About me

Hello, I’m Varsha Swamy, a couples and family therapist and the visionary behind Harmony Pathway. As a ‘1.5-generation’ South Asian American, my journey has been shaped by the unique challenges of navigating between the US and India several times since birth. This experience has given me profound insights into the complexities faced by Southeast Asian communities; such as dealing with the pangs of grief that come with never perfectly fitting into one culture, the confusing intersectional identities we juggle, and the stress of constantly code-switching at home and the outside world. It’s my mission to create a space where individuals  can feel truly understood and embraced. I hold the belief that individuals often labeled as the “black sheep” within families are actually courageous individuals who break inter-generational cycles, deserving of the necessary support to achieve their life goals.

In my practice, I specialize in trauma therapy and systemic empowerment, guiding clients to authentically express their emotions. Recognizing the profound impact of generational trauma stemming from colonization, we are now in an era of healing, growth, and redefining our relational dynamics within South Asian families. Together, lets put the days where we view vulnerability as weakness, or getting support as selfish behind us. I’d love to help you discover your most authentic self beyond these barriers.

Drawing on modalities such as Gottman, Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy, I work to foster safety and connection within relationships. Additionally, I offer specialized support for 1st and 2nd generation immigrants seeking to bridge generational gaps, expats adapting to new environments, and couples navigating the complexities of traditional versus modern values.

Beyond therapy, I lead dynamic workshops for universities and corporations, addressing critical topics like women’s empowerment, change management, DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) and leadership development. Through Harmony Pathway, I merge Western techniques with Eastern cultural competence, reshaping perceptions of productivity and development for today’s society.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: MFTC.0014192

License State/Territory: CO

Years in Practice: 10

Additional Credentials:

Masters in HDFS with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Colorado State University (2021)

Masters in Applied Psychology with a specialization in Counseling from Women's Christian College (2014)

Certification in Gottman Principles - Levels 1 & 2 - (2021)

Certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression from Beck Institute, Pennsylvania (2018)

 

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
Tamil
English
Types of Clients
Adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Session Types
Online
Specialities

Southeast Asian Culture

Identity exploration

Couples- navigating all types of issues (inter-racial/cultural, LGBTQIA, preparedness for marriage, issues with sex, long distance)
Expat Counseling
Depression/Anxiety
Family of origin issues

Family Planning/Parenting/Adoption

1st and 2nd generation immigrants
Decoupling/Divorce
Trauma
Attachment Issues
Tough Transitions