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Rita Patel, LPCC
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Rita Patel, LPCC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Marietta, GA


I specialize in providing a holistic and integrated approach to concerns such as anxiety,depression, stress management, self-esteem, trauma, grief, loss, parenting, and relationship concerns. I am trained in mindfulness-based approaches, somatic psychotherapy (Hakomi and Somatic Experiencing), play therapy, yoga, energy psychology, sandtray and art, as well as traditional cognitive behavioral therapy (including dialectical behavior therapy and exposure therapy). I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults.

With children, I use play therapy, sandtray, somatic experiencing and art to explore concerns such as
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Family transitions
  • Behavior issues
  • Bullying
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
Through these gentle and creative methods, children are able to explore emotions, discover their strengths and build coping skills.
My work with adolescents and adults focuses on
  • Finding balance
  • Strengthening resiliency
  • Discovering adaptive coping skills
  • Building self-esteem
  • Healing from trauma
  • Discovering solutions for everyday challenges

I continue to receive the latest training and skills. Presently, I am in the process of being trained in Transforming Touch, a method used for trauma healing.In addition to my therapy practice, I co-coordinate Somatic Experiencing trainings in Georgia. Somatic Experiencing is a body-oriented healing modality for the treatment of trauma and stress disorders. Somatic Experiencing can be helpful for the treatment of stress from accidents, invasive medical procedures, sexual or physical assault, emotional abuse, neglect, war, natural disasters, loss, birth trauma, and stress related to ongoing fear and conflict.
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Rita Patel received a bachelor’s degree from the Kennesaw State University and completed her MSW from the University of Georgia.

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed
  • License State: Georgia
  • License Number: CSW003336, received 2000
  • Registered Play Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner


  • Abuse & Trauma
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Buddhism & Mindfulness Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency Relationships
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life events
  • Medical conditions
  • Parenting

Types of Therapy:

  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Hakomi
  • Somatic Psychology
  • Energy Therapy
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy
  • Sandplay Therapy
  • Strength Based Therapy

Services Provided Via:

  • In person
  • Phone
  • Internet meeting

Works With:

  • Individual
  • Family

Working With Marriages for:

  • 20 Year(s)

Free Phone Consultations?

  • Yes

Hourly Fees Range:

  • $100 - $150

Accepts Insurance?

  • Yes

Language(s) Spoken:

  • English
  • Basic Gujarati

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Office Location

2886 Sandy Plains Road,
Marietta GeorgiaUnited States 30066