Ishani Deo

Ishani Deo

she, her, hers

Identities & Language

  • Cis Woman
  • LGBTQIAPP+ Affiliated
  • South Asian 
  • Language: English

Education & License

Dr. Deo earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Scripps College and her Master's and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Arizona.

CAPS Service Teams

  • ADHD Clinic
  • Counseling

Role at CAPS

As CAPS ADHD Clinic coordinator, Dr. Deo conducts ADHD evaluations in addition to providing individual counseling and group facilitation. She currently serves as co-chair of the CHS Diversity and Inclusion committee and the CAPS Social Justice Steering Committee.

Specialty Populations


Specialty Areas

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict/Family of Origin
  • Gender Identity Concerns or Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Panic
  • Peer Relationships
  • Performance and Test Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Orientation Concerns
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress 

Treatment Approach

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Exposure
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Integrative
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Solution-Focused 
  • Trans, Queer, and Gender-Affirming Counseling

Insurance & Payment Options

  • Aetna 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Campus Care
  • Cigna
  • Fee for Service
  • HealthNet
  • United Health Care/Optum
  • United Student Health Insurance

Professional Interests

Dr. Deo has a variety of clinical interests, including depression and anxiety alone or in conjunction with ADHD and other neurodevelopmental concerns, grief and loss, issues relating to family and peer relationships, and the navigation of LGBTQIA+ and racial/ethnic identities. She takes an integrative approach to treatment, combining a cognitive-behavioral foundation with skills from a range of other modalities based on each individual's needs. Her work is also strongly informed by motivational interviewing, guided by a collaborative spirit and deep respect for students' autonomy.

Personal Interests

Dr. Deo is an avid reader of sci-fi and fantasy; when she's not working towards her annual goal on Goodreads, she also enjoys riding horses, testing new dessert recipes, and playing with a local drum ensemble. 

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