Services

Therapy with Gita / Services

Anxiety

Have you been feeling a constant sense of internal anxiety, tension, worry and/ or fear? Let me help you with how to go from a state of overwhelm, fear and anxiety toward building resilience and internal coherence capacities.

Cultural and systemic oppression

Systemic racism and oppression have resulted in multigenerational adaptive behaviors – some of which have been positive and reflective of resilience and others that are detrimental and destructive. I have worked with clients that are Black or African American, and BIPOC communities to explore how cultural and systemic oppression have manifested. I am here to hold space for you.

Life Transitions

Life transitions such as changing careers, beginning a new job, moving, beginning a new relationship or a marriage, can be such an exciting time. As human beings, we tend to be creatures of habit. We fear the unknown and change. Do you find yourself to be experiencing fears around the endeavors that you are about to embark on? What you’re feeling and experiencing is normal. Let’s talk about what is channeling those uncertainties. I am here to hold space for you and help you develop and/or encourage you to use healthy coping skills.

Acculturative Stress

Stress is a common feeling experienced by people of all ages. It is important to understand how eustress, or “good stress” shows up in ones’ life versus “toxic stress”.

Americans with foreign born parents may experience a phenomenon that researchers have labeled as acculturative stress noticed by cultural dissimilarities found between a host culture and an arriving culture. Acculturative stress can be experienced by having confusion, depression, anxiety, feelings of marginality and isolation, heightened psychosomatic symptom levels, and identity confusion (Kim & Omizo, 2005). I am here to support you in navigating the complexities of the two different worlds.

Kim, B., & Omizo, M. (2005, July). Asian and European American Cultural Values, Collective Self-Esteem, Acculturative Stress, Cognitive Flexibility, and General Self-Efficacy Among Asian American College Students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52(3), 412-419.

Sirven, J., & Malamut, B. (2008). Clinical Neurology of the Older Adult. Jersey City: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Specialties
Racial Identity
Coping Skills
Family Conflict

Issues
ADHD
Anxiety
Codependency
Depression
Dual Diagnosis
Obesity
Stress
Women’s Issues

Mental Health
Mood Disorders

Client Focus
Ethnicity: Asian and Black and African American
I also speak: Hindi
Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations

Age
Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Compassion Focused
Culturally Sensitive
EMDR
Eclectic
Humanistic
Multicultural
Narrative
Person-Centered
Positive Psychology
Social Justice Allied
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Strength-Based
Trauma Focused

Modality
Individuals