A little about me...
I'm Deepa (she/her/hers), a psychotherapist based in Los Angeles, CA. I received my MSW at University of Southern California with an emphasis on Children and Families. For the past 6 years, I have worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment centers, school, and community-based mental health agencies. My client base has ranged from teenagers to older adults. I have supported clients with childhood trauma, relationship issues, depression, anxiety and intimate partner violence. I'm trained in Brainspotting, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Safe & Sound Protocol.
I don't believe there is a 'one size fits all' in how therapy works. In each session, I bring my expertise as a therapist, and you bring your expertise as a person who has lived with yourself your whole life. It is the meeting of these two kinds of experiences that can produce profound and real change. Healing looks different for people and I invite you to join me in creating a safe space that allows your voice to be heard, acknowledged, and validated. I work in a relational manner. This means that I see our relationship -- and the feelings and thoughts we both have during our sessions -- as a potential point of focus and means of healing.
Outside of the therapy room, I am a strong advocate for human rights and currently sit on the Victim Advisory Board at the National Crime Institute. I am also starting to publish in areas that are important regarding violence and healing. I have a book chapter that will be out this year titled "Promoting Smart Decarceration".
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