Gita Seshadri, Ph.D., LMFT(Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)

Re-author your relationship possiblities...Counseling for Individuals, Couples, and Families 


Seshadri G. (2019) Homeostasis in Family Systems Theory. In: Lebow J., Chambers A., Breunlin D. (eds) Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Springer, Cham doi:

Gorden A., Seshadri G. (2018) Institute for Family and Sexuality Studies, Leuven. In: Lebow J., Chambers A., Breunlin D. (eds) Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Springer, Cham  doi:10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_634-1

Samman S.K., Seshadri G. (2018) AAMFT Approved Supervisor Training. In: Lebow J., Chambers A., Breunlin D. (eds) Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Springer, Cham  doi:10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_655-1

Hsieh, A. L., & Seshadri, G. (2018). Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Training in Higher Education: Calling in Faculty. In B. Blummer, J. Kenton, & M. Wiatrowski (Eds.), Promoting Ethnic Diversity and Multiculturalism in Higher Education (pp. 112-131). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-4097-7.ch007

Wilson, K., Glebova, T., Davis, S., & Seshadri, G. (2017). Adolescent Mothers in Foster Care: Relational Ethics, Depressive Symptoms and Health Problems Through a Contextual Therapy Lens. Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal, 39(3), 150-161. doi:10.1007/s10591-017-9417-y

Seshadri, G. (2017). David Kniskern. In Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_729-1


Seshadri, G. (2017). Shin-Ichi Nakamura. In Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_730-1

Seshadri, G. (2017). Melvin Wilson. In Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_854-1

Seshadri, G. (2017). Steven Wolin. In Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_855-1

Seshadri, G. (2016). Moving away from pathology: A review of the system of intermarriage. [Review of the book Intermarriage and Mixed Parenting, Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing: Crossover Love by Rashmi Singla].  Psyccritiques, 61(6), doi:10.1037/a0040122

Seshadri, G. (2014). How does your anger bubble up? An intervention for anger, grief, and relapse prevention. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 25(3), 271-274.


Seshadri, G & Knudson-Martin, C. (2013). How couples manage interracial and intercultural differences: What works? Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, 39(1), 43-58 (early view, Feb 2012)


Cowdery, R., Scarborough, N., Lewis, M., Seshadri, G. (2009) “Pulling together: African American couples manage social inequalities.” In C. Knudson-Martin & A.R. Mahoney (Eds), Couples, Gender, and Power: Creating Change in Intimate Relationships, (215-234), New York, NY: Springer Publications


Cowdery, R.S., Scarborough, N., Knudson-Martin, C., Seshadri, G., Lewis, M.E., & Mahoney, A.R. (2009). Gendered power in cultural contexts: Part II. Middle-class African American heterosexual couples with young children. Family Process, 48, 25-40.


  • Courses Taught: (in no particular order) **These courses have been taught in programs where students are earning their degrees in Psychology, degrees in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, and/or degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy. **
    • Bachelors' Courses:
      • Introduction to Counseling
      • Social Science- Senior Capstone (Introduction to Research)
    • Masters' Courses:
      • Law and Ethics
      • Foundations of Graduate Study For MFT
      • Diversity and the Family
      • Cultural Diversity, Gender, and Family Therapy
      • MFT Practicum
      • MFT Practicum Extension
      • Individuals and the Family Life Cycle
      • Research and Bibliographic Methods
      • Substance Abuse Counseling
        • Also, T/A for Family Therapy and Chemical Abuse
      • Working with Interracial Couples in Therapy (self designed elective)
      • Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
      • Parent Child Relationships
      • Trauma and Crisis Intervention
      • Chemical Dependency and the Family
      • Psychopathology
    • Doctoral Courses:
      • Advanced Brief Therapy Models
      • Advanced MFT Research Methods: Qualitative Research
      • Advanced Intergenerational Therapy
      • Advanced Practicum (for Doctoral Level MFT students only)
      • co-teaching with professors in a Clinical Psychology program: 
        • Cultural Diversity training
      • Systemic Sex Therapy
      • Treating Infidelity and Sex Addiction
      • Internship supervision
        • customized and specialized to students choice; customized tracks are in the following categories: research, teaching, specialized training within clinical hours, AAMFT clinical supervision of supervision, and/or program development/advocacy.  
    • I have also presented at various conferences on a variety of topics within the field of mental health at various cities in California, states in the US, and countries internationally.