Profile

My passion is to help clients identify the cause of psychological suffering by getting a clearer understanding of how the mind works. I use a combination of mindfulness and Inquiry.

Before I became a psychotherapist, I worked as a physician for almost a decade, in England and in India. Therefore, I have an interest in how physical illnesses and bodily symptoms impact one’s sense of well-being.

As a psychotherapist, I worked at the University of Washington for almost two decades before leaving to start a private practice. Currently, I am a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Information

Professional TitleLicensed Mental Health Counselor
GenderMale
ModalitiesIndividual, Group and Couples Therapy
Training / qualifications

M.B.B.S, M.A

License and State WA
Code of EthicsAmerican Counselors Association
Areas of FocusAnxiety, Depression, Relationship issues, Work Stress, Cross-cultural problems
Accepting New Clients Yes
Working Hours/Days

Mon-Fri

Fees

See Coumar.org

Accepted Payment MethodsCredit Cards, Checks, Paypal, Cash
About the Nondual Approach

Human suffering is closely linked to our tendency to identify with whatever arises in awareness. As the Buddha explained, we then struggle to either hold onto or try to push away whatever is arising in awareness. The constant desires and fears that emerge as a result of our struggles to change our experience takes us into an imaginary world. Whatever arises ultimately is not in our control and we are not separate from "it". When we are able to transcend the apparent separation of the mind and its contents, we begin to rest as awareness. Then perhaps, we can begin to appreciate life as it unfolds, in peace.

My Work is Influenced byRamana Maharshi, Byron Katie, Rupert Spira, Sydney Banks, Dr. Vijai Shankar and Nisargadatta
Clients I Work With Individuals, Couples, Groups
Types of SessionsFace-to-Face, Telephone, Online Video (I.e. Skype, Zoom), Long-term , Short-term
Supervision I offer supervision
Wheel chair AccessYes
Insurance AcceptedYes
Type of Insurance AcceptedAPS Healthcare, Aetna, BlueCross and BlueShield, First Choice Health, Kaiser Permanente of WA, LifeWise, Premera, University of Washington - SHIP & GAIP Plans, Employee Assistance Programs, Out of Network
Languages

English, Malayalam