Peaceful Soul Healing: Sima Kulshreshtha, MSW, LICSW

Peaceful Soul Healing: Sima Kulshreshtha, MSW, LICSW
Disabilities Specialties: Congenital Disability, Physical Disability, Terminal Illness
Religions & Spirituality: Spirituality
Ethnicity Counselor Identifies As: Indian, Sri Lankan
Qualifications:: 8 years in practice as an LICSW. Graduated from UW School of Social Work in March 2015
Payments Accepted: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Cost per Session: $100-150
Accepted Insurance Plans: Blue Cross, Blue Shield, BlueCross and BlueShield, First Choice Health, Kaiser In-Network, LifeWise, Premera
Communities Served: Bisexual Allied, Cancer, Gay Allied, HIV / AIDS Allied, Lesbian Allied, Non-Binary Allied, Open Relationships Non-Monogamy, Queer Allied, Racial Justice Allied, Transgender Allied, Veterans
Age Specialty: Adults, Adults and Adolescents
Types of Therapy: Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Anti-Racist, Attachment-based, Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Eclectic, Emotionally Focused, Grief, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Somatic, Strength-Based, Trauma Focused
Modality: Individuals
Mental Health Specialties: Anxiety Disorders, Grief, Racial Trauma, Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
Systemic Specialties: Anxiety, Chronic Illness, Grief

I am a Licensed Clinician Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Washington, and am a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist-Individual (CCTSI). I believe in a mind-body connection and have incorporated mindfulness into my practice and in my life.

I have a passion for helping others live their best life. I’m involved in a number of community organizations. Through them, I have facilitated groups for developing mental health professionals, including graduate students, and new MSWs.

I have experience working with people who have stressful jobs, and work on things such as impostor syndrome, perfectionism, and sometimes, managing the disappointment felt after achieving personal and professional goals.

I was born and raised in Canada to parents who immigrated from India. I moved to Seattle in my 20s. I understand the experience of having a different culture/social rules within my family system, and having to learn and navigate a completely different set of rules in North American Culture.

I have a passion for supporting People of Color populations, and have the lived experience of being raised in a family whose culture of origin is different than the majority culture.

I am skilled at helping people going through life transitions and crisis. This is a second career for me. I started my professional life in Finance/Payroll, HR and IT, with my last position in that career being an HR Project Manager in a large philanthropic organization. I realized when I achieved my career goal that it wasn’t what I had expected, or even enjoyed. Although it was scary, I made the decision to go back to school for a second Bachelors in Psychology (University of Washington) and a Masters in Social Work (University of Washington).

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