Smruti P Desai

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500 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 1800

Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Smruti P Desai

Hi! My name is Smruti Desai and I am a licensed professional counselor in Decatur, GA & Seattle, WA. For the last 11 years, I have worked with clients of all ages from a variety of backgrounds. Much of my clinical experience comes from working in community-based settings where I worked as a therapist and clinical supervisor. In addition, I have specialized training working with trauma, anxiety, grief, co-dependency, and family of origin concerns. I have completed a three-year training in Somatic Experiencing and work with the body and our nervous systems as part of our therapy sessions.

A focus of my life and work is bridging social justice and psychotherapy. I find it valuable to look at how the systems we live within impact our emotional health. I have a specific interest in working with people of color, first and second-generation immigrants, and those who identify as LGBTQIA.

I graduated with a B.S. in English from Berry College and with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School.

In my free time, I enjoy cooking and trying delicious new food, seeing new movies(Hollywood and Bollywood), reading, being outside in the sunshine, hanging with loved ones, and trying to do my part to make Atlanta and Seattle a more equitable place.

Narrative, Somating Experiencing, Buddhist Psychology, Mindfulness, Exsistential, Feminist

Modalities:

Specialties:

Trauma, Anxiety, Grief, Family of Origin, Racial Identity

License: 

Georgia LPC009593; Washington LH 60301453

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