Alka Chaudhary is a Mental Health Counselor Licensed in the States of New York & New Jersey as well as an adjunct professor at Adelphi University. Alka sees therapy as a place where people come to summon the courage to open their minds and reorganize everything accumulated in it. She believes her role is to help people understand themselves, their past experiences and step into who they truly are.
Alka believes that the roots of our struggles begin from environments that taught us how to see ourselves, others, and the world around us. Being South Asian American, as well as the child of immigrants, Alka is able to draw from her own experiences to better explore the various intersections of her patient’s identities and how those affect their lives today.
As a therapist she uses art, music as a part of a practice that creativity is not just a hobby, it’s a coping skill you can hone to help you understand, express, and make meaning of painful emotions. She believes that forming authentic relationships with her clients helps them elicit their own intrinsic motivation so that they can make lasting changes. Alka uses an integrative approach that draws upon her background with evidence-based treatments such as Motivational Interviewing (MI) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) through a person-centered lens
Addiction, Anxiety, Borderline Personality, Cultural Issues, Trauma / PTSD
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group is a pivotal part of DBT that works together with individual therapy to help participants cope with intense emotions & build a life they want to show up for. This group is a year long commitment that focuses on learning & applying 75 DBT Skills that help people manage stress, increase moments of calm & strengthen interpersonal relationships.