Dipika Daga, Counseling Intern
Johns Hopkins University
Helping one person might not change the world, but it can change the whole world for that one person! I believe that we are all a product of stories and there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story within us.
I have professional training and experience as an expressive arts therapy practitioner (art, music, dance, drama) and integrative counseling (REBT, Transactional analysis) with diverse client population across age groups ranging from adolescents to adults. I focus on integrating psychodynamic and behavioral therapies with person centered expressive arts therapy.
My holistic approach to mental health involves providing culturally sensitive therapy, trauma informed approach, LGBTQIA+ focus, and indigenous forms of therapy with a feminist lens. I am currently pursuing my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Johns Hopkins University. My clinical focus involves working with adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, epilepsy, adjustment disorders and related issues, substance use, grief and loss, and interpersonal/intrapersonal attachment related stressors.
Social justice and advocacy are an integral part of my professional journey as a mental health practitioner. I advocate for menstrual equity through my NGO “Padding Foundation” since 2018. Integrating mental health with advocacy initiatives is an important value I hold.
Anxiety, Depression, Epilepsy, Adjustments, Substance use, Grief and Loss, Attachment stressors; LGBTQIA+
Integrative, Psychodynamic, Behavioral, Expressive Arts (art, music, drama). CBT, Transactional Analysis, culturally sensitive, Trauma informed, Feminist lens