Sumita Punia

Sumita Punia

Mental Health Practitioner

Life can get the best of us sometimes. It can be overwhelming and lonely to find a solution and a path forward amid a struggle. We can only see the stars at night and a silver lining among thunderstorms. I believe crisis gives us the opportunity to grow and having a safe, supportive environment helps us heal. Shifting our internal dialog and thoughts can prepare us to see and receive the gifts the universe has to offer. If you are going through one of life’s transitions and are motivated to seek support, I would feel privileged to help you find the answers. I follow a person-centered and existential approach and rely on narrative, systems, internal family systems, solution-focused and psychoanalytic therapy modalities. I am fierce in helping you achieve your goals and kind in my approach to meet you where you are. I structure our time in a manner that meets your short-term needs and long-term goals.

I was born and raised in India, and I immigrated to the US in 2000. I have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and an MBA from Indiana University. I am currently pursuing an MA in counseling psychology (Marriage and Family Therapy) from University of St. Thomas, MN. I have 26 years of experience in corporate America prior to pursuing my career in counseling. I understand first-hand the stress of life’s transitions due to loss, move, job, parenting, blended families, marriage, divorce, and inter-personal relationships. I partner with couples, families, and individuals to explore insights and solutions to help you live your best possible life. I believe in a holistic approach to a healthy life, and I prefer using culturally informed interventions. I offer consultations in English or Hindi based on client preference.

Sumita practices at the Natalis University location.

Specialties
Couples counseling
Family therapy
Life Transitions
Parenting support for Biracial and/or blended families
Acculturation/Immigration Issues
Career counseling
Depression
Trauma and Loss
Anxiety