I was born in Mumbai, India and shortly thereafter my family immigrated to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where I lived a good part of my adolescent life. I moved back to Mumbai for four years to complete my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. It was at this stage of my life’s journey that I discovered a big part of myself, having to function and live independently in a city of 13 million faces! lt was a very challenging experience, and I cherish every part of it.
I came to San Francisco in 2002 where I pursued my MA degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California lnstitute of lntegral Studies (CIIS). I then went on to complete my Doctoral degree in East-West Psychology. While working on my doctoral degree, I also worked on attaining my Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license in the state of California. I am particularly interested in exploring and understanding the confluence between psychology and spirituality, especially when it comes to psychiatric “disorders” such as schizophrenia, auditory hallucinations, psychosis, and so on.
I am now returning to Mumbai, India and anticipate this to be a great challenge, for at least the next 6 months. Let’s see what treasures await…