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Are you feeling stuck? Confused? Anxious? And unable to cope? Get a better understanding of your situation, feelings, and things that are holding you back.


Develop new skills that empower you to overcome obstacles, unlock your potential and help you flourish.


Working closely together, we use your uniqueness and strengths to find a solution path that works for you – and helps you regain a sense of control and balance in your life.


My name is Aparna Samuel Balasundaram. With over 22 years of professional experience, in the US and India, I specialise in helping you gain control of your life and move forward. We'll do this by working collaboratively to gain a deeper understanding of you and your situation, and together develop practical solutions that uncover your true potential, develop clarity and create lasting behavioural change. Our aim is to create the best version of you and help you lead a flourishing life!
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My Counseling Services

Working closely together, we use your uniqueness and strengths to find a solution path that works for you – and helps you regain a sense of control and balance in your life.
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Adults Counseling

Are you dealing with anxiety or panic attacks? Are you feeling isolated, empty or depressed? Do you sometimes feel de-motivated, stuck in your situation and feel that your life is out of balance?

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Couples Counseling

Are you having difficulty in your relationship(s)? Do you feel that your partner doesn't understand you? Are you feeling alone and feel you have to make a "big" relationship decision?

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Adolescent Counseling

Is your teenager suddenly angry, mean, loud and his/her rebellious behaviours is 'beyond control'? Has your teenager become withdrawn, depressed or over anxious/stressed? Are your teenager's grades falling and he/she seems demotivated and shows little interest in academics?

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Parenting Solutions

Do you often wonder how to build your child's confidence? Do you shout at your child and then feel guilty? Do you sometimes feel conflicted between the challenges of work and home, and feel guilty about being a working parent?

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Published Articles

I invite you to read a sample of the articles I've contributed to leading national and internationally-branded publications.

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Photographs in Action

I invite you to browse through some photographs from conference and seminar presentations.

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Book Publishing

  • Counseling wasn’t something I had a lot of faith in, but a friend of mine, who had worked with Aparna in therapy, had highly recommended her...so I figured I would try it! I was pleasantly surprised when I went for my first session with Aparna…there was no hocus pocus or ‘holier than thou’ attitude!! Aparna was very professional, practical and yet empathetic and non-judgemental.
    Adult Psychotherapy Client
    Anxiety and Mild Depression
  • I have worked with Aparna as a colleague for 3 years at Carrier Clinic, NJ, where we worked with a client group ranging from adolescents to older adults, on issues related to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship/marital discord and family therapy. Aparna demonstrated expert clinical skills and professional integrity. She effortlessly built a great rapport with her clients and their families and worked from a place of diligence, respect and compassion for them.
    Laura Moni Warren, LCSW, NJ, USA
  • Seeing Aparna has changed my life. I was feeling lost, angry and I was confused about the way forward. She was very insightful and helped me sort through all the stuff in my head…we worked on Skype, which was great for me! She would tell me to ‘open up a word doc’ and helped me to set goals and together we looked at ways I could achieve those goals and how I could keep track of it…we worked on my anger and self-confidence…we also spoke about relationships and how I should handle them.
    17 year old - Adolescent
    Counseling and Life Coaching Client