About Rujuta Chincholkar-Mandelia
Rujuta can help you work through the underlying feelings of anxiety, depression, self-judgement, self-criticism, and the challenges that come about day to day. She works with adolescents, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals who are struggling with issues such as, identity, separation/divorce, grief, and relationship issues. She provides a non-judgmental, empathetic and stable space for you to work through your struggles. She is very focused as well as flexible in my approach to help you with your needs. She will work with you to regain clarity and create a clear path towards healing.
Rujuta has worked with women and adolescents who have experienced trauma. She believes in teamwork and collaboration with her clients. She uses self-compassion, mindfulness, and self-kindness techniques, as well as trauma intervention techniques, in her work. Rujuta’s approach is person-centered, non-judgmental, and empathetic.
Rujuta earned a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University, and has a Certificate in Trauma Studies and a Certificate in Anxiety Disorders. She was Assistant Director and Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Temple University, and has worked with diverse student populations.
About Allison Whitmore
Allison recently received her M.Ed in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. She received her B.A. in Psychology, with a double minor in Spanish and Political Science, from Bloomsburg University in 2017. In addition, Allison is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with trainings in mindfulness meditation, yogic philosophy, and Vinyasa sequencing.
As a clinician, Allison takes a person-centered, mindfulness approach to her work with clients. She has over four years of professional and educational experience in the mental health field; most recently at the intensive outpatient level providing 1-1 and group therapy to the teen and adult population. Allison works with children, teens and adults. She has experience working with identity concerns, anxiety and mood disorders, intellectual disabilities, behavior concerns and self-harm. Allison plans to continue working from a strengths-based approach while integrating her background in yoga and mindfulness training to best serve individuals. Allison plans to pursue licensure as a Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC), as well as participate in trainings specializing in mindfulness based stress reduction and trauma-informed yoga therapy.