Dr Sukriti Drabu

PhD Psychology, (Clinical Science & Health Psychology)
M.L.A. (concentration Clinical Psychology)
B.A. (Biology, Psychology)
Certificate in ACT, CBT (Beck Institute, USA)

Sukriti has been working with adolescents and adults in the capacity of a psychologist, counsellor and educator since 2013. She has worked in a variety of diverse settings across Singapore, United States, and India providing therapy for individuals, couples and families coming from diverse cultural backgrounds. Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adults and adolescents, with a focus on mood and anxiety disorders and self-identity development, Sukriti utilizes the basic framework of CBT along with key elements of Acceptance, Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness and Compassion based therapies in her work with clients.

Sukriti holds a PhD in Psychology, specializing in Clinical Sciences & Health Psychology from the National University of Singapore, and a Master’s in Liberal Arts concentrating in Clinical Psychology from Harvard University, USA. Previously, she completed her Bachelors in Biology with a minor in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She has also completed Level 1 and Level 2 Training in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy. Sukriti is a member of the Singapore Psychology Society (SPS) and Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC), as well as an international affiliate member of the American Psychological Association (APA). In addition to university teaching and research over the past 9 years, Sukriti has authored and contributed to several international journal articles and frequently presents at both national and international academic conferences.

Sukriti offers counselling to adolescents, adults, couples, and families on a broad range of psychological issues including adjustment, depression, anxiety, stress management, self-esteem development, identity formation, relationship development, self-harming behaviors and parenting issues. Having lived and raised a family in distinct parts of the world including India, the United States, France and Singapore, Sukriti has a personal understanding of the adjustment process and its psychological impact in different facets of an individual’s life and the family’s dynamics. Further, having previously worked in a corporate setting, she is able to understand the issues and challenges involved in managing work and personal life stressors.

Sukriti uses an client-centric, collaborative and integrative approach to therapy, predominantly using techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Self-compassion based strategies to help her clients recognise the interplay between thoughts, emotions, and actions. She is a fervent proponent of acceptance and self-compassion and believes each individual has it within themselves to achieve their personal goals if they are willing to be honest and open with themselves. She enjoys working collaboratively with her clients to deliver culturally-responsive interventions that best meet their needs, while supporting and guiding them in their journey toward self-growth and enhanced well-being.

Dr. Sukriti Drabu

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