About

A little about me – I am a resident of the Bay Area since 2009, and prior to that have lived and worked in New York City, Boston, Singapore and India. I started my career as a researcher with a PhD in Cell & Molecular Biology, did my post-doc research on neuroscience of circadian rhythms at the Nobel laureate Michael Rosbash’s lab at Brandeis University, and taught at Columbia University. When I moved to California, I developed a passion for counseling work through volunteering at Family Paths at Oakland, CA. This led me to pursue a second doctorate in clinical psychology.

Over the last few years I have practiced at El Camino Hospital, Stanford University Dept of Psychiatry, Palo Alto Veteran Affairs Hospital, Kaiser Permanente and various community clinics. I also teach part time as an invited lecturer at the Wright Institute at Berkeley, CA, and serve as the Program Director for EPARG, a research initiative on the topic of mindfulness, emotional well-being and altruism.

As a clinical psychologist, a rich understanding of scientific research has always been a unique part of what I bring to my therapy practice. At the same time my life experiences and clinical training helps me to appreciate the role psychosocial factors play in determining the treatment outcomes. My lived experiences through several personal and professional transitions have also made me appreciate the unique contribution that a caring and knowledgeable ally can provide. With an integration of learnings from my life and clinical experiences with findings from mindfulness, acceptance and cognitive relational paradigm, I work collaboratively with you to help you develop and grow, overcome problems and make progress in many areas of your life.

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