About me

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I have included some information from my website about my approach below. Please click on it for more details.

I am a professor of couple and family therapy, and like to include cutting edge research as a part of my work with you, as well as using therapy approaches that are specific to you.

You may also see my publications listed on the website. I work with a variety of clients from a variety of issues (see services).

My goal in working with South Asian people, is to give back to my community and also offer a place where they can feel free to work through their struggles in a non judgmental space, in addition to having a cultural understanding from myself, of their background. Often times these are the barriers to South Asians seeking therapy in addition to the stigma. Usually South Asians seek the advise of a trusted elder; my goal is to mimic a relationship that is similar.

I also see myself working with those who are South Asian American- no matter, if they are first, second, or third generation and so on. I feel that I can relate and provide space across generational experiences.

I have also published articles, book chapters, and presented at conferences on topics related to the experiences of South Asians; in particular, experiences of South Asian women, and experiences related to arranged marriage, immigration, bi cultural generational experiences, and parent child relationships between generations.

From my website:

My approach to therapy when working with you is that they are the expert of your own life because you have lived your life longer than I have known you; you have made choices in your life with the information that you have had and the tools you obtained through your life. I believe that you have already made meaning of your situation through prior experiences. After creating a therapeutic connection, I see my role as being a flashlight in a dark cave (like a trusted guide), collaborating with you, and shedding light on different experiences, in hopes of co-creating new meaning with you to expand your life’s choices and possibilities. I believe in a client centered, strength-based approach with those in the room.

Please go ahead and reach out via my phone number or contact page.

I hope to hear from you!

 

***Please note, I can only accept you as a client, as long as you are physically located in California; my license doesn’t allow me to operate outside of CA. If you are not local, I do provide telehealth options. ***

 

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: MFC 48254

License State/Territory: CA

Years in Practice: 21

Additional Credentials:

My PhD is in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have had added training in both therapeutic practices and research.

Other credentials as noted:

AAMFT supervision

Brainspotting (A trauma based treatment approach)

Conference presentations on various topics worldwide

Memberships of various reputable organizations within the field of Marriage/Couple and Family Therapy

Insurance Plans: Superbill (Out of network)

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
Kannada
Tamil
English
Types of Clients
Young People
Adults
Older Adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Session Types
In Person
Online
Phone
Specialities

 

Fear/Anxiety/Stress Management
Depression
Self-esteem/Body Image
Shame/Perfectionism
Rejection
Connection/Commitment/Intimacy
Emotional Unavailability
Affairs
Coping (emotionally) with Physical Illness including Allergies
Mood/Emotion Management
Attachment issues
Trauma/PTSD/Abuse
Interracial/Intercultural/Interfaith Couple Relationships and Families
Estrangement
Grief/Loss
Divorce
Relationship/Couples/Partner Counseling

Arranged/Love Marriages
Sexuality/Sex/Intimacy
LGBT
Premarital Counseling (Prepare/Enrich and/or relationship enhancement)
Life Transitions/Adjustments
Work relationships/Co-worker/Supervisor relationships
Therapy for therapists or other health/mental health professionals (medical and non-medical professionals)
College or Graduate School adjustments/difficulties
Dissertation/thesis support (therapeutic/non academic)
Cross Cultural Relationships/Interracial Relationships
Parent-Child Relationships/Parenting/Co-parenting/Sibling Relationships
Relationships with In-laws
Adolescents and Young Adults

Singlehood

Womens Issues