Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Cleveland State University
M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of Mumbai
My clinical and professional interests are varied and include emotional health, mood disorders, trauma concerns, grief and loss, identity development, group counseling, psychological assessment, career development, stigma reduction and mental health awareness, supervision and training. I enjoy working with students with diverse identities; such as international students, ethnic and racial minorities, and LGBTQ identified students.
Approach to Therapy
My style is integrative and it varies with clients’ needs and concerns. In my work with clients, I strive to foster a supportive and empowering environment to help meet the goals, increase self-awareness, and facilitate change. My therapeutic work is grounded in humanistic, person-centered, relational cultural, multicultural and feminist frameworks; with integration of other approaches – dialectical behavioral, ACT, and mindfulness.
Approach to Supervision
In supervision, I strive to establish a strong working alliance using a developmental approach to supervision focusing on supervisees clinical and professional needs. I see supervision as a space of teaching, consulting, and mutual growth. I focus on creating a space to explore supervisees personal experiences and cultural identities, and its impact on clinical work. I value on-going feedback, transparency, advocacy and flexibility to help meet supervisees’ needs.
Approach to Wellness
For my wellbeing, I like to spend time with friends and family, read books, cook, watch Netflix, and engage in some art related activities. I am currently trying to establish an exercise routine.
Also licensed in the state of Iowa.