Layers of Self

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MPhil

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Layers of Self

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MPhil

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Layers of Self
20688, 4th Street
Suite # 1,
Saratoga, CA 95070
Call Meenal Chaudhari
(408) 872-9137
Offers online therapy

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About

I believe therapy is about getting to know yourself on a more intimate level. I listen in a caring, compassionate and non-judgmental way that allows you to see more clearly what your issues are about. i hold space with the awareness that you are a soul with the wisdom and intelligence to deal with whatever life is offering you at the moment. i am highly skilled with working with people looking for self-actualization, therapists in the making and those interested in self-growth and transformation.
i specialize in holistic studies i marry the physical (somatic) work with the transpersonal (spiritual). i look at the Self as comprising five layers - physical, energy, mental-emotional, intuitive and bliss. i work together with you as i remain aware that your liberation is bound up with mine.
i am a very creative person and i bring that into the therapy sessions. so we might sit or walk in nature, draw and paint, play with sand tray toys or move about or dance or get centered through meditation or relax the body systematically or through guided visualization.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $200 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $250 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 33 Years
  • License: California / 94678
  • School: JFKU
  • Year Graduated: 2012

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: CAMFT / 99780
  • Certificate Date: 2010

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"Meenal and I were classmates in grad school and since then we continue to collaborate on projects and therapeutic workshops. Her style of therapy is creative, expressive, holistic and kind hearted. She has many years in the field and I consider her highly ..."

Layers of Self's Groups

body wisdom of chakras

this is an introductory experiential group to become aware of the energy centers in our bodies. we will meditate on each of the centers, while chanting and learning about its properties and healing issues associated with them.

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Kosha experiential group

we dive into one Kosha each month, focusing on and experiencing it through guided visualizations. The physical body that most consider to be the self is only the most dense layer. Subtler than that is the energy or pranic layer. Then comes the emotional-mental layer also seen by some as colors corresponding to different feelings. The intellectual/intuitive or the wisdom layer is next, subtler and more expansive than the prior three and encompassing them too. Finally the bliss layer is the subtlest of them all and it encompasses all the other layers and extends over and beyond them.

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26 Soul Qualities

Welcome to the group on 26 soul qualities. they are 1. Fearlessness 2. Purity of heart 3. Steadfastness 4. Almsgiving 5. Self-restraint 6. Sacred rites 7. Right study of scriptures/ self-study 8. Self-discipline 9. Straightforwardness 10. Non-injury 11. Truthfulness 12. Absence of wrath 13. Renunciation 14. Peacefulness 15. Non-condemnation 16. Compassion toward all beings 17. Absence of greed & envy 18. Gentleness 19. Modesty 20. Absence of restlessness 21. Radiance of character 22. Forgiveness 23. Cleanliness of body and purity of mind 24. Patience & fortitude 25. Non-hatred 26. Lack of conceit

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Location

Layers of Self
20688, 4th Street
Suite # 1,
Saratoga, CA 95070
Call Meenal Chaudhari
(408) 872-9137
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Spirituality
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Self-actualization, growth & development
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Native American
I also speak: Marathi and Hindi
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Body-oriented Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
  • Yoga philosophy of koshas and chakras
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MPhil