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Dr. Kumar Harmesh

Dr. Kumar Harmesh, Ph.D.


Dr. Kumar Harmesh, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist (PSY 16738)

Dr. Kumar is a licensed  clinical psychologist. He is a founder of
Therapeutic Residential Services, a private  agency providing services to
clients in the Bay Area and Central Valley of  Fresno. He is a founder of South Asian Behavioral Health and Training  Foundation Inc. to focus on mental health needs of South Asians in USA. He also co-founded another mental health (The Hume Center) agency in June 1993.  He  served as President of the Hume Center until August 31, 2004.

Dr. Kumar has 25 years of  experience in the mental health field and serving the underserved communities  with dedication. He volunteered for five years in this country full time to  learn how to serve without expectations. He began his professional career in  1983 as a social scientist (psychologist) with the World Health Organization  (WHO)’s Collaborative Center for Mental Health and Research, Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India. Later he
completed his doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology from the  Department of Neurosurgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India. He finished his post-doctoral training from St.  Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco. He has provided mental health services to varied clientele  populations along with clinical supervision and teaching to postgraduate  students of clinical psychology in the Bay Area for the last fourteen years. 

Dr. Kumar is very active in the  interfaith activities and member of the Executive Committee of Interfaith  Council of Contra Costa County. He is a Commissioner for the City of Concord Commission on Human Relations. He also served  as a member of the Board of Directors of Monument Community Partnership (MCP), Concord from 2003-05. He also started  Annual Interfaith Spring Festival in down town Concord, California for the last two years to build  bridges in the different faith communities in the Bay Area to live happily and  peacefully.

Dr. Kumar has won many awards  for his community services in the Bay Area.  Dr. Kumar was honored in August 15,  2002, with Certificate of Recognition by the Senate of State of California for  his services to the welfare of the
citizens of California. He was also honored with HIND  RATTAN (Jewel of India) AWARD in 1996 by The Non-Resident-Indians Welfare  Society of India for his achievements and contributions to the well being of  the Indo-American community as well as to the mainstream society in the United States. Recently he was honored by the  Federation of Indo-American Associations of Northern California and later he  served as its president.