Psychotherapy is a unique partnership that can help you experience yourself and the world in new ways. Good therapy can help you learn or strengthen skills for coping with life’s challenges; identify your life’s purpose and harness your own talents; develop better understanding of yourself and others; and increase your capacity for joy.
Clients say they find me warm, encouraging, and nonjudgmental. I listen closely and actively, but I don’t fit the stereotype of the near-silent therapist. As one client put it, “This feels more like a conversation.”
I have 20 years of experience providing brief counseling that targets a specific problem, as well as longer-term therapy that helps people understand and work though deep-seated conflicts and relationship patterns. Our first meeting is a consultation, in which we determine whether I can be of help and what kind of help will be effective.
Clinical social workers take a “bio-psycho-social” approach to therapy. That means I consider with each client how thoughts, feelings, physical health, cultural and family influences, spiritual concerns, and life experiences may be connected.
I’m half Indian and have a particular interest in the experience of first-generation Americans and multicultural families. I have worked with clients from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
I earned my BA and MA in English from the University of Pennsylvania, and years later earned my master’s degree in clinical social work from Bryn Mawr College and worked in the student counseling center at Bryn Mawr for 13 years. I love helping young adults navigate the special challenges — and opportunities! — presented by this phase of life.