ABOUT ME

My Story

I fell in love with psychology in college and was lucky enough to know exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.  Helping others is more than my work, it’s my passion and life’s calling.

Moving to New York from India to study at Columbia University, was one of the best decisions I made but it also brought immense struggle and hardship. While completing my doctoral studies, I simultaneously learned to navigate social, cultural, political and economic issues that moving to another country typically involves very different from the ones I was used to. So I get what it’s like to leave home, work through the challenges of school, the rigor of training and work while juggling relationships, family issues, migration challenges and adapting to new places and people. Being in therapy at the time was immensely helpful to me and allowed me to understand myself, my goals and priorities and establish a stronger sense of self.

In addition to an academic education that earned me a bachelor’s, a master’s, and a doctorate in Psychology. I’ve worked on locked, in-patient units of a state psychiatric hospital, spent a year assessing diagnostic issues in kids with ADHD, completed extensive training in the treatment of Bipolar Disorder and OCD, worked on an adolescent inpatient unit in Long Island and at an adult  personality disorder clinic in New York City, a city that has been home now for the past 17 years!

More presently, I help clients grow and thrive and am committed to helping people in my private practice and through my blog. I live in New York City with my husband, two sweet children and our pet dog.

Work Experience

  • Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital
  • Zucker Hillside Hospital, North Shore LIJ
  • New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Manhattan Psychiatric Center
  • North Central Bronx Hospital
  • Education

    Columbia University,
    New York

    Ph.D in Clinical Psychology
    Phil in Clinical Psychology
    MA in Clinical Psychology

    University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India

    BA in Psychology

    Skills

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    Cognitive Therapy
    Psychodynamic Therapy

    Languages

    English
    Hindi

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