As a board-certified general adult psychiatrist with specialized training in psychotherapy, my approach to patient care is rooted in forming meaningful connections with patients. I wholeheartedly believe that psychological suffering stems from a blend of biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors. My patients and I work together to uncover these factors and create treatment plans tailored to their specific needs.
Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I pursued my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Yale University and attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin. I completed my psychiatry residency at Stanford University School of Medicine, where I also served as a chief resident. During residency, I developed a strong foundation in adult psychiatry and specialized in psychotherapy, refining my skills in psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, virtual reality, interpersonal, and group therapy. I participated in a year-long fellowship at the Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program. My approach is further informed by Liberation Psychology and a commitment to anti-oppression work.
After residency, I joined Stanford as a Clinical Assistant Professor. There, I enjoyed working with patients across various clinics (eating disorders, physician wellness, and general psychiatry), supervising residents, and teaching. I also gained valuable experience in the Santa Clara county mental health system, working in outpatient, emergency psychiatry, and hospital consult-liaison services.
While I am a generalist at heart, my special interests include the intersection of psychological suffering with culture and relationships, South Asian mental health, body image concerns, and binge eating disorder. I provide group therapy in addition to individual treatment. I am fluent in English and Kannada.
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