Sunitha Chandy, Psy.D.

 Dr. Chandy has experience working with diverse populations and has practiced psychology in California, New York and Illinois.  The Third Coast has stolen her heart and she loves being actively engaged in Chicago life.  She has worked in community mental health centers, hospitals, schools, head starts, women shelters and in private practice.  Dr. Chandy is passionate about seeing her clients grow and develop to their full potential. That means accepting who they are and learning to authentically navigate their situations. Dr. Chandy believes strongly in developing authenticity, self-care and balance.

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Carpe Ventus

Carpe Ventus, a Chicago-based non profit, develops redemptive relationships through life-giving risk, partnering with some of Chicago’s best mentoring organizations to serve under-resourced youth in the areas of poverty alleviation and violence prevention.  Using Chicago's natural resources, Carpe Ventus works to strengthen mentorship through sailing by providing access off the grid and onto the water where youths address life principles such as team work, communication, faith and fear, risk evaluation and contingency planning.  Carpe Ventus also runs team-building events for businesses and organizations applying the same risk taking skills that help our youth's thrive.  

Why artesian?

Artesian wells are a product of well-placed pressure.  Artesian wells occur when pressure on the aquifer pushes water up the well without the need for a pump.  Therapy, coaching and consulting are all tools to help apply the gentle pressure at the right place and at the right to time to transform a situation of pain into one of growth and development.  Most often deep and meaningful change comes under pressure; that's when we are able to see what is really there under the surface, just waiting for a chance to break through.   We offer the support skills and training to equip you and your teams to thrive.

Why collaborative?

We aren't meant to do things alone.  We live in a context.  We live in communities, families, cities and nations.  These places shape who we are and how we function.  We are your partners in this journey, helping you with the tools and skills you’ll need to achieve your personal, professional and community goals.  We collaborate with individuals, groups, companies and non-profits to make lasting changes in their homes and workplaces.  The healthier we all are, the better suited we will be to transform our cities, nation, and ultimately, the world.