“When we are peaceful and clear, we are inspired to be more compassionate. Compassion brings courage, and courage brings true happiness.” Thich Nhat Hanh
If I ask you, “Who are you the hardest with?” I can almost guarantee that an honest answer will be, “With myself.” So often, we neglect and mistreat the most important relationship in our lives, the ones we have with ourselves. This has negative impacts everywhere: on our mental health, our relationships, and how we live out our lives. When we learn how to love ourselves first, we learn to listen to our heart, to heal from our past traumas and to bring about healthy change in our lives. We find peace in the face of life’s natural challenges, trusting ourselves that we are strong enough to get through.
I have worked in the mental health field for ten years, helping clients learn how to cope better with low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, past trauma, interpersonal difficulties among other life challenges. My goal as your psychotherapist is to guide you through your difficult journey so that you can rediscover the space in your heart for self-compassion, clarity and happiness. As a South Asian woman, I will hold space for you that is non-judgmental, caring, collaborative and inclusive, ensuring I understand how you see the world. Learn more about my approach here.
***COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the current pandemic, I am currently only offering sessions virtually, either via phone or video.***