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Meet Sitar Mody-Scott, MA., AMFT

 

 

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” -- Maya Angelou

 

When you meet Sitar Mody-Scott, MA., AMFT, you’ll be greeted with warmth, compassion, and openness. She listens with her full self and puts you at ease. She believes that each person has their own truth, and, as a therapist, she considers it her role to walk alongside you in exploring, sharing, and owning your truth. In Sitar's words: “Many of us reach a place in our lives where our familiar ways of being seem to no longer work, and we can feel stuck.  Moments like these can be an opportunity to step back from the rush of life and honor our experiences and hardships. These moments can also be an opening to explore what we need to feel better, move forward, make space, and thrive.” 

 

“Growing up, my mother would always say, 'When it feels like a door is closing on you, another one is opening,'" shares Sitar.

 

This perspective has inspired her as she progressed in her life and career. As a therapist, Sitar has supported survivors of domestic violence and their children at La Casa de las Madres, where she also gained a deep appreciation for working with clients with diverse identities. She grew up in an immigrant household and has experience navigating multiple identities at home, at school, at work, and in the community. Prior to becoming a therapist, Sitar worked in the non-governmental organization (NGO) sector, and she brings her motivation for partnership and human connection to her work as a therapist.

 

Sitar has a passionate interest in working with individuals of diverse backgrounds. 

 

These experiences, and the trainings she has completed, inform Sitar's approach to therapy. She has supported clients on issues for women of color, histories of immigration, mixed race relationships, life transitions, grief and loss, intergenerational trauma, racial and cultural trauma, low-self-esteem, abuse, suicide, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.

 

Sitar is passionate about working with adolescent and adult clients in individual, couple, and family settings. She is committed to working with people of color, refugees, immigrants and their families from a relational, culturally humble, trauma-informed, and anti-oppression orientation. She works to create a therapeutic relationship that is a safe, non-judgmental place to explore and re-connect with yourself, your dreams, your values, and your heart to find ultimate healing.

 

Sitar appreciates working from a holistic perspective.

 

She has a profound appreciation for the courage it takes to seek out therapy, and she feels honored to work with her clients. Her approach is collaborative, reflective, and integrates the whole person through mind, body, and spirit. In working with Sitar, her hope is to join you in your healing process so you may feel empowered to live your best and most authentic life.