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headshotI am a licensed clinical psychologist working in Central New Jersey.  I received my doctorate from James Madison University in 2011 and have been providing psychotherapy services ever since.  I have experience working in all levels of care from outpatient private practice to psychiatric hospitals. I also provide supervision to Rutgers students working on their doctoral degrees in clinical psychology.

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.