I have been working as a licensed psychologist in California since 2006. I have worked with children and teens as well as with adults, including the elderly. I work to help people deal with both internal and external emotional challenges. These include issues of anxiety, depression, life crisis or acute trauma, life transitions, cultural adjustment, interpersonal conflict at home or at work, feelings of loneliness or hopelessness, and fears that carry over from the past. My therapeutic approach is informed by cognitive-behavioral and humanistic theories. I believe that the power to heal is within each of us. When you feel accepted as you are, when you feel unconditional positive regard, you can feel safe, and allow yourself to trust enough to let go of mental filters that keep you stuck. With some guidance, you can identify thought and behavior patterns that might prevent things from changing; you can identify ways to make things better, as well as finding ways to make peace with those things that can not change.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CA Psychologist PSY20470
Dr. Nigam is a highly experienced, culturally sensitive psychologist. She is very analytical and able to identify the root of a problem while always being able to offer a possible solution. She is very practical, goal oriented, caring, and I highly recommend her.
Written on Dec 06, 2018 after therapy with Arti for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties