Dr. Indhushree Rajan, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist (PSY 30808)
As an educator, counselor, and advocate in the nonprofit sector and at-risk/alternative education system, Dr. Rajan spent over 20 years working with child, adolescent, and adult survivors of complex trauma (physical, sexual, medical, and psychological). In clinical settings, she has done psychotherapy work and assessment work with survivors of complex trauma for 13 years. Dr. Rajan has spent her entire career working in diverse cultural and socio-economic communities in California and India.
AN EXPERIENCED PSYCHOTHERAPIST
In the private practice setting, Dr. Rajan works with a diverse spectrum of clients of different ages and backgrounds, all with a wide range of clinical issues including: acute anxiety, depression, PTSD, personality disorders, learning disabilities, working with the LGBTQIA community, transitioning and related identity issues, grief and loss, as well as artists, those in the entertainment industry, people facing career or other life transitions, couples and individuals seeking help with dating and relationship issues, sexual issues, or problems stemming from divorce, and immigrant/first generation individuals and couples working through cultural assimilation and identity issues.
At a broader level, Dr. Rajan has also been working with the L.A. City Attorneys’ Office’s Community Visions in Conversation (CVC) restorative justice program, towards creating dialogue around painful issues like racism and police brutality, and affecting community healing and change after the protests around George Floyd’s murder in 2020.
AN ECLECTIC APPROACH TO PSYCHOTHERAPY
Though she primarily works from a psychodynamic orientation, Dr. Rajan’s approach to therapy is eclectic, in that she draws from a wide range of therapeutic modalities in treatment including: mindfulness practice, cognitive behavioral therapy, EFT techniques, trauma focused CBT, family systems, various expressive arts and play therapies (art, play, narrative, and narra-drama), and somatic/mind-body techniques.
SPEAKING, WRITING, AND ADVOCACY WORK
Dr. Rajan is also an internationally published author and public speaker, who has written and spoken extensively on topics including: human trafficking, modern-day sexual slavery and forced prostitution, immigration and refugee trauma, feminism, post-coloniality, social justice, indigenous rights, depth oriented research, and cultural issues in therapy and research.
An Educator, Counselor And Advocate
Working To Make A Change
As a media psychologist, Dr. Rajan has spoken on several Los Angeles and Orange County based radio talk shows, as a mental health advocate for survivors of human trafficking and an expert on the global sex trafficking crisis, and more generally, as a psycho-educator about various issues including: complex trauma, medical trauma, mindfulness based practices in address of depression and anxiety, and most recently, best mental health practices during the Covid-19 global pandemic, and social justice issues.
Research & Clinical Work
For the past 13 years, Dr. Rajan has been doing research and clinical work with sex trafficking survivors in California and India.
In 2008 Dr Rajan founded Project Satori and has since been working to realize its mission to provide comprehensive mental health care to survivors of human trafficking and their families worldwide; to promote education and advocacy around the global sex trafficking crisis, and to offer psychoeducational training services about sex trafficking prevention and treatment in California, and through global partner programs worldwide.
Supporting The Community
Following the widespread outbreak of Covid-19 in March of this year, Dr. Rajan joined the California Health Corps, and remains a Disaster Healthcare Volunteer, to provide therapy for frontline workers treating Covid-19 patients, and families who have lost loved ones to the Covid-19 virus.
In the wake of global protests around George Floyd’s murder this year, and the expansion of the Black Lives Matter movement, Dr. Rajan has joined the “Community-Vision-Conversation” Restorative Justice Program, put forth by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, to help run groups and facilitate conversations between protesters, law enforcement officers, and local Los Angeles small business owners.