Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical
Welcome to a space of healing and growth, where your story will be honored and embraced. In today’s fast-paced world, many are grappling with feelings of anxiety, depression, and uncertainty, especially when it comes to navigating relationships, careers, and the complexities of daily life. It’s perfectly okay to acknowledge that managing it all alone can be challenging. I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced any type of trauma, past abuse and neglect, attachment injuries, and mood and anxiety disorders. I am dedicated to helping individuals navigate the challenges of their lived experiences with sensitivity and care. I am an LGBTQIA2S+ affirming person and therapist, ensuring that all clients feel valued and understood.
I received my undergraduate degree in Economics and Public Policy from the University of Chicago and a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands. For nearly 20 years before entering the mental health space, I’ve had the privilege of being invited into people’s lives to understand their perspectives and listen to their thoughts and feelings through careers in journalism and public diplomacy. My journey into counseling was a natural progression in my commitment to making a positive impact on individuals’ lives, and I am honored to walk alongside you in your journey of self-growth.
A session with me is a collaborative process, and as we work together, I’ll draw from a rich toolbox of therapeutic techniques from Trauma-Informed Therapy, CBT, DBT, IFS, and Experiential Therapy to complement my foundational psychodynamic training. I want to ensure that our sessions are not only supportive but also engaging and transformative.
I am an Advanced Level Reiki practitioner, and I take a holistic approach to wellness, underscoring the mind-body connection. In addition to English, I am fluent in Urdu and Hindi, offering a comfortable and inclusive environment for clients who prefer sessions in these languages.
So, whether you’re seeking therapy for the first time or looking to continue your journey, I’m here to support you with an open heart and a commitment to your well-being!