I have experience in helping clients develop a mind-body connection – learning how stress, trauma, and emotions are felt and held in the body. My approach allows the client freedom to explore how their nervous system has adapted to handle trauma and stress throughout their lifetime. This awareness leads to healing and helps facilitate trauma reprocessing. I use EMDR therapy to help clients process the residual imprints of trauma that often cause anxiety, depression, anger issues, and chronic health problems. I love leading therapy groups using trauma-sensitive yoga.
I am registered with the state of Colorado as a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate. I am trained in EMDR therapy and am pursuing training in Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) and Emotion-Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT). My main clinical interests are in trauma therapy, attachment-focused therapy, yoga & mindfulness interventions, neuro-counseling, psychodrama, grief, anger, and stress-related illness.
At a retreat in India in 2005, a lecture on ahimsa (non-violence) sparked an interest in yoga philosophy and mental health. I later became trained in trauma-sensitive yoga, which ignited my lifelong interest in psychology and counseling into a desire to become a professional trauma therapist. I have lived in rural ranching communities in Wyoming, downtown San Francisco, and North India. This diverse experience means that I am comfortable relating with people from many different cultures and backgrounds. I believe that spirituality can help clients make meaning of their pain and find resources for life-long healing and growth. I help my clients incorporate their spiritual or religious practices into their therapy if that is something they desire. I can provide therapy in English and/or in Hindi.
I am based in Northern Colorado but I spent over 10 years of my adult life living and working in India. I am the co-founder of Hope Roots, where I focus on training and curriculum development, including teaching the Holistic Tools for Trauma workshops offered to organizations in India, in Hindi and English. Since relocating to Colorado, I also work as a project coordinator for the Northern Colorado Human Trafficking Symposium.