Over last 15 years of work, I have always felt that clients always find their own answers. As a therapist all I can do is offer a safe space which allows people to build hope, tap in to their inner resilience and learn to process various emotions. My role as a therapist is facilitative and at the same time that of providing techniques and tools for people to deal with overwhelming emotions. Therapy works on a principle of unconditional regard and at the same time an attitude where I do trust the client to know what’s best for them.
I’m eclectic in my approach and I primarily lean towards human-centered, existential, and compassion based approaches in my work. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Jungian approaches if the client's concerns require that skill-set.
Over the years as my clients have deeply worked on themselves, gotten better and learnt to bounce back, I have felt deeply humbled. My belief is all of us are capable of healing in environments that’s are non judgmental and when we have a desire to work on ourselves.
In strange and beautiful ways, my sense of hope and resilience has been shaped by my clients journeys. Thank you to everyone who had trusted me over the years and worked hard in therapy even at times, when they felt most fragile and vulnerable.
Client Concerns I Work With
Issues related to burnout, work-life balance, and other concerns with the modern workplace
Grief and trauma
Sexuality related concerns
Adults struggling with depression and anxiety
Artists struggling with creative blocks
Preventive work - learned optimism, building compassion and self-care
Working around the science of intuition and self-esteem
Some of my Endeavours
A weekly column titled ‘Terms of Engagement’ where I talk about relationships, grief, parenting, social media and how it impacts our emotional health.
I am Tinder India's official psychologist working around the intersection of relationships, emotional health and the changing trends in dating.
I am working with IVM Podcasts on a new series based on mental health. Expect an announcement soon...
As a consultant, I explore and build interventions that helps with strategies at a macro and micro level in the context of children and social worker’s emotional health.
I did an advice column where parents of teenagers or teenagers would write to me about their concerns, anxieties and fears.
I had a regular column on TheSwaddle.com, where I write about parenting, relationships and marraige. I also write a bi-monthly advice column "The Balancing Act".
I practiced as a therapist from Sushrut Hospital, Chembur. My practice is currently from Khar and Mahalaxmi, as mentioned in the Contact page.
St. Gregorios High School
I worked for 4 years at the school teaching Psychology to Jr. College students (11th and 12th grade). Organised three workshops on mental health issues during my tenure.
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
I worked at TISS for 10 years on one to one counselling, crisis counselling, running peer counselling modules, workshops, trainings and outreach activities.