“I believe the goal of therapy is to help you grow and realize your full potential, build new skill sets, reconnect to your inner strength, and find inner calm and tranquility.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
From an early age, I was interested in human behavior and why people do what they do. This simple question made me dive deep into books on human behavior and Eastern spirituality. Even though I formally studied technology and management, I continued self-study of psychology. I conducted workshops in stress management in India and helped nonprofit agencies. I decided to get a second master’s and came to New York University to join the clinical social work program. That was followed by studying relational psychoanalytic psychotherapy and focusing-oriented therapy. In my practice, I bring together Eastern spirituality, mindfulness, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. My work is rooted in humanistic and positive psychology.
What should someone know about working with you?
I believe the goal of therapy is to help you grow and realize your full potential, build new skill sets, reconnect to your inner strength, and find inner calm and tranquility. I help you find peace, joy, and happiness in daily life. We will work together with compassion and collaboration to support your wellbeing. Our work will lead to new ways of relating to one's own self as well as relating to family, friends, and colleagues. I am trained in focusing-oriented therapy and relational psychotherapy. I use several methods to help clients cope with stress, including mindfulness-based meditation, self-hypnosis, guided imagery, and visualization. I work with trauma and PTSD using a focusing-oriented mind-body approach. I work with individuals and couples dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, relationships, and work-life balance. I also work with first and second-generation Americans who are struggling with cultural, language, and intergenerational issues.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
Life is a constant learning process. I constantly strive to increase my knowledge and skills both deeply and widely.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I have an intrinsic belief in the immense human potential for change and growth. I believe in positive psychology.
“I help you find peace, joy, and happiness in daily life.”