Utkala Maringanti, LMFT-Associate
Supervised by Dr. Rob Porter
My name is Utkala Maringanti, call me Kala. I speak English, Hindi and Telugu. After a winding road filled with joyful twists and turns, I found my home in Austin in 2021. My academic background is diverse with undergraduate studies in Pharmacy and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from UC Hayward. My experience as a pharmacist and hospital administrator made it evident that we needed a holistic approach and mental health is imperative to our overall well being which led me to pursue Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University in Minnesota. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate under the supervision of Dr. Rob Porter. I approach problems holistically and systemically.
I collaborate with individuals, couples or families and partner in creating a fulfilling life. I do not have a magic pill to solve all my clients problems but each one of us has a unique magic within us and reclaiming that power can bring about the desired change. I bring in elements of Yoga and Mindfulness into the therapeutic space if and when beneficial to a client.
As a sex therapist in training, I welcome LGBTQ+, kink, and non-monogamous clients. I prioritize safety, connection, and integration of mind, body, and spirit in my work. I enjoy assisting the couple in learning new and more effective ways of loving themselves and each other. I strive to enhance their emotional connections with themselves and others, and gain insight into how their thoughts, beliefs, and values influence their relationships. This safe space is dedicated to personal growth, healing, and the pursuit of a fulfilling life. The goal is not to go back to the way things used to be, the goal is for the relationship to be stronger than it ever has.
Some of my areas of focus include:
Anxiety, Depression, Sexual Relationships, Holistics, Mindfulness
FEE: $125 / clinical hour (45-50 mins)