Dayanand Medical College and Hospital
Q: What led you to work in Behavioral Health?
Answer: Seeing the improvement in lives of people who receive mental health treatment, seeing how their lives changed, inspired me to work in this field. Mental health problems are not uncommon and proper mental health treatment can help one cope with the normal stresses of life, increase productivity, and help a person make contributions to her or his community.
Q: What drew you to begin practicing in the Franklin County area?
Answer: My husband works in the area, so after completing my residency we decided to move to Chambersburg.
Q: What would you say is a common misconception about Behavioral Health?
Answer: One in five Americans experience a mental health problem in any given year. Yet many people suffer with their symptoms in silence. The stigma that continues to surround mental-health problems prevents them from getting the help they need. Acknowledging that you have a mental illness does not make you weak or crazy. Asking for help is a brave and empowering thing because you are acknowledging your own human, natural limitations and are looking for ways to better cope with them.
Q: What are you most looking forward to about working in Franklin County?
Answer: I look forward to working with individuals needing psychiatric treatment and helping them create positive changes in their lives.
Q: What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of your career?
Answer: Painting, spending time with family and friends.