Akanksha Srivastav (she/her)

PhD. Clinical Psychology
Accepting Clients

I am a licensed psychologist who has been providing psychotherapy since 2012. I offer a free consultation to those looking to start therapy.

Clinical Psychologist in Mountain View, CA

About My Clients

If you identify as someone who is introspective, motivated and willing to learn new skills - I would love to work with you! ​Across different kinds of stress, I help people recognize their assumptions and expectations about themselves and the world, and how these impact their happiness. I enjoy working with people who want to better manage their emotions, improve their communication and relationships, and those who want to grow their wisdom while dealing with conflicts and difficult choices.

My Background and Approach

My generalist training means that I have the knowledge, skills and abilities to work across a wide range of psychological issues - depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship stress, low self-esteem, career troubles and family issues. I have specific expertise with social anxiety, OCD, traumatic experiences, and alcohol/drug use. I am particularly attuned to working with both first and second generation immigrants and those balancing multiple cultural identities. I have years of specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy, and I integrate those skills with methods of Motivational Interviewing to help clients feel motivated to use behavioral change strategies to help them reach their goals. Finally, I consider it important to highlight people's strengths (Strength-Based Therapy) while helping them identify solutions to current problems (Solution Focused Brief Therapy).

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Using a therapy approach that is backed by science and research is just the beginning. The essential aspects of therapy are the Human factors. Both mental health problems and solutions are deeply impacted by Human created - social and cultural factors. Our different identities and places in society (race, religion, color, nationality, gender identity and sexual orientation) create both advantages and disadvantages. I believe successful therapy is possible only when we collaborate with these different human factors, identities and experiences, so that we have a multi-faceted understanding of one's distress and one's potential. I will give you the best scientific strategies within the framework of our intersecting identities to help you feel better and get better. I look forward to collaborating with you on your mental health journey.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Lyra Health
  • Modern Health insurance
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Hinduism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Hindi
  • Rate: $230/session

Info

Email Akanksha
1580 West El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040

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