Anshu Basnyat

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, The Empowered Parent

Anshu R. Basnyat is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and owner of The Empowered Parent in Ellicott City, MD where she provides individual, family, and couples therapy. Her clinical and research experiences include The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Kennedy Krieger Institute, and the public school system. She specializes in parenting skills, work-life balance, relationship issues, depression, and anxiety disorders. She primarily practices from the Cognitive-Behavioral model and builds on individual’s strengths to maximize their potential for growth and happiness. She speaks English, Nepali, and some American Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Dr. Surendra Bir Adhikari

Research Lead, Mental Health Administrator of the Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services

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Anshu Basnyat

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, The Empowered Parent

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