Alka Chaudhary is a Mental Health Counselor who sees therapy as a place where people come to summon the courage to open their minds and reorganize everything accumulated in it. She sees her role as helping you to dust off what used to shine, clear out clutter that no longer serves you and helping you to build new supports. Prior to becoming a therapist, Alka was Bollywood dancer and occasional choreographer in the United States who took joy in using her art to connect and contribute to her community. As a therapist she believes 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 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.