Udeni is a Sri Lankan Clinical Psychologist/ Psychological Anthropologist who has obtained her credentials from the US and Australia.
Udeni completed her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology degree at Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University in Chicago. Subsequently, she obtained her PhD in Psychological Anthropology from The Australian National University, Canberra.
Udeni has worked extensively with conflict affected communities, both as a clinician and a psychosocial trainer since 2008, and thus, carry years of experience in trauma work. She has worked with other client groups such as university students, adolescents and adults with various psychological concerns including anxiety disorders, depression, substance misuse and stress for more than a decade. Borderline personality disorder, self-harm behaviours and cross-cultural work are her other specialties.
Udeni’s clinical basis is in the humanistic approach. She also practices cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy and focusing therapy.