My approach to counseling is rooted in the belief that you are the expert on your life. And I believe that you already have all the tools necessary to be successful in creating the life you want. But due to life experiences, cultural and familial expectations, and negative self-talk there can be a block to accessing your toolbox. I offer a non-judgmental and safe space to work on identifying and utilizing your tools to bring about the changes you are seeking. We will collaborate together, and I will guide you and support you in getting you to where you want to be.
I provide counseling from a Client Centered theoretical framework and incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with an emphasis on Mindfulness. This means that I believe clients have the capacity and desire for growth and change, and if they are provided with support, guidance, and unconditional positive regard, they can gain self-awareness and discover personalized solutions by tapping into their self-awareness. I also help you become aware of the connection between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and in doing so, help you reframe your thoughts to provide positive feelings and desired behaviors. In addition, I approach counseling with a multicultural lens, meaning I take into consideration the variation and differing viewpoints that inform a client’s worldview based on their cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. I bring the practice of mindfulness into our sessions to help you increase your self-awareness, manage your emotions, and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.
I am committed and passionate about working with individuals from all walks of life in their various intersectional identities. My niche interest is in working with First and Second-Generation Immigrants navigating life with cultural/familial expectations and pressures on their career, relationships and/or identity.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Baylor University and then a Master of Education in Counseling from University of Houston. I served as a Counseling Intern at Rice University Center for Career Development (CCD) where I provided career counseling services in addition to counseling services for diverse individuals experiencing Relationship Issues, Family of Origin Conflict, Career Confusion, Low Self-Esteem/Confidence, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, and Life Transition Struggles. I collaborated with other counseling staff regularly to promote our services and to provide group sessions to students.
I later went on to provide Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy for children on the Autism Spectrum, where I formulated comprehensive treatment plans, provided therapy, tracked the data and analyzed it. After some time, I left ABA therapy to focus on providing therapy to adults at a private practice and a non-profit agency. I worked with diverse clients with various presenting concerns and traumas and helped them process their experiences and achieve their goals.
My experiences and education have shaped who I am and my approach to counseling. But I also pull from my unique life experiences to help inform our work, be more authentic, and empathetic. I am dedicated to providing you compassion, empathy, unconditional acceptance, and a safe space to work together in achieving your goals. I will support you as you process your experiences and feelings, and increase your self-awareness, which will in turn lead you to where you want to be.
$100 per 60 minute session
You may use your HSA/FSA to pay for therapy services, and some insurance plans will cover her services.
All Bloom therapists offer complementary 10-minute phone consultations to assure a good therapeutic fit before scheduling.
Call/Text Anusha: 214.218.2444