Last edited 12/12/2022
Ektha Aggarwal LCSW
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What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?
Moving from Tanzania, I grew up in a community where those who were fortunate supported those who were less fortunate. Every Sunday my parents would make food and take my brother and I to distribute it to the homeless community. I remember laughing with the homeless community as they would tell us jokes and express gratitude. Moving to the U.S. at the young age of 10, I was overwhelmed by the homeless population and how the lower income communities were treated. I couldn't figure what made the cultures here so divided - I was confused, angry, and sad. My experience birthed the commitment to rebuild hope, lift voices that are silenced, and acknowledge the resilience that has been stunted in so many people. The passion to build hope and touch as many lives as possible extends beyond the homeless community; it's for everyone: people of color who face the challenges of cultural duality, women who are learning to use their voice with power and grace, men who want to normalize expressing all their emotions. Each of us has an internal battle we are facing, and I hope to be part of the strength and resilience that you build to get through those battles you are facing. It takes a team to build a thriving and fulfilling life - and I am on YOUR team.
If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?
I personally have grown to deeply appreciate Attached by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller. Although this book is about authentically connecting with other people, it more deeply explores the attachment styles that impact all relationships, including the relationship we have with ourselves. It gives you a deeper understanding of how your attachment style affects your day-to-day decisions, triggers, choices, and thinking. This is my personal go-to if you are experiencing anxiety. Normalizing your attachment style and learning tools to manage it helps bring out your most authentic self to the world. A recent book I have also found myself enjoying is The Queen's Code by Allison Armstrong. It's an interesting take on feminine and masculine energies that each and every one of us embodies. For many years we've grown up learning men are from Mars and women are from Venus. What exactly does that mean? The Queen's Code clearly outlines how the different structures of our brain affect the way we communicate and think. It provides insight on how we can better understand the differences between men and women, and more importantly, embrace and value them.
EthnicityAsian (South), Middle Eastern / North African, Asian (East / Southeast)
FaithChristianity, Hinduism, Sikhism
Other IdentitiesImmigrant / 1st Generation American
Race & Cultural Identity
Spirituality & religion based issues
|Marriage & Couples Counseling||$350|
Types of Therapy
Marriage & Couples Counseling
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Culturally Sensitive Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Training / Certifications
Certified Advanced Crystal Healer
Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Certificate - IPI
- California, LCSW, 71098
- California, LCSW, 71098
Master's in Social Work
Bachelors in Social Psychology
Bachelors in Criminology, Law, and Society
Shakti Therapy & Healing Services is a holistic group practice that supports the BIPOC and spiritual community. The world is experiencing a mental health pandemic that is hurting you and leaving you feeling more disconnected than ever. The goal of Shakti Therapy & Healing Services is to help you heal and reconnect with yourself through trauma-informed care, self-empowerment, and igniting your Shakti. Awakening the Shakti within you brings forth the evolution of your consciousness. This allows you to ignite hope, courage, love, happiness, and all of life’s greatest feelings through manifestation. It can evolve your experience of who you are, transition your painful trauma to purposeful resilience, redefine your life goals, and deeply transform how you relate to yourself and the world. Through this journey, you will find yourself moving closer to the truth, dissolving traumas, and growing in many areas of your life. The essential ingredients of inner work; awareness, contentment, curiosity, capability, motivation, and happiness begin to enrich your life.
Frequently Asked Questions About Ektha Aggarwal, LCSW
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Ektha Aggarwal, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Ektha Aggarwal accepting new clients?
Yes, Ektha Aggarwal is accepting new clients for online therapy in California.
Does Ektha Aggarwal accept insurance?
No, Ektha Aggarwal does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Ektha Aggarwal offer?
Ektha Aggarwal offers therapy for couples and individuals.
Does Ektha Aggarwal offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in California can book Ektha Aggarwal for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Ektha Aggarwal offer online therapy?
Yes, Ektha Aggarwal offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in California.
How quickly can I see Ektha Aggarwal?
Ektha Aggarwal typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Ektha Aggarwal speak?
Ektha Aggarwal conducts therapy sessions in English and Hindi.
Can I book an appointment with Ektha Aggarwal online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Ektha Aggarwal online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.