Sharmila Chitnis

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today
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(510) 256-7794

Sharmila Chitnis

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

850 2nd Street
Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(510) 256-7794
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

39767 Paseo Padre Parkway
Suite B
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 256-7794
Announcement icon I provide in-person and teletherapy services in both of my office locations (Santa Rosa, CA and Fremont, CA).

About

Psychotherapy can offer a process to better understand the relationship between our thoughts, feelings (emotions and physiology), and behaviors. I work with people from all walks of life and specialize in treating anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, career/identity issues, and adjustment difficulties related to life transitions and illness. Some of my therapeutic goals include helping clients manage symptoms of distress with healthier coping, improving relationships (with self and others), and exploring the ways in which current problems may be linked to unresolved issues from the past.
I utilize psychodynamic talk therapy and evidence-based practices such as CBT, DBT, ACT, and EMDR. I do not believe in a one size fits all approach. We are all individuals with distinct needs, cultures, beliefs, and experiences. We face our challenges in unique ways and have different strengths and coping abilities which I consider when tailoring treatment.
I understand starting therapy can feel daunting. It takes strength and courage to be vulnerable, face the unknown, and explore our innermost thoughts and feelings. For this reason, I prioritize building trust with my clients by creating a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental environment for healing to take place. I look forward to working with you.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $175 - $200
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I do not accept insurance and am considered an out-of-network provider.
Email me or call (510) 256-7794 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: California / 73570
  • School: NYU
I have been a social worker for 20 years with the last 10 years focused on the practice of psychotherapy.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: EMDRIA (EMDR International Association) / EMDR Training Completion (Part I and II)
  • Certificate: Crisis Prevention Institute / Certified Instructor for CPI

Location

850 2nd Street
Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(510) 256-7794
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

39767 Paseo Padre Parkway
Suite B
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 256-7794
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Indian Cultural Norms
  • Indo-American Cultural Conflicts
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Hindi and Marathi
Faith: Hindu
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Feminist
  • Harm Reduction
  • Hindu/Buddhist Psychology
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

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Last Modified: 5 Aug 2022
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Sharmila Chitnis

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW