Serving People Since 1998
A native of India, I have lived across the States working and attending schools in various regions.
I received my master's in Clinical Psychology in India, before coming to the U.S. in 1993. I received a specialized Cognitive Behavior Therapy training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with Dr. Arthur Freeman. I began working at a non-profit organization where I worked with individuals with severe mental and emotional health issues. My experiences there taught me about the impact of mental health and family issues on the well-being of individuals, and propelled me towards a career in counseling. After working with diverse populations in different settings like home-based, out-patient, and residential, I decided to go back to school and complete my master's in Community Agency Counseling. My internship with Fairfax county CSB as a recent George Mason graduate provided me the opportunity to widen my understanding of the relationship between drug addiction and mental health. Additionally, it expanded my understanding of the connections between mind, body and spirit.
I utilize mindfulness and strength-based conversations to assist my clients to facilitate change and create a positive movement in their lives. My ability to connect on a personal and therapeutic level across cultures, class, gender, and age enriches my ability to connect and support each individual I work with.