About me

I am a licensed therapist and former attorney. I come to this heart-focused work with a genuine desire to help you live, work, and feel better. As a daughter of immigrant parents, I have faced many of the same cross cultural concerns, expectations, and identity issues in navigating my own journey. I have learned to forge a different path through my career change and I understand what it is like to seek transformative change. I specialize in working with South Asian professionals on a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders/negative body image, relationships, and job/career dissatisfaction. I utilize a person-centered, strengths based approach and hold a non-judgmental, affirming, relaxed space where all clients are welcomed and valued. I find that humor can be incredibly effective in connecting with my clients in therapy and I like to embrace this in working together, while also using a straight forward, direct, yet non-confrontational and empathic style. (Yes, therapy with me can be fun and effective!)  We also may find it helpful to integrate skills and solution focused techniques to give you tools to work towards your individual goals. I have skills, experience, and training in evidence-based treatment approaches and modalities, such as Dialetical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Based Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Compassion-Based Training, and Exposure Response Prevention. I utilize an integrated approach, combining skills and strategies with processing and self-inquiry. I have cultivated  specialized skills in the intensive treatment of anxiety, mood, eating disorders, and trauma. I am also LGBTQI+ and trans informed. I excel at assisting professionals, attorneys, and students with reducing stress, improving work/life balance, identity development (with an emphasis on cultural and racial identity development and support), life transitions, and relationship issues.

I believe in addressing the whole self.  We can integrate approaches focused on mind-body-emotion connections and/or spirituality for those that are seeking it.

As a therapist trained in the treatment of trauma, including Complex PTSD, I work closely with South Asian and people of color in addressing cultural and race related concerns, racial identity, trauma, and navigating the complexities of balancing Western and Eastern values, norms, expectations, and differences. You may bring specific concerns that would benefit from a multi-cultural lens, such as being in an interracial relationship, making religious or spirtual shifts, or getting past self-doubt or dependency influenced by cultural expectations or frameworks. Setting healthy boundaries or moving through cultural barriers or limiting beliefs can feel challenging and I provide a culturally sensitive, informed, and competent approach in our collaboration to strategize together on meeting your personal goals.

I find that many of my clients benefit from working with someone who has intimate knowledge and understanding of similar cultural themes and relational patterns. I combine the evidenced-based theories I am trained in with strategies, compassion and genuine care to understand your individual unique experiences and address your concerns. I recognize the importance of acknowledging and integrating the intersectionalities you identify with. Being aligned with who you truly are so you can succeed is possible, and we can work together to support you in this process of self-discovery and actionable change. I offer a non-judgmental, assumption free environment to help you feel safe and supported as we collaborate to help you make positive changes to your life.  You define your experience here and I look forward to exploring this with you.

It is my hope that we can work together to find out what is possible for you. I provide confidential virtual sessions through video or phone.

Please contact me to schedule a complimentary phone consultation. Feel free to also see my profile on Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/732548

Kindly note that I do not accept insurance at this time; however, I will provide you with a receipt for reimbursement.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: C012137

License State/Territory: North Carolina

Date License Granted: April 6, 2015

Years in Practice: 9

Additional Credentials:

Juris Doctor

Insurance Plans: Self pay and out of network

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
Gujrati
English
Types of Clients
Adults
Session Types
In Person
Online
Specialities

ADHD/ ADD

Anxiety

Bipolar Disorder

Career direction

Depression

Disordered eating/ negative body image

Cross cultural concerns

Divorce

Family concerns

Infertility

Grief

Job/career dissatisfaction

Men's issues

Perfectionism

Racial identity and identity development

Relationship issues

Shame

Spirituality

Stress management

Trauma

Workplace issues

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