Gottman Couples Therapy sessions are offered in-person or online.
I first started seeing Preeti a few months after my second son was born. I was suffering from mild post-partum depression and was having difficulty understanding the new emotions I was feeling. With my first son, I did not experience the wide range of feelings of highs and lows, sadness, anxiety, anger and apathy. I talked to some of my girlfriends that also had a newborn and toddler of the same age that were encountering similar feelings. I thought through their support and solidarity, I would be able to manage the extreme ups and downs; but after weeks of trying I decided I needed more help and that is when I found Preeti. I knew I wanted someone to help me identify what was going on with me emotionally after having my child. I also knew I wanted a professional that I could continue to assist me on my journey in parenting and partnership with my children’s father. Preeti has helped tremendously in finding my center again and offered me tools to help me manage situations that were overwhelming me before. She continues to provide me with new insight in regards to my interpersonal relationships and encourages my growth as a mother and partner. She has helped my find the strength and direction that I thought I had lost. I am grateful and hopeful for what lies ahead under her care.
-MR, April 2019
Finding a therapist to partner with along the journey of your life is often a perplexing task. The expectations we have for our therapists can be quite lofty: While we need them to stay as objective as possible, as a client I also want my therapist to care and empathize for me. I need their guidance, but usually so that I can come to my own decision about how to live my life, rather than my therapist giving me a "prescription" for how they think I should live it.
I have been in therapy in the San Diego Area for almost 6 years, and I understand how difficult it can be to find someone who can fulfill all of those needs. It can be a frustrating process. I always urge friends and acquaintances not to give up their search.
After several tries with other therapists in the area, I was very fortunate to find Preeti, whose kind and patient manner has guided me toward becoming more patient with myself. She is well-versed in and practices a range of techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy and EMDR. She provides me very doable methods of calming myself during difficult times in my day-to-day life. Preeti effuses a warmth that is unparalleled in the psychotherapy community, providing a safe environment in which I can find peace from the chaos of life. I have been able to explore my unhealthy tendencies toward impulsive behavior in my relationships, as well as the common feeling of shutting down due to my depression. I feel comfortable talking in depth about my mood disorder, and she does not dodge the topic of how I am doing with my depression. Instead, she asks head on about how I am doing physically and emotionally on my medications, and helps me work on my relationship with having a chronic mental health disorder. I feel more accepting of myself and my "flaws," and better able to recognize my strengths. I plan to continue working with Preeti on how to cope with all of the stressors of life. I am grateful to her for the relationship we have together.
- AK, May 2019
I believe people are put in your life for a reason. I had been in therapy several times on and off during my life due to depression, anxiety and bad things that I have dealt with throughout my life. I’ve had some good and NOT so good therapists. I found Preeti as I was seeking a therapist that practices EMDR after I went through some more traumatic events that caused me to have PTSD. Preeti has the gift of calming the soul. She is sensitive and is extremely nonjudgmental. I looked forward to my sessions with her and I highly recommend her to anyone!
- AJ, June 2019
I initially started seeing Preeti to help me cope with a stressful divorce, causing depression and anxiety. Since then, I have continued to see Preeti for about four years, to move past the divorce, learn how to negotiate new relationships, deal with unpleasant memories from my past, and feel more comfortable with myself just the way I am. She’s taught me many skills to deal with the stresses of every day life, to help me stay in the present, and adopt more positive ways of thinking. She is well versed in EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, and even love languages for healthy relationships. I have found her to be insightful, patient, compassionate, and never judging. Her calm demeanor creates a safe space to open up, while she guides you on your journey of self-discovery and helps you to find peace in your own mind.
-AA, June 2019