Radha (they/them) comes from a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic background (Colombian/German-Jewish and Indian) and is passionate about social justice. Radha’s motivation as a sex therapist is to provide a safe and affirming space for all individuals including couples to explore, identify, and understand their authentic selves including gender, sexuality, and expression. As a queer person of color, Radha recognizes the impact oppression can have on individual’s overall health and hopes to create a space where you feel visible and heard.
Radha earned their Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 2013 and completed U of M Sexual Health Continuing Education program. Radha has experience working with children, youth, and adults. They completed their clinical internships at Ozone House and The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan.
During their time at Ozone House they provided case management, crisis intervention, and emergency services to socio-economically diverse youth populations experiencing homelessness and/or who were at-risk of becoming homeless. The youth seeking services mainly identified as LGBTQQIA and were navigating issues such as trauma, grief, loss, gender/identity concerns, self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. At the Women’s Center, Radha approached their work from a feminist perspective and was able to explore an integrative approach using a variety of therapeutic techniques based on each client’s needs and goals that were identified during therapy.
Radha feels passionately in advocating and empowering individuals and couples who identify with one or more identities: LGBTQIAA+, non-binary/gender non-confirming, poly/ethical consensual non-monogamy, and kinky/BDSM. Radha has a special interest in working with individuals who may be looking to explore past or current trauma, sexual health, sexual functioning, grief and loss, navigating gender and sexuality, relationship concerns, and anxiety. Radha uses a multicultural feminist framework and believes in a strength-based holistic approach including humanistic and interpersonal perspectives. They use modalities such as CBT, DBT, and mindfulness techniques- can include an exploration of where individuals hold their trauma, anger, fear, or grief in the body. Radha strongly believes that mental health is connected to physical, emotional, sexual, and spiritual health. Radha is a kink aware therapist and identifies as a pleasure activist. PLEASURE HEALS!