Neera Mehta, MS, LMHC
Neera Mehta received her Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology from California State University, Stanislaus in 1998. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Washington.
Neera works with adults (18+). She is fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi.
I view therapy as a learning process of personal development. I believe that only when we take personal responsibility for our life “are we able to respond” to the challenging issues we face and make desired changes. I also believe that every individual has within them the ability to change. Therapeutic process may include, but is not limited to, learning new skills, taking on new perspectives, acceptance without judgment of what is and commitment to taking actions in order to create the life we want to live.
My approach to therapy is focused on being collaborative, nonjudgmental, didactic and solution focused. I primarily use evidenced based practices of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness to help clients address their issues. I may also use tools from other theoretical orientations as appropriate. My goal is to provide a safe place where you can focus on your personal development.
Education, Specialized Training and Experience
My seventeen years of professional experience includes working in community mental health agencies, K-12 classrooms, and two-year colleges. My love of counseling and teaching was optimally realized during my tenure as a faculty counselor at a two-year college in Washington, where I worked with college students (16 - 60 years old) for ten years.
In addition to working with anxiety, depression, stress, transitions, academic issues, multicultural issues, I have extensive experience in providing career counseling. I have also taught college courses on topics such as Study Skills, Stress Management, Career Planning, and Diversity and Social Justice.
In recent years, I have pursued professional development in the area of Social Justice through classes, conferences, workshops and readings. I also participated in a year long Social Justice Leadership Institute through Bellevue College (2015).