Jyoti Nadhani

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

My Story: Becoming a Therapist

I’m an empathic person who grew up with an older brother who had cerebral palsy and autism spectrum disorder.  

Since childhood, I've been able to support my friends, immediate family members, as well as my large extended family consisting of 50 members.

Friends and family have always come to me when they've had problems because they found me to be caring and supportive.
I too have experienced struggles in my life. In particular, the stress inherent in moving and adapting to a new country and running a business with a busy family.

For all of the above reasons, and due to my interest in the human mind, I decided to study counseling. I'm happy to be a healer who can help my clients overcome stress and pain.

It's rewarding to support them to maintain healthy relationships and live happily. 

Professional Background

I started my career in business after receiving a MBA and then co-founding a software company in 2004, which was eventually acquired.

I then began my career in counseling. Since completing my Masters Degree in Counseling, I  have worked with adults, couples, children, adolescents and their families in organizations, and now in my private practice.

Key Strengths

I'm warm, honest, and empathic. With my calm presence, I provide a non-judgemental space to collaborate with you in overcoming your problems so you can create a more fulfilling life.

My clients appreciate my gentle approach, my ability to understand their struggle and pain, and my capacity to be present with them on a deep level.

I have a great understanding of the challenges of immigration and family dynamics, including multicultural and multigenerational families.  
I am flexible in my approach and use a range of therapy tools to meet your needs in the best possible way.

I understand how to cope with the stresses of marriage and family life, as well as the demands of being a tech entrepreneur.

I speak and write in English and Hindi.

Counseling Training

Masters Degree in Counseling (Marriage Family and Child Emphasis)

Certificate Program in Psychedelic Facilitation from UC Berkeley - Psilocybin facilitation and its applications for spiritual and psychotherapeutic care; focusing both on traditional uses of this globally recognized medicine and current Western approaches to mental health.

MAPS MDMA Therapy Training - Clinical training program that facilitates learning in the theory, skills, and practice of MDMA-assisted Psychedelic Psychotherapy.

Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) - EFT  is aimed at building secure connections. It transforms distress-causing patterns in individuals, couples, and families, addressing issues like marital distress, anxiety, and trauma.

Internal Family Systems (IFS) - IFS is a transformative, evidence-based psychotherapy that helps people heal by accessing and loving their protective and wounded inner parts. Self is in everyone. It can’t be damaged. It knows how to heal. By helping people first access their Self and, from that core, come to understand and heal their parts, IFS creates inner and outer connectedness.

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (Fluence) - is a holistic modality in which ketamine is used as a complement to psychotherapy to help eligible patients experience more frequent breakthroughs and sustained improvement in symptoms. KAP is done in partnership with an organization called Journey Clinical, which has a specialized medical team that determines eligibility for KAP, prescribes ketamine lozenges, & supports me in monitoring outcomes.

Somatic Psychotherapy (In-Training) - Somatic Experiencing (SE™) is a body-oriented therapeutic model applied for healing trauma and other stress disorders. It is based on a multidisciplinary intersection of physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics and has been clinically applied for more than four decades.

Certified in TEAM-CBT - a framework for assessing your problems, building rapport with you, establishing your goals, and then implementing the appropriate treatment methods.

Related Interests

My philosophy is that all aspects of healing - emotional, physical, and spiritual - are needed to overcome your struggles and have a better life.

For this reason, I'm a certified yoga teacher and a practitioner of mindfulness meditation. These are two ancient practices that are known for calming the mind, reducing stress, and improving focus and concentration.

I also have an interest in Nutritional Psychology which looks at the science of how nutrients affect mood and behavior. A healthy nutrition regime, combined with psychotherapy can do wonders for your mental health.

Jyoti's new sunny office in Palo Alto
Jyoti's office in the ornate Downing House, Downtown Palo Alto

Personal Life

In my personal life, I seek out joy and wonder in nature, hike often, meditate regularly, practice yoga and cook.

I am happily married with 2 delightful boys.

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Jyoti Nadhani

If you're ready to reduce stress, be more energized and feel better about your life, contact me@jyotinadhani.com or 650.761.3137.