Simran was born and raised in India. She moved to New York City at age 17. Simran received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies from NYU and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Columbia University. She has been trained to work from a multicultural, trauma-informed and gender affirmative lens. She honors diversity and prides herself in being able to work with individuals representing different backgrounds and identities. Simran is bilingual and provides therapy in both English and Hindi.
When working for an Assertive Community Treatment team, Simran provided mental health services to individuals living in shelters in the city who experience serious mental illness and substance use disorders.
Simran’s therapeutic style is to be present with you, understand your experience, and actively assess how she can tailor her treatment to enrich your unique journey towards coping, healing, and recovery. She strives to create a space that feels safe and authentic for you to engage in deeper exploration and nourish the connection you have with yourself and others.
While working from a holistic, mindful, and person-centered approach, Simran also integrates the pillars of different behavior therapies, affirming and judgment-free questioning, and past exploration within the treatment she provides. Through an amalgamation of these approaches, she hopes to support you in recognizing your patterns, understanding the purpose of unhelpful behaviors, overcoming perceived barriers to reaching your potential, and improving your mind-body connection to gain awareness of your needs and triggers.
Simran is most fulfilled when she volunteers to work with disadvantaged communities to provide mental health services and care management support as needed. She also often devotes time as a listener on online emotional support portals.
In her spare time, Simran likes to work on her fitness goals. She enjoys lifting weights, hiking, yoga, and Pilates. She also spends many late afternoons getting lost in Central Park with her favorite podcast and a journal. Simran’s favorite part about living in NYC is the inclusivity – there is something for everyone! She feels inspired to embody that as a clinician as well.