I’m Arati, I pronounce my name like the letters R-T.

As an integrative and mindfulness-based therapist, my goal is to help people feel more at ease, learn to be more present and let go, and embrace the sensation of calm.

Eastern and Western Psychology

I have a background as a yoga teacher and have been a mindfulness and meditation practitioner for over a decade. My passion and heart lay in the union of depth psychology and somatic psychology. I combine Eastern and Western psychology by incorporating traditional talk therapy with somatic practices such as breathing exercises, movement, maybe even some yoga postures or meditation (depending on what you are open to and what would be appropriate for you).

Therapeutic Lens

  • Depth Psychology
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Integrative Therapy

“The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind & the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.”

— B.K.S. IYENGAR

Let me help you move towards a more connected, rich, and grounded sense of self and meaningful life. As a culturally-sensitive therapist I offer a caring, non-judgmental safe space where we can work together to help you find balance and move towards a sense of wholeness in your life. I strongly believe that the therapeutic process is a collaborative process and tailor my approach to you and your needs.

I obtained my Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Illinois.

I’ve worked in a variety of counseling settings – treatment centers for addiction and mental health issues, community hospital, anger management facilitation, extensive group therapy experience, a non-profit agency setting working with children, teens, and families, as well as private practice.

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT 105734)
  • Certified 200-Hour Yoga Teacher
  • Hakomi Professional Training, Level 1 – currently enrolled
  • Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • Trauma Resiliency Model Level 1 & 2
  • Grief Specialist
  • Certified Anger Management Specialist
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPS)
  • Managing Adaptive Practice (MAP)
  • Seeking Safety
  • English
  • Gujarati
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