Meet the Healers
Meet Shirani M. Pathak, LCSWHolistic Psychotherapist and Kick Ass Healer
Hi, I'm Shirani. I want to welcome you and thank you so much for being here. I can appreciate how hard it is to take those first steps and reach out for support when we are faced with difficulties and challenges in our lives--especially as high achieving individuals. It takes strength and courage to admit something isn't working in our lives and take action to change it.
Growing up as a South Asian woman, I get the high achiever's journey. The voices that say, "You only got an A? Why not an A+?" The inner dialogue that says, "In order to be loved, I must prove I am worthy of it, and the way to prove it is by showing how much I can do and achieve."
Well guess what? That high achiever status only got me so far.
Yes, I absolutely excelled at school, in my career, even in friendships...and the thing I just couldn't figure out was romantic relationships. How is it that a woman who has achieved so much couldn't figure out how to achieve the one thing women are supposed to achieve: the happy marriage and children? It just didn't make sense to me.
After years of spinning my wheels it finally dawned upon me, I was the common denominator in all of my failed relationships.
And thus, my journey to healing and awakening began.
It wasn't easy (and sometimes still isn't) to look at how I created the situations and circumstances in my life that all served as direct evidence of how unworthy I thought I was, and how hard I had to work to achieve and prove that I am. There were moments I stumbled, even moments I fell. There were moments of complete and total despair. There were moments of uncovering things I never imagined were possible, especially the discovery of my own inner beauty, brilliance, and my own inherent worthiness, not because I did anything to achieve or deserve it, rather simply because I exist.
It has been through my own personal evolution and journey of transformation that I honed my craft as a kick ass therapist. It is through my own life experience that I found what my gifts and my talents are. It has been though healing my own experience that I have gotten back into right relationship with my power. It has been through my own healing that I have returned to my wholeness. It has been quite the journey and it has all been well worth it!
I absolutely LOVE working with women who are high achievers, entrepreneurs, CEOs, nurses, doctors, other medical professionals, to name a few, who excel at work and in career and yet feel there is something missing in their lives. These women hire me as a mentor, guide, and even cheerleader, to support them on a journey of deep personal evolution and transformation to experience the wholeness they never knew they had.
If you are a high achieving woman who is ready to embark upon this journey, schedule your free initial consultation today.
I look forward to being on your journey with you.
Master of Social Work, New York University, New York, NY, May 2008
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, May 2006
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CA, January 2012
CA License Number: LCS 28153
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California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)