Mal Ragunathan (she/they)

pre-licensed MSW, EdM, MS
Accepting Clients

Hi! I’m glad you’re here. My name is Mal and I’m a psychotherapist, birthworker, and educator. **I am accepting clients for May 2022**

Therapist in Pittsburgh, PA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

I specialize in working with people with anxiety, depression, complex trauma and attachment wounds, parent-child relationships, and prenatal/postpartum struggles. I am also interested in supporting those who want to interrogate their familial systems and dynamics, unlearn harmful patterns of relating to yourself and others, and explore trans-generational patterns of trauma and recovery. Most importantly, I aim to center your lived experience and how it impacts the way you move through the world.

My Background and Approach

I approach therapy using a wide variety of gentle and effective healing-oriented approaches, including attachment-based, relational, depth-oriented psychotherapy, various body-based (somatic) therapies, inner child and parts work, as well as trauma interventions that involve strengthening your internal resources and allowing the wisdom of your body to guide our work together. My goal is to hold space for your uniqueness in a way that enables you to dive deep into self-exploration and understanding, ultimately building a stronger relationship between your mind and body. Through our work together, we will build a bigger repertoire for you to deal with distress and find peace within your body.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am honored to walk alongside your self-exploration, and bear witness to your inherent capacity to heal. I can support you to make sense of all that is happening for you, so we can find ways to recognize the impact that your past continues to have on your life today, as well as practice new ways of being that promote healing and recovery. Self-compassion does not come easy for most of us - but together, we can find ways for you to nurture and nourish yourself, as you come into wholeness with yourself and everyone else in your life.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 120/session

Reach out to Mal