About me

Hello. What brought you to this site and to my profile? Are you in search of a caring, compassionate, objective, highly qualified, and experienced professional who can provide just the support and guidance you need for your concerns and challenges? Are you looking for a counselor with a balanced understanding of both the South Asian & American cultures? Then you have come to the right place. You don’t have to have serious problems or need a “good enough” reason to seek professional counseling and therapy. If you want to live this one life you have with serenity, purpose, and contentment then counseling can help overcome the obstacles and identify strengths and solutions to do just that. I can help!

Worries, anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflicts, social isolation or disconnection, cultural struggles, professional or career dissatisfaction, and self-esteem or identity concerns can take away from living your life with peace and fulfillment. I can help!

About me – I was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) and came to the USA as a young adult. I have over 25 years of experience in the area of mental health services in the US, backed by stellar education from some of the premier educational institutions. I am a life-long learner and continue to develop my expertise in various professional approaches. I use this professional background along with my two-culture experiences to provide comprehensive, collaborative, and culturally sensitive counseling services.

I offer a free initial brief consultation so call me to see if we may be a good fit and if you can start your journey towards serenity now! Visit my website serenetherapycenter.com to learn more about me

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: LC12039

License State/Territory: Maryland and Virginia

Additional Credentials:

- Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Johns Hopkins University

- Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work

- Certified Mindfulness Coach - Transformation Academy

-Certified Life Coach (CLC)


- Johns Hopkins University Alumni Mentorship Program

- Advisory Board Member, Art with Impact - a nonprofit organization that promotes mental health education through art

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Types of Clients
Young People
Older Adults
Session Types

Cross-cultural, cross-generational, first & second generation immigrant challenges



Grief & Loss Counseling

Stress Management

Life Transitions - moving, job change, marriage, divorce, becoming parents, retirement, career change, etc.

Cancer and other health crises - managing the mental and emotional health during and after cancer and other health crises of self or loved ones