Culturally-sensitive, multicultural, virtual therapy for South Asian, Indian, and Desi individuals

You often feel like you are floating between two or more different worlds or as if you are two different people. One persona presents itself with friends or at work and the other persons with family. You dance between these worlds, you can never really settle, and it’s exhausting trying to fit in everywhere or anywhere. It is a struggle to  own your identity because you don’t know who you are and where you belong.

Like a lost puzzle piece that doesn’t fit in anywhere; you struggle to know your true self and often feel disconnected from yourself and others.

Navigating South Asian mental health immigrant and first-generation identity issues & cultural stress:

As a first-generation, South Asian (Indian American) woman who has grown up feeling divided between two cultures, I personally understand the struggles and stress first-generation individuals face in life, community, family, relationships, school, and at work. In addition, our unique cultures, norms, and history can significantly impact our journey to healing and health.

“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”


Common issues:

Family and Societal Expectations

Balancing personal desires with familial obligations and societal pressures can be exhausting. You might feel trapped between your aspirations and the weight of expectations placed on you. This conflict can lead to stress, anxiety, and a sense of inadequacy.

Identity and Belonging

Navigating the complexities of a bicultural identity often feels like living between two worlds. You may struggle with feeling out of place or misunderstood, whether it’s within your family or in the broader community. This can impact your self-esteem and sense of belonging.

Stigma Around Mental Health

The stigma associated with seeking mental health support in the South Asian community can be a significant barrier. Fear of judgment or misunderstanding from family and friends might prevent you from reaching out for the help you need.

How culturally-sensitive and compassionate therapy can help you as a South Asian:

We can work together to help you through these hard times and personal struggles. Each and every one of us is unique, strong, and beautiful. Due to the sometimes overwhelming demands of life, our light can become dimmed, we can become lost and lose ourselves in the external world. When this happens, I find its best to take a pause and start exploring the internal world. This can be scary to do alone. Therapy is a great space to feel safe to start self-exploration with support and guidance. I can help you reconnect to your own inner beauty, grace, and power but also provide you with the tools to keep your light shining bright so you can feel empowered in life.

You can feel whole and comfortable in your own skin. Being able to become embodied can provide you the freedom to breathe and feel grounded and live a fulfilling and authentic life.


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