Master of Social Work, State University of New York at Buffalo (2003), USA; Master of Social Work, Osmania University (1999), India.
Individual psychotherapy, ages 10 and above. Fluent in English & Hindi.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); Exposure Therapy; Distress Tolerance; Behavioral Activation; Motivational Interviewing
Premera, UHC/Optum, Beacon Health Options, Regence, First Choice
My experience in the field of social work spans over a decade through my education and work in India, USA and UK. This global exposure has given me a deeper understanding of clients from diverse ethnicities with a wide range of problems.
I use a holistic approach to understand your needs for therapy. I believe, as one shoe does not fit all sizes, one therapy technique does not work for all problems. Therefore, while I draw from Psychodynamic theory, we can integrate other techniques (Dialectical Behavior, EMDR, Behavioral Activation, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral and Exposure Therapy) based on our discussion and assessment of your needs.
I hold the collaborative process of therapy in the highest esteem and I feel privileged to be part of this empowering process. I will continually strive to provide an environment of trust and support, where honest conversations and explorations can lead to discovery (or re-discovery) and desired change.
I can help with depression, anxiety, trauma, work-life balance, relationship stresses, bipolar disorder, family difficulties, parent-child problems, divorce, grief and loss, multicultural & bi-racial issues, co-occurring medical and mental health problems, sexual orientation issues, women’s issues & life transitions. I also speak Hindi and work with ages 10 and above.
“Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.”
Master’s Community Counseling, Argosy University
Individual therapy, children and adults
UHC/Optum, Premera, Beacon Health Options, Regence, First Choice
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Washington and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland. I provide a safe, supportive and encouraging environment in which my clients have the opportunity to grow in self-understanding, solve problems, heal, and change. I base my therapeutic approach in Carl Rogers’ Client-Centered Therapy as a foundation of unconditional positive regard, genuineness and empathic understanding. I draw from a variety of other complementary approaches, including CBT, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused CBT, and Child Centered Play Therapy, to offer a personalized approach tailored to meet the specific, unique needs of each person.
I have helped clients of all ages and backgrounds to address a wide range of issues, and I believe in the healing power that lies within individuals and their ability to draw on their own expertise and knowledge of themselves to change and grow in positive ways. Your therapy is about you and my role is to work in a collaborative therapeutic relationship with you to help you achieve your goals.
I earned my Masters degree in Community Counseling in 2013 at Argosy University, Washington, DC campus. My clinical training included working with children, adolescents, and families. Since then have I worked in private practice in Silver Spring and Gaithersburg, Maryland, before coming to Sound in 2017.
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination” – Carl Rogers