About me

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Are you a South Asian woman dealing with feelings of nervousness, sadness, struggling with aspects of your culture creating inner conflict, and struggling with relations with your family related to culture? Are you trying to break free from the generational trauma passed down within families?  Are you overwhelmed and worried which ripples into work and family life? In my practice, Anchored Joy Mental Health Services, I work Asian American who are eighteen and over in Texas who are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, family conflicts, and intergenerational trauma.

Let’s work together to navigating these challenges faced as immigrants, first generation, or second generation individuals. As a South Asian American, I am familiar with these struggles and will be someone who has an understanding of these dynamics. It is important to highlight however, that everyone’s journey is different and you are the expert storyteller of your journey.

As a therapist, I utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to support individuals in processing and overcoming the impact of traumatic experiences. Trauma is not always the byproduct of significant life altering events but can occur from small events like chronic stress, bullying, discrimination, dysfunctional family dynamics, microaggression, and constant exposure to challenging situations. EMDR involves a structured approach, helping clients identify and reframe/reprocess negative beliefs and emotions associated with past traumas. I also utilize therapeutic frameworks as Humanistic Person-Centered approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Strengths Based approach.

My background includes graduating with a Master of Science degree from Columbia University School of Social Work. I have worked as a licensed social worker in the mental health field for the past 18 years with experience working with children, adolescents, adults, people with disabilities, and geriatric individuals. In my past roles, I have worked as a social worker for a foster care agency, as a psychotherapist for children and adults, and as a psychiatric emergency room social worker and supervisor.

I truly believe that it takes an immense amount of strength to reach out for help and I applaud your effort. You took the first step and now we can take the next steps together. Let’s start your journey of healing today.

Please visit my website, www.anchoredjoymentalhealth.com, and schedule your free 15 min consultation.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: 106073

License State/Territory: Texas

Years in Practice: 16

Additional Credentials:

I am licensed in the state of Texas as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with supervisor status (LCSW-S). I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Houston (NAMI), a member of Asian American Psychological Association - Division on South Asian Americans, and a member of EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Types of Clients
Session Types

While providing culturally sensitive and trauma informed care, I use a multifaceted approach in therapy utilizing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Humanistic Person-Centered approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Strengths Based approach.

Areas of focus include: Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Disorders, Family Issues, Life Transitions,  BIPOC related issues, and Intergenerational Trauma.