About me

Hi! I’m Rameya. I am a Muslim, child of immigrants, with ancestry tracing back to the villages of Tamil Nadu in the southern tip of India. I’m trained as a licensed clinical social worker and work as a psychotherapist, graduate-level adjunct professor, and ADHD coach. I look forward to supporting you on your healing journey!

Life as a South Asian or South Asian American can be tough, especially as we are folx who grapple with balancing the collectivism of our ancestors and the rugged individualism of the U.S. We interact with systems – family, educational institutions, places of employment, and broader society – that do not affirm our whole, complex personhood. This may be due to race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, gender-identity, religion, ability, political values, relationship values, language-proficiency, migratory experiences, neurodiversities, or additional identities that are labeled as “other.”  I am experienced in working with clients across diverse and varied identities. However, I feel a strong personal commitment to serving members of the South Asian diaspora.

As a therapist, my goal is to help my clients build a strong sense of self rooted in the balance of intersecting identities that feels true to them. Along the way, we may mitigate against the adverse impacts of intergenerational and complex trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, ADHD, phase-of-life challenges, and relationship difficulties. My therapy style is grounded in warmth, curiosity, compassion, and humor. I believe that we live in deeper harmony with ourselves when we are able to make space to feel our full range of emotions and resist the urge to stifle who we are or who we are meant to be.

I also believe that therapy works best through an authentic relationship. Whether you wish to dig deep quickly or prefer a slow and steady pace, together, we build a space tailored for you. We strive to create a therapy space that strikes the right balance of depth and levity; joy, laughter and difficult  emotional processing;  brain and behavioral science; and cultural, spiritual and ancestral wisdom. In our work together, I commit to building upon your strengths while compassionately challenging you to disrupt what isn’t working.

Aside from having been a therapist since 2015, I received my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan and an Infant Mental Health certificate from the Erikson Institute in Chicago. I have additional training in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), while also being a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP). I have been an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago, Erikson Institute, and the Hartford International University for Peace and Religion. These experiences give me a range of perspectives and tools that equip me to support my clients, all of which I hope to be able to use to support you as well. I believe we are all better when any one of us is better, and I look forward to helping you feel better, whatever that might mean for you.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: 149.020433 ; 58.011939

License State/Territory: Illinois , Connecticut

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Types of Clients
Young People
Older Adults
Session Types
In Person

ADHD, Complex Trauma, Relationship Challenges