Hi there! My name is Saarika Rao and I’m an LCSW in California with a Masters in Social Work from USC. I am truly passionate about making therapy accessible for everyone! I firmly believe that there isn't one approach in helping individuals and it is important to meet clients where they are.
I believe that clients are most successful when they can recognize their strengths and feel empowered to implement what they have learned in therapy independently. I feel that vulnerability and transperancy between both client and therapist are key to building a therapeutic relationship.
I have worked with clients concerns including depression, anxiety, anger issues, grief, trauma, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, career challenges, race and identity issues, and life transitions. I firmly believe that there isn't one approach in helping individuals and it is important to meet clients where they are.
My communication style
I am trained in various modalities and techniques to ensure that you have the proper tools and insight to reach your goals. I believe that it is important to challenge clients in a way that they can feel empowered and heard.
My goals for you
I believe that if clients truly want to work on themselves, they will do the work to achieve their goals. That being said, it can really be hard to get started and can be daunting. It's important to work from a place of compassion and understanding in developing realistic and achieveable goals that my clients and I agree upon. Collaboratively developing goals that are specific to each client's need is important to me.