Ektha  Aggarwal

Ektha Aggarwal

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online

Currently starting in-person sessions at limited times and capacity.

Updated September 20, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Cultural adjustment
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Life transitions
  • Attachment issues

Professional statement

Ektha Aggarwal is an experienced licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and Founder of Shakti Therapy and Healing Services based in Los Angeles, CA. As a psychotherapist with about 10 years of experience, Ektha is particularly concerned with 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.

Shakti Therapy offers a holistic and psychotherapeutic approach to managing mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression, life transitions, and relationship challenges. Ektha specializes in working with three communities:

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

2. People of color to break the stigma around mental health.

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

Ektha has published her work with ScienceDirect, Good Indian Girl blog, and Women’s Web. She also speaks at seminars and participates in panels across the nation as a mental health specialist. Ektha additionally sits on the board for the Institute of Neuro-Innovation.


Message to 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.

As Shannon Alder puts it, “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.” 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. As your psychotherapist, I help you navigate the challenges of adulthood & manage your feelings through interventions such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Walking Therapy and other holistic methods like Crystal Healing.

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.


Specialties

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Ektha Aggarwal is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)
  • Crystal Healing: $222 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Shakti Therapy & Healing Services, Psychotherapist + Founder, 2018 - Present
Abbeyfield Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist , 2017 - 2020
Department of Health Services - LA County, Clinical Program Manager, 2017 - 2020
LA Care Health Plan, Clinical Social Worker, 2015 - 2017

CSU Long Beach, MSW, 2012
UC Irvine, Psychology and Social Behavior, 2008


Licensure

California: LCSW71098

California: Advanced Crystal Healer


Languages

English

Hindi