I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 10 years of experience and also hold an undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics. I have worked with clients experiencing a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and stress management. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and a variety of other client centered modalities. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Emptiness, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Narcissism, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 82256
She gives feedback and suggestions. Very kind
Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Vani for 4 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, anger management, and compassion fatigue
She does listen
I do most of the talking, about my same concern
She hasn’t really given me much input or recommendations to help me she asks me what I think about my situation
Therefore we’re just going around in a circle
Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Vani for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties
She’s incredibly kind and does her best to seek where you are coming from and give perspective and/or guidance to where issues might be coming from. She knows that you are the expert in yourself and she will take any suggestions or insight that you have on yourself. She will grow your healthy skills and habits of mind, while also challenging any unkind or unhelpful and unhealthy ones. Grateful for working with her on my own mental, emotional, and spiritual journey.
Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Vani for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I feel like after a couple on month’s with her, I have better coping my skills than I did before. During our sessions, she truly listened and helped me see things from an objective perspective, yet she was always understanding and validated my feelings. I have already recommended her to so many people.
Written on Dec 23, 2022 after therapy with Vani for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Vani listened to my woes and offered practical advice. Even when I could not meet up, she checked in on me through messages and I greatly appreciated it.
Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Vani for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She’s been my favorite therapist I’ve ever had!!! strongly recommend. She’s reach out to me and I can message her anytime and feel like she really cares about my needs
Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Vani for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues