Masters in Psychology: Bangalore University, India. (1992)
M.Phil (1994) National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India.
Doctorate in Psychology, Psy.D., CSPP-Alameda,2001, Alliant International University, San Francisco, CA.
Pre-doctoral Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, San Jose, CA. (1999-2000)
Post-doctoral experience: Community Counseling and Education Center, Fremont, CA. (2001-2003).
Licensed in 2003
Private Practice: 2008-Current.
Work experience in providing mental health services: 18 years.
Goal of Services:
Psychotherapy and psychological testing help individuals gain an understanding of their existing strengths and work on perceived challenges. As a psychotherapist, I believe in helping my clients cope with emotional distress, build emotional strength and work towards positive change. I use a combination of collaborative cognitive- behavioral and psychodynamic treatment approaches, in a culturally sensitive manner.
I have over 15 years of training and experience in treating individual adults, children and families in India as well as in the United States of America.
My training and experience in psychotherapy, neuropsychology and personality testing enable me to provide comprehensive treatment to clients and make appropriate referrals when needed. My personal experience with acculturation and immigrant issues add a unique perspective when working with individuals facing acculturation challenges.
Consultation to other healthcare professionals
Education to clients, when needed including referrals to appropriate qualified professionals.
Areas of Expertise
I work with adults (18-60 years) and children 5yrs-12yrs and adolescents.
Depression, anxiety and parenting issues.
My clinical experiences have been in working with adults with depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. I also have particular experience in diagnostic clarification issues in children below 12 years, presenting with behavioral and emotional disturbances. A major part of my diagnostic assessment skills include providing comprehensive treatment plans that aid in continuity of care.