Gaya KodiyalamLMSW

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What are some the unique issues faced by clients in your particular field of specialization, in terms of mental health education, care, and/or treatment?

A common theme that I have noticed in my work with individuals and couples, is that so many of us don't feel like we are getting our emotional needs met in our relationships with others. We might go to friends, family, or significant others for consolation during a challenging time, but oftentimes, we end up feeling even more alone. It’s hard to feel like your emotions aren’t being heard or understood by those you seek support from. Through therapy together, I can help you feel less alone with your emotions. Over time, I will enable you to have a new experience with your emotions – one where they will be held, nurtured, acknowledged, and seen for the first time.

What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

I strongly believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship, and moreover, its ability to rewire the brain in a way that can receive and take in care. My main priority is to assure that in treatment, you can feel my love, my concern, my curiosity, my support, and my compassion. I strive to create genuine connectedness in the therapeutic relationship to provide the foundation for you to safely navigate the complexities of your past and your present.

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

As an Indian American, I am especially passionate about working with South Asian individuals and couples. Oftentimes, I will draw from my own personal experience of navigating cultural and generational differences between myself and my family of origin to better support you.




Adolescent mental health

Cultural adjustment

Family issues

General Expertise

Work Stress

Social Anxiety

Academic challenges


Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Adoption & foster care

Aging related concerns

Attachment issues



First Session


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Attachment-Based Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Experiential Therapy

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Relational Therapy

Training / Certifications

I have received advanced clinical training in Accelerated Experiential Psychodynamic Therapy (AEDP), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)


NY, LMSW, 103035


LMSW, MPH, University of Pennsylvania

B.A. Psychology, Barnard College of Columbia University

Work History

In addition to being a Clinical Specialist at Repose Therapy & Wellness, I work at a community-based behavioral health clinic in Flatiron. As a Public Health Professional, I have previously worked at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice helping reform the criminal justice system for individuals with behavioral health needs.