My passion for being a part of the process of positive change that one can bring about in oneself started with working with children with Cerebral Palsy and their families. Working in a program in India, providing free education to underprivileged children extended this passion even further. These experiences lead me to pursue a Masters degree in Human Development and Family Sciences from Jadavpur University in the historically and culturally rich city of Calcutta, India.
It so happened that around that time I moved to Austin. Three years later, I joined University of Texas at Austin and got a Masters in Counselor Education. At UT, I had the opportunity to extend my understanding of psychological and emotional aspects from a therapeutic perspective.
Over the years since then I have had the opportunity to work at a variety of settings. After graduating from UT I wanted to gain experience working with different age groups and people with different needs and struggles. Therefore, I joined Capital Area Counseling, Austin Child Guidance Center and my supervisor’s private practice. I have had exciting experiences and amazing clients. The deep understanding of human development and counseling skills provides me the tools required to help my clients gain awareness and understanding about their experiences in different stages of life. It helps me guide them towards being aware of how that might be influencing their present. It also helps guide my understanding of adolescents and to help parents and teenagers navigate this complicated stage of life.
Along with my skills and techniques that my training provides, I bring an understanding and experience to my work that is unique to me. My expertise in stress, anxiety, depression, people pleasing and relationship issues come from personal experience and experiences of people around me. It triggered my curiosity and encouraged me to learn more about each of these areas.
I was born and raised in India. I have lived in Austin for over ten years now and cherish all the experiences and memories that Austin helped me create with my husband and daughter. In my free time I enjoy watching old movies, reading a good book with a nice hot cup of tea, trying my hand in photography and spending time with my family and my wonderful group of girlfriends.
Call me at 512-887-8033 or send me an email to set up your appointment.