Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Master of Arts in Applied Psychology, University of Delhi
National Certified Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
Certified in Suicide Assessment and Intervention Training for Mental Health Professionals
Certified in Coaching and Training Strategies for Career Support
Certified in Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths
Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?
I believe in an interdisciplinary comprehensive model of care with an emphasis on client-centered approach. By utilizing an eclectic model of therapy and evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavior therapy, motivational interviewing and psychodynamic therapy, my efforts are to provide the best quality of care by taking into account the unique needs of the clients I serve.
What’s that defining feature of your approach to therapy?
My therapeutic approach focuses on creating a safe space for clients, establishing mutual trust and always respecting the client’s narrative.
I make a genuine effort to see the world through my client’s lens and to understand their feelings and behaviors in different situations. I believe it is important to practice empathy to help clients make real positive changes in their lives.
My style also involves being honest with clients and sharing my observations in therapy. I follow a strict code of ethics that values client confidentiality and privacy.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Targets psychological problems by looking at learned patterns of unhelpful behaviour. Helps better understand and identify distorted thoughts and develop a better sense of confidence in one’s own abilities.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Teaches people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others. It has four key components: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness.
Psychodynamic therapy: Focuses on recognizing, acknowledging, understanding, expressing, and overcoming negative and contradictory feelings and repressed emotions in order to improve the patient’s interpersonal experiences and relationships.