Dr. Sharma is a senior staff psychologist on the Compass Program for Young Adults and an assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.
Her expertise includes psychoanalytic psychotherapy, personality assessment and trauma. Her research interests include personality disorders, trauma and dissociation-related disorders, psychotherapy processes and outcomes.
She earned her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, her master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Delhi, India, and her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Rajasthan, India.
Dr. Sharma completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The Menninger Clinic and an internship at the Vidhyasagar Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in India.
She has had research published in the journals Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic Study of the Child. She has also presented on a range of topics to both consumers and mental health professionals.
Dr. Sharma is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Houston Psychoanalytic Society.
While her colleagues tease her that she likes to read and write manuscripts for fun, in reality, she loves learning, being with family and Benedict Cumberbatch.