Kanika Sethi, LMSW, MsED
Kanika is an LMSW who graduated from the Columbia University School of Social Work and also holds a MSEd from Bank Street College, where she specialized in early childhood education. As a former teacher, Kanika has a strong foundational knowledge of child and human development. She has combined this with a passion for supporting individuals with their self-actualization, personal empowerment, and in overcoming the internal and external obstacles that inhibit them from living full lives.
Kanika integrates a variety of techniques into her work including those drawn from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Modification, Inner-Child Healing, Somatic Healing Therapies, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness. It is her belief that therapy is a highly personalized experience and one in which both the client and therapist take an active role. She will work collaboratively with you to shape the course of your treatment in order to arrive at the outcomes that are most important to you.
Kanika sees clients of all ages including children, adolescents, young adults, and older adults. She loves working with individuals, couples, and families. Kanika believes that everyone deserves to have a caring therapist who will strive to create a safe and compassionate space for healing work to take place. Through her work with clients, she hopes to address the historical and intergenerational trauma which she believes affects us all collectively, and keeps us from evolving.
A child of immigrant parents, Kanika was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She has lived in New York City for the past 26 years. Her own path to healing has been – and continues to be – a lifelong process of self-examination and joyful revelations through which she has been able to return to her own true nature. Kanika feels that her greatest privilege is to be able to walk alongside others and support them on their journey to wellness.
Kanika’s happiness comes from serving others, her lifelong commitment to learning and growing, cultivating gratitude, and in discovering the gifts of the present moment, in each new moment.