Dr. Rastogi’s (she/her) work is multifaceted. Over the years she enjoyed the opportunity to teach, practice, coach, mentor, train, administer, conduct research and publish extensively in the field of couple and family therapy.
Dr. Rastogi’s clinical work is focused on improving couple communication, helping clients strengthen their relationships, function better, and live more meaningfully. Sometimes this also involves helping clients move on from dysfunctional relationships toward healthier options. She relies on current effectiveness research to find the best treatment fit for her clients. Dr. Rastogi is sought out for help with areas like depression and anxiety, parenting concerns, couple conflict, work and life challenges, as well as cultural questions. She is passionate about diversity and feel privileged to have worked with clients from many different cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds and well as those that identify as LGBTQ++. All of her work includes a systemic, multicultural understanding of individuals, families and communities.
Member, Governance Leadership Identification Task Force, AAMFT, 2019-2021
Dr. Rastogi has published numerous articles and books for both professional and general readers. A few recent ones are listed below:
Rastogi, M. (in press). A Systemic Conceptualization of Interventions with Families in a Global Context, in K. Wampler, Ed., Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.
Rastogi, M., & Singh, R. (Eds.) (in press). Handbook of systemic family therapy (Vol. 4). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.
Sahebi, B., & Rastogi, M. (2020, September 10). Strategies to cope with distance learning: A Systems approach for parents and children. Psychotherapy Networker. https://bit.ly/35mSHfd
Rastogi, M., & Sahebi. B. (2020, July). Raising anti-racist children: Special tips for immigrant families. ParentingLENS. https://www.parentlens.com/blog
Rastogi, M. (2018). Childfree Couples. In: Lebow J., Chambers A., Breunlin D. (eds). Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Springer, Cham https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8
Awosan, C.I., Curiel, Y.S., Rastogi, M. (2018). Cultural Competency in Couple and Family Therapy. In: Lebow J., Chambers A., Breunlin D. (eds). Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8
ChenFeng, J., Rastogi, M. (2018). Ethnic Minorities in Couple and Family Therapy. In: Lebow J., Chambers A., Breunlin D. (eds). Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8
Rastogi, M., & Bhatia T. (2016). Young adult daughters’ experience of maternal loss: Self, relationships, and culture. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 35 (4), 23-40.