Testimonials

Client Testimonials for Atlanta Therapist, Kalpana Murthy, LPC
for Therapy & Coaching

“My therapy with Kalpana began when I moved to Atlanta a few years ago. I was feeling helpless, hopeless and worthless not knowing anyone and struggling with a new job. After meeting with Kalpana on a bi-monthly basis, and being invited into the warm, open and accepting environment that she creates, I can honestly say it was well worth my visit, every time. Kalpana is effortlessly cool and completely non-judgmental. The only thing I used to detest more than having to admit I needed therapy (I’m 100% comfortable with it now) was meeting with therapists who made it clear that I was not their friend, I was a patient. Kalpana did no such thing. While I would never expect us to get dinner or drinks or meet at Piedmont Park on a Saturday, she made the whole experience much more humane and it changed my whole perspective on therapy. I’d recommend her to anyone who wants to feel understood and comfortable in their own skin.”

“The therapy I’ve done with Kalpana has helped me more than any other therapy I’ve had over my whole life. I finally feel “unstuck” and able to move forward. Kalpana helped me tremendously to get through a difficult time and helped me see how all the anxiety I was experiencing was linked to early unresolved childhood trauma. Her counseling helped me so much. My anxiety is still way down and not all-consuming the way it used to be. Kalpana made a difference in my life. She does GREAT work!”

“I can honestly say that the therapy I experienced with Kalpana was life changing. Physical and emotional abuse during childhood led to a life that was shadowed with sadness and despair that kept me from being happy and enjoying my life. Kalpana’s skill as a therapist coupled with the EMDR has allowed me to move beyond the traumas of the past. I literally feel lighter! Thank you Kalpana, you have truly found your calling!”

“Throughout the course of my adult life, I have struggled off and on with bouts of depression. I have seen numerous counselors over the past 15 years. When I sought Kalpana’s professional services, I was really struggling at work. I wasn’t sure if the problem was professional or emotional. I chose Kalpana because of her counseling and career coaching backgrounds. I thought someone with both skill sets would be very beneficial to me.

I was very at ease with Kalpana immediately. While maintaining the professional bounds of a counselor, I still felt more like I was talking with a trusted friend than a counselor. We had a great rapport and she was able to put me at ease such that I could express the feelings that I work so hard to repress during the course of “my normal” life and talk through them. In a relatively short period of time, I made significant progress, such that I no longer felt so frantic and confused.

To this day, I consider Kalpana one of the people who have had the most significant impact to effect positive change in my life. I would recommend her, both as a counselor and as a career coach, to any of my friends or colleagues.”

“I can’t begin to say how much Kalpana has made an impact in my life. After a very bad break-up, I was having problems starting any serious relationships and my self confidence was very low. I also was harboring a lot of pent up anger that I would take out on my boyfriends or even friends that was really intended for my ex. I went to see Kalpana about a year and a half after the breakup. I thought the sadness and the sad feelings would just go away after that long, but they didn’t, so I decided to do something about it.

After only six weeks with Kalpana, I felt back to my old self again and even better. My self-esteem sky-rocketed, and she helped me understand the way I was feeling and how it tied back to relationships and events in my past.

Kalpana is always understanding and never judgmental, which enabled me to be myself and talk about what was really on my mind. She is a brilliant person and caring therapist, so if you are going through anything like I was, I would highly recommend her to help you be yourself again.”

“Kalpana was able to give me what I needed. She is a wonderful person who I feel has a very unique gift to offer people. Her background in problem-solving for business, coupled with her fine-tuned intellect, her honesty, deep concern for people, and caring nature prove to be an unbeatable combination for a counselor who can truly offer outstanding results.”

“As a rising executive in the healthcare field, I believed myself to be an Ayn Rand inspired professional with “no pain, fear, or guilt”. But, when a particularly difficult career decision faced me, I found myself struggling to sleep, concentrate and bring my “A game” to work. I never imagined that I would even consider counseling, but when I discovered Kalpana, my concerns were put to rest. She brings years of experience in the business world to her extraordinary talent as counselor.

Her EMDR approach sounded strange, but she sent me to a website with rigorous research to support its effectiveness and speed. I jumped in with both feet and quickly resolved my professional issues. An added bonus is that my personal life seems to have improved as well. I highly recommend Kalpana to the business executive without the time or temperament for old school therapists. She is a new breed.”

“My job search would have taken much longer and not been nearly as productive without the insightful and experienced advice from Kalpana. In addition to the excellent strategic advice and direction she gave me, she quickly realized that I needed some emotional coaching as well. I had been downsized during the great recession of 2008/2009 after many years with my previous employer. I was struggling with how to process the normal self-confidence issues that accompany and unanticipated career change.

Kalpana has an exceptional ability to understand and empathize with these emotions. She is deeply kind, wise and spiritual in her approach to helping one walk the path to resolving these inner conflicts. With her help, I was able to adjust myself to a positive attitude for my job search and approach each interview with a constructive attitude towards my previous employment and future career goals.

Kalpana was an integral part of my receiving four good job offers and landing an excellent next career position. I recommend her highly to anyone for any kind of career counseling.”

“Kalpana, you were such a wonderful help to me during a very difficult time. I have pushed through the pain of my past, and I have finally learned to live in the present. My time with you was a piece of the puzzle in my healing process.”

“I worked with Kalpana soon after a traumatic loss happened. At first I thought maybe I needed to wait to go through more of a grieving process. I’m glad I didn’t wait. The EMDR therapy with Kalpana turned out to be a significant part of my healing process. It allowed me to think of my loved one fondly with clarity while still grieving as I had wanted.

I could not get past the trauma of having to make a sudden and quick decision to put my dog to sleep so as to not prolong his physical suffering. I also had intense pain around having no opportunity to say goodbye to him. Whenever I thought of my pet, all I could remember was the final images of him and my mixed feelings about the difficult decision I had to make without any warning.

After just a few hours of EMDR therapy, I was able to remember my dear pet without experiencing daily, frequent emotional pain every time I thought of him or saw other people enjoying walks with their dog. I was able to reconnect with positive, warm memories of my pet. The therapy also liberated me from doubt about his final hours.

I highly recommend Kalpana Murthy and her expertise in trauma and EMDR therapy to help you with the loss of a family member.”

“Working with Kalpana has been the best investment I made to myself this year. Through a few sessions, she was able to identify the area that I can best strengthen in myself as a corporate executive; it was a mind-changing experience. Often professional coaching and leadership training focus so much on the “professional images” or the “skills”, but not so much about who we truly are and how we can bring out our best self. Kalpana was able to reach much deeper and work with me from inside out. I would highly recommend Kalpana for someone who feels trapped in their career, or someone who wants to simply explore the potential within herself or himself.”

“Kalpana, thank you for the healing conversations and restoring my mind, heart and spirit.”