LEENA BANERJEE BROWN, PHD, was born and raised in India. She is Bengali, currently a member of the Sukyo Mahikari Pasadena Center in the United States, and a licensed psychologist who has retired from her career as professor of clinical psychology at Alliant International University.
Throughout her career she served children and families in underserved communities in India and the United States, including in New Delhi, Honolulu, and Los Angeles. She trained graduate students to become clinicians, guided their doctoral research, and clinically supervised younger colleagues preparing for professional licensure.
These collaborations focused on self-awareness development, family therapy, multicultural psychology, early intervention, and community mental health—fields in which she contributed to the scholarly literature as well. She raised and nurtured her children and family in the United States, making regular trips with them to be with family in India.