Ritika Aggarwal, MS

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #127310
Supervised by Leticia Brown, LMFT #116486 and Adrian Reyes, LMFT #MFC90979


I approach healing work as a liberatory practice. I believe that just as we are harmed by our relationships, there is great potential to heal within our relationships. I believe it is our duty to do this deep healing work for ourselves, our communities, and our family lines so we can lean evermore towards freedom.

I deeply value freedom, joy, and a sense of belonging. I believe healing work is a continuum and we do not reach a fixed place of “healed” in an unhealed world. I prefer to do long-term depth oriented work. In my role as your therapist, I aim to demystify the process, create a safe and wide container, and witness and support the emergence of your own inner wisdom.

My clients describe me as grounded, curious, and warm. I enjoy deep collaborative relational work that acknowledges systemic impacts and cultural contexts. I work with you to engage and explore all the parts of you, and honor each of their unique gifts. I often use humor, celebration, and ritual in session.

I was born and raised in the Bay Area as a first-generation Indian American queer cis-woman. I am a feminist abolitionist.

I am coming into my work as a therapist after decades of working closely with incarcerated people and their families. Issues related to systemic oppression, ethical accountability, and collective liberation are central to my work.

I hold a Masters of Science in Counseling from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Feminist Studies and Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

I am trained in MDMA-Assisted Therapy by MAPS, and Ketamine-Assisted Therapy (KAT) from Sage Institute. I will complete Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) training in 2022, and begin training in Internal Family Systems and Somatic Experiencing.

I am supported as a therapist by my loving community, my own therapy & therapist, and lots of restorative time hiking in the redwoods and swimming in the ocean.