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  • How will I know if you are the right therapist for me?

Here are a few frequently asked questions answered. 

The only way to know for sure is to come for a session. Most clients get a sense of whether I am the right fit for them in the first two sessions. However, I do provide a brief 15-min consultation call for you to understand my work better, and make the right choice. 

  • Who do you work with? 

I work with adults aged 18+. I provide counseling sessions to adults globally.

  • What is your expertise?

I specialize in anxiety, stress, self-worth, depression, interpersonal stress, relationship issues, codependency, work-life balance, attachment wounds, familial conflict, loneliness, meaninglessness, and trauma. 

  • Are there any type of concerns you don't work with?

I don't provide therapy for clients with psychotic disorders, developmental disorders, and personality disorders with severe clinical symptoms. 

  • Can we work together if I have a different nationality?

I incorporate culturally-sensitivity into my work, and intend to remain mindful of the possibility, and occurrence of cultural biases, however, this is a subjective decision and we can talk about whether we will be a right fit. I have worked and continue to work with clients belonging to different nations, cultures and backgrounds, and I share the responsibility with my client to see how the process is suiting their intentions and goals from therapy. Having said that, if the issues you are wanting to target in therapy are specifically about your culture, race, ethnicity, or nationality, then perhaps joining with a therapist who shares your experience and understanding would be a better choice. In addition to that, language can also be a barrier sometimes, I am well-versed in English and Hindi, and conduct sessions comfortably in both these languages.

  • What theoretical approach do you use?

I have a trauma-informed integrative approach mainly rooted in humanistic and existential psychotherapy. I derive from many theories, techniques, and therapeutic modalities, such as, family systems, gestalt, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, positive psychology, and somatic interventions. I have an active and collaborative stance. I practice feedback-informed therapy.

  • Do you provide in-person or online counseling?

All counseling sessions are conducted online via a secure and easy to use platform. Most clients opt for video sessions, however, sometimes people also opt for sessions by telephone. I do not provide in-person counseling. 

  • I have never been to therapy, what is the first session like?

The apprehension we feel before the first session is totally normal. The first session is what you want it to be like. Every person is different and can have a different need from the first session. Typically, during the first session, client begins to share their story, their goals and expectations from therapy. Another important goal is to identify whether we are a right fit. Do I feel like someone you can trust? Together we will begin to establish our therapeutic relationship, which will continue to act as a fertile ground for change and growth. You will understand what change you need to bring, and I will understand how to help you with it. 

  • How long is the session?

All sessions are 60-minutes long. 

  • How often will we have our appointments?

Ideally, once a week. But it depends on the client, their resources, and intention. This depends on the goals and nature of the issue you want to address.It is necessary to allow the process to gain momentum, for continued reflection and support. Once you have achieved your major goals, sessions can be scheduled less often. 

  • Why should I opt for online therapy?

Online therapy has many advantages. It is much more convenient, it is cost and time effective, it fits right into your schedule and you don't have to set aside a day for commute just for an hour of your therapy session. It is accessible for all no matter the state or condition you are in, sometimes going to a therapist's office feels like a task. Online therapy sweeps geographic hurdles aside. Many clients like the ability to comfortably take the session from their own comfortable space, and like the ease of taking a session just by logging in. 

  • Is online therapy effective?

Online therapy is fairly new but is not any less effective than traditional therapy. The research on the effectiveness is not as extensive yet, however, a few recent studies have proven that it is as beneficial as traditional therapy. 

  • What do I require for my online therapy session?

For a hassle free therapy session, all you require is a quiet, comfortable, distraction free space, along with a stable internet connection, and a good pair of earphones to communicate with your therapist. I also suggest clients to sit with a notebook and a pen to make notes, pen down suggestions or reminders, and/or to journal immediately after our session which is often very insightful and beneficial. 

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