Specialties

"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions." - Dalai Lama
"When you don't get love, learn to love yourself more!" - Avijeet Das

I specialize in helping adults improve their well being and relationships. Working together we will identify steps for maintaining integrity of action, honoring boundaries, and developing self-trust.

Focusing on your well being builds resilience while facing adversity. Learning skills like mindfulness, interpersonal communication & assertiveness will help you cope with anxiety and life transitions.

Improve Relationship with Self and Others

  • identify patterns of behavior that reinforce the outcomes you seek
  • set boundaries and create habits around what matters to you
  • improve trust in your capabilities

Learn a Mindful Approach to Living

  • slow down the fast pace of life
  • experience a greater sense of inner calm and balance.
  • improve self-soothing skills and sense of competence

Communication Skills including Assertiveness

  • speak more directly
  • improve listening skills 
  • identify assumptions and possible alternative explanations for behavior 
  • get clear on your needs and ask for what you want
  • stand up for yourself in personal and professional relationships
  • tolerate the discomfort of disagreeing with others

Coping with Anxiety

  • Develop a compassionate perspective towards your struggles and situation 
  • Identify thinking patterns leading to self-doubt, indecisiveness, and catastrophizing
  • Label physical sensations: heart racing, tightness in stomach or chest, dizziness, sweaty palms, jitters, etc.
  • Notice thinking errors such as jumping to conclusions, all or nothing thinking, mindreading, fortune-telling, emotional reasoning, etc.
  • Use deep breathing, physical exercise, and focused attention to help manage symptoms

Transitions in Relationship, Career, and Health

  • Relationship Transitions: dating, engagement, marriage, parenting, break-ups, and divorce
  • Career Transitions: entry to work, career changes, side gigs, move to self-employment or small business development, and retirement 
  • Health Transitions: intense moods, chronic pain, illness, and death