My Approach to Helping
The wound is the place where the Light enters you....
Are you experiencing sadness, anxiety, emotional distress or chronic unhappiness? Are you feeling hurt, wounded or overwhelmed by the challenges in your life and relationships? Feel stuck and unable to guide yourself in a meaningful way? I believe that our wounds, our painsuffering and challenges can be a profound catalyst for awakening, learning to love ourself & others more deeply, for healing and transformation.
My Approach to Helping involves creating an emotionally corrective experience for clients to learn to love themselves and experience profound healing and happiness. I incorporate Spirituality, Mindfulness, Self-compassion, Loving-kindness & latest Brain Science research with traditional Psychotherautic techniques to empower individuals & couples to live a joyful life full of passion and purpose!
Do you and your partner feel trapped in a negative relationship spiral? Are you feeling unloved or unvalued in your relationship? Are you questioning your commitment to your marriage or relationship? Or maybe you are just longing for the lost spark and the bliss you experienced at the beginning of the relationship? I can help you communicate effectively and gain new insights into your relationship that would enable you to see past the problem and resolve your relational conflicts. We will focus on creating safety and connection with each other, healing past pain and learning to give & receive love at deeper levels.
Together we can transform your relationship crisis into an opportunity to deepen your connection with each other and rekindle love & intimacy. I will blend insights from Brain Science & Mindfulness wisdom traditions to alleviate suffering, awaken the heart towards self-compassion and shape the brain for greater healing, loving kindness & happiness!
My own relationshipmarital struggles lends itself to a profound compassion towards your relationship struggles. My personal journey of healing & transformation in my marriage makes me passionate about helping you discover a new realm of possibilities in your relationships and in your life.
I invite you to visit my website by clicking on the link in the left hand corner underneath my picture to learn more about my approach to helping and about the services I provide!
Please feel free to call me if you would like to schedule a free and confidential, 15 mins phone consultation to give you an opportunity to talk with me, ask me questions and help you decide if I may be the best person to help you!
Please Note- During this period of needing to implement social distancing due to COVID-19, I am offering videosessions only. This is a temporary measure until it becomes safe to resume in-person sessions. May you and your loved ones be safe and healthy.
More Info About My Practice
I am a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Imago Couples Therapist with over 15 years of experience in providing Coaching & Counseling to couples, families & individuals from diverse backgrounds in terms of age, race, culture and sexual orientation.
I specialize in providing individual, couples & families ;
1) Relationship Premarital Marriage Counseling for cultivating love & intimacy with selfpartnerother
2) Psychotherapy for Healing DepressionAnxietyEmotional DistressChronic UnhappinessPast WoundsTrauma with Neuroscience, Mindfulness & Loving-Kindness
3) Life Coaching for healthwellbeing, happiness, and living a life full of passion & purpose
4) Counseling for Intergenerational Cultural Conflict cultural identityother cultural concerns
5) Academic Student Counseling for help in navigating adolescenceyoung adulthood
I invite you to visit my website by clicking on the link in the left hand corner underneath my picture for more detailed information about each of these specialties and about my practice.
Please feel free to call me if you would like to schedule a free and confidential, 15 mins phone consultion to give you an opportunity to talk with me, ask me questions and help you decide if I may be the best person to help you!
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Individual CounselingPsychotherapy for Healing DepressionAnxietyEmotional DistressChronic UnhappinessPast WoundsTrauma with Mindfulness, Loving-Kindness & Latest Neuroscience-
I help clients discover the brain science behind why we get stuck in negative mental cycles of depression anxiety emotional distress as a result of strong associations that get formed between our negative feelings, thoughts, behavior patterns & physiologybody.
Clients learn Mindfulness and Lovingkindness practices that offer new ways to respond to their thoughts & feelings to help them get unstuck, break the negative spiralscycles and free them from chronic unhappiness & emotional suffering.
I am receiving specialized training in a widely researched and highly effective treatment approach for emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. This treatment approach is called Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression by John Teasdale, PhD, Mark Williams DPhil and Zindel Segal, PhD.
I also use other insights from latest research in Neuroscience to heal DepressionAnxietyTrauma, to awaken the heart towards self-compassion and shape the brain for greater healing, loving kindness & happiness.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Not sure about Counseling? Maybe this is your first time seeking Counseling. Or, Counseling is foreign to you, and naturally you are unsure or uncomfortable. I completely understand. I will help you feel comfortable with the process involved in counseling.
If you are confused about what you want, I can assist you in uncovering and clarifying your needs and desires. It is worth trying!
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
In my own personal life, I have struggled with heartbreak and relationship conflicts. I have been through a painful divorce very early in my life. I experienced a roller coaster of anxiety, grief, and despair for a few years followed by renewed hope and happiness for the next few years when I remarried only to find myself struggling with some of the same relational disappointments all over again! Around that time, in my professional life, I started training in Imago Couples Therapy to expand my skills to work with couples in my private practice. The training made me realize at a deeper level the issues I was having in my marriage and led to me and my husband receiving support and insight through our own couples counseling.
This became a catalyst for working on my own marriage along with my husband using the principles of Imago Approach in an intense way to repair the ruptures in our connection and heal past wounds while learning to grow in ways that enabled us to meet each other's deepest longings and dreams and experience a transformation in our marriage! I have now been married for 15 years, and having personally benefited tremendously as a result of Imago self-work is what led me to seek specialized advanced couples training to help other couples in their relationship journey. I am passionate about helping couples discover a new realm of possibilities in their relationship with each other and to live a joyful life full of passion and intimacy!
My own personal suffering also led me to explore Buddhist Psychology and Mindfulness practices aimed at alleviating suffering and cultivating self-compassion, loving kindness and happinesswellbeing. They have been instrumental in helping me awaken, learn to love myself and heal the wounds of my inner child by applying the balm of love to my own wounded heart. This has helped experience intimacy with myself, my partner and with the world at large. It has also helped me learn to relate to my suffering as a gateway to self-compassion and loving kindness. Transforming my trauma by using the pain as a cue to awaken love for myself & others has enabled me to experience profound healing and happiness!
I now live my life with an intention of letting myself be loved, opening myself to the countless opportunities of receiving love from myself & others and savouring the joy of being loved! From that flows the intention to give love and to open myself to the countless opportunities to love myself, my familyfriends, my clients and the world at large...
I wish you well in your journey to discover the sense of love!