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Uttara Desai

Current Availability:


Provides therapy in New Jersey

About Me:

  • My clients describe me as:

    Kind, Caring, Open!

  • Something to know about my approach is:

    In my role as a counselor, I feel it is my duty to create an environment that is built on trust and safety. I believe that the relationship between client and counselor is an agent of change and one of the most important alliances that can be created

  • Together, we will:

    I often use a strengths-based perspective, with a focus on relational-cultural attributes. My goal is to help clients feel empowered and develop healthy growth-fostering connections through mutual empathy, authenticity, and genuineness.

  • I specialize in working with people who:

    Including, but not limited to: Academic Issues, Acculturation and Assimilation, Adjustment Issues, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, College Counseling, Coping Skills, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Dual Diagnosis

  • Something that stands out about where I offer therapy is:

    Throughout my educational journey, I have engaged in various research, scholarship, leadership, and teaching opportunities.

  • More about me and my practice:

    During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to audiobooks, and playing with my Whoodle puppy. I have also been dabbling in various art directives as a way to engage in self-care.

More Details:

In-Network with:

Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield - Anthem, Cigna, Horizon Health, Humana, Optum Health, TRICARE, UnitedHealthcare

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