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Ektha Aggarwal, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Founder

"“Courage doesn't happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”

– Shannon L. Alder

Compassionate. Direct. Spiritual. Non-Judgmental. Playful

A Bit About Ektha

Hi! I am the Founder of Shakti Therapy and Healing Services based in Los Angeles, CA. With my 10+ years of experience, I am deeply committed to processing the impact of trauma on the mind-body connection, and the reconciliation of personal boundaries with cultural demands, supporting better emotional, physical, spiritual, and relationship health. I guide you with a holistic and psychotherapeutic approach to managing mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression, life transitions, and relationship challenges (yes! this includes the relationship you have with yourself). I specializes in working with three communities:

  • People who are looking to connect with their higher self and identify their purpose in life.

  • People of color to break the stigma around mental health. I am your South Asian Therapist in Los Angeles (Indian, Desi)

  • People interested in holistic psychotherapy modalities such as crystal healing, energy work, ketamine assisted psychotherapy.

During my free time you can find me hiking the many waterfalls in Los Angeles, punching out my stress with Muay Thai, or enjoying a glass of wine.  Weekends has a time for me to renourish with acupuncture, beach picnics, and reconnecting with friends and family! I love LA...if you're looking for something to connect with in this city, reach out and I'll share some fun recommendations! 

A Message To My Clients

As YOUR therapist, I am committed to helping you discover your inner power and cultivate lasting change. I help people whose emotions or thoughts take over at the worst possible moments, and those who wrestle with day-to-day life confusion, pain or loss. This period of time can feel overwhelming and debilitating. It may even affect your relationships with family, friends or career.

How do you to face the difficult questions, show courage, and claim your Shakti (strength) in order to heal?

Healing begins with love. Let’s work on being in love with the person in the mirror. You have been through so much and are still showing resilience.  If you are ready to feel empowered, effortlessly achieve your goals, and feel more happiness in your life, contact me today for a complimentary telephone consultation. I am in this with you & TOGETHER we can navigate any conflict you are trying to manage.

Specializations & Approaches

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  • Cultural Adjustment 

  • Person of Color Community

  • South Asian/ Desi Challenges

  • Life Transitions

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Religious Trauma

  • Cultural Trauma

  • Women’s Issues

  • Race & Cultural Identify

  • Attachment Challenges

  • Relational Issues

  • Intergenerational Trauma

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  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Therapy

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Ketamine Assisted Therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Therapy

  • Attachment Based Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy

  • Client Centered

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Strength Based Therapy