Pear Wilson is a licensed clinical social worker trained in relational, psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Utilizing mind-body interventions, she specializes in treating adults experiencing anxiety and depression, life transitions, relationship issues, and mood imbalances. Pear received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Smith College, MA and has provided therapy in a variety of treatment settings, including the outpatient psychiatry centers of Johns Hopkins and University of Pennsylvania, and the Wright Institute of Los Angeles.
Dr. Priya Narayanan received a BA in Biology, graduating summa cum laude from Smith College, MA and received her MD degree from McGill University, Montreal. She currently heads an Assertive Community Treatment program in Los Angeles serving the needs of people with persisting mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. Dr. Narayanan is also a senior faculty member with the Art of Living Foundation. She is a strong advocate for the role of alternative modalities of healing and promotes the yoga, meditation, and healthy living as adjuncts to conventional psychiatric treatment.
Many people have recurring ups and downs where feelings of depression and anxiety keep coming back, no matter what they do. Clients come to Sukshma for a new experience of self-discovery and transformation. One that finally works. Better. Faster. More effective.
Are you feeling anxious and/or depressed?
Lonely and a sense of emptiness?
Unfulfilled in relationships and don’t know why?
Frustrated, overwhelmed, burnt out, exhausted?
At the end of your rope?
Do you have difficulty focusing?
Breaking away from old patterns?
Fear of looking inside because of what’s in there?
Difficulty making time for yourself?
You want to feel supported and guided, but just haven’t found that thing you can lean on for treatment and self-growth.
Now you’re really ready to focus on yourself. You long for an inner journey that will bring understanding and relief. You realize the patterns playing out in your life are repeating due to old wounds and unhealthy habits that get in the way. They keep resurfacing as anxiety and depression and now you’re ready to finally free yourself from this cycle.
Depression is characterized by low energy and sadness that can beparalyzing. It causes you to missout on opportunities to move your life forward because everything is slowed down and it takes time to address the symptoms. Goals seem out of reach, t which leads to lower self-esteem and hopelessness. You push people away because you don’t want them to see you feeling depressed. This is compounded by feelings of guilt and shame. You experience less intimacy and many other things in your life you care about and value, but they don’t feel attainable anymore.
Mood disorders cause you to feel out of control and unable to enjoy what’s happening in the moment. You can’t be present when you’re derailed by unpredictable ups and downs e. It can lead to feelings of despair because you can’t trust your own feelings.
Relationship crises happen when problems are not addressed and continue to build over time.
When communication patterns and trust deteriorate in a relationship, it can lead to a crisis or corrosion in the overall happiness of the couple. It feels scary when the problems seem insurmountable and it’s hard to reclaim what was working, and keeping the relationship together, it’s scary.
Grieving death and sickness it’s hard to function. You need a lot of support, but it can be hard to accept that support. With close family, there are feelings of despair… even a shattered sense of identity and purpose. With friends who aren’t as close, it’s a sad time and a reminder of everyone’s own mortality.
Panic attacks are characterized by a decreased ability to function. Sometimes you avoid normal day-to-day activities because you think they might bring on a panic attack. Needing to be more isolated, can negatively impact self-esteem. You may think you’re doing better, and thenit comes out of nowhere, making you feel out of control. Over time, this erodes your self-confidence, causing you to shrink back into a protective shell, isolated from friends. It impacts family life and fuels self-doubt.
Parents experiencing distress and fatigue is understandable when you’re locked at home with your family all the time. This is a sudden and radical lifestyle change when you’re used to going to work and the gym while the kids are at school and engaged in their other activities.
Many of us are caught in a spiral of feelings of self-comparison, convinced that other parents are doing this better and feelings of self- doubt, concerned that we don’t have enough patience and competence. Irritable and completely overwhelmed, we need to find alone time to navigate the situation better, so that we can stay safe.
You don’t want to feel incompetent. And you don’t want to miss out on the positive, because you’re stuck in these negative feelings. It leads to a perpetual self-critical loop — fear of being judged by others, of being seen as sick or weak of being different.
Feel like the best version of yourself again
Be in-the-moment and able to navigate what comes your way with ease and grace.
Take charge of your internal space and experience feelings without having emotions take over
Be less self-judgmental
Free yourself from the harsh internal critic