Sanchana’s roots as an artist and mental health advocate have led to her becoming a social justice-fuelled mental health counselor-in-training. A two-time TEDx speaker, she was invited to participate in the Obama Foundation Summit for her community mental health work, which she later had the honor to present to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Kate and Will!).
Sanchana is currently in her second year at New York University, pursuing a dual Master of Arts degree in Mental Health and LGBTQ* Affirmative counseling. She also has a certification in Expressive Arts-Based therapy, which includes visual art, dance and movement. Sanchana brings this creativity into the therapeutic setting, co-creating an authentic space where client and counselor meet as equals and collaborators.
Sanchana practices an integrative approach to therapy based on the client’s goals and needs. These include, but are not limited to, humanist, CBT, REBT, narrative, attachment and emotion-focused therapy (EFT). She practices this through a multicultural feminist social justice lens. Sanchana has deep hope in the human processes of growth and transformation, and works to create a therapeutic experience that is as fun and empowering as it is insightful and emotionally cathartic.