I use a mindfulness-based approach in my work and integrate Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and relational-cultural strategies based on your individual needs. My goal is to provide a safe environment where you can develop skills and strategies that will serve you throughout your life. I work hard to balance acceptance and change from a place of non-judgment and validation while pushing you to be the best you that you can be.In addition to emotional issues and trauma, I specialize in women’s issues and multicultural issues. I can help you through post-partum difficulties, pregnancy loss, and new mom (or not so new mom) challenges. I also employ a multicultural, systemic perspective in treatment. I know how much your environment can impact your well-being and sense of self. While I’m most familiar with challenges that the South Asian community faces, I have a good understanding of the impact of the general culture on our lives.
I am a firm believer in practicing what I preach. I use the skills and strategies that I teach my clients every day in my own life. I know how hard it is to change the way we do things. Even when we’re unhappy, doing things differently to move away from unhappiness can be really hard. I get this. And to prove it, I’ve also started blogging about the challenges I face myself in using skills. I also know firsthand that the skills and strategies I teach work.
So, if you are willing to put in the effort required to change your life, I would love to work with you to make that happen. Contact me to see if we’d be a good fit for each other.