Saundra Jain

Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC, is an Adjunct Clinical Affiliate, School of Nursing, at The University of Texas at Austin. She is focused on wellness and the impact of positive psychology on client outcomes. In 1992, she launched a private practice of psychotherapy where she currently provides services for a wide range of mental health issues. Dr. Jain is a co-founder of the WILD 5 Wellness Program, which combines five elements of wellness (exercise, mindfulness, sleep, social connectedness, and nutrition) along with positive psychology practices into a prescriptive, simple wellness program. She is co-author of two well-received workbooks written for those interested in improving their mental wellness - KickStart30: A Proven 30-Day Mental Wellness Program and LiveWell90: A Proven 90-Day Mental Wellness Program. Dr. Jain is active in peer-to-peer education especially in the disease states of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and ADHD. Another strong clinical and educational interest involves differential diagnosis of major psychiatric disorders. She serves as a member of the Psych Congress Steering Committee providing direction regarding educational gaps/needs for healthcare practitioners in the world of mental health. Dr. Jain obtained her master's degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and a Doctoral degree from Southern California University for Professional Studies; she is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She demonstrated professional versatility by obtaining an MBA from Texas Woman's University. She was selected for a Postgraduate Clinical Fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas where she trained in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.