About me

As a South Asian myself, I know the unique fears our community has in seeking therapy-We just want someone who we can finally dive in with, without having to explain everything or worry about being judged. I am a 1.5 generation, Telugu-American psychologist, and work out of Los Angeles and Orange Counties as well as via telehealth (Encino, CA & Newport Beach, CA). My dissertation research was on what marital types (arranged or “love”/free-choice) work best for whom based on cultural factors, so I respect both models. I’ve also facilitated intergenerational healing workshops, and love working with many nontraditional couples (interracial like myself with my Jewish partner, or queer, arranged, poly, interfaith, or kinky couples).

Clients that typically find it rewarding to work with me are people who find themselves tired of trying to “fit” themselves into small spaces that do not truly honor the complexity of who they are spiritually, culturally, or with their sexuality. They want to start living more fully and authentically, and want to free themselves of old relationships and limiting beliefs that keep them stuck in old cycles of habit, obligation, and resentment. They make small changes and build insight over time so they can live more fully, authentically, and intentionally as their embodied selves.

I like to develop a close connection with my clients to allow them to share things they usually keep to themselves or hide away in shame. Together, we can explore the cultural, societal, and family influences that may be keeping you trapped, and also identify ways in which some of those influences resonated and what you might like to “keep” from them.

The work I do is often as unique as my clients themselves. I want to get to know the quirks, idiosyncrasies, and special facets of a client before going to problem-solving mode. Often, there isn’t anything “wrong” with us, but we can get off course by losing ourselves & our values in tough times. I’ll help you step out of the whirlwind and back to yourself.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: PSY33089

License State/Territory: California

Date License Granted: December 23, 2021

Years in Practice: 12

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Types of Clients
Young People
Older Adults
Session Types
In Person
  • Queer folx (LGBTQIA+)
  • Arranged marriages
  • Secret dating
  • Polycules (CNM)
  • Kinky couples
  • Diaspora looking for intergenerational healing
  • Industry creatives
  • Trans-affirming care
  • Dissociative identity disorder