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Please note that I do NOT have a facebook page/profile.  I also do NOT have a twitter account or any other social media presence! 
I have twenty-five years of experience doing psychotherapy.  I have been in solo private practice for the past ten years, after working in various inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings, including in two hospitals (private general and psychiatric) and two university counseling centers.  In the past, I taught undergraduate students and supervised the psychotherapy work of nationally selected doctoral interns at the University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center.  I have formally trained doctoral level interns on intake and psychological assessment.  I served for several years as the Eating Disorder Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center, working in collaboration with the University Health Service.  I hold certifications in EMDR and in Brainspotting.  I have completed five modules of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) and Levels 1 and 2 of the Gottman Method.  I have published and presented (for both CE and non-CE credit) on therapy and various psychological issues to university physicians and nurses, psychology interns, medical residents, school districts, Duquesne University PhD students, Carlow University PsyD students, and fellow colleagues in the US, Sweden, and Canada.  I have served as an adjunct faculty member at Duquesne University.

The following are my qualifications:  I have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Duquesne University, whose program was approved by the American Psychological Association (APA); I completed an APA accredited internship in clinical psychology at St. Francis Medical Center and a post doctoral fellowship at Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center, which is affiliated with Washington University in St. Louis.  I am licensed as a psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania.  I am a member of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) and the American Psychological Association (APA).

My approach is integrative, informed by psychodynamic thought, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), brain-based therapy approaches, and the information processing model of EMDR.

I am a married Indian woman, a mom, and native Pittsburgher.  If I am not at the office, you might see me soaking in the arts and culture of Pittsburgh!

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