Ritika Aggarwal, MS
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #127310
Supervised by Leticia Brown, LMFT #116486
I approach healing work as a liberatory practice. 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 the following modalities:
- MDMA-Assisted Therapy from the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
- Ketamine-Assisted Therapy from Alchemy Community Therapy Center (formerly known as Sage Institute)
- Internal Family Systems, Level 1 from the Internal Family Systems Institute.
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) from the EMDR Institute