MEET INDHIRA UDOFIA, MDIV, LCSW
Indhira Udofia, MDiv, LCSW (she/they) provides community and clinical care through a wide range of praxis including therapeutic and spiritual services, clinical and academic research, writing and collaborative projects. Her extensive work experiences in clinical and community settings (since 2009) and faith communities (since 2014) shaped her deep passion for helping communities and individuals recover from trauma, especially in spaces of spiritual abuse and grief. Indhira believes that her work is a collaborative effort to empower others in their own lives and healing journey. Indhira utilizes strengths-based methodologies that holistically embrace individuals.
In the context of community, she utilizes client-based appropriate practices and rituals, restorative practices, and trauma-informed consultation to address power dynamics, conflict resolution, self-care, and other issues that may arise within a healing framework for the flourishing of the collective. Indhira’s love of the arts—especially music, as well as her travels and studies all over the United States and world, allow her a perspective that is inclusive, welcoming, and informed. She strives for excellence in all that she does as a lifelong learner and educator, and her unique blend of professional competence, midwife of justice, and compassionate heart led her to this work.
Indhira received her MSW from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters of Divinity from Duke Divinity School. She believes that healing is an holistic experience and believes in integrative approaches to achieve wellness and recovery. Indhira has experience working with a wide range of individuals and in various contexts. She has worked with children/adolescents, adults, families and organizations through community-based mental health, academic research, and within a medical system. Indhira specializes in a variety of therapy modalities including Trauma Formed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brainspotting, Narrative Therapy, and Decolonial/Indigenious based healing modalities. Her therapeutic style is collaborative and empowerment centered. She believes that there are many paths to wellness and recovery and the work of healing is a communal process.