Manju Pradhan, Ph.D.
Resilience Psychology, PLLC
As a licensed psychologist in New York state and life coach, she has established Resilience Psychology PLLC, to help highly insightful people recognize their potential and learn to use adverse life circumstances as opportunities and life lessons for a more fulfilling and enriching life. Clients' strengths are focused on over pathology, deviance and deficiency in her work. In doing so, she empowers her clients to effectively change their relationship with their emotions and thoughts to make wise choices and engage in beneficial action.
She works with high functioning and insightful people diagnosed with chronic medical conditions, women and relational aggression, relationship trauma and the general adult population with mood and anxiety issues, such as Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder.
She integrates Eastern and Western philosophy for psychological healing, adding a spiritual or metaphysical element for those who are interested.
"Don’t confuse good health with not being sick. A truly healthy life is one spent creating value—to tackle the challenges thrown at us over a lifetime/to continue to confront challenges head-on, to create something of value, to constantly expand the frontiers of our lives." -Daisaku Ikeda
Wellness and illness dance with each other in a dynamic pattern which reconfigures along a continuum, depending on context. Contrasts provide context in the dance. The notion that wellness and illness are dichotomous and mutually exclusive is a myth, but we live in a society that supports this belief. Rather, She helps people hold a space for their shadow as it comes to greater awareness to accept one's whole, and transform unhelpful chronic or often recurring emotions transform into healthier ones. Compassion for others and oneself helps people develop resilience and minimize risk of "burn out".
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy and Integrative Therapy. She finds that integrating modalities and using creativity to best serve her clients are most important. In addition, she is being trained to be a certified neurocoach and neuroleader, and uses neuroscientific approaches and interventions to facilitate growth and positive change. Modalities help provide structure, support and direction for one's treatment goals, but she believes that honoring one's humanity in the work overrides any specific modality to reduce unnecessary suffering. She works with individual adults and couples.
She is interactive and personable, using the work to supportively bring her clients out of their comfort zone but at the same time feel safe and learn new ways on how to manage their lives authentically and purposefully.
Racial and cultural diversity are paramount to her work, and she is inclusive of all who are ready and willing for a positive change in their lives. She is affirming and welcoming of all races, cultures, sexual orientations and those with spiritual belief systems on the gamut. Clients who do not ascribe to any specific spirituality or religion are also welcome to help them achieve their goals.
She has narrated scripts using the Eastern Chakra metaphysical system for Diabetes, and will be creating additional meditations for other chronic conditions for her clients. Stay tuned!