Ruchi Kumar is a learning specialist, socio-emotional and certified health coach who obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. Ruchi holds a second Master’s degree, also from Columbia, specializing in teaching children with disabilities and has a post-graduate certificate in clinical practice from New York University. For the areas of health and wellness, she obtained certifications from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the American Council of Exercise and is also a member of the American Association for Drugless Practitioners. Ruchi works as a high school learning specialist, private tutor and a socio-emotional health and wellness coach, where she uses principles of mindfulness, positive psychology and DBT skills to help her clients achieve better health and reach their goals. She also teaches yoga and dance. Her positive psychology model of coaching operates on a strength-based model which identifies and uses client’s strengths to work on their weaknesses.