The world gives all of us messages about who we are based on our identities. There’s an impact in being told what you’re worth. Whether or not you accept or rebel against the constant messaging, it still saps your energy to move through the world and keep track of what is real versus someone else’s opinion. Particularly survivors of trauma, including the trauma of living under oppressive systems, can often find ourselves anxious or depressed; part of the problem turns out to be that we have been trying to squish ourselves into boxes that never were meant to fit. Therapy can be a place to unpack those internalized messages about our identities and challenge the validity of the assumptions on which they stand. My passion is to especially support BIPOC folx in this journey.
*I value providing accessible therapy. As such, I have couple of low bono slots and one pro bono slot for those impacted by slavery, genocide, land theft, colonialism and/or concentration camps. These are full at this time*
I provide therapy in both English and Tamil.
Image description: Yellow plant in bloom
$150 for 55 minutes
$175 for 75 minutes
Being bicultural, biracial, do you sometimes feel like you do not belong within one or both of your cultures and communities and end up hiding parts of yourself in an effort to belong?
Having immigrated, or being the children of immigrants, do you worry your worth is connected to how useful you are in relationships? Do you consequently overextend yourself and have no time to rest or listen to what your inner most longings are?
Did you grow up in a culture where success was an expectation so much so that it is hard for you to take risks now, or pursue your dreams?
Are you noticing that you grew up in a family where expressing your feelings was not encouraged. Is it hard for you to sometimes know what you are even feeling today and that the world around you is moving by too quickly?
I want you to know that you are not broken. Seeking help now reveals your desire to heal. It would be my privilege and honor to help you reclaim the parts of you that have been in the shadows and support you in moving towards living fully and authentically in the light.
$180 for 55 minutes
$200 for 75 minutes
Are you feeling like you and your partner are failing to understand each other? Are you starting to echo patterns from past relationships or even your family of origin in your current relationship?
Do you sometimes feel like you have to explain your parents and your cultural upbringing, leaving you feeling torn between your family of origin and your relationship?
Does it sometimes feel like you are doing everything you know how best to do and it still never feels good enough? Or do you sometimes wonder if your partner really sees you and hears you?
I want you both to know that sometimes when we are trying to connect we can end up in a cycle of communication that is not helpful. This is no one’s fault. Couples therapy can be a place to slow down, unpack this cycle, help you both understand your own individual experiences and share it with the other in a way that is digestible in service of creating healthier and loving dynamics.
Together we will work to clarify your values, understand your motivations and behaviors, and implement healthier patterns within your relationships. I can help you discover and move towards what truly matters to you. Let me help you be the best versions of yourselves in your partnerships.
$150 per hour
I provide consultation for therapists on wanting to incorporate an anti-oppression lens into their practice. Topics include race, gender, systems analysis, and power dynamics. Specifically, I can provide expertise on Indian culture.
Please email for rates
I am also regularly asked to sit on and moderate panels on a variety of issues regarding race, gender, allyship and current social-political issues. I also provide anti-racism trainings for tech firms and organizations.