My journey to becoming a counsellor is characterized by diverse experiences across different continents. Before embracing counselling, I had the opportunity to work in various industries in India and the USA, including e-commerce, retail banking, aviation, health, and hospitality. These experiences enriched my understanding of human resilience and deepened my appreciation for the significance of mental well-being in all aspects of life.
School Counsellor Internship:
During my master's program in Singapore, I was privileged to intern as a school counsellor. Working closely with students, teachers, and parents, I provided support and guidance on academic, social, and emotional challenges. This experience ignited my passion for helping individuals during transformative phases in their lives and set the foundation for my journey as a clinical counsellor.
Private Practice - A Sanctuary for Growth:
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, I run a private practice in Port Moody, offering a safe and nurturing space for clients to explore their emotions and experiences. My expertise spans across relationship issues, divorce & separation, anxiety, depression, grief & loss, chronic illness, life transitions, intergenerational trauma and childhood sexual abuse. I believe in fostering a non-judgmental environment where clients can share their stories and embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing.
Drawing from evidence-based therapeutic modalities and genuine empathy, I work collaboratively with my clients to uncover their innate strengths, resilience, and potential for growth. My goal is to empower each individual to cultivate meaningful and fulfilling lives, even in the face of adversity.
Occupational Rehabilitation - Restoring Purpose and Function:
In addition to my private practice, I lend my expertise to an occupational rehab clinic, where I support clients recovering from work-related injuries. My approach acknowledges the intricate connection between physical and emotional well-being, guiding individuals towards regaining functionality and confidence in their professional lives.
I became a mental health practitioner inspired by my experiences of a time when I thought help was inaccessible or unavailable. Needless to say, help was available - only hidden away - and I am eternally grateful to have found my way to it. A hopeful step is the result of that small sliver of hope that I carried in me during the toughest times of my life and I aim to extend that hope to you too. Living and working in India, the USA, Japan, and Singapore has provided me with some unique opportunities to live and experience different cultures and way-of-life around the world. This has helped me in my personal growth and simultaneously empowers me to work with and learn from people across diverse cultures and ethnicities.