"Let's make the unknown known."
I would describe my journey to becoming a clinical psychologist as conventionally unconventional. Like many first-generation kids of Indian immigrant parents, going into medicine was my clearest route, and since the only other sure conviction I had going into college was my desire to help people, I set on the path that seemed safe and predictable. Spoiler alert.. there's a plot twist.
Luckily for me, safe and predictable has never been my style. What really cinched the deal was my undergraduate internship at the Houston Area Women’s Center which serves as first line emotional support for women that have endured sexual assault and violence. I was absolutely amazed by the deep sense of connection, compassion, and kinship I felt in moments of such raw human honesty. I knew I wanted to pursue becoming a therapist but the thought of leaving a safe, seemingly sure career path in medicine was brutally difficult. With culture in mind, medicine felt like my inherited destiny. The thought of changing my path filled me with fear and uncertainty. A few soul breakdowns and deep talks with loved ones later, I decided to take the leap. I feel so grateful every day that I chose my authenticity over fear.
It was this desire to choose authenticity over fear that led me to write my book, “The Miscarriage Map: A Personal Narrative and Guide for Walking Through a Miscarriage” after experiencing two miscarriages. This book is dedicated to providing women and their loved ones with the map they needed to traverse the painful, shocking, and all-encompassing journey that is miscarriage.
My areas of specialty include anxiety, trauma, and all things relationship-related including premarital therapy and couples therapy. To me, therapy is a thing of beauty, a form of that art that has infinite possibilities, and a space that is just waiting to be filled with the complexities of human living. My commitment to you is to make the ABSOLUTE MOST of our time together to help you get where you want to go - whatever that looks like. I believe each person has their own unique internal world and together we will explore, uncover, understand, process, and make sense of all the many facets that make up yours. I'll be your trusted person that will look out for you, encourage you, and help you overcome and deepen in all the ways that matter to you.