Therapy is not an immediate fix, but I feel a direct and simplistic approach can help alleviate the struggle brought on by work, relationships, and personal challenges. I work with individuals, couples, and families experiencing struggles brought on by the pandemic, mental health disorders, and significant life changes. A client’s goals can be defined in session, and issues may be intertwined when explored in more detail. Working together, we can better understand your past to create a more optimistic future. With a more conversational therapy style, we can help decrease the stigma around mental health and create a plan that will work best for your current situation.
At a young age, I noticed the need for mental health services in the South Asian community. I witnessed many individuals remain silent while battling with substance abuse, domestic violence, relationship conflicts, mental health disorders, and cultural trauma. The community required change, or the problems would only increase as time passed. Growing up, I was always told to “be strong enough to protect your kindness” and “only the man not rowing has time to rock the boat”. These words of wisdom led to me working with marginalized communities, immigrants, and anyone who has the courage to seek assistance.
I am currently working on my Doctoral Degree in Marriage Family Therapy and have completed all my course work and working on my dissertation. I have been trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT ( Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and The Gottman Method of Couples Counseling. I have had experience working with CPS cases, sex offenders, and Federal probation cases during my internship so I am not afraid of tackling tough issues and working in a nonjudgmental way with my clients.
I believe you will find my personality and ability to build humor into the session a disarming quality. I look forward to helping you. Please reach out.