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Purnima Sahgal
Purnima Sahgal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
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Purnima Sahgal

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02139
Let's Connect (857) 344-1475
Our unique life experiences influence how we relate to ourselves, and others. This is the lived lens through which we approach problems. We all have latent capabilities and skills to overcome challenges, but may find it hard to access them. It can be very helpful to speak with an objective person to gain insight and a better understanding of oneself. I work from an empowerment model, with a compassionate approach. I endeavor to build a therapeutic relationship founded on equality, trust and safety to achieve mutually agreed upon goals.
I am a trauma-informed psychotherapist specializing in PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance use, relationship issues and acculturation challenges. I have worked with survivors of domestic violence, abuse and neglect. My training included placements at the Department of Children and Families and the Victims of Violence Program at Cambridge Health Alliance.
Besides private practice, I provide therapy at a university counseling center. I also offer psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, couples and families at a community mental health clinic. I welcome cultural diversity. In my practice I am innately curious about, and keenly attuned to, unique cultural factors that affect my clients’ lives and their therapy.
Call or Purnima Sahgal now for a free 15 minute consultation - (857) 344-1475

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Cambridge, MA 02139

(857) 344-1475
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Depression and Relationship Issues 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (857) 344-1475

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Cambridge, MA 02139

(857) 344-1475
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Depression and Relationship Issues 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by Cash, Check

Insurance

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (857) 344-1475
Purnima Sahgal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (857) 344-1475
Purnima Sahgal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Massachusetts / 122582 Purnima Sahgal
  • Certificate from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy 2017
  • Certificate from IFS Institute - Level I 2020
  • Attended Simmons School of Social Work, MSW
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (857) 344-1475
Purnima Sahgal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (857) 344-1475
Purnima Sahgal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bisexual
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (857) 344-1475
Purnima Sahgal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Do these issues align with your needs? or (857) 344-1475
Purnima Sahgal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW

Endorsement

Erica N. Thrower
Erica N. Thrower
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLCSWCST
I have been Purnima's professional colleague for the past 8 years. I know Purnima to be a incredibly compassionate, thoughtful and thorough therapist. She is trained and strongly skilled in the areas of trauma and relationships. I highly recommend her!

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Asian

I also speak

Hindi
Punjabi
Urdu

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Asian

I also speak

Hindi
Punjabi
Urdu

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (857) 344-1475
Purnima Sahgal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (857) 344-1475
Purnima Sahgal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW

Location

Primary Location

Cambridge, MA 02139

(857) 344-1475

Nearby Areas

Counties

Zips

Neighborhoods

Call for a free consultation now - (857) 344-1475
Purnima Sahgal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Call for a free consultation now - (857) 344-1475
Purnima Sahgal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2024