Psychotherapy:

“Sonali sets herself apart from most therapists that I have previously seen with her ability to see the big picture. She’s interested in helping her clients reach goals —  both generally in their life and at each therapy session. Sonali is empathetic and insightful. But most of all, unlike many therapists I’ve worked with, Sonali held me accountable both for my positive and negative thoughts and actions, and she helped me to understand how each reflected the larger challenges I face in my life. I learned a tremendous amount about myself while working with her. Also, her sense of humor is refreshing.”

“My life is so much better for having worked with Sonali. In our sessions, Sonali provided practical and impactful CBT tools and techniques to help address my anxiety. More importantly, she provided the empathy, support and encouragement I needed to address challenges in my life. Sonali is knowledgeable and professional as well as warm and relatable. Working with her, I felt empowered to finally take on topics that had previously seemed overwhelming. I have improved my relationships, career and health with her help and feel much better equipped to handle challenges in the future. I sincerely recommend Sonali!”

“I decided to try cognitive-behavioral therapy after I realized psychoanalytic therapy (which I’d been in for years) just wasn’t helping me manage my depressive tendencies. After seeing Sonali for just a few months, I noticed major differences in my mood and confidence. I think the most important thing Sonali taught me was how to stop worrying about what other people think about me, which has been a huge relief in both my career and my social life. She’s also just a warm, funny, empathetic person who’s very easy to talk to. I would recommend Sonali to anyone struggling with depression, anxiety, or just everyday insecurity and self-esteem issues.”

“I first met Sonali at a workshop she ran for parents of children with special needs. She struck me as a very thoughtful, balanced, and down to earth person with the ability to make anyone feel comfortable. In the 2+ years that I’ve met with her, in both group and individual therapy, she has helped me to develop a better frame of mind for dealing with life’s issues. Mothering multiple children, one with developmental delays and seizures, navigating my marital life, and single life, and working full time in New York City can be very overwhelming. My sessions with Sonali taught me practical ways to cope. I left sessions feeling empowered about my ability to make decisions and confident that in low times, I would know what to do to stay above water. Now I check in with her a few times a year, and the rest of the time I continue to use the techniques she taught me to find balance and peace in my day to day life.”

Workshops:

Taking Care of Ourselves: A stress reduction workshop for parents & caregivers of children with special needs

“I have been to many stress reduction workshops over the years and approached Sonali’s workshop with a healthy dose of skepticism thinking that there was nothing new to learn.  I was pleasantly surprised!  Not only did she give me a new set of sensory tools to use that has proved invaluable in recent months, she also came up with several creative and strategic solutions for stressful scenarios that were specific to my needs.”

“I am very glad I attended Sonali’s workshop on stress reduction. She has a gentle manner and a thorough understanding of the difficulties special needs parents live with. The advice and information she offered us was concrete, to the point, and easy to understand, and I came out of the room feeling so much more calm and refreshed. I highly encourage SN parents to avail yourself of Sonali’s services or attend a talk. She truly wants to help.”

“I am a Clinical Social Worker and also a new parent of a child with special needs.  As a social worker I was trained to assist families and children, but once I became a mom, I found myself struggling to translate my knowledge to help my own family.  I realized at Sonali’s workshop that it doesn’t matter how much you know because there is always more to learn, and Sonali helped me to put this knowledge into action.  Sonali created a warm and safe environment for parents to discuss personal issues that are related to their families.  She is kind, compassionate and very easy to talk to.  Sonali also had wonderful suggestions for how we can take better care of ourselves so that we can take better care of our children!  I would gladly attend more of Sonali’s workshops.  I am positive I would continue to learn something new and important each time.”

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