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About Binda (she/her/hers)

I am trained as a clinical social worker and hold an independent clinical social workers license. I have a private practice in Northampton MA and also work at the Cutchins Children's Clinic. I have been in practice for 16 years. I see folks in person and on zoom. I am a cis-gendered heterosexual woman and I have two young adult children.

I have worked with people of all ages and genders both in the home setting and in the office setting. I mostly work with people transitioning into parenthood. I am trauma informed and trained, and relational in my approach.


My prior experience as a postpartum doula makes me uniquely suited to understanding the challenges that a family with a newborn faces. I have also worked as a home based therapist for people during the pregnancy and postpartum phases. My experience in Early Intervention (a home based program that supports families with a children 0 to 3 who have developmental delays) has given me expertise in working with families who are adjusting to the complex first 3 years of life.

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I obtained my masters from the Smith College School for Social Work. Since graduating, I have taken numerous courses in topics related to early parenthood, and early childhood, and the particular challenges and emotional complications that occur in the preganancy and postpartum phases of life. In addition, I am trained in the Internal Family Systems model (IFS). IFS looks at our inner psychological landscape as a family system with parts that take on strategies to cope with whatever environmental factors have been present in our lives. This model is non pathologizing, inclusive and invites curiosity and exploration of the road we have travelled, and the coping mechanisms created along the way. 

I am also trained in sensory motor psychotherapy (SP) which considers the way that our body and our nervous system holds emotional memory, and in EMDR - which I use mostly to decrease distress after a difficult recent event and to calm the nervous system when it is too overwhelmed to look at past events. 

I have found IFS and SP to be complimentary ways of working that do not pathologize the ways that our parts manage the events in our lives. Because of this, I ground my practice in these two modalities and add in EMDR, CBT and mindfulness practices as needed.

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