I am excited to be launching my professional psychotherapy website in September 2019! My first post is intended to let you get to know me a bit better.
I was born and raised in Ontario, spending almost all of my life in the charming city of Mississauga. My parents immigrated to Toronto from South India in the early 80s and ensured that our household was an equal blend of South Asian and Canadian culture and tradition. My culture is very important to me, as is learning about the different cultures of the world. I love the following poem by Rupi Kaur:
remember the body
of your community
breathe in the people
who sewed you whole
it is you who became yourself
but those before you are a part of your fabric
So far, I have travelled to 18 countries and continue to find interesting places to visit! I've been to Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Malta, Turkey, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, England, Germany, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, India, Dominican Republic, many of the states in America, and six other provinces in Canada. I visited Maui, Hawaii at age 16 and it is still my favourite place in the world.
From an early age, I found myself interested in human behaviour, motivation, personality, spirituality and the ability of people to transform themselves; to rise like the phoenix from the ashes. I found inspiration from figures such as Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, David R. Hawkins, David Keirsey, Mark Nepo, Mooji, Yogananda, Kahlil Gibran, and Immaculee Ilibagiza. I've always had faith that there is a divine time for everything and that regardless of how many obstacles that appear in your path, your destiny will find its way to you. The journey to becoming a psychotherapist was filled with twists and turns along the way. The day I found out I had been accepted to the Masters of Counselling Psychology program at the University of Toronto was one of the happiest days of my life. During the orientation I was amazed to learn that I was one of the 42 students selected from nearly 600 applications. I knew in my heart that it was my destiny to become a psychotherapist and I had found my true calling.
In my spare time I enjoy reading about self-development and spirituality, journaling, watching movies at the theatre, attending cultural events, trying out new restaurants, spending time in nature and by large bodies of water, listening to music, meditating, doing yoga, reading poetry and spending quality time with my family and friends. I love animals and have had my cat, Tristan, for over 11 years.
I view psychotherapy as a sacred calling... to bring out my client's inner strength and resiliency, to assist them in reclaiming their voice and personal power in their darkest times is an honour. I learn something new from each and every client I see and I am grateful for them all.
I am glad you decided to visit my site and hope you enjoy the new content I will post from time to time. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions for me or want to connect!