Sudha Purihella


I have 30 years of professional and life experience that can address and enhance the outcomes of psychological and environmental stress.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC, DC

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family

About My Clients

I believe that each individual that seeks therapy makes an important decision to create a change. I understand that asking for help and taking the first step feels difficult. I have 30 years of Professional Experience and Lots of life experience, to assist your anxiety, depression, and feelings of despair to achieve your desired outcomes. I do motivational interviewing and individualize my approach with the treatment modalities to achieve the emotional freedom you desire.

My Background and Approach

I have two master's MA in Psychology and an MA in Mental Health Counseling. In my 30 years of practicing Psychotherapy and Rehabilitation with CBT, Humanistic, Reality, Psychodynamic, and other Individualized treatment modalities in collaboration with the client. I have been successfully creating long-lasting outcomes to overcome Anxiety, Depression, and other Life issues. I believe that Self-sufficiency is important in Mental Health outcomes, for that I teach life skills, Cognitive Behavioral Tools, practical Anxiety management tools, mind management, and engage in psychoeducation to train clients to be more realistic, resilient and confident with their outcomes to deal with other similar situations on their own in their life.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that everyone can change and grow at any time in their lives. It is never too late to engage in a wellness attitude. I don't believe that there is a limit to human capacity. I think the main reason we develop mental health issues is that they are unhealthy learned behaviors that we have picked up along the way. Regardless of religion as a tool sometimes, I believe that spirituality and one's core belief in self are very important to gain emotional healing, wellness attitude, self-control, and resilience in dealing with any mental health issue. Relationship with self is a very important element to develop healthy self-esteem, confidence, and worth. I am a big believer of home and ethnic cultural views on self-growth to develop a healthy and authentic identity in any society. If you are curious to know how I can assist you please visit my website and pre-register as a client.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • CareFirst
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Jainism
  • Sikhism
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 16 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Hindi
  • Rate: $140 - 160/session


703-349-2772 Email Sudha
1629 Kst, #300
Washington, DC, DC 20006

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