Vaswati Mallik is a Therapist based in New York USA. My areas of speciality include Anger Management, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Depression, Family Conflict, Life Transitions, Parenting, Racial Identity, Self Esteem, Women's Issues. This profile is currently unclaimed; please validate the details are current when communicating with the mental health professional.
I have experience working with adults, adolescents and children (ages six and up) and provide individual, family, couples and group psychotherapy. As the child of immigrants, I appreciate the challenges of negotiating between different cultures. Some members of immigrant communities are afraid of seeking help for mental illness. They fear being labeled negatively, shunned and stigmatized. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of misinformation about mental illness (e.g. you must be sick, crazy, weak if you seek therapy). Sadly, not enough people seek the help they need and deserve. Buddha once said “pain is inevitable but suffering is optional.” As much as I respect the tenets of Buddhism and apply them to my personal and professional life, the fact is, sometimes suffering – in these modern, stressful times – is NOT optional, especially if we do not know where to turn for support, help and encouragement. Until life normalizes, most of us are confined to our homes: if you are a resident of New York state and would like to receive psychotherapy services via phone or video, please contact our practice. We must give our mental health as much attention as we are giving to our physical safety. Feeling isolated and cut off from our normal lives is stressful.
Brooklyn, New York 11242