Welcome to my private practice! I am Dr. Sapna Purawat, a dedicated and compassionate psychiatrist with a wealth of experience in mental health. My journey began with a profound commitment to understanding and addressing the diverse mental health needs of individuals across all age groups

Our Services:

In this private practice, I offer a range of services tailored to meet your unique needs. My approach encompasses both medicine management and psychotherapy. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing, providing you with a holistic and personalized treatment plan.

Medicine Management:

As a prescribing psychiatrist, I am dedicated to the thoughtful and evidence-based management of medications. Whether it’s addressing concerns related to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia, I work collaboratively with you to find the most effective medication regimen.


Beyond medication, I believe in the power of psychotherapy to foster lasting change. My expertise extends to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a therapeutic approach proven to be effective in addressing various mental health challenges. Through CBT, we can work together to identify and modify negative thought patterns, facilitating positive behavioral changes.

Motivational Interviewing:

Motivational Interviewing is another valuable tool in my therapeutic arsenal. This collaborative and client-centered approach is designed to enhance your intrinsic motivation for positive change. By exploring and resolving ambivalence, we can pave the way for meaningful shifts towards healthier behaviors and attitudes.

Your Journey Matters:

Embarking on the path to better mental health is a personal and significant journey. My role is to provide a safe and supportive environment, where your concerns are heard and your goals are respected. Together, we will work towards building resilience, fostering insight, and achieving positive outcomes.

Get in Touch:

If you are seeking a compassionate psychiatrist who integrates medication management, psychotherapy, CBT, and motivational interviewing, I am here for you. Let’s collaborate on your journey towards improved mental well-being.

Professional Experience:

  • Private Practice (January 2024 – Present): In January 2024, I embarked on a new chapter, establishing my private practice. Here, I specialize in providing comprehensive mental health care, addressing a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. My approach is centered on creating a supportive and healing environment for individuals seeking assistance with their mental health.
  • Gould Medical Group, Stockton, CA (November 2019 – January 2024): Prior to establishing my private practice, I served as a Psychiatrist at Gould Medical Group in Stockton, CA. During this time, I honed my skills in understanding and treating various mental health conditions.
  • Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE (December 2015 – October 2019): My journey includes a significant tenure at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, NE, where I had the privilege of contributing to the mental well-being of the community.
  • Grand Island Specialty Clinic, Grand Island, NE (November 2012 – November 2015): Serving as a Psychiatrist at the Grand Island Specialty Clinic allowed me to further refine my expertise in addressing mental health challenges.

Education and Training:

  • Fellow, Forensic Psychiatry (LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA): I completed my Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry, gaining specialized knowledge that enriches my understanding of the complexities in this field.
  • Chief Resident, Adult Psychiatry Training Program (Tulane University School of Medicine): As Chief Resident, I led the Adult Psychiatry Training Program, overseeing and actively participating in the training of future mental health professionals.
  • Resident, Psychiatry Training Program (Tulane University School of Medicine): My residency at Tulane University equipped me with a comprehensive foundation in psychiatry, covering a spectrum of mental health disorders.
  • Clinical Intern (Shyam Shah Medical College, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, India): My early clinical experiences in India laid the groundwork for my commitment to patient care.


  • Board Certification – Psychiatry #67022 (ABPN), California Medical License, Nebraska Medical License, Louisiana Medical License, ECFMG Certified: I hold active certifications and licenses, ensuring the highest standard of care for my patients.

Awards and Achievements:

  • Training Resident in Psychiatry Scholarship, TRIPS Award (Department of Veteran Affairs, 2009): Recognition for dedication to advancing psychiatric care.
  • Honors in Gynecology and Obstetrics, Gold Medal in Pathology (Shyam Shah Medical College, 2002 and 2000): Acknowledgment for excellence in medical education.

Presentations and Research:

  • American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting (May 2010): Presented on “Things to do in New Orleans.”
  • Grand Rounds, Tulane School of Medicine (October 2009): Discussed “Internet Addiction Disorder.”
  • Research Experience (2008-2010): Collaborated on research projects, including couples’ therapy for the prevention and treatment of PTSD.


  • DSM-IV-TR Course (2010 – 2011): Conducted case-based didactic series for PGY-1s in Psychiatry, focusing on descriptive and diagnostic psychiatry.

Looking Forward:

I am dedicated to creating a safe and inclusive space for individuals seeking support for their mental health. Together, let’s embark on a journey towards healing and well-being. Your mental health matters, and I am here to provide personalized care tailored to your unique needs.