About me

Do you feel uncertain or overwhelmed with where you find yourself in life? When navigating through transitions, relationships, intersectionality, and other challenging aspects of life, you may find that you encounter new or unfamiliar emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. These moments in which you are faced with change involve intention and care. Therapy allows you to enter a safe, warm, and compassionate space to address the experiences that have brought you to where you are today with the hope that in time, you can begin to gain insight, develop your identity, and deepen your understanding of what makes you, you.

Within my integrative style, I utilize a cognitive-behavioral, relational-cultural, positive psychology approach that prioritizes the client-therapist relationship. My belief is that we grow in relationships and thus, my approach also involves authenticity, humility, playfulness, acceptance, and respect to facilitate self-awareness, self-discovery, self-empowerment, and self-fulfillment. I enjoy the blend of Western evidence-based treatments with Eastern mindfulness-based practices to result in a holistic, strengths-based, mind-body approach to mental health and well-being. I specialize in working with college-aged & young adult individuals from multicultural backgrounds facing mood disorders, trauma, adjustment, and multicultural concerns. I am an EMDR trained therapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, providing trauma-focused interventions. In addition, I offer cognitive-behavioral interventions including CBT, DBT, MB-CBT, and ACT.

I’m very excited to launch – BIPOC Children of Immigrants –
This is an 8-week process-oriented support group. BIPOC individuals 18 or older are welcome to join. Can’t wait to see you there! Please see the attached flyer here for more information.

Forming a connection with a new therapist is a process. My aim is to gently challenge, guide, and support you as we build and expand our therapeutic relationship. Your desire to feel seen, heard, and understood comes first. We will begin with a free phone consultation to determine when to meet for our initial sessions. Next, we’ll discuss your background and what brings you to therapy, along with identifying a consistent time to meet. From there, our journey begins. I look forward to hearing from you. I serve Washington, DC and Maryland and practice under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: Washington, DC - PSYA00450 Maryland - A0625

License State/Territory: Washington, DC & Maryland

Additional Credentials:

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

EMDR trained therapist through Institute of Creative Mindfulness

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
Tamil
Types of Clients
Young People
Adults
Session Types
In Person
Online
Specialities

Anxiety

Behavioral Issues

Bipolar Disorder

Borderline Personality

Coping Skills

Cultural Guilt

Cultural Identity

Depression

Discrimination

Domestic Violence

Emotional Disturbance

Ethnic Identity

Family Conflict

Identity Exploration

Intergenerational Trauma

Immigrant Identity/Acculturation

Life Transitions

Microaggressions

Mood Disorders

Multicultural Concerns

Parenting

Peer Relationships

Personality Disorders

Racial Identity

Relationship Issues

School Issues

Self Esteem

Stress

Suicidal Ideation

Trauma and PTSD

Women's Issues