Riddhi Sevak-Patel

(LCSW, MSW)

About Me

Life is full of ups and downs but the true test in life is how you overcome those obstacles.

Hi, my name is Riddhi Sevak-Patel and I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist. I received my MSW back in 2010 from the University of Alabama after completing the advanced standing program specializing in Children, Adolescents and their families and graduating with honors. I have worked in all aspects of healthcare ranging from acute inpatient ICU care to out-patient rehabilitation working with children and adults alike.

Outside of Better Help, I conduct group therapy at a local Behavioral Health Hospital working with both teenagers and adults who struggle with depression, suicidal thoughts, grief, trauma and substance abuse, to name a few. As a working mother of three, I understand the struggles faced with the "mommy burden" and can empathize towards those dealing with the anxiety that comes from "doing it all."

My approach to therapy is mostly a humanistic approach mixed with CBT and DBT. People are a lot more resilient than they sometimes realize and I believe that we all have the ability to "find ourselves" even in the most severe circumstances. My goal is to help you realize your strengths and help you process your feeling so that you can move onto becoming a better you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #55524 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

She’s great! Highly competent, good listening ear, safe space provided, provides helpful perspective.

Written by B.E. on Nov 13, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

Rhiddi is a great counselor! She listens and has guided me to discover things about myself that has helped me improve my quality of life greatly. It was hard, but with Rhiddi, I felt confident to make these moves and push forward. The scary unknown became a little less scary, and I conquered my problems one step at a time.

Written by A.N. on Nov 02, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Riddhi is the absolute best counselor I have ever had. She is tremendous.

Written by D.'. on Nov 01, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Riddhi is incredible. She makes you feel so comfortable and heard. Somehow after discussing something really difficult, she even has a way of making me laugh! I would recommend her to anyone!!

Written by D.A. on Oct 31, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, and adhd

She is amazing and pays attention to what is actually happening. She helps focus on the main issues and hold space, while also moving forward with goals.

Written by V.E. on Oct 12, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Excellent response time and very helpful with resources provided.

Written by K.A. on Oct 09, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

The absolutely best so understanding and caring and responsive only have about 2 weeks with her so far and I am so thankful

Written by M.E. on Sep 28, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

An incredibly patient and understanding counselor who helped me over a long period of time. She is uncritical and responds quickly. I recommend her for a great counseling experience!

Written by A.M. on Sep 27, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is awesome

Written by T.R. on Sep 12, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

I specifically rejoined Better Help so that i could work with Riddhi again. I have also recommended her to family.

Written by R.E. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

Riddhi has been my first counselor, and I am so grateful for her expertise and compassion. She has set me up with attainable goals, and reminds me to look at different perspectives when working thorough an issue. She does an amazing job and is an asset to BetterHelp.

Written by B.E. on Sep 04, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Riddhi has been wonderful in being able to see inside what I am saying and help me realize things that may not be at the forefront of my mind. She is my first counselor and I’ve had a wonderful experience so far.

Written by R.A. on Aug 31, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She’s wonderful. I truly do recommend her.

Written by R.I. on Aug 10, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Riddhi treats me with the utmost respect and helps me find solutions to problems in a healthier way than I would have on my own. she also is able to redirect me when I think I know what to do, to the path that is healthier for me. She is amazing, and understanding.

Written by S.L. on Jun 20, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Riddhi is a wonderful counselor. She always responds promptly to my messages and is absolutely not judgmental. She even tolerates the times when I fail to respond for many days. I recommend her without reservation.

Written by M.I. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Riddhi listens and helps m.h e understand my confusion about my anxiety and concerns. She helps me understand that I too am a person and need to take care of me too

Written by A.M. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

When I first signed up for counseling I was nervous to tell a stranger about my problems. Riddhi Sevak-Patel made me feel comfortable from the very beginning. Her messages are positive and she shows she truly cares. When you have a video chat you find yourself very at ease. She has begun to help me in many ways that I did not think was possible. Thank you!

Written by K.A. on Mar 21, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Riddhi has helped me work through my issues in the most pleasant way. We have mostly focused on my love life, and I gotta say I don’t think it’s a coincidence that I have recently found a wonderful guy to date. It has a lot to do with my self confidence and knowing what I need and want, which she helped me to work through and figure out. She’s so terrific to work with y’all!!

Written by W.I. on Mar 04, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 5 months

She has helped me work through some serious issues in my life

Written by J.I. on Feb 28, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

Riddhi has helped me more than my in-person therapist. She’s understanding and utilizes a patient centered approach but also ask questions to help start conversations. If I don't understand, she will explain it more in depth. So glad I switched to this app. Being able to talk to my counselor whenever is amazing.

Written by J.E. on Feb 26, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Oh my goodness I have been through quite a few therapists because I didn't connect until I was matched with Riddhi Patel. I can't tell you how excited and thrilled I am that I joined this site. From the therapists to the customer service department everyone truly has a passion to help and make your experience better.

Written by P.R. on Feb 21, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

I love her! She has been great at helping me, being patient with me when I am non responsive and never stops checking on me!

Written by Z.O. on Jan 13, 2020 after counseling with Riddhi for 4 months

Dr. Sevak-Patel is an amazing therapist. She always makes her clients feel heard and she reaches out every couple of days with thoughtful prompts to promote mental wellness. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by C.R. on Dec 26, 2019 after counseling with Riddhi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and anger management

Riddhi is amazing. She definitely makes me feel comfortable and always has good advise. There's times i just want to talk and she's there. There were some things i needed to work on my self and she is very supportive and suggested some worksheets to do which really help. Am so grateful I matched with Riddhi she's one of a kind.

Written by J.E. on Nov 26, 2019 after counseling with Riddhi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

Riddhi has helped me more in one session than any other of my "in-person" therapists have ever been able to do. She took the time to read and understand my reasons for seeking therapy and even asked for a "preview" of what I wanted to talk about during my first session, saving the actual phone session for problem solving instead of just background (eliminating what I find the most frustrating part of working with a new therapist--all the time it takes to get them up to speed on the background!). She has been able to provide me with both explanations of why I might be feeling the way I do/why others act the way they do AND practical tips to manage my anxiety and improve relationships in my life!

Written by G.E. on Nov 22, 2019 after counseling with Riddhi for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mrs. Sevak-Patel is responsive, caring, and knowledgeable. I would recommend her to anyone trying to work through relationship issues and people trying to find themselves.

Written by N.A. on Nov 05, 2019 after counseling with Riddhi for 4 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Riddhi listened and understood my needs. With her help, I was able to overcome many obstacles that I never thought I could before. I greatly appreciate the help provided and she was always quick to respond. She has been a tremendous help in allowing me to find the strength and courage to get me to a better me!

Written by E.M. on Oct 26, 2019 after counseling with Riddhi for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Riddhi Sevak-Patel is sweet and very encouraging, which is something I really need. She listens to what I have to say and helps me find solutions to my problems. Even if I'm super busy, she always makes an effort to check in and see if I need anything. For me, I need someone that will encourage me and guide me to the decisions that will best suit me. Riddhi does all of this, but makes it feel like I'm talking to a friend that truly understands me and wants the best for me.

Written by N.A. on Oct 14, 2019 after counseling with Riddhi for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Great! Helped me meet my therapy goals and gave me good advice.

Written by M.A. on Oct 05, 2019 after counseling with Riddhi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem

I love the BetterHelp app and Riddhi is amazing. She is always there for me and is really helping me shape my future so that I live a happy and healthy life.

Written by A.L. on Sep 18, 2019 after counseling with Riddhi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

It's hard to talk about things face to face with therapists, but over the phone I feel like I'm talking to a close friend who's listening.

Written by D.E. on Sep 18, 2019 after counseling with Riddhi for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Riddhi is a great counselor that really helps to steer you in the right direction.

Written by L.U. on Sep 17, 2019 after counseling with Riddhi for 4 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Riddhi has really helped me to find real solutions to my problems and concerns. For the first time I am able to understand HOW to accomplish my goals and not just that goals exist. I still have a long way to go but she is helping me:
-cope with divorce
-overcome anger issues I have
-repair my self esteem
-recognize my triggers

Written by L.A. on Sep 12, 2019 after counseling with Riddhi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

She is the best! She listens and responds so quickly! Love her!

Written by M.A. on Aug 22, 2019 after counseling with Riddhi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Offers great advice!

Written by M.I. on Jul 05, 2019 after counseling with Riddhi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Riddhi is hands down the best counselor I have ever had. She comes in to our sessions completely prepared with a guideline of what we will talk about, without dominating the conversation either. She keeps up with everything that is going on in my life and checks in with me on it, and she is very clearly extremely knowledgeable about psychology and counseling (she was definitely the student who probably got high As in all her classes!)

Written by K.Y. on Jun 21, 2019 after counseling with Riddhi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Riddhi is very helpful and nice. She doesn't push or pressure me for information. I feel comfortable talking to her.

Written by J.E. on May 16, 2019 after counseling with Riddhi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

I enjoy Riddhi's counseling style. She remembers our little details about our discussions and follows up. I feel like she is hearing me and truly cares about me.

Written by H.O. on May 04, 2019 after counseling with Riddhi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Riddhi is a very knowledgeable counselor that really made me feel comfortable in sharing what I needed to share to get help. She also provided hands on worksheets that really gave me direction and confidence in being able to physically see what the problems were and what I needed to do. She is also a very kind person and doesn’t hesitate to reach out. Thank you Riddhi!

Written by D.A. on Apr 30, 2019 after counseling with Riddhi for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She's a very compassionate and caring person. She also, replies to messages very quickly and has provided several tools to support me in my journey.

Written by K.A. on Apr 24, 2019 after counseling with Riddhi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Riddhi Sevak-Patel is wonderful to work with. She has helped me tremendously in a small amount of time. She responds very quickly if you need anything and has a lot of compassion. I highly recommend her services!