Depression, Anxiety, Anger, ADHD, Trauma, LGBTQ+ Concerns, Relationship Issues, Self-esteem, Break-up, Body Image, Creative Blocks, Family Conflicts, Grief and Loss, Perfectionism, Rejection, Men’s Issues, Women’s Issues
Certified Accelerated Experiential Psychodynamic Therapy (AEDP) Level-3 Therapist, AEDP Institute, New York
Queer Affirmative Counselling Practice Certified, Mariwala Health Initiative, Mumbai
Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy, Pause for Perspective, Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic
Mindfulness-Based Stress Management, Pause for Perspective, Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic
I am a certified AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) Level-1 Therapist. Also trauma-informed and queer-affirmative in my approach. AEDP is an integrative model that draws from various trauma-informed therapies and adds unique value to them. AEDP focuses on healing the emotional pain that seeds from difficult childhood events, relational trauma, loss of any kind, or various other traumas that might have happened later in life. By making space for important emotions to surface, one is able to externalize their self-limiting beliefs that had once been deeply internalized due to different kinds of trauma. One is able to see how inter-generational and cultural trauma, influenced by various oppressive systems, deepened by the intersectionality of one’s identity have impacted their ability to feel like their true selves. AEDP allows blocked emotions to surface within a safe environment where the person in therapy and the therapist tend to the underlying hurt, which then leads to powerful transformations that have long-lasting effects. The transformational effect is truly refreshing and leaves you feeling aligned with yourself, in touch with the immense possibility within you, and with an increased relational capacity to form stable and deep connections with others, thus, undoing aloneness in life.
What some of my clients said in my sessions:-
“I came in feeling so stuck and sad in today’s session, little did I know that I would be leaving with a big smile and feeling good.”
“I feel like something has shifted in me, I have watched myself transform, it feels new and it feels good.”
“I don’t feel as scared as before to feel my emotions. I don’t push them away as much as I did earlier. I know how to manage them now on most occasions. I always thought feeling emotions is pointless, but now, it feels good to be feeling them fully. I feel like a less calculative person in my mind and more alive in my body and in interactions with others.”
Please note: It takes time and consistent efforts to achieve results in therapy. Therapy can sometimes make you feel low before you start feeling better. This is because we are unpacking emotional pain accumulated over so many years. Please be assured that you can unravel at a pace that is comfortable for you and that you will be in a safe and non-judgmental space. Open feedback is always welcome throughout our journey.
I have explored and studied a broad range of therapeutic approaches. Amongst those, AEDP feels like the most natural, powerful, and long-lasting way of healing. The deep, transformational experiences are surprising to me and the person in therapy, every single time. I hold immense gratitude towards the people in my therapy who have presented me with the opportunity to witness them grow and grow along with them, at the same time.
Firstly, I want to acknowledge that it takes a lot of courage to begin therapy and that it can be strange to open up to someone you have never met before. However, I believe that this is one of the biggest steps you will be taking towards your overall well-being. It can be scary and difficult to unpack some of the painful areas of your life. At the same time, If you are reading this, you know that it is an important step to take to have a more integrated sense of your life, a healthier view of yourself, and build deeper connections with others. I believe that unpacking some of life’s trauma can feel a lot less challenging with a trusted other. I truly wish for you to begin this journey towards healing and know that you do not have to do it alone.