My counseling style is warm and interactive but also honest. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, integrative and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
I have considerable experience working with adults from any walk of life going through whatever difficulties they may be experiencing. I am also a certified Professional Life Coach.
In telling you a little bit more about myself, I graduated from the University at Albany with my Master's in Counseling in 2005. I have been in active practice with adults since that time as a licensed mental health counselor and certified rehabilitation counselor. I also have a Master's degree in Human Services and Social Welfare. I also have my PhD in Human Services and Social Welfare. I have spent my career focusing on helping those in need in whatever capacity I can.
I look forward to working with you!
I am available Monday through Friday with limited hours.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NY LMHC 005316
Sreela is a genuinely warm and pleasant person to speak to, with a remarkable degree of perceptiveness and empathy. I feel very lucky to be working with her.
Written on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Sreela for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Sreela has truly been a Godsend, during these difficult times. I’ve spoken to her a couple of times already, but she allowed me to take up space and be fully heard. She is truly committed to the health and well-being of all her patients. I am very grateful to be working, learning and healing with her.
Written on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Sreela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
I love Sreela! She is amazing and really knowledgable and she doesn’t make it ever feel like a therapy session; it’s just like 2 friends chatting. I’ve only done a few sessions with her but I always leave the session feeling lighter and relieved.
Written on Feb 03, 2021 after therapy with Sreela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
In such a short time, Sreela has been a significant component to my mental health and well-being. She has already helped me more than anyone has done in my life, and it’s barely been a month. She listens, she understands, and she’s able to identify critical details in the things you share with her that allow her to properly help you in your efforts. Thank you, Sreela.
Written on Jan 19, 2021 after therapy with Sreela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
I’ve had quite a number of therapists since I began my mental health journey — some better than others — and can honestly say Sreela is the best. Not only do I receive unwavering (and honest) support from her in more difficult times, but I am also able to laugh with her, to talk about things beyond mental health, when things are good and still feel like I’m putting in the work toward improving myself. Whether I am doing well or not, I always look forward to sessions with Sreela because I know I will leave them feeling better than I did going in. She makes improving myself feel easy and accessible, and has helped me emotionally grow exponentially since I began seeing her. I couldn’t recommend her enough, she is truly wonderful and I am thankful to have found a therapist who suits me and my needs as well as she does.
Written on Jan 08, 2021 after therapy with Sreela for 9 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and grief
Sreela is excellent at getting to the heart of matters in simple language that is easy to keep with you when you go to navigate situations on your own. She is extremely accessible and ready to jump right into the middle of matters in an extremely timely manor. Couldn't recommend her enough.
Written on Nov 21, 2020 after therapy with Sreela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd