Bindu Methikalam

Bindu Methikalam, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office Location:  St. Joseph Hall, 4th flr, North Wing, SJ448
Office Phone:  215.248.7070


Educational Background 

  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University 
  • M.A./M.Ed., Columbia University 
  • B.A., Pace University 

Courses Taught 

  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy 
  • Practicum 

Scholarly Interests: 

  • Working with Trauma Victims 
  • Multiculturalism, immigrant experiences, acculturation, and cultural identity 
  • Perfectionism 
  •  Family Expectations 
  • South Asian mental health concerns 
  • College student mental health 


Wang, K. T., Puri, R., Slaney, R. B., Methikalam, B., & Chadha, N. (2012). Cultural validity of perfectionism among Indian students: Examining personal and family aspects through a collectivistic perspective. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development45, 32-48. 

Professional Membership:  

American Psychological Association 

Asian American Psychological Association (Division of South Asian Americans; Division of Women)