Hello! My name is Manisha. I am currently completing a Master’s in Counseling at Northwestern University. I bring several years of experience teaching mindfulness practices in corporate and private settings. My passion for counseling stems from confidence in the healing power of interpersonal connection. I believe the strength of the counseling relationship is rooted in collaboration, empathy, and trust.

I gravitate toward a variety of theories designed to help clients address their concerns and meet personal goals. My interests include psychodynamic and attachment theories which acknowledge the influence of a client’s past on their present experience. I am also drawn to acceptance and mindfulness-based theories aimed at empowering clients to improve resilience, gain agency and strengthen coping skills.

As a counselor my goal is to offer individualized therapy drawing from each client’s unique qualities and strengths. Using a trauma-informed and multicultural lens, I create a compassionate counseling environment for clients of all identities and backgrounds.

Northwestern University | Active Graduate Student - Master’s in Counseling
UCLA | Certified Mindfulness Teacher - Professional Level
Professional training in mindfulness facilitation through the Mindful Awareness Research Center at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience.
University of Colorado Boulder | M.A. Molecular Biology
Georgia Institute of Technology | B.S. Biology

Professional Membership
American Counseling Association


I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become.
-C.G. Jung