I am currently in private practice ‘Layers of Self’ www.layersofself.com as a LMFT. I use a holistic approach with unconditional positive regard as the base. My approach combines transpersonal insights with somatic wisdom, using the concepts of Koshas from Yoga. I believe that clients are souls with the essential qualities of love, peace and joy as their inherent nature, that they have intuition and wisdom, that they can deal with the mental-emotional issues that they are encountering and they have the energy to do so and their physical body is just the surface of who they are. I also offer experiential classes to groups in order to glean the wisdom by connecting with chakras, energy centers in the body.
I teach the Body-Oriented Psychotherapy course at JFKU and combine experiential exercises with didactic learning and interactive discussions. I also invite practitioners in the field for guest lectures so that students can benefit from lived insights into various approaches.
I have started a non-profit www.DivaDiversity.com with a colleague, Arlene Ticoulet. DivaDiversity seeks to address diversity issues through its training programs and counseling center.
I serve as the Clinical Director of the Santa Clara chapter of “A Home Within” www.ahomewithin.org a national non-profit organization that offers free counseling services to anyone in the foster care system, free of cost for as long as it takes.
I also do visual art and my website www.Digmeart.com showcases it. I meditate regularly using Kriya Yoga, my Guru is Paramhansa Yogananda and my spiritual community is the Self-Realization Fellowship www.yogananda-srf.org. I am deeply fulfilled by all that I do and offer it as a service to Spirit.
- Body-Oriented Psychotherapy
Credentials & Accolades
M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Holistic Studies, JFKU
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Bombay University, India
M.Phil. in Psychology of Education, JNU, India