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Dr. Venkataraman

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." - Maya Angelou. Each day we wake up we have the opportunity to do better than we did yesterday. We are doing the best we can with what we know now, but we must be open to the possibility that we might know more in the future. When we know better, we want to do better. I am committed to providing a safe, supportive, and culturally sensitive therapeutic experience to help you learn about your best self. I work with individuals, couples, and families in an interpersonal, emotionally-focused context. Through psychotherapy,


I can assist clients coping with a history of trauma, beginning and ending relationships, through stressful periods in their life, work-life balances, anxiety, and depression.


I have an integrated approach to psychotherapy, tailoring treatment to meet your individual needs based on context. My approach combines the best available techniques from CBT, DBT, and motivational interviewing. However, it is my in-depth training of psychodynamic therapy that allows me to develop inner resources to improve your emotional regulation, reduce stressors, and increase your overall quality of life. In addition to individual psychotherapy, I specialize in couples and family therapy, and DBT-informed skills training.


My work helps people find a voice to speak of their challenges, frustrations, and desires, and the courage to use this voice with others. My goal is to help people increase self-awareness, and in turn, happiness through a better understanding of their own selves. I will work with you in an open, honest, and non-judgmental manner. You can expect active listening, a supportive environment, and open inquiry. I provide a comfortable, safe, and private space for our work.


Specialties

Trauma
Depression
Anxiety

Education

Doctorate in Psychology
Yeshiva University, Ferkauf School Of Psychology

Masters in Counseling
Teacher College, Columbia University

Accepted Insurance

Aetna
Oxford
United Healthcare
Oscar Health
Cigna


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