Dr. Neha Batool is a first-generation immigrant from Pakistan. She earned her doctoral degree in counseling psychology in 2021 at the University of North Dakota. She is a licensed psychologist at Compass Health Network in Columbia, Missouri and embodies a multicultural and integrative approach as a core value, reflecting on aspects of socio-cultural, developmental, and contextual framework. Her clinical work consists of provision of supervision, psychological assessments, and psychotherapy services, which primarily incorporate Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
Dr. Batool is a former Tahirih client. Her passion to support and empower women experiencing gender-based violence led to her dissertation research project entitled, Mental Health Impact of Forced Marriages. Through presentations and trainings grounded in her research, she hopes to continue to increase awareness and understanding of forced marriages within the field of mental health.