Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic
It can feel scary and intimidating opening up to someone new. As a psychologist, my goal is to assist my clients as they navigate through life’s experiences and to guide them on their growth journey. My approach is integrative and I tend to draw from a variety of theoretical modalities. I work from a primarily Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) orientation. However, I use a variety of different tools and techniques from various modalities like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Person-Centered approaches, Art Therapy, Mindfulness, and Psychodynamic techniques. The tools used will depend on what we are talking about in the moment and where you are in your journey.
I have worked in the mental health field for over 15 years in various settings, including multiple medical settings, group practices, and non-profit organizations. The diversity of my work experience as well as my own cultural experiences have allowed me to create an environment that is safe and welcoming for my clients to heal and grow.
MA - Psychology, University of Mumbai, India
PhD - Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington
Outside of work, I love traveling and exploring new places, especially through the food and the local markets. I also love hiking in the mountains, painting, writing poetry, cooking, working with ceramics, music, and reading.
I have multiple ways to recharge that I rely on depending on what I've got going on and how much time I have on hand. But a few include – talking to my daughter, painting, going for walk, spending time in nature, listening to music, playing with clay on the wheel, taking a nap, and going on solo trips.
Each day, I engage in what could be interpreted as a form of sound meditation. I listen to an Indian Classical music instrument called a Tanpura for about 30 minutes everyday. I find it to be a beautiful mindfulness exercise that is incredibly grounding for me that helps drown out all the noise in and around me.
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