I dropped out of my last year of graduate school in counseling psychology to join Srila Prabhupada’s movement in 1976. I continued my “education” in the airports distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books. This service not only helped me make progress on the path of bhakti, but helped me to connect with people from all walks of life. I did return to graduate school in 1990. This time I pursued a master’s degree in clinical social work specializing in mental health.
I worked in community mental health as a psychotherapist for twelve years gaining invaluable skills along the way. I furthered my training by taking an intensive two year certification in family and couple’s therapy. During the years working in the clinic, I started a private practice working mainly with devotees. In 2003, my husband, son and I moved to North Carolina and I have continued building my private practice.
My husband and I met each other in 1988 at the temple in Potomac, Maryland. He was handsome, intelligent and most importantly, serious about his sadhana. We shared a desire to help devotees coming from dysfunctional backgrounds to become more emotionally healthy and balanced to support their efforts as spiritual practitioners. Shortly after getting married in 1990, we started counseling couples together and presenting seminars and workshops to the devotee community. We also contributed articles on a regular basis to Back to Godhead Magazine. In 2002 we connected with Krsnanandini dd, the founder of the North American Grhastha Vision Team, and joined her efforts to help strengthen the grhastha ashrama in Srila Prabhupada’s movement.