Education and Certification
I am originally from Texas and moved to NYC to attain my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NY State and I am also a National Certified Counselor.
Additionally, I am a Level II Certified Clinical Trauma Professional working with clients who present with extensive trauma. I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy which was originally derived from Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and has been used to treat a variety of mental health issues.
Experience and Approach
I have worked in a variety of settings such as inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), and outpatient substance use to name a few. I have experience working with populations of dual diagnoses as well as people who were formerly incarcerated. Presently, I work for Montefiore Medical Center at the outpatient Medication Assisted Treatment Program located in the Bronx, NY. Furthermore, I see clients for private practice in Chelsea, Manhattan.
My expertise hovers in substance use/addiction, depression, rehabilitation, anxiety, and trauma. I believe that inside of you is your best potential waiting to be revealed to you. We are first humans before the labels society has given us and I believe as humans, we have to expose our triumphs, ask for help, and heal our souls. I am a compassionate person who understands the importance of not only feeling heard, but feeling heard without judgment.
I have worked tirelessly in my religious community to combat South Asian Mental Health stigmas and promote access to mental health. I am well versed in asian and south asian related cultural issues and provides a safe, empathetic, and nonjudgmental space to discuss your mental health concerns. I understand that it can be difficult to communicate cultural nuances to non POC populations and can assist you in having dialogue surrounding complicated topics within interfaith relationships. My approach to psychotherapy is eclectic with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Innerchild Work, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.
*Due to COVID-19, I am not currently seeing clients in person. All sessions will be conducted remote via telehealth video sessions. Phone sessions available by request. Post COVID in person sessions will be evaluated on a case by case basis.