Aysha is passionate about helping people meet life’s challenges by creating a collaborative, safe and accepting environment for fostering change and growth. Her clinical experience covers a range of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, maladaptive behaviors, trauma, adoption-related issues, relationship difficulties and life transitions. She works from a standpoint of cultural respect and has a working knowledge of Gujarati, Hindi and Urdu. Ultimately, she hopes to help her clients determine their unique strengths, find fulfillment and discover a joyful path forward in a warm, empathetic, non-judgmental manner.
Combined with her clinical training, Aysha has a broad background of education and work experience. She earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Houston, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from Carleton University in Canada. Her previous careers, also relating to the human experience, ranged from art appraisal all the way to managing Michelin-starred restaurants and physical assets for a Broadway theater company. Her personal lived experience also informs her sensitivity to the emotional challenges that accompany life transitions, relocation, the expatriate experience and immigration. Before settling in Houston in 2011, she spent time living in London, Luxembourg, The Cayman Islands, Ottawa, Montreal and New York City.
Aysha’s personal interests are based broadly in the arts. She lives with her husband, daughter and cat in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood and spends her free time exploring nearby parks, museums, galleries and restaurants with them (not the cat). Her favorite thing is sharing food, conversation and laughter with friends and family.