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Ritu Anand Psychotherapy, LCSW

Ritu Anand provides compassionate and culturally-competent services using an integrative approach to therapy to tailor the process to the needs of the client. She works mainly with adult individuals needing assistance with anxiety, depression, stress management, communication, establishing boundaries, healthy relationships, and learning creative problem-solving skills.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • Florida
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“My approach is integrative, which means I use goal-setting, provide tools and homework, provide education, and assist with creative problem-solving while also tailoring the level of structure to the client’s needs.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always been drawn to the study of human behavior and societal behavior. I have also always wanted to do meaningful work as a helper. I'm analytical, curious, and empathetic, which are personality traits that contributed to me choosing this field. I have worked with a diversity of people in a variety of settings, including educational, community, residential, and intensive outpatient, which has given me insight into the various challenges being faced by many in today's society. I have specialized training in providing DBT services to high-risk populations, crisis de-escalation and intervention, and symptom management.
What should someone know about working with you?
During intake, we will evaluate your needs and my therapeutic style to see if we are a good fit to move forward or if you would benefit from a referral. We will collaborate to identify goals for therapy. My approach is integrative, which means I use goal-setting, provide tools and homework, provide education, and assist with creative problem-solving while also tailoring the level of structure to the client’s needs. I believe homework, structure, and tools can be helpful in making progress while also realizing that being heard and given space are valuable elements to our healing as well.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am interested in continuing to learn about the use of creativity to heal trauma and trauma recovery, assisting those with family of origin and codependency issues, continuing cultural competency training surrounding anti-racism efforts, and supporting the LGBTQ+ community in the therapy room and beyond. I consult with a group of therapists on a regular basis to continue strengthening my clinical skills.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
Social justice as a core value is integral to my identity as a therapist. Mental health does not exist in a vacuum. We have to examine the social issues and structures we are shaped by in order to understand how to heal both individually and collectively.
“I believe homework, structure, and tools can be helpful in making progress while also realizing that being heard and given space are valuable elements to our healing as well.”
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