Shakti Therapy
Vetted

Shakti Therapy

Group & Individual Psychotherapy for Adults
Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Washington DC Not Accepting Online
Dupont Circle Accepting In-person
Updated January 8, 2024

Raha Janka (MSW, MPH, LGSW) welcomes individuals who are seeking to create change in their lives.

She brings a multicultural lens to the therapeutic space, creating a safe environment where you can access inner resources and increase awareness of your authentic self, while honoring your multifaceted identities and cultural strengths. She values working with individuals from many different backgrounds, including those from queer and trans communities, and POC.

A significant focus of her work involves helping clients deepen their understanding of themselves and their relationships. Infused with humor and compassion, she will help you explore agency within your life, including intersectional identities, and social and family environments, helping form a trusting, compassionate, and confidential relationship to better understand the complexities of your life and bring about hope for a better future.

With a nonjudgmental spirit, she helps clients develop awareness of their emotions and create a toolkit of effective ways of responding to them. Whether you are looking to ease the symptoms of depression or anxiety, seeking deeper relationships with one's self or others, resolving trauma, or looking for a LGBTQ-friendly therapist, she would like to be a part of your healing journey toward your most fulfilling life.


About

What services does your practice offer?

Individual and group therapy sessions.

How does payment work at your practice?

I am not in-network with any insurance company, but submit claims on your behalf to your Out of Network (OON) provider. I often submit to the following companies: Aetna, Cigna, GEHA, and United.

Why should I choose your practice?

I operate from a trauma-informed lens, meaning that it is important for us to understand your life experiences in order to deliver effective care. I also work from an culturally informed and intersectional stance, often considering how systemic injustice and oppression interferes with mental health and well being.

I believe the relationship between the therapist and client is a significant part of the healing process. I am self-reflective and consider how my own identity impacts the therapeutic relationship, working with you to create a safe place to address your experiences without feeling misunderstood. Furthermore, I infuse my mental health and public health expertise to foster the health of the whole-person, working together to help you create meaningful and lasting changes in your life.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Shakti Therapy is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $220 (45min)
  • Group sessions: $115 (75min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

We do courtesy billing & submit claims to PPO plans as an Out of Network (OON) provider on your behalf so you may be reimbursed their coinsurance rate.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am - 4pm
  • Tue 8am - 4pm
  • Wed 8am - 4pm
  • Thu 8am - 4pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Dupont Circle practice
1638 R St. NW, Suite 313, Washington, Washington DC 20009
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am - 4pm
  • Tue 8am - 4pm
  • Wed 8am - 4pm
  • Thu 8am - 4pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Head of Practice's Licensure

Washington DC: LC50079374


Languages

English

Farsi