Dr. Swati has been my therapist since March. I started taking therapy from her when I was diagnosed with Clinical Depression and she seemed to be the only one at the time who would help me without judging me.
What instantly struck me about her was that she didn't believe in lending a shoulder to cry on or someone who would just listen to all your problems to make you feel better for some time. She was gentle yet determined at the same time and told me "These are your problems. Only you can do something about them. You can't keep brooding over them and not deal with them." Her method is to make people feel empowered. It is difficult for a person with depression to feel anything at all, but she reassured me that I had the power to deal with it and helped me along the way till I believed in it. She taught me mindfulness and every week I could feel the progress. There were times when I completely broke down before her and felt like there is no way out. She listened to me patiently and calmly reminded me of my progress and told me that if I have made it this far, then its worth going forward. My husband and I have also taken couple's counselling from her to enrich the understanding in our relationship. The activities during the sessions made us feel more connected and made us realise the importance of togetherness. Dealing with depression is a time-taking process but her patience every step of the way has been commendable. She has a beautiful way of explaining everything which makes her very approachable. The way she taught me the different methods of mindfulness have changed my life greatly. After 6 months of therapy, I can gladly say that I know now that situations change. Always. And you have the power to change them.