Sonera Jhaveri, M.Sc., M.A., Ph.D is an Integral Psyche-Therapist, trained in San Francisco, California. Her interest in human subjectivity developed at the Unviersity of London where she completed her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Social and Medical Anthropology. Thereafter, Sonera completed her masters degree in Integral Counseling Psychology and her doctorate in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her dissertation was on “Unconscious Ecological Alienation and its impact on the Psyche Soma” and was conducted from 2011-2012 in Mumbai, India.
Sonera’s trajectory has embodied a progression from Medical Anthropology and the Anthropology of Consciousness to include Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural, Existential and Transpersonal psychologies. Through her research, Sonera has found that an integration of the inner world of dreams, emotions, memories, fantasies and traumas with the outer crusts of life such as the environment, career, relationships, institutions, politics, art and culture one is informed by, is of paramount significance in terms of understanding the complexity of the human condition.
Sonera specializes in individual, family, couples and group therapy. She has also been trained in organizational psychology, and has done extensive work with institutions and corporations. Sonera also conducts Skype therapy sessions, when needed. It is important to her that her clients are active participants in the co-created therapeutic process.
She has and continues to work with generalized anxiety disorders, depression and mood disorders, anger management, stress reduction, issues of low self-esteem, eating disorders, marital discord, chemical dependency and addictions. She also works within the ambit of health psychology and does therapeutic work with individuals enduring cancer, auto-immune diseases, terminal illnesses, diabetes, hypertension, kidney dysfunction, post natal depression and infertility.