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Summary

"Life as a therapist is a life of service in which we daily transcend our personal wishes and turn our gaze toward the needs and growth of the other. We take pleasure not only in the growth of our patient but also in the ripple effect-the salutary influence our patients have upon those whom they touch in life"-Irvin D. Yalom

Work History

Jun 2016Present

Psychotherapist

Clarity Clinic Chicago - Chicago, IL
  • Provide outpatient individual and group psychotherapy using evidence based treatments like CBT and DBT to adults diagnosed with depressive, anxiety, mood, trauma-related, impulse-control, eating and personality disorders
  • Develop individual treatment plans for patients in consultation with a treatment team of psychotherapists, physicians assistants and psychiatrists
Jul 2015May 2016

Clinical Intern - Partial Hospitalization Program/Intensive Outpatient Program

Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health - Arlington Heights, IL
  • Conducted intake/mental health assessments on a culturally diverse population of individuals diagnosed with mood, depressive, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, psychotic, trauma related, obsessive compulsive, personality, impulse-control and dissociative disorders
  • Conducted suicide and risk assessments and aided clients in creating safety plans
  • Provided individual and group psychotherapy and case management services to help clients process their experiences and build skills like distress tolerance and emotion regulation in order cope with their struggles and improve functioning
  • Facilitated approximately 150 psycho-educational groups on various topics including cognitive distortions, understanding mental illness, emotion regulation, diagnoses, psychotropic medication etc. using CBT, DBT and ACT
  • Developed individual treatment plans in consultation with team of psychotherapists and psychiatrists
  • Provided staffing services psychiatrists regarding clients' treatment and history
  • Provided crisis intervention services
  • Caseload of over 20 clients ages 21-73, from intake through discharge
May 2014May 2015

Crisis Line Worker

Between Friends (Domestic Violence) - Chicago, IL
  • Crisis intervention, domestic violence counseling and safety planning
  • Provided referrals and options for shelters, orders of protection and legal advice
Mar 2014Apr 2015

Student Volunteer - Depression & Anxiety Inpatient Unit

Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital - Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Assisted patients in creating therapeutic safety plans
  • Psycho-educational group therapy grounded in CBT, DBT and ACT
Mar 2014Apr 2015

Student Volunteer - PHP/IOP & Vocational Department

Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health - Arlington Heights, IL
  • Assisted clients with psychiatric diagnoses in vocational areas such as resume building, interviewing skills, job application and professional communication and etiquette
  • Participated and assisted group leader with psycho-educational groups
  • Researched and compiled therapeutic videos  and referral sources/lists

Education

20132016

Master of Education

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY

Provide outpatient individual and group psychotherapy using evidence based treatments like CBT and DBT to adults diagnosed with depressive, anxiety, mood, trauma-related, impulse-control, eating and personality disorders Develop individual treatment plans for patients in consultation with a treatment team of psychotherapists, physicians assistants and psychiatrists

20032006

Bachelor of Arts

BANGALORE UNIVERSITY

Psychology, Sociology & English Literature

Additional

Training

40 Hr Illinois Domestic Violence Training 

Arts

Highly trained in music and theatre; strong desire to combine performing arts and counseling training through music therapy; current member of the Chicago Chamber Choir

Language

Fluent in several Indian languages