About me

NEHA DARJI, MS, LPC
(Accepting clients for Telehealth therapy in NJ and IL)

Being a first-generation, South Asian woman of color, Neha is able to easily relate to the challenges that face girls and women of minority backgrounds. She is passionate about working with women of color  in their 20’s and 30’s to identify ways they can develop coping strategies, enact positive change, and enhance their inner strengths. Neha’s calm, professional demeanor and warm approach allow her to establish meaningful relationships and build a strong foundation of trust with her clients.

Neha has many years of experience working with teens, millennials, and women of all different backgrounds in various settings. She has worked in non-profits, inpatient mental health, outpatient mental health, in-home, and substance use settings. These experiences give Neha credibility and confidence in her counseling skills and abilities. She has also received the Krista Szabo Scholarship Award for her commitment to cultural competency; specifically for her research and work with young adult women of color and their experiences with trauma, dating violence, maternal relationships, and high-risk behavior. Neha completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minor in Bioethics at Loyola University Chicago. She received her Master of Science in Psychology: Clinical Counseling at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois. She holds dual licenses as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois.

Neha offers an integrative approach to therapy. Some of the treatment modalities and techniques she utilizes include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma focused treatment, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. In addition, Neha is a strong advocate for a holistic approach to therapy and takes into consideration the connectivity of the body, mind, and spirit. Thus, she recommends a range of holistic solutions to supplement your therapy experience. Each individual will receive a highly personalized approach tailored to meet their individual needs.

CHANDNI PATHAK, MSW, LCSW

(Accepting clients for Telehealth therapy in NJ)

As a South Asian woman of color, Chandni holds a strong passion for working with women of color to build upon their strengths, develop and/or enhance coping strategies, and help achieve their goals and full potential. Through her work, Chandni also helps women to optimize their self-awareness. She holds a strong commitment to creating impactful relationships with her clients through a warm, professional, and dedicated approach.

Chandni graduated from Rutgers University with her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Jersey. Chandni has extensive experience working with teenagers, young adults, and women from diverse backgrounds within various settings. She has worked in middle/high schools, higher education, non-profits, and in-home settings. Through her experiences, Chandni has become knowledgeable and confident in her therapeutic abilities and practices.

Chandni draws from an integrative approach of treatment, including using strengths-based and cognitive behavioral therapy with her clients. She considers it very important to have a personalized approach for each of her clients to achieve their individual needs/goals. Chandni believes therapy is a collaborative endeavor and offers an environment of openness, compassion, and commitment.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: 37PC00604500

License State/Territory: New Jersey

Years in Practice: 10

Additional Credentials:

Neha Darji, MS, LCPC

Illinois License #180009206

Chandni Pathak, MSW, LCSW

New Jersey License #: 44SC05680800

 

Insurance Plans: United Healthcare, Optum, Oxford

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
Hindi
Gujrati
Types of Clients
Young People
Adults
Families
Groups
Session Types
Online
Phone
Specialities

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Womxn focused, B-cultural Identity concerns, Family of Origin Concerns, South Asian Cultural Influences, Family Therapy, Teens, Infertility, Postpartum Mental Health, Holistic Approach.

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