I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I received my Master's and Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University in 2004. I also have a Master's in Social Work from Madras School of Social Work, Chennai, India. I have been doing individual, couple and family therapy for over 15 years. I work from a variety of theoretical orientations. I believe that it is most important that my approach fits with my clients' idea of how change happens. My first priority is to build a genuine connection with everyone in my client system and create space for an open and respectful dialogue. I believe that healing happens in many ways and I stay curious to find out what methods best fits my clients so that I can guide them in that direction.
I am also a Professor and site director in the Couple and Family Therapy Program at Alliant International University, California. I teach at both the master’s and the doctoral level. My research interests are in the areas of South Asian mental health, immigration & acculturation, bicultural parenting, cultural competency in psychotherapy and self-of-the-therapist issues.