Girl Power Group

Calling all New York Teen Girls!! Make friends, talk about mental health, and build self-esteem with your peers!


Group Description:

Hello, everyone! This group is a safe space for those who identify as female and could use extra support or have faced challenges because of their gender. In this group, we’ll focus on building friendships, boosting confidence, and tackling the unique issues that teenage girls often encounter. We’ll talk about positive role models, dealing with discrimination, finding empowerment, staying healthy, handling bullying, and navigating high school. Some members might deal with ADHD, ASD, anxiety, or depression, but we’re looking for those with good self-awareness and manageable symptoms. Our goals are to help everyone feel more confident, build a strong support network, and better understand each other’s experiences. 

Girl Power Group

Our Talented Teen Girl Leaders




Samruddhi, who goes by Sam (she/her), was born and raised in India. She holds a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Pace University. With experience working with children, teens, and adults, Sam comprehensively addresses clients’ diverse and intricate needs. She has provided counseling for anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental health concerns in settings including a substance rehabilitation program, juvenile remand home, and an orphanage. 

Sam’s broad life experiences endow her with a unique capacity to integrate evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Art-based interventions. She believes in tailoring treatment plans to suit each client individually. Additionally, Sam ensures that clients’ expectations and needs from their therapeutic journey are met. 

Employing a relational approach to therapy, Sam cultivates a secure and supportive environment where clients can authentically explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with vulnerability. She empowers her clients to foster resilience, enhance self-awareness, and develop effective coping strategies for managing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health concerns. Sam’s sessions are not merely clinical interactions but warm conversations in a safe space. This space’s heart lies in unwavering support, empathy, connectedness, and tranquility.  

In her pursuit of advocacy and community engagement, Sam applies her expertise in a manner accessible to diverse audiences. She started an online channel where she teamed up with other mental health professionals to discuss various mental health concerns. During the pandemic, she conducted these live sessions where people could join in, ask questions, access, and connect with mental health providers. Sam is also certified in CBT, DBT, and art-based therapy for holistic development in children. She is especially interested in marital therapy and is Level 1 certified in The Gottman Method.  

Samruddhi’s commitment to bridging the gap between clinical knowledge and public understanding is inspiring. With each opportunity to educate and empower, she advocates for equitable access to mental health resources. Her goal is to ensure that no individual is left behind in their journey toward healing and resilience, a mission that can inspire and motivate mental health professionals.  

Sam enjoys engaging in art, dancing, listening to music, taking walks, and reading in her free time. Her natural inclination towards connecting with people and engaging in meaningful conversations is advantageous for building a solid rapport with clients as a psychotherapist. Sam offers therapy sessions in English, Hindi, and Marathi. 

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