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Manali Deolalkar identifies herself as a South Asian woman and a therapist of color who aims to create space for clients to support their mental health well-being. Her practice is rooted in building self-awareness, curiosity and self-compassion.
Manali supports her clients across various issues like anxiety, depression, relationship and dating issues, work related stress, college related mental health, LGBTQ+ support, and self harm. She regularly works with students, women, people of color, immigrants, tech workers, first timers in therapy, couples and adolescents. Manali works with clients to bring awareness and acceptance into their thoughts and emotions using a combination of building insight and developing coping skills to empower clients in taking care of their mental health. She regularly utilises a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy approach to help reframe some of the negative thoughts and negative self-talk that may no longer be helpful for our mental health. She also works with her clients to bring about awareness into their childhood experiences, relationship with their caregivers and attachment patterns that impact their present world. Manali aims to support her clients to accept thoughts and emotions without judgement and explore ways to cope with them using self-compassion.
As a South Asian women, Manali understands the stigma associated with seeking help in certain cultures and the courage that it takes to start caring for your mental health. Her own experience with low self esteem has motivated her to understand and work with clients to heal their critical inner voices and help them gain resilience and balance.
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses
Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Manali Deolalkar is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 5 years
Lyra Health, BCT Therapist, 2022 - Present
Well Clinic, Psychotherapist , 2020 - 2022
Hope Program, Associate clinician , 2019 - 2021
Teachers College, Columbia University, Ed.M in Mental Health Counselling, 2019
Nottingham Trent University, MSc. in Psychology, 2016
New Jersey: 37PC00975600