I use a strengths based approach to work collaboratively with clients to understand their distress and its origins, to relieve suffering, and move towards healing and reaching their full potential. I believe my cultural and spiritual background ground my ability to approach therapy humbly and holistically with all clients. I work to create a space that is safe, inclusive, and non-judgmental with warmth and humor, grounded in humility, a commitment to social justice, and cultural sensitivity. My goal is to create a space that enables you to lead the way on your journey.
I completed a dual bachelors degree in psychology and education at the University of Texas at Austin, before deciding to complete my doctorate in clinical psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, with a multicultural concentration. My dissertation, Hindu Indian American Conceptions of Mental Health, was chaired by Dr. Shalonda Kelly and Dr. Nancy Boyd-Franklin. I completed my predoctoral internship at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Counseling Center before getting licensed to practice in Maryland.
I’ve had the honor of working alongside phenomenal scholars at each step of my training journey to learn how to ground the latest scientific evidence and clinical literature in my clinical work. I’ve worked in college counseling centers, community based psychoeducation programs, and outpatient community mental health clinics, and have worked with and grown with diverse clients from minority and marginalized populations, experiencing many types of distress. While I pride myself on meeting all clients where they are, I am particularly passionate about couples therapy, South Asian mental health, and exploring spirituality in therapeutic spaces.