“I firmly believe that therapy is a collaborative process between the therapist and client, and I like to use some motivational interviewing in my practice to help you feel empowered and develop a sense of control in your life.”
What should someone know about working with you?
I have a friendly, collaborative nature and prioritize building rapport, trust, and comfort in the therapeutic relationship. I utilize a very client-centered approach, believing that every individual has a unique history and therapeutic process. At intake, we will talk about what brings you to therapy and discuss your treatment goals. I like to use a holistic approach which include elements of CBT, grounding techniques, and motivational interviewing, and will tailor my practice to meet your needs and treatment goals. We will examine any patterns and issues that are causing you to feel distressed, anxious, or “stuck” and develop a plan to help you cope with stressors and manage your emotional wellbeing.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Growing up in a South Asian community, I have always been aware that there is a stigma against mental health treatment; openly discussing any feelings or engaging in behaviors that do not align with the cultural norm was commonly frowned upon. I am pleased to see the increase in mental health advocacy in my community and continue to examine the role of culture in mental health care. I also love how much telehealth has increased access to mental health services while allowing individuals to receive treatment from the comfort and safety of their homes. Additionally, I enjoy researching mindfulness techniques and advances in trauma-informed care.
“I have a friendly, collaborative nature and prioritize building rapport, trust, and comfort in the therapeutic relationship.”