Divya Mahadevia, LCSW
Being vulnerable can be a significant barrier to receiving help for many who feel unsafe, unrecognized and often unheard. Learning to be open in a safe, receptive and supportive environment can be pivotal to your wellness.
I strive to provide a welcoming, non-judgmental, diverse, and culturally open space for you to share your feelings and experiences authentically. It can feel isolating to be enshrouded by self-doubt and unwanted emotions. My goal is to help you untangle those emotions with compassion and empathy and empower you to live life with the purpose and meaning with which you intend to. We will explore unhealthy patterns of thinking and behavior together and build readily usable skills to break those cycles.
I use a variety of therapeutic frameworks including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and to help you reach your goals. My evidence-based practice emerges from a client-centered, trauma-informed, strengths-based, collaborative perspective. I believe that every person is unique and put immense effort to understand individual needs to develop a collaborative treatment plan.
I work with families as well, and use a Collaborative Parenting and a Family Systems approach to help families understand each other’s uniqueness and strengths while learning to communicate effectively and create an atmosphere of respect and compassion to foster healthy relationships as a unit. With couples, I use the Gottman Method to help build empathy and mutual respect within relationships. I use aspects of Play Therapy and art to engage with children to help create a treatment plan based on their development, needs and strengths.
When I am not working, I am woodworking, gardening, making art, exercising and spending time with my kids, dogs, spouse and friends.
- Master’s of Science in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work
- Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from University of Notre Dame
- Gottman Method Level 1 Training completed - Couple’s Counseling
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Self-esteem and Self Compassion
- Interpersonal Relationships and Healthy Boundaries
- Life transitions
FREQUENTLY USED TREATMENT MODALITIES:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Collaborative Parenting