About me

Mental health stigma in our South Asian community can create an isolating, shaming, and defeating environment for anyone who is already battling mental, emotional, relational, or spiritual struggles.  As a child of Indian immigrants growing up in American culture, I too have faced the exhaustion of trying hard to be okay on the outside when I actually wasn’t okay on the inside.  The truth is, we’re all struggling – and we don’t have to struggle alone.

I believe in a holistic approach to understanding each of my counseling clients, which I define in two ways: (1) You are composed of body, mind, and soul; and  (2) You are one part of a larger, relational, family, and cultural system.  This means we will enter into our work in a way that addresses, integrates, and supports all facets of who you are so you can successfully work towards your goals for therapy.  While you and I may both identify as South Asian, I recognize that my Indian American and Orthodox Christian background may be different than yours and I warmly welcome your unique background with respect, equality, and curiosity.

When working with me in therapy, you can expect compassion, acceptance, collaboration, and humor as we journey side-by-side through the discomfort and complexities of human life.  Life can be challenging—and asking for help often feels twice as challenging.  I aim to help make your therapeutic experience a lot less shameful and a lot more hopeful.

  • I am currently accepting new clients via teletherapy (TX residents) 
  • I am currently accepting new clients in-person in Austin, TX

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: 82371

License State/Territory: TX

Date License Granted: August 6, 2019

Years in Practice: 1 Year

Additional Credentials:

Education

  • Master of Science in Counseling – Clinical Mental Health Specialty, Addictions Concentration | Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 2019
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Business Administration Minor | The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, 2014

Certification & Specialized Training

  • Certificate of Advanced Learning in Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) | Mindsight Institute, 2020
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC) | National Board for Certified Counselors, 2019

Professional Membership

  • Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion (OCAMPR)

Insurance Plans: Private pay (credit card or HSA), $50/1-hr session

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
Malayalam
English
Types of Clients
Young People
Adults
Groups
Session Types
In Person
Online
Specialities

Anxiety

Depression

Christian Counseling

Family Violence

Grief and Loss

Life Transitions

Multicultural Counseling

Sex Therapy

Substance Use / Addiction

Suicide Prevention

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