Pratibha Srivastava

LCSW

About me

I am a Wisconsin Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 14 years of experience working as a Counselor. I work with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and PTSD.
My counseling style is warm and collaborative. I believe in treating my clients with empathy, respect, compassion, cultural sensitivity. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, humanistic, dialectical-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, and rational-emotive therapy. I will address an individual’s need and develop a treatment plan to meet one’s unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek help and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to facilitate, support and empower you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Hindi


Licensing

WI LCSW 8460-123


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Pratibha Srivastava. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Pratibha for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Pratibha is a very good listener and makes for great company. She is helping me get some things in order and prioritize my time. These have been heavy sources of anxiety for me since my wife and I had our second child, and Pratibha has been a big help.

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Pratibha for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Pat has been a huge help to me over these last months, giving me the tools I need to cope with daily life. Would recommend her to anyone struggling with anxiety and stress!

Written on Jul 29, 2022 after therapy with Pratibha for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Pratibha combines a depth of knowlege w her warm personality. She is very supportive and full of constructive ideas for my personal betterment ! Thank you Pratibha for being such a caring listener !

Written on Jul 02, 2022 after therapy with Pratibha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She has a warm approach to her therapy and also a good listener. Every now and then she would send me words encouragement to support me through my healing journey. As a lgbtq member and a women of color, I need a therapist that understands my culture and my family dynamics. I highly recommend her.

Written on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Pratibha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

Was very kind caring & made me feel better

Written on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Pratibha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Clear. Attentive. Professional.

Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Pratibha for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have truly enjoyed working with Pratibha. She made me feel comfortable and provided a safe area that helped me get through an extremely difficult time of my life and have given me many tools I can use going forward. I would definitely recommend her services.

Written on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Pratibha for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I am feeling better just from working with Pratibha.

Written on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Pratibha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and sleeping disorders

I've only been meeting with Pat for about 3 months, but she has already helped me with my anxiety immensely. I love working with her!

Written on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Pratibha for 11 months on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Pratibha is a great listener and she's extremely empathetic. She truly understands how you're feeling and helps you navigate through your emotions by providing you tools to better understand your emotions and overcome the challenges. She understands complex emotions and listens to you patiently. She is very supportive and I am lucky to have found her as my therapist.

Written on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Pratibha for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Pat has been great. When I needed it the most, she helped coach me through different techniques on how to control emotions, and deal with stressors. I honestly have learned a lot and even though it's just an online service, I really feel like I benefitted from it. So if you are on the fence, I definitely recommend getting the help you need from her.

Written on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Pratibha for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She is a great listener and always remembers details about you from previous sessions. She provides tools that are useful in dealing with mental illnesses and at the same time expects you to take charge of your own self growth which is very fulfilling. Thank you!

Written on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Pratibha for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She’s a wonderful therapist who I could work with and learn from.

Written on Jan 07, 2022 after therapy with Pratibha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Pat or Pratibha is someone I can feel completely comfortable in sharing my inner feelings with.
She has made the experience of going through therapy a fun act.
She’s a strong support system !A wonderful therapist and listener !Shes just fabulous !
❤️

Written on Jan 07, 2022 after therapy with Pratibha for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Responsive and understanding and a good listener who makes me feel comfortable

Written on Dec 10, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 4 months on issues concerning self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coaching

Pat is great, I resonate with her and it’s been great to have someone to connect with

Written on Nov 07, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I have been seeing Pat weekly for nearly 5 months now and she has taken me on an enlightening personal development journey. I originally came to therapy with one specific thing that was worrying me but she opened up so much more that the original thing isn’t even an issue anymore.

Pat is so lovely and I felt comfortable with her very quickly, she is compassionate and took the time to really understand me. She helped me realise I was feeling very stagnant in my life and worked with me on many self care and mindfulness techniques that has assisted me to live more authentically and have a much better connection with myself.

Written on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Pratibha is great. I’m very comfortable with her and she’s knowledgeable about how to handle a variety of issues. She creates a safe space where I feel like I can share anything and everything.

Written on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Pat is really genuine, kind, caring and fun as a person, and also knowledgeable, pragmatic, intuitive, and well-experienced as a therapist! What I loved and appreciated about her is how she made me feel comfortable and safe, and at the same time, she gave me the tools that I can actually use in everyday life. She is not there just to listen, but she is there to help you learn and grow. When I started 7-8 months ago, I was at the lowest point in my life. My life and future felt like a big daunting chore to me. Today, I'm so much more confident, positive, hopeful, and happier than I could have imagined I'd be able to feel again (or for the first time in my life at this level). I know I am not completely bullet-proof yet, but I know I already have enough tools I can use to recover when I feel down again. I cannot believe how far I've come through the weekly video sessions with her. Even little things she says were full of positivity and creativity, and that was very inspiring. Thank you so much Pat! :)

Written on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Pratibha is an outstanding therapist. I sense pure passion in her work and continue to be impressed on many levels. My favorite example of her committment is from my second session with her. I had been dealing with some heightened anxiety that day. Instead of doing the formal 'intake questions' (which was the original agenda), she shifted gears and taught me two relaxation/meditation techniques instead. One was where I was to have my eyes closed and listen to tibetan bells while practicing mindfulness. I happened to open my eyes for a split second, and she was doing the meditation with me! :-) This meant everything to me - I really felt she was 'with me' and not just rustling paperwork, or jotting down notes. It was at that moment when she gained my full respect and trust. I am happy to have her as my therapist and grateful for the progress I've made as a result of working with her. Thank you Pratibha!!

Written on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

I really like Pratibha!

Written on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I have just started sessions with her but it has already been a much better therapy experience than I have had in the past.

Written on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

She has been great.

Written on Jul 31, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Pratibha was my first counselor. She is very friendly but also professional. I felt safe, understood, and comfortable while talking with her. She managed to find the extra time for my last session as I missed my first one. I am grateful for all the practical tools she gave me. I will continue using them further. She helped me find motivation and clarity on many issues related to my studies, past experiences, and self-care. Thank you!

Written on Jul 30, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Pat is a very kind person. She easily made me feel comfortable to open myself up and talk about the issues I am experiencing. She helped me identify the problems and laid out things I could do to address them. She helped me realize a lot of things. I am now on my way to improving my self care routine to help keep my mental health stable. It’s all thanks to Pat!

Written on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I have had 3 sessions with Pratibha until now. My sessions helped me get a focus on things, gave me a perspective and a boost to take a step forward. Pratibha is pragmatic and easy to speak to too.

Written on May 23, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I learned a lot from my time working with Pratibha. She was always very patient and allowed me the space to work through issues. She suggested tools that would be helpful that I was able to incorporate in my daily life and that helped a lot with my anxiety and self esteem.

Written on May 13, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Pratibha is a great counselor. I feel very comfortable with her. I always look forward to our sessions. She is very understanding and open minded. It was my first time getting therapy and she made it very easy for me. She is very flexible and responds very promptly.

Written on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mrs. Pratibha was an amazing counsellor. She helped me see the positive side of life when I had lost all hope. She was understanding of my problems and gave me helpful ways to tackle my problems and be confident in myself. She always went the extra mile to guide me through my issues. I couldn't recommend her enough.

Written on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

Mrs. Pratibha is amazing person to talk to, she very understanding and caring.
She always understood my feelings emotions and fears better than ehat I could describe. She also gave to solutions to the problems I put in front of her. She always took out time for the session according to my schedule.

Written on Apr 23, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Pat was just amazing. She makes you feel like a family member. And the best part was that i have financial issues...but she inconvenienced herself just to accommodate my timing and allow me to make the most of the sessions due to my financial issues. She is compassionate and a great listener. She's the best.

Written on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd

I have only had 2 meetings with Pat so far, but I already feel extremely comfortable with her. I don't feel any sort of hesitation when it comes to talking about myself or things that aren't easy to talk about. She makes me feel comfortable and I sincerely appreciate knowing that I will not be judged for what I talk about.

Written on Apr 07, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

Had my first session with Pat and she seems great to work with. I look forward to getting help I need

Written on Mar 20, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Pratibha has been a very good and sensible counselor and gave me the tools i needed to overcome my depression and anxiety in those hard times. highly recommended!

Written on Feb 26, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Pat is a well of knowledge and has helped me find tools that work to manage and improve my anxiety. Thank you Pat!

Written on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Pratibha is the best therapist I’ve ever had. She’s incredibly intuitive and thoughtful. She was flexible with scheduling and always replied in a timely manner when communicating through text. Her memory is so wonderful, she remembered so many details from our sessions which made picking up where we left off seamless. It seemed like she honestly showed such genuine interest in the many facets of my life.

I was at such a low point prior to seeing Pat. She helped me find the strength I needed. She truly is a gem and I’d happily recommend her to anyone seeking counseling.

Written on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with Pratibha for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I was getting into negative thought patterns so badly that it impacted work and studying. Working with Pratibha, I came to understand why I was experiencing the negative emotions and I learned about and started implementing boundaries. I also learned how to communicate in a more effective manner that protects my mental health. Going forward I can apply what I learned at work and in personal relationships. Pratibha is the first therapist I've ever worked with and over the course of several months she gave me tools to get through a difficult time. I am grateful for her and highly recommend working with her.

Written on Nov 28, 2020 after therapy with Pratibha for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

Pratibha Srivastava is a great therapist and I highly recommend her to others. She really listens to what is concerning to me and helps me come up with solutions for both in the moment and long-term.

Written on Nov 21, 2020 after therapy with Pratibha for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Even though it's early days the benefits from working with Prat are easily seen. She's thoughtful, patient and genuinely interested in helping me. I'm really glad to be paired with her and am excited to see what comes from our sessions as we dive deeper.

Written on Nov 06, 2020 after therapy with Pratibha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is the best therapist I could have asked for!! She really connects with you personally and gets to know you, and remembers all the little things that you wouldn’t expect someone to remember, and really takes time to get to know you and figure out how to help you. she helped me so quick and so well that I was so shocked and thankful, she’s the only reason I stayed on better health. I think she is the best therapist anyone with depression, PTSD ,anxiety, social anxiety could ever work with and I’m so grateful for the time I got with her. She has taught me so many skills to help with all of my problems and made me feel a lot better.

Written on Nov 01, 2020 after therapy with Pratibha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching

She is very helpful. I like her flexibility and how she includes mindfulness into her practice. She is awesome.

Written on Nov 01, 2020 after therapy with Pratibha for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Good connection so far, I enjoy her methodology

Written on Oct 23, 2020 after therapy with Pratibha for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Pratibha was really wonderful to work with. I’d never had therapy before so I was a little nervous to start with, but she put me at ease straight away. I felt like I could easily discuss my issues, thoughts, and feelings and talk through them with her. Her advice has really helped my thought process around particular things, and I’m so grateful for that.

Written on Sep 08, 2020 after therapy with Pratibha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Pratibha was really kind and helpful.

Written on Sep 05, 2020 after therapy with Pratibha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Pat really gets and makes feel me feel understood. It took us only a couple of weeks for me to start seeing a difference how I feel. She’s amazing and would definitely be really useful to whatever situation someone else may be experiencing!

Work with me!