To coach, Ruchi uses the principles of mindfulness and positive psychology after an analysis of the client’s strengths and weaknesses and centers her coaching on using their strengths to help them improve upon their areas of weakness. She takes a solution-focused approach with the goal of scaffolding clients to use the practiced skills to live an empowered healthy life and be independent, though she remains available to support should they need it. She also uses a character strength analyses and DBT skills to manage anxiety and stress. After initial consultation, both client and coach decide whether there is a good fit for working together to achieve client goals. She is well versed in areas of social, emotional, and mental health obtaining her first Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Teacher’s College, Columbia University and also completing a post-grad certificate in clinical practice at New York University. She was the coordinator of the first Mindfulness Camp in Romania, the summer of 2014, where she supervised the camp and served as a private coach for campers. She has also implemented a mental health counseling program at a non-profit organization in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the summer of 2019. She also served on the Montgomery County Public Schools’ Superintendent Socio-Emotional Committee during her year of service in the Americorps. Finally, she is a certified behavioral change specialist by the American Council of Exercise and a certified trauma specialist.
As a socio-emotional wellness coach, Ruchi will
- Identify client goals
- Do a character strength analyses
- Identify areas of need in socio-emotional development
- Work with clients anxiety and stress management, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness
- Empower clients to develop an internal locus of control and modify behavior to achieve greater success in their lives
- Meet with clients weekly for 50 minute sessions with in between online communication for support