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Pritika Sehgal, LMFT
I have an empathetic, respectful, and curious approach towards diversity.

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Pritika Sehgal, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Other Languages

Approach

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic

Therapy Style

My therapeutic style is grounded in non-judgment and compassion. My focus is on improving holistic well-being and growth. My roots are from India, and being from a different culture, I recognize importance of culture sensitivity and I enjoy working with people from different culture and ethnic backgrounds. I have an empathetic, respectful, and curious approach towards diversity.

My background is in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) which offers a variety of coping skills to create balance and reduce reactions to triggers that cause emotional suffering. Dialectical Behavior Therapy can be helpful in individual and group therapy. The core principle of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is mindfulness, which can help cultivate the life worth living. The approach of dialectics inform the basis of the therapy and guides individuals to not get caught up in the extremes.

I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy, which is a trauma-focused therapy. It not only helps to reprocess and heal traumas but also helps to reduce emotional pain in a short period of time. It works well with different kinds and intensities of traumas, whether it is a deep-rooted past trauma attachments or everyday triggers that brings up emotional distress.

Education

BS - Clinical Psychology, Amity University

MS - Clinical Psychology, Amity University

MS - Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Southern California

License Number and State

CA 126267

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I went through my own mental health journey. I went through depression when I was in high school and at that time I was living in India. Due to the lack of awareness, I could not get proper support. That experience motivated me to become a mental health professional to provide adequate support to people who are going through mental health.

What are your interests outside of work?

I love reading books, listening to music, doing art, watching makeup tutorials and spending time with family. I engaged in mindfulness, meditation and yoga.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Connecting with my family and journaling.

What book have you read more than once?

Harry Potter. I connected with Harry Potter when I was young and I feel that I connected with him for the fact that he did not enjoy his summer vacations which I felt the same way at the time.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Ummeed Mental Health as they are bringing Narrative Therapy to India and helping mental health community to expand their approach to therapy.

How do you recharge?

Physical exercise and self-care.