Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Harm Reduction, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My overall therapy style is eclectic. I find that people are diverse individuals who need an individualized approach. While Cognitive Behavioral Therapy underlies my therapeutic model, I often add Mindfulness as well as Positive Psychology tools. I also find that Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy is also a very successful approach for many people. Oftentimes, people lose sight of their strengths and when exploring together, they find that they have more resources than they realize.
I have spent a lot of time traveling the world and have spent significant time in India as well as the Middle East (Afghanistan). I incorporate Yoga and Breathwork methodologies when appropriate. I enjoy working with diverse populations and find that I am able to easily build rapport with most who seek out therapy.
MSW - Social Work, Rutgers University
I initially became inspired to become a therapist from the work of Erich Fromm and M. Scott Peck.
The outdoors, rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, yoga, spirituality, learning Bengali (language), diet, and nutrition.
The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm. I find it a continually fascinating read. I seem to find something new in it each time I read it.
Braj Animal Care because there are a lot of street animals in India that are not cared for and I value that they take them in, provide care and rehab, and then release them back into their habitat when appropriate.
Spirituality, nature, and time with family and friends.
I have a dog named Kaya. She's just a crazy ball of energy!
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