AM, Pre-Licensed Therapist | She/Her/Hers

We have the power to transform our suffering. Buddhist monk and activist, Thich Nhat Hanh, said, “Suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow. There can be no lotus flower without the mud.” From depression and anxiety to pandemic stress and social justice issues, life can feel pretty muddy. Together, let’s grow some lotus flowers out of that mud.   

Therapy is an opportunity to explore our mental health. It’s also a chance to reflect on and engage with our varied, intersecting identities which shape how we see ourselves and the world we live in. As a therapist, my areas of focus include anxiety, depression, intergenerational trauma, and family-related trauma, always keeping in mind that our experiences reflect our political, social, and personal identities. I am passionate about working with first generation Americans, children of immigrants, and immigrant family experiences, especially those related to the South Asian diaspora. I am committed to bringing an anti-racist, LGBTQIA+ affirming, feminist lens to therapy–I want to create a safe and affirming space for every person I work with. 

In therapy, we can explore change and gain valuable insight into ourselves and our experiences. With this in mind, I utilize a number of different therapeutic approaches, especially Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Relational Cultural Therapy (RCT). I integrate mindfulness, values-guided action, and a fundamental belief that we grow through and towards relationships into my work. My goal is to cultivate a growth-fostering relationship with you, built on trust and mutual respect.

The way life is right now is not how it has to be. Transformation is possible. Joy and peace and lotus flowers are possible. Let’s walk alongside each other, and together, let’s grow.