About me

Deciding to seek therapy can be a difficult step. You may want to open up and talk to someone, but hesitant to reach out. While this hesitation is normal, it is often more common among South Asians as acknowledging emotional distress is typically discouraged. Connecting with someone of the same background helps to make this step easier. One of the most important determinants of progress in therapy is fit between client and therapist. Meeting with a South Asian therapist offers a level of familiarity that allows you to be truly open and vulnerable while breathing a sigh of relief knowing you will be understood.

As you browse the profiles of the therapists on this site,  I encourage you to consider what other qualities matter to you in a therapist. What are you looking for, what do you hope to get out of therapy, and what approach are you most drawn to? As a psychodynamically oriented therapist, I believe that much of what underlies our experience lies just below the surface of our immediate awareness. As we share our thoughts and feelings, we discover what was previously obscured from view and gain greater insight into the beliefs that perpetuate the patterns in our lives. As these insights unfold, we find the freedom to choose our path and pursue what we actually want rather than what we’ve been conditioned to accept.

If this sounds like what you’re looking for, please feel free to reach out for a complimentary consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: PSY 19596

License State/Territory: California

Date License Granted: April 2, 2004

Years in Practice: 18

Additional Credentials:

Certificates in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Center of California

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
Hindi
Punjabi
English
Types of Clients
Young People
Adults
Older Adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Session Types
In Person
Online
Phone
Specialities

Life transitions

Self esteem

Relationships

Family conflict

Marital issues

Divorce

Parenting

Differentiating from family of origin