Hello & Welcome to my Sex Psychotherapy Practice!

If you found me on social media and are looking to get in touch, please scroll below, or go to the About me section.

Every day, from my therapy desk, I see that sexuality has been repressed in the larger Indian context.

Part of my life’s work is to help people normalize their own sexual expression in relationship to their personal power, to heal from sexual shame and expand their understanding of sexual trauma.

I’m Neha Bhat (ABT, ATR), a sex-positive, depth-oriented, arts-based mental and sexual health professional and writer. As a queer Indian person working across the world, I care deeply about issues related to power, abuse, somatics and spirituality in connection to collective health.

Shame often thrives in silence, and repeats generation after generation, until someone has the power to confront it.

I currently run an arts-based, depth-oriented digital therapy practice, teach at various institutions and am invested in innovation in education for more open access to inner work for the larger public.

People’s unique spiritualities are invited within my therapy room and larger therapy practice, since trauma, nature, spirituality and wellness are all interconnected in my worldview.

As an artist, psychotherapist and writer who is interested in learning from art, sexuality, nature and inner medicine, I am continuously attempting to build innovative pathways of social change in mental and sexual health. I believe that both inner and outer work are essential for wellbeing. Here’s a bit more about me in the media.

Below is a curation of some of the free psychotherapy tools I write about:

A bit about my background:

People often choose to work with me to find pathways of empowerment and clarity for themselves, at difficult or traumatic crossroads of their lives, especially in connection with their sexuality to make choices that feel meaningful to them in their specific cultural and social circumstances. I have a tenderness for animal life of all kinds, and believe in the mysticism of existence. As someone trained in art therapy, I use creativity to facilitate meaningful, personal change in individuals, couples, families and communities impacted by various kinds of individual and systemic trauma. I see sexual health as part of mental, emotional and spiritual health.

About my teaching style:

My teaching orientation is access-based, depth-oriented and often known to be energizing and innovative. I offer unique perspectives around sexual trauma care, gender-based violence prevention and art-based healing modalities at various institutions across the world including St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, the University of Michigan, the University of Idaho, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and more.

I enjoy my specialty in offering Art Therapy, Sex Therapy & Restorative Justice oriented Conflict Coaching in India and the U.S., online & in-person, for individuals, couples, families and work teams, through a culturally sensitive lens.

I’m also known as Indian Sex Therapist (@indiansextherapist) on social media.

To get in touch with me:

Please see the contact page to get in touch for trainings/seminars/workshops on sex therapy/intimacy curation work and more.

Please explore this website for more about my team and our therapy practice.

You can find a detailed bio here.

About Therapy

Trauma work helps us in learning how to “sit with” pain for greater inner clarity rather than avoiding the pain and the medicine of our own wounding.

Note from the team:

Please note that Neha Bhat’s practice, this telehealth practice is full, and she is not taking further appointments for individual therapy. Our waitlists are also full. For the near future, Neha is focusing on public education, clinical training and writing so that sex therapy tools can be accessible to a larger audience worldwide.

Neha’s Therapy Practice is currently full and isn’t accepting new clients

Why choose therapy:

A note for those who are new to therapy and inner work practices:

There may be times in our lives when the advice we get from our friends/families doesn’t help our specific situation. There may be unresolved aspects of our past that are too deep for our friends to understand, and this may impact the types of friends, employees, wives, husbands, daughters or employers we become. Trauma lives everywhere until it is allowed to be named. Trauma therapy is a wonderful option that can help bring clarity, insight and discernment into your specific ways of navigating the world.

If you’re struggling with issues around sexuality, relationships or interpersonal violence, and you’re ready for insight-oriented inner work, my style of depth-focused counseling and art therapy may fit your needs. 

Please note that Neha Bhat’s practice is full, and she is not taking further appointments. For the near future, Neha is focusing on public education, clinical training and writing so that sex therapy tools can be accessible to a larger audience worldwide.

How to Proceed with Inner Work if you cannot access psychotherapy at this time:

Please explore this website and the instagram account (@indiansextherapist) which is an offering of this practice to provide free psycho-education about mental health and trauma work online. Please don’t let the lack of therapy access stop you from going deeper within yourself for healing.

For Hindi speakers:

थेरेपी या काउन्सलिंग क्यों?
जीवन में कुछ ऐसी चीज़ें होती हैं जिनका हल हमारे दोस्त या परिवार वाले नहीं निकल पाते हैं । ऐसे समय में हम अपने आप को अकेला महसूस करते हैं, और अपनी मानसिक स्तिथि को हानि पहुंचाते हैं । थेरेपी इस स्तिथि के लिए हैं । काउन्सलिंग एक सुरक्षित जगह हैं, जहाँ आप अपनी मन की बातें बताकर, अपनी स्थिति को समझ सकते हैं ।

मैं इंटरनेट के द्वारा काउन्सलिंग सर्विस व्यतीत करती हूँ । नीचे लगे फॉर्म को पढ़े और अपनी डिटेल्स भरके भेजे । मैं २४ घंटो में आपको वापिस ईमेल करुँगी । आपकी डिटेल्स किसी और को नहीं दिखाई जाएंगी ।

Thank you!

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