Arati Patel, LMFT

Hi, I’m Arati Patel, a licensed marriage and family therapist with a passion for helping individuals heal, feel calm, and move towards wholeness. I have specialized interests in working with anxiety, stress, fear, self-doubt, first generation issues, cultural stress, and identity issues. I currently have a private practice in Los Angeles, CA.

Quick Guide to Navigate Out-Of-Network Mental Health Insurance Benefits

Quick Guide to Navigate Out-Of-Network Mental Health Insurance Benefits

Insurance has gotten very complicated! Hopefully, I can help answer some of your questions regarding how to learn more about your out-of-network mental health insurance benefits here. Often, we may try to utilize our insurance benefits by seeking out an in-network provider. However, it is often the case that most clinicians that are in-network are full […]

6 Most Common Types of Anxiety Disorders

6 Most Common Types of Anxiety Disorders 6 Common Types of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is a normal emotion; everyone experiences it to some degree. However, if you find yourself constantly panicking, stressed, overwhelmed, or flooded with dread, anxiety may now have become a problem in your life. Let’s take a closer look at the 6 most common types of anxiety disorders: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) GAD is the […]

On Suffering

On Suffering Depth Psychology

Yoga + Depth Psychology – On Suffering Dukkha in Buddhism is roughly translated to suffering. The opposite of sukha (sweetness, joy, ease, happiness, pleasure) is dukkha. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, are an ancient text about yoga, Patanjali embedded his wisdom about life into these sutras (sutras translates to sutures or threads). In Yoga Sutra […]

Are you a perfectionist?

Are you a perfectionist? Perfectionism Counseling

8 Signs That You Might Be Struggling with Perfectionism Perfectionism is a personality trait where an individual is constantly striving to be and do things perfectly, they have extremely high (generally unattainable) standards, and struggle to accept anything less what they believe is perfect. Black and white thinking- Do you find yourself in a thought […]

12 Questions to ask a prospective therapist in Los Angeles, CA

12 Questions to ask a prospective therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Oh, Los Angeles! Such a huge area, so many people, so many cars, so much traffic. So many therapists! It can be a struggle to try to find a therapist in LA because there so many! It can easily get overwhelming. Even when you find a few that seem good, you may still have no […]

A Guide to Finding a Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

A Guide to Finding a Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

You are ready to start the hunt to find a therapist in LA County but are wondering “How do I Find a Therapist” in such a big area? LA seems to have more therapists than Starbucks (and we all know Starbucks is everywhere!). In large areas like Los Angeles there are thousands of therapists and […]

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