Congratulations! Just by thinking about making a change in your life, your journey to living a fully empowered and authentic life has already begun. You are an expert of yourself and your family. Allow me to step in as an expert in self-development, creating emotional well-being, and achieving optimal mental health. Blending conventional and complimentary approaches, I draw on a variety of styles and techniques to facilitate bridging the gap between where you are and where you desire to be.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Michigan and Texas and have over 19 years of experience. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University in 1980 and my Master of Arts degree from Oakland University in 2002. Additionally, I am a certified yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance which allows me to draw from the ancient practice and wisdom, which dates back over 4000 years, to help clients move into a balanced emotional, mental, and physical state of equanimity and self-awareness.
I view therapy as a process by which I facilitate my clients in exploration, clarification, and identification of their needs and help them to make changes in behaviors and cognitions. Therapy is a safe place to explore reactions, thoughts, and feelings about people in your life as well as yourself. It allows you the opportunity to practice new ways of interacting and when ready, to try these in other relationships. With an enhanced sense of self-understanding and acceptance, you are able to replace limiting beliefs you have learned and inherited with a new self-empowering perspective and create a breakthrough from surviving to thriving.
I utilize the multi-modal and holistic approach which integrates person-centered, cognitive behavioral, existential, psychodynamic, Gestalt, mindfulness and solution-focused models to meet your specific and unique needs. Relying on research, I integrate an array of therapeutic interventions that will yield optimum results. I work with a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues including mood disorders, anxiety, depression, stress and anger management, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship challenges, addictions, domestic violence, parenting, divorce, crisis intervention, and personality disorders. My clients include families, couples, teens, individuals and groups.
I look forward to working with you!
You are not a drop in the ocean,
you are the entire ocean in a single drop. ~ Rumi ~
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401008442
TX LPC 87266
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Understanding, experienced, and pragmatic approach
Written on Oct 14, 2022 after therapy with Raj for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I'm very happy how Raj support me from the other side of the world. I feel supported and I can ask her help when I'm in difficult situation. I'm so greatful that I can Raj's support.
Written on Aug 21, 2022 after therapy with Raj for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and self esteem
Written on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Raj for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Raj is knowledgeable, helpful and always steers me in the right direction. She is nothing short of amazing.
Written on Jul 03, 2022 after therapy with Raj for 7 months on issues concerning coping with life changes
Raj is a amazing, she helps a lot with my life.
I've been with her for more than 8 months and my life changed.
She understood me even with my poor English language.
Written on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with Raj for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, anger management, career difficulties, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, and coaching
Like any good therapist there will be no right answer for everyone, but if Raj is right for you, she is transformative, and she's absolutely changed my life in ways I would never have thoughts possible. Thoughtful and open but also aware of when and how we need to balance our thoughts with our emotions, Raj is masterful at pinpointing issues and not just explaining them but offering solutions which are profound and lasting. Her work with me using the IFS system was so incredible as to feel straight out of a movie in the best way. If you think you'll resonate with someone calm, thoughtful and with a great capacity for growth, Raj is a delight, a revelation, a marvelous choice.
Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Raj for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem