Licensed Master Social Worker
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A citizen of many places: I was raised in a military family in India. Growing up, I moved between many different parts of that diverse country, then finally migrated to the United States nearly a decade ago. These experiences have shaped my outlook, and help me appreciate people in their unique ethno-cultural backgrounds and life experiences. I strongly believe that each individual has unique strengths. My focus is to identify these strengths, and use them as a foundation in the therapeutic process.
While going through the rigors of academic medicine, and completing medical school in India, I realized that my true calling lay in becoming a therapist. I graduated from Indiana University School of Social Work, and have had the privilege of training in different types of clinical settings.
My approach to therapy is consolidative and person-centered, including principles of Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Systems and Relational-Cultural Approaches. Some of the therapeutic modalities I utilize include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing. I have experienced the benefits of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) personally, and I look forward to sharing the principles of this philosophy during our sessions. I also like to discover creative methods that are specific to each of my clients that often incorporate working with art, crafts, or other modalities based on the unique interests of my clients.
My clinical interests lie in working with adults experiencing mood disorders, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, bereavement and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Young adults are a particularly vulnerable population and based on my prior experience, I am comfortable working with adolescents struggling with issues related to addiction, dual diagnosis as well as issues involving self-esteem, coping skills, bullying and significant life transitions.
Another one of my keen interests is in women’s issues, such as peri-partum mental health, infertility, chronic illnesses, and relationship issues. My background in medicine allows me to see these in the context of the medical diagnoses from which they can arise.
Being an immigrant myself, I understand the issues that arise around the process of acclimatization to a significant change in your life.
I am culturally conscious, perceptive and provide a welcoming environment for clients of all ethnicities, race, religion, gender and sexual preferences/orientations.
In order to make these services more accessible, I provide some Saturday and evening hours.
Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Bereavement, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Women's Issues (peri-partum mental health, infertility, chronic illnesses, relationships)
Mindfulness Practices, Cultural Competence in Acclimatization, Life Transitions
Freshmen 101: Mindfully navigating the various stressors
of the college freshman
Breaking Glass: Guided process group for women in high-demand,
Master of Social Work - Indiana University
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Licensed Master Social Worker
Georgia Society for Clinical Social Workers
Out-of-network with all insurance plans
Scholarships for reduced fee limited to availability, and dependent upon income.