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        We are delighted to present these valuable professional mental health resources for you. They are committed to serving our community and invested in its well-being. Your Desi Helpline has no third-party agreement with the providers listed on our website. There is no charge for the listing, listing is voluntary, and we take the details they submit in good faith. We do make preliminary inquiries that they are bonafide providers. There is no agreement between the providers and Your Desi Helpline about fees for service as a result of finding them on our website. The referral list is provided for the sole purpose of helping our community to more easily connect with culturally sensitive South Asian mental health professionals with a view to better support the mental health of our community.

​Shubha Swamy, LPC, CPCS

Novo Psychotherapy, LLC

I believe the relationship is the most important part of therapeutic change. I strive to create a warm, safe, respectful atmosphere and actively work with you to achieve the changes you are seeking. It is very important to me that therapy feels useful to you and that we use our time in a focused, intentional way.

Business Address



Telephone: 770-847-0368


Fatima Wasim, PhD NCC LPC​


Personally and professionally, I strive to create a safe, warm, and inviting place for clients where they can be who they are and feel empowered to set and achieve their goals. Many times in our lives, we know what we need to do to help ourselves but have a hard time accessing the internal wisdom which gets quieted by the daily stressors, or situational distress, unsupportive/toxic environments or significant negative events in life.


Business Address:

555 Sun Valley Drive, Suite G-4


Telephone: 678-235-5054


Farida Anwar

Farida Anwar, Ph.D. 

My treatment mode is to help clients develop inner resources & develop resiliency through guided meditation, mindfulness practice, and reprocessing past trauma. EMDR is an important tool. My goal is to help clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves, build resiliency, and reach their full potential.

Business Address



Telephone: 626-221-6104


Surinder Bal, PhD, LPC, NCC, NBCCH

Surinder Bal Counseling LLC

My approach is to empower my clients to better understand themselves, their problems, and to have the skills to make healthier and more productive life decisions. This is achieved through creating greater self-awareness of underlying motivations and barriers that maintain unhealthy behaviors and thought patterns. I believe issues need to be addressed at the root for change to be sustainable over time. 

Business Address



Telephone: 404-662-6077


Shital Gaitonde, PhD

Kinder Minds Behavioral Health LLC

Dr. Shital Gaitonde is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of various developmental and psychological disorders in infants, toddlers, and children (0-12 years of age). Her expertise includes, but is not limited to, the psychological and developmental evaluation and treatment of infants, toddlers, and children with developmental disorders (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder), social-emotional disorders (e.g. anxiety related issues), and disruptive behavior disorders (e.g. ADHD, emotional regulation issues)

Business Address:

1004 Bombay Lane

Roswell 30076

Telephone: 918-691-1237


Rita Patel, LCSW, RPT, SEP

Patel Garcia Counseling and Wellness, LLC

I specialize in providing a holistic and integrated approach to concerns such as anxiety, depression, chronic illness, stress management, self-esteem, trauma, grief, parenting, relationship concerns, and adoption. I am passionate about helping empower individuals and families to live with more balance, compassion, and joy.

Business Address:

3653 Canton Road,

Suite 202

Marietta, GA 30066

Telephone: 404-319-0053


Shally Vaid

Bright Path Therapy and Wellness Center

Mental health is a vital component of our overall well-being. We all face struggles at some point in our lives. As a licensed psychotherapist, I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental space where my clients can begin to heal and learn to live healthier, happier, and balanced lives. I specialize in treating children/adolescents and their families.​ 

Business Address:

1071 Cambridge Square

Alpharetta, Georgia 30009


Ekta Aulakh-Patel

Alpharetta Counseling- Ekta Aulakh-Patel, LPC

Goal-Oriented and Solution-Focused Therapy for adolescents, adults, and families. Together we address the cause of dysfunction in your life and how your goals for change. Together we work to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

Business Address:


SUITE #249


Telephone: 678-923-9502

Neha Khorana

Neha Khorana, PhD, ABPP, LLC

I am a board-certified clinical psychologist who is most interested in getting to know each individual and their unique values, needs and perspectives through building a collaborative relationship with my clients. I operate from a culturally-informed cognitive-behavioral approach meaning that I help one identify their behaviors, thoughts and emotions and how these intersect in their lives each day.

Business Address:

Offering telehealth (video sessions)

Telephone: 404-919-8842


Smruti Desai

Desai Counseling & Consulting

My hope is that by us working together, you will find a courageous space to speak your truth and feel less alone in your pain. I aim to create a non-judgmental, honest, steady and kind space for us to explore your life together, which includes following your lead in regards to pace, intensity, and time.

Business Address:

315 W Ponce DeLeon Ave

Decatur, GA 30030

Telephone: 404-323-3553


Bhavana Goel

Pine River Psychotherapy and Associates

On our journey of life, sometimes we reach a point where it seems as if, we have hit the end of the road. Thoughts like, "I feel stuck", “Life is so meaningless” or “Will my relationships ever improve?”, can leave us feeling overwhelmed and drained. A deep sense of sadness, anger and frustration can get in way of our everyday functioning.

Business Address:

1145 Sheridan Road Northeast
Atlanta, Georgia 30324
Telephone: 404-325-8512 ext 712

Nisha Patel

Nisha Patel Counseling, LLC

I bring an energetic, positive, warm, and honest approach. You will gain a deeper understanding of your habits, behaviors, feelings and thoughts that are getting in the way of your goals. I will teach you skills to make your life better and help you learn how to apply them in your everyday life.

Business Address:

1867 Independence Square

Suite 105

Atlanta, Georgia 30338

Telephone: 404-721-0675

Zainab Delawalla, Ph.D.

Neurobehavioral Services, LLC

I work with individuals who may be successful in many areas of life but still struggle to understand and manage their emotions, especially as they navigate difficult life transitions or deal with symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Business Address:

125 Clairemont Ave, Suite 510, Decatur, GA 30030

Telephone: 404-325-2400


Sarah Ansari

Rekindle Hope Counseling, LLC

I am eclectic in my interventions depending on the client's needs. I am cognitive behavioral therapist and trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Clinical Hypnotherapy. I strongly believe trust, support, validation, communication and conflict resolution are the key to a healthy relationship.

Business Address:

1301 Shiloh Road NW

Suite 710

Kennesaw, Georgia 30144

Telephone: 678- 468-4448

Ishita Patel

Cornerstone Family Services

Ishita holds a Master of Family Therapy from Mercer University, School of Medicine. She is licensed in the state of Georgia as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist . She works with individuals, couples, families, and groups in assisting people to become more aware and accepting of themselves.

Business Address:

1755 Woodstock Rd. Suite 200

Roswell, GA 30075

Telephone: 770.910.2753 ext. 704


Abilash Pulicken

Garuda Counseling

The Compassion, empathy, and experience are the tools I bring with me to every session. As a clinician who has had the privilege of living in three countries and providing services in a number of varied settings, 

Business Address:

Telehealth Only

Telephone: (762) 338-0104


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Nishma Barron

Nishma Barron LMFT

I want to get to know you, your life experiences, your challenges, your triumphs. I invite you to go beyond immediate problem solving to understanding how issues from your past may be affecting your current feelings and circumstances. I’m interested in your dreams. Together, we’ll build on your strengths and resilience, uncover and examine old patterns of behavior, and work on increasing your flexibility and range of responses to life’s curveballs.

Business Address:

4325 First Ave, #733,

Tucker, GA 30085

Telephone: (770) 209 2280


Hibbah Agha

Hibbah Agha

Hibbah is currently working on her Ph.D. in Counselor Educator and Supervision. She has 7 years of school counseling experience working in diverse settings along with clinical skills. She utilizes a strengths-based approach that enables individuals to recognize their own temperament and values to support themselves in ways that align with their true selves. She believes the goal-setting process of therapy is a collaborative process driven by the client.

Business Address:

5400 Laurel Springs Parkway,

Suite 801 & 802,

Suwanee, GA 30024

Telephone: (404) 808-1161

Afshan Lakhani​​

Practice: Neha Khorana, PhD, ABPP, LLC

You are not alone! I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults working through anxiety, trauma, and personal identity development. Starting with a psychodynamic and person-centered approach, I strive to under​stand my clients individually and meet them wherever they are in life. Together, ​we will identify, adapt, and use various therapeutic approaches and interventions to get to a state where you believe you are the best growing version of yourself and live a quality lifestyle. 

Business Address:

Practice: Neha Khorana, PhD, ABPP, LLC

3546 Old Milton Pkwy

Alpharetta, GA 30005

Telephone: (770)  580 0417


Alia Azmat ​​

I am a Pakistani-American-Muslim woman of color. I have experience working teens and adults around anxiety, depression, PTSD, intergenerational grief/loss, self-esteem, and sexual and spiritual abuse. In session, I ask questions about how emotions were talked about in your family, social spaces you feel connected and disconnected from, and the impact of "should" statements on your well-being. Individuals who enjoy working with me are often individuals making sense of who they are and their place in the world and individuals processing transitions (moving to a new place, starting a new job, divorce, graduating college, etc.)

Business Address:

1244 Clairmont Road,

Suite 204,

Decatur, GA 30030(770)  

Telephone: (470) 206 2115


Aisha Choudhry​​

Ihsan Counseling

We all have the ability within our bodies, minds, and spirits to heal ourselves. I use my professional skills and knowledge to help facilitate this process. I approach therapy from a social justice perspective where I honor and hold space for BIPOC women and their experiences. In therapy sessions, I will use a variety of techniques, mainly mind-body based approaches such as somatic experiencing and brainspotting.

Business Address:

Telehealth Only  

Telephone: (770) 331 2053

Roma Raheja​​

Monarch Counseling Services

As a licensed mental health therapist with 20+ years of experience, I empower clients to help them realize the lives they desire and chart a path forward to achieving their goals. If you are looking for a safe therapeutic space to explore issues, gain insight, remove blocks, improve, selfcare and move toward a healthier, more joyful and fulfilling life, you're at the right place. I use a collaborative therapeutic approach and evidence-based interventions to help you find the solutions that works best for your life and circumstances. 

Business Address:


Telephone: (404) 594-1393

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