Shruti Nair

APCC # 8499
shruti@mcaft.com
650-297-3400 x14
Supervisor: Jaclyn Long, MFT #47100 
Location: Los Altos
Fee: $170 




Areas of Special Interest:

Teens: Anxiety, phobias, academic stress, social challenges, low self esteem, depression, identity issues, acculturation, behavioral challenges, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD), neurodivergence. 

Adults: Anxiety, work stress, phobias, acculturation, depression. Couples, parenthood and motherhood. 

Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Punjabi, Urdu

Modalities: 

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Trained (Level 1), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy 

Description:

Shruti is a warm, intuitive, and multilingual therapist with experience in working with clients diverse in age, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Her core belief is that with the right intervention tools, everyone has the ability to face and overcome their challenges. Having worked with clients between 6-65+ years of age, she finds that her gentle and kind nature helps clients of all age groups feel safe so they can engage the process of deep healing. In addition to that, she is constantly adapting and tailoring her style of therapy to support her client’s individual needs and goals.

Shruti offers a Humanistic approach to therapy, with a background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Internal Family Systems (IFS), parts work, and mindfulness-based intervention techniques within individual therapy. 

She is skilled at helping her clients recognize and reassess negative thought patterns and provides tools to help replace them with positive thoughts using CBT intervention. She incorporates meditation and mindfulness based techniques into her practice to help aid in her clients treatment. 

Shruti is passionate about supporting couples, parents and women on their journey through motherhood. She has experience supporting families with neurodivergent children, with a range from mild learning disabilities to severe developmental challenges, autism-spectrum disorders, and trisomy 21.

She explores the IFS parts work with clients to help them understand their inner world better. “Our inner parts contain valuable qualities, and our core Self knows how to heal, allowing us to become integrated and whole. In IFS all parts are welcome.”- IFS Institute 

She is highly aware of the cross-cultural nuances that exist in various communities, and stands by the need for cultural-competence within therapy. She belongs to an Indian south-asian minority community and is fluent in additional languages such as Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Punjabi, Urdu.

Be it a transition, or a sudden change in your life that is making you seek therapy, please know that by seeking help, you are already displaying great courage and have taken a big step towards healing. On this note, Shruti wants to thank the reader for spending some time learning about her background, and she hopes to work with you soon.  

Trainings: 

  • Internal Family Systems- Level 1 trained (IFS institute) 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 
  • Mindfulness Meditation

Education:

University of St. Thomas , Minnesota, USA (2015- 2017), Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Middlesex University, London,UK (2012-2015), Bachelor of Science with Honors in Counseling Psychology