I am a licensed psychotherapist in Illinois with over seven years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I utilize a client centered approach to develop trust and rapport with clients along with an integrative approach that includes narrative therapy, CBT and mindfulness based on the presenting issues of the client. I have experience working with adults, adolescents and children struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, self-harm, relationship issues, bereavement and loss, key life transitions and challenging medical diagnoses. My bicultural background is also an asset in my work with clients.
My therapy style is open, transparent, and interactive. Strengths include empathy, compassion, a strong grounding in client-centered counseling, a holistic approach to emotional and psychological healing and well-being, sensitivity to diversity and multiculturalism. It takes courage to seek out counseling. If you are ready take that step, I am here to support, encourage and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Expats, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180014043
She is a professional who knows a broad range of human experience. I recommend her!
Written on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Gita for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd