I am a Malayalee Indian and am passionate about breaking the stigma surrounding mental health for South Asians. I have first hand experience in navigating intercultural/interracial relationships and identity formation. I understand the difficulty of navigating between cultures and am enthusiastic about supporting others through their challenges.
Who I Serve
I work with adolescents, adults, and couples. I have experience in a variety of healthcare settings where I supported patients and their families with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and dementia. I have also worked in a community mental health setting where I worked one on one with domestic violence survivors and supported them on their journey to healing. I understand the importance of empathy and patience in supporting clients as they share their stories. I strive to make my counseling room a safe space for all.
Specialty Treatment Areas
- Domestic violence
- Trauma recovery
- LGBTQ+ affirming
- Spiritual concerns
- Multicultural concerns/Racial identity
Additional Treatment Areas
- Divorce support
- Couples therapy
- Suicidal ideation/Self-injury
- Life transitions
- Social skills development
- Attachment disorders
My theoretical approach begins by building a strong therapeutic rapport with my client before engaging in trauma work. Once that has been established, I incorporate strategies from CBT, DBT, and strengths-based modalities. These modalities seek to analyze our thoughts and behaviors in order to understand how they impact us in the present. The strengths-based approach seeks to identify areas of growth and progress in order to assist us with the current challenges we face.
- Private pay
- BCBS PPO
- Cigna (Evernorth)
- Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois
- MA in Mental Health Counseling-Trinity International University
- BA in Psychology with an emphasis in counseling-Trinity International University