Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My therapy style has been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying clients' strengths and helping them maximize them to overcome obstacles. I'm here to help clients sort through the difficult things right now, and offer a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. I love to see change take place in the lives of people. I love seeing someone who feels broken begin to heal and realize how to love their authentic self. I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy with a combination of Strength-Based, Humanistic, and existential approaches to navigate what my client needs to help them feel supported in their healing process.
BS - Health Science Administration, California State University Northridge
MA - Psychology, Phillips Graduate Institute
Being a child of immigrants has given me the opportunity to see different perspectives which helped develop my curiosity about human behavior and social issues. I have a unique perspective on immigration, acculturation, and navigating multicultural identity issues, as I am a first-generation Indian American. I know just how difficult it can be to learn how to honor both where we come from and where we are currently in a way that feels supportive and healthy
I enjoy traveling, surfing, cooking, and mindfulness activities. I enjoy staying active and having a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy being on the beach and ocean. I have hobbies in art and crafts such as painting, ceramics, and crafts. I am always doing my own healing & shadow work to continue learning about who I am on a deeper level.
I practice in the mornings and throughout the day to help me stay grounded and present. Such as guided meditations, breath work, self-reiki, dancing, walking in nature, lighting sage/palo santo to clear space, drinking Chai, and journaling. Depending on how I feel and check in with myself, I use activities accordingly to help move through them. Secondly, having a community that supports you is essential. I am in various support groups for businesswomen and building a community of wellness and support.
All of these books have resonated with me on deeper levels during my healing journey: Untamed, Braving the Wilderness, Dear Soul, The sun and Her Flowers, and The Language of Letting Go.
Currently, I am most passionate about the World Sikh Organization helping and protecting Sikhs. I also support the International Surf Therapy Organization which provides surf therapy for global communities.
Travel, therapy, acupuncture, massages, facials, surfing, setting boundaries, breath work, reiki, music, self-regulation check-ins, a skincare routine, journaling, spending time in nature, moving my body, eating nourished food are some of the ways I keep maintenance to take care of my mind, body, and spirit.
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