Balavikash Ravi, LCSW

Sex/Gender: Male
Pronouns: He / Him, They / Them
Ethnicity: Indian
Bio

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 second generation South Indian, 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.

Qualifications
License Number: 67584
License State: Texas
Practice Information
Sliding Scale / Reduced Fee Accepted: Yes
Types of Insurance Accepted: Out of Network, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Health, Private Pay
Location
Plano, Texas, United States
Languages
English
Modalities
Individuals
Therapy Offered
Telehealth/Teletherapy
Types of Therapy
Compassion Focused, Trauma-Focused, Transpersonal, Somatic Experiencing, Attachment-based/Relational Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Schema Therapy, Spiritual Counseling, Reality Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal, Humanistic, Eclectic / Generalist, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Gestalt, Existential Therapy, Family Systems, Feminist, Integrative
Issues
Women's Issues, Video Game Addiction, Traumatic Grief, Trauma and PTSD, Transgender, Substance Use, Stress, Spirituality, Suicidal Ideation, Sexual Abuse, Self-Harming, Self Esteem, Relationship Issues, Relational Concerns, Racial Identity, Parenting, Personal Growth, Men's Issues, Narcissistic Personality, Marital Concerns, Life Transitions, Infidelity, Family Conflict, Addiction, Alcohol Use, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Burnout, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Emotion Regulation, Drug Abuse, Grief, Internet Addiction
Last modified: June 19, 2022

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