Shashi Khanna, LCSW
Trauma-Informed Culturally Sensitive Therapist
Shashi Khanna (LCSW) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in individual, group, and family therapy with adults and children. She has more than a decade of experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, focusing on individuals and families struggling with mental health and addiction issues. Her goal is to understand all facets of her client’s life to help them recover and develop healthy coping techniques to live an optimal life.
Shashi is a trauma-informed culturally sensitive therapist with over 15 years of experience. Her approach is non-judgmental and strength-based, using solution-focused techniques to address each client’s unique needs. She has training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Bowen Family Systems. She has EMDRIA Approved Basic Training from the Parnell Institute which specializes in Attachment-Focused EMDR.
She is a culturally sensitive therapist, having volunteered extensively for the South Asian Support Group as part of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI).
Shashi received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Social Work from Rutgers University, in addition to a Bachelor’s in Business and Education from India. She also received a post-graduate certificate in Bowen Family Therapy. Shashi is trained in EMDR
Shashi strives to create a healthy and nonjudgmental environment in order for her clients to achieve deep insights and establish a balanced life. She also provides clinical supervision for those seeking full licensure.
"When I first started my sessions with Shashi/Clear Horizons Counseling, I was skeptical and didn't think it would be worth my time. I had worked with other counselors in the past who seemed more interested in making money than helping me. But from the moment I met Sashi, I knew I had found someone truly special. She quickly understood my needs and helped me work through the emotional struggles I was experiencing. Thanks to her guidance and support, I've learned so much about myself and have gained valuable tools that I can use anytime, anywhere. I'm so grateful to Sashi for her compassionate care and dedication to helping others. Anyone who can make such a profound difference in people's lives deserves tremendous admiration. Thank you, Sashi, and may God continue to bless you as you help others along their own journeys!"
"I can only describe Shashi Khanna as the best therapist I will ever have. For over a year, she has provided me with a judgment free safe space to heal. I started seeing Shashi when I was lost, scared, and at the lowest point in my life, and she was instrumental in helping me navigate my newly diagnosed bipolar disorder. Shashi humanizes and treats her patients with the utmost respect, empathy, and compassion. Through our sessions I gained valuable insights, learned coping tools, and skills to live a healthier life and be the best version of myself that I can be. With Shashi you learn to give yourself grace and you learn that you were capable all along, all she does is guide you through your journey. Shashi, for all of this and many other things I cannot put into words, thank you. It has been a privilege having you as my therapist and I am eternally grateful."
"Shashi Khanna is an excellent psychotherapist. She is compassionate, understanding, and insightful, and I have loved working with her over the past two years. I have seen other psychotherapists in the past and I connected with her the most, and she has played a huge role in my transformation over the past couple of years. With her help, I have made great strides in overcoming chronic issues, and I cannot thank her enough. I recommend her wholeheartedly to everyone and would be more than comfortable sending my friends and family to her."
"Shashi helps me to move on in life and accept things that are hard for me. I have a sense of happiness and Being and keep pushing to live and not go to that dark place. I feel I” can do this” after I leave the session. Sometimes I wish I could see her twice a week. I love it when one of Shashi's cats, Winston, comes in session."
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Form of psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Form of therapy designed by Dr. Marsha Linehan to treat a broad range of complicated symptoms and concerns. The four tenets of DBT are mindfulness, distress tolerance, motional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. (DBT) is a therapeutic approach that’s been found effective for managing mental health conditions like personality disorders and eating disorders.
But understanding and developing DBT skills can actually benefit anyone who wants to cope better with life’s challenges in general.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Form of therapy based on the theory that the way individuals perceive a situation is more closely connected to their reaction than the situation itself. Individuals’ perceptions are often distorted and unhelpful, particularly when they are distressed. Cognitive Behavior Therapy helps people identify their distressing thoughts and evaluate how realistic the thoughts are. Then they learn to change their distorted thinking. When they think more realistically, they feel better. The emphasis is also consistently on solving problems and initiating behavioral changes.
Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.
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