About me

Hello there! I’m Saarika Rao, LCSW, a licensed clinical therapist specializing in guiding South Asian clients on their journey to balance and navigate the complexities of two identities and the many struggles that can come with doing so. Just like you, I’ve faced the challenges of embracing two cultures and the unique struggles that can come with it.

I understand that taking that first step towards therapy can be incredibly daunting. Trust me; you’re not alone in feeling that way. But let me reassure you – it’s also a courageous and transformative decision, one that can lead to profound personal growth, allow you to better be there for yourself and others, and lead to improved mental health.

I’m here to create a safe and welcoming space where you can be your authentic self, free from judgment. Together, we’ll explore your unique experiences, challenges, and aspirations, all while nurturing your mental well-being.

I’m passionate about helping you find your voice, value your needs, find harmony between your two identities, and ultimately, lead a happier, more fulfilling life. You’re not alone in this journey, and I’m here to support you every step of the way.

Remember, seeking therapy is a brave choice, and I’m honored you’re considering me to be your guide. Let’s take that first step together toward a brighter, more balanced future. Feel free to reach out, and we can embark on this transformative journey together.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: 87762

License State/Territory: CA

Date License Granted: February 5, 2019

Years in Practice: 5

Insurance Plans: United States

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Types of Clients
Young People
Older Adults
Session Types

CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)