“The pain is there; when you close one door on it, it knocks to come in somewhere else.”- Irvin D. Yalom
Rathi believes in creating a safe environment for her clients to heal and grow by adopting a non-judgemental, collaborative and person-centred approach during sessions.
Rathi is a registered Clinical Psychologist with Singapore Register of Psychologists and a member of Singapore Psychologist Society. She obtained her Masters in Psychology (Clinical) from James Cook University and has since been working with individuals and families with a wide range of emotional and behavioural issues, providing services that span from therapy for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and other mental health difficulties.
More recently, Rathi was working at the Ministry of Social and Family Development, providing therapy for children and their families who have experienced complex trauma (eg physical and sexual abuse). During this time, Rathi has also provided trauma informed care for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) and learning difficulties.
While Rathi believes in an eclectic approach to therapy that is tailored to client’s needs, it is consistently informed by and grounded in the areas of Psychodynamic theories, Jungian perspective, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Trauma Systems Therapy. Rathi is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Systems Therapy (TST), and is a certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) practitioner and a certified Standard Triple P (positive parenting program) provider.
Rathi helps clients with a range of issues including abuse, PTSD, depression, anxiety, academic and work-related stresses, parenting stresses, transition and adjustment difficulties (eg divorce) and separation and loss. She has a particular interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma.