Starting therapy requires bravery and vulnerability. As someone who has been on both sides of the equation – clinician and client – I want to make this act of courage on your part as comfortable as possible. I know what it feels like to share my experiences with a clinician and have them respond back to me with kindness, openness, and acceptance – sometimes simply by saying “You went through all that? Me too.”
As your therapist, I’ll work with you to identify any thoughts, behaviors, emotions, or limiting beliefs preventing you from living a meaningful, joyful life. We’ll work together to address communication blocks, addictive tendencies, and struggles around your identity so that you can gain clarity and insight into who you are and who you want to be.
By the end of each session, you’ll walk away with a deeper understanding about your life experiences along with concrete things you can work on to facilitate your personal growth and move your life in a positive direction.
While I understand the importance of mental health diagnoses, labels aren’t everything. In fact, I think they can become limiting.
In therapy, I value authentic expression and progress over perfection. I approach issues around body image, weight, and eating disorders from a Health at Every Size and body positive perspective.
I identify as a spiritual person who is both Hindu and Christian. I have learned to rely on a Higher Power and to “let go and let God.” I place a lot of emphasis on the value of introspection. I think that the opposite of addiction is not sobriety but rather it is connection. I have healed my own mental health by connecting with supportive and inspiring people within the community.