About me

I believe the foundation of effective therapy begins with the therapeutic relationship. When working with me, you will find a safe, nonjudgmental space where you can truly express yourself. I strive to help people feel understood and cared for, which is often the first step toward healing. Utilizing a blend of person-centered, strengths-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I take a collaborative approach with my clients to help them move toward their goals. I also use mindfulness approaches to help clients learn to stay in the moment and connect to what’s important to them.

I believe that progress is not always linear, and that therapy doesn’t have to “fit inside a box.”

Being a culturally competent therapist is extremely important to me. As the daughter of immigrants, this experience has helped me to get in touch with my own beliefs and value systems. Therefore, I am able to help clients connect to their own values and take committed action steps in service of those values.

I work primarily with adults and specialize in working with emerging adults who may be undergoing life transitions. I also have experience working with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, chronic or severe mental illness, and trauma. I take an individualized approach because I see that each person is unique and has their own internal strengths. I believe getting to be a therapist and walking with you on this journey is an honor.

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and earned my Master of Arts from Roosevelt University in Clinical Psychology – Counseling Practice. I have worked in a day program setting, serving adults dually diagnosed with mental illness and intellectual disabilities. I have also been a part of a community mental health team, where I treated adults with psychosis, depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, and bipolar disorder.

In my free time, I enjoy going to concerts, watching movies, and reading. I also like trying out new restaurants with my friends and spending time with my cat at home.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: 180011534

License State/Territory: ILLINOIS

Years in Practice: 7

Insurance Plans: BCBS PPO, Aetna PPO

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
Hindi
Urdu
English
Types of Clients
Young People
Adults
Older Adults
Session Types
In Person
Online
Specialities

Psychosis

Depression

Anxiety

PTSD

Grief and loss

Trauma

Bipolar disorder

Chronic or severe mental illness

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