoi is a mental health professional, social entrepreneur, and former professional tennis player. She is a psychotherapist (LMSW) who works with individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD and other challenges. Uberoi has experience in direct practice, educational programming, leading support groups, public speaking and workshops.
Uberoi played on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tour for five years alongside her sister, Shikha Uberoi. She reached a career high of 196 in singles and 108 in doubles. She reached two tour finals (doubles) and has singles wins over several top 50 players. Uberoi is also a Girl’s 18’s Orange Bowl Finalist and Winner of the 2004 Luxilon Cup.
Athlete Mental Health
In addition to working with the general population, Uberoi is skilled in working with and advocating for current and former athletes to optimize their mental health, performance and wellbeing. She believes that an emotionally healthy athlete will position themselves for optimum performance. In addition to traditional psychotherapy approaches, Uberoi uses guided imagery, relaxation techniques and mental performance training as treatment protocols with athletes. She is passionate about the transition athletes face as they end their collegiate/professional careers and has conducted extensive research on the specific environmental challenges and protective factors that impact an athlete’s transition experience. She also has over a decade of experience coaching tennis.
Uberoi holds a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. She completed her undergraduate degree at Princeton University, after a 6 year leave of absence to play on the WTA tour. Uberoi also played for Princeton Women’s Varsity Tennis and was named Ivy-League Rookie of the Year and All-American Singles and Doubles.
Uberoi 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. Since, 2016 Uberoi has led the organization to become an 800+ member international network that hosts educational opportunities, mentorship programming and advocacy initiatives for South Asians working in sports.
Uberoi is currently a Presidential Appointee for the United States Tennis Association tasked with helping the organization develop and further its mental health initiatives for tennis athletes. Previously, Uberoi served on the Board of Directors of the USTA. She is also a member of the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports (ASWIS).