Sharmishtha Gupta, Ed.M., M.A.
Warm, Authentic & Empowering
International Life Coach | International Career Coach | Online Life Coach | Breakup / Divorce Recovery | Hindi-Speaking Life Coach
She is very respectful and understanding. She helped me feel better
Hi, I’m Sharmishtha, and I’m a Therapist and Life Coach with a passion for helping people discover their true selves and find inner peace and self-confidence both within themselves and in their relationships. My aim is to provide a safe, calm environment that allows us to form a genuine relationship, collaborate on mutual goals, and identify and break down the barriers keeping you from living your most authentic and empowered life.
As a Life Coach
My number one goal when working with you is to cultivate a safe, warm, and collaborative alliance in which we can together tackle problems you are facing. I strive to create a safe environment in which I can learn about you and what you’re hoping to change in your life. I want to help you gain insight into yourself and help you create realistic and actionable goals towards the changes you want to make. I draw from a variety of evidence-based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness skills, family systems frameworks, and mindfulness practices.
I’ve worked with clients facing a range of issues, including low self-esteem, difficult life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and career concerns. I work well with young professionals who are struggling with procrastination, goal-setting, value exploration, or generally feeling overwhelmed and needing guidance on how to manage all areas of their busy lives.
I’m here to help you understand and unpack some of the relationship issues you may be facing, whether with a romantic partner, family members, or even coworkers. Often, difficulties around our relationships intersect with individual struggles, and I’m here to help you understand and overcome barriers around communication, trust, sexual intimacy, and anything else that is contributing to conflict or confusion in your relationships.
I enjoy helping people develop a stronger, more empowered sense of themselves, especially through the lens of cultural identity, whether it be about race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or immigration status.
As a Career Coach
Whether you’re a fresh graduate, a career changer, or well-established in your field, career-related issues can be exciting, daunting, and emotional, sometimes all at the same time. I work with a lot of clients who are in an explorative stage of their careers, and my approach to help is through a combination of open conversation, empowering questions, and validated assessment tools.
Together we identify who you are, what you want, and what stands in the way of getting there. We identify your strengths, interests, and (most importantly) your values, and we develop a plan that gives you the confidence and ability to achieve your professional goals. And of course, I’m also here to explore ways in which career issues may be impacting other areas of your life, and vice versa, and to provide support and guidance in creating balance in your life.
I’m Here For You
I want to help you, wherever you are in the world, to feel a sense of safety, empowerment, self-awareness, and self-acceptance that can better foster change. I know how hard it can be to feel overwhelmed, confused, anxious, or just plain stuck. My aim is to provide you with a space that allows reflection, validation, and understanding without judgment, as well as new ideas, skills, and strategies to foster personal growth.
My clients tell me they appreciate my warm and practical approach to coaching. I’m here to meet you where you are, learn about your unique experiences and struggles, and help you grow.
Education & Experience
I am a graduate of Columbia University, with a Master of Arts and a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Scripps College. I have worked as a therapist in a variety of settings including college and community counseling centers, and I have experience in helping people with a diverse range of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, substance use disorders, relationships, career development and more. I utilize evidence-based forms of therapy including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness skills, DBT, and I also enjoy coaching individuals on the path of personal growth and self-discovery. I bring an international perspective and have unique insight and experience into multicultural families and relationships. I am fluent in both English and Hindi.
I was born in India, grew up in Singapore, and have moved around the United States over the last decade. I’m currently in New York City. When I’m not doing therapy with stressed-out New Yorkers from all walks of life and coaching people around the world, you’ll find me cycling, hanging out at board game cafes, spending time with loved ones (including cats and dogs!), and checking off my food bucket list in this culinary jungle.
I’m available to meet with you through online video or phone sessions. I hope to connect with you soon!