Therapists

Sohni Patel, LMSW (she/her)

Associate therapist

Do you often feel torn between multiple worlds? Are you constantly trying to balance societal expectations and your inner instincts, or navigate cultural and generational gaps that feel worlds apart?  Maybe you crave connection but struggle to set boundaries in your relationships and end up living more for others than yourself.  Have you ever felt the overwhelming intensity of grief, whether it is over a loved one or a place that used to be home?  You might feel alone and struggle to find hope and comfort within yourself.

 

If these experiences resonate with you, know that you’re not alone. Together, we can work towards uncovering the things that have happened in your past to understand why certain patterns keep repeating themselves. Making sense of your inner world will bring strength and resilience that we can channel into creating new, healing experiences for you. Through our work together, we will aim to cultivate self-acceptance, promote self-awareness, and gather the tools necessary to lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life. 

Q & A

How would you describe your therapy style?

My approach to therapy is developmental and relational; this means working together to explore past experiences and their impact on your current life. We uncover unconscious patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving in a supportive environment. I believe in a holistic approach that emphasizes the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and spirit. Most importantly, each person comes with their own story, and I am committed to adapting my approach to your needs and our collaborative exploration. 

Are there any particular areas of focus that really excite you?

As a third-culture kid, I am passionate about working with people who are navigating identity issues, facing transition difficulties, or seeking belonging in different areas of life. If we are a blend of all the experiences we’ve had, then the cultures we grew up in, the family systems we accepted, and the languages we speak are all part of a bigger understanding of ourselves, and ultimately how we heal. 

What books have made the biggest impact on your life?

“The Tao Te Ching” by Lao Tzu – This is one I revisit often; it serves as a timeless source of insight, offering wisdom on simplicity, the interconnectedness of things, and countless other Eastern philosophical insights. 

“Midnight’s Children” by Salman Rushdie – This novel resonated with me because it was the first time I read someone articulates the intersection of personal identity with larger historical narratives in a way that struck a personal chord  – in this case, the tumultuous history of India’s independence and subsequent events. It definitely helps that Rushdie is a masterful storyteller. 

“The Stranger” by Albert Camus-Merursault, the novel’s protagonist, challenges conventional norms and examines the human condition, morality, and the inevitability of death. The way Camus explores the absurdity of existence and a person’s search for meaning in an indifferent universe has been thought-provoking and impactful in different phases of my life.