Bharati  Patwardhan
Zencare Vetted

Bharati Patwardhan

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Poway Not Accepting In-person
Updated January 29, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Loss and grief
  • Family issues
  • Cultural adjustment
  • College & graduate student mental health

Professional statement

Bharati is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She works with teenagers, adult individuals, couples, and families. She is driven to work with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship distress. Bharati specializes in working with people who have experienced trauma, grief, and loss due to the death of a loved one and various other losses such as immigration, change of life phase, empty nest, loss of relationship with parents and siblings. Being an immigrant herself she understands the struggles, stress, and losses that an immigrant has to deal with in the process of assimilation.

Bharati comes from the perspective that we all strive to grow, feel happy, and get better. She believes, every human being is unique and so their experiences. She does NOT believe in one size fits all hence uses different modalities to cater to her clients’ needs. Bharati practices an attachment-focused and trauma-informed approach with a psychodynamic perspective. She also uses CBT and mindfulness. She is trained in EMDR and uses this tool to work with people who have experienced trauma. She is also trained in and uses Emotionally Focused Therapy called EFT to work with her couples.

Bharati's practice is located in San Diego. She is licensed in California hence provides therapy via telehealth video sessions, to clients from all over California.

Message to clients

Are you feeling abandoned, humiliated, unheard, hurt, and lonely in relationships with your spouse, parents, siblings, children, or social relationships? Do you feel like people have taken advantage of you, nobody cares about you? Are you tired of hearing "get over with it" OR "you are blowing it out of proportion"? We should talk!

Burnout can be devastating. Emotional wounds and trauma affect the rest of our life if left unattended and untreated. It manifests in the form of sadness, depression, low self-esteem, unstable relationships to name a few. It also affects your physical health. Mental health and physical health are two sides of the same coin. Don't wait to seek help for emotional pain/ injury, as you wouldn't for physical injury. It's never too late!

My mission is to help you develop insight into your present situation in relation to your past experiences. Using different modalities and tools that suit your needs, my therapeutic goal is to empower you and/or your family to move forward towards achieving your goals and desired future even after you are done with my therapy! I specialize in working with teenagers, adults, couples, and families. I also work with grief & loss and immigrants' acculturation issues. Don't wait to take charge of your life!


Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

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

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Bharati Patwardhan 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: $125 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $125
  • Initial session: $125 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Initial couple/family session: $150 (50min)

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week


Poway practice
13308 Midland Road, #36, Poway, California 92064
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Private practice, 2019 - Present
Outpatient clinic, 2014 - 2019

Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, Certified, 2021
Elizabeth Hospice, Training & volunteered as a grief counselor, 2017
EMDR, Certified, 2016
Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, Certified, 2015
Bethel University, MFT, 2014


California: # 113378





Client testimonials

"Bharati was very nurturing and warm. I liked how she asked me deep questions even in the free consultation."
- Zencare client • January 2021