Balavikash Ravi, LCSW

Balavikash Ravi, LCSW
Disabilities Specialties: Sexual Dysfunction
Religions & Spirituality: Agnostic, Atheist, Hinduism
Ethnicity Counselor Identifies As: Asian American, Indian
Qualifications:: 6 years, LCSW, University of Southern California 2018
Payments Accepted: American Express, Cash, Cash App, Discover, EAP, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa
Cost per Session: $10-50, $50-$90, Sliding Scale
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, BlueCross and BlueShield, Cigna, EAP, Out of Network, UnitedHealthcare
Communities Served: Bisexual Allied, Gay Allied, HIV / AIDS Allied, Lesbian Allied, Non-Binary Allied, Open Relationships Non-Monogamy, Queer Allied, Racial Justice Allied, Single Parent, Transgender Allied
Age Specialty: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults, Elders (65+), Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Types of Therapy: Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Anti-Racist, Attachment-based, Eclectic, Emotionally Focused, Existential, Experiential Therapy, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Feminist, Grief, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Multicultural, Person-Centered, Somatic, Spiritual Counseling, Strength-Based, Systemic, Transpersonal, Trauma Focused
Modality: Couples, Family, Individuals
Sexuality Speciality: Aromantic, Asexual, Bisexual, Gay, Intersex, Lesbian, Nonbinary, Pansexual, Transgender
Mental Health Specialties: Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar and Related Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Grief, Mood Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Personality Disorders, Racial Trauma, Sexual Dysfunctions, Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders, Thinking Disorders, Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
Systemic Specialties: Anxiety, Family Conflict, Grief, LGBTQIA, Racial Trauma, Relationship Issues, Stress, Substance Addiction

Welcome. My name is Vikash, and I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed to practice in the state of Texas. My experiences range from embodying roles of advocacy, therapy, case management, outreach, and education. I have worked primarily with POC and other American Cultural Minority populations, including South Asian survivors of domestic and sexual violence, 2SLGBTQIA+, and many others.
My approach to the therapy space is eclectic, borrowing from many different schools of psychology, each of which shares a common belief in the ultimate ability to empower the innate strength and goodness present in all of us. The schools that I most commonly pull from are Humanism, Gestalt Psychology, and Social Work Systems theories.

I believe that therapy is meant to be a space of mutual collaboration, to help work towards and help understand those aspects of your life that motivated you to seek guidance. I embrace a client-centered approach of unconditional positive regard designed to empower your inner strength, all in the service of helping you achieve your desired clinical outcomes.

As a first generation Tamil-American, I have extensive personal and professional experience with model minority stressors, cultural trauma, immigration abuse, religious abuse, and various other struggles common for those that identify as a minority in America. My goal is to help create a validating space that encourages self-exploration, understanding, self-love, and an innate ability to embrace all of who you are – even when that can be the hardest thing to do.

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