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Department Chair, Marriage & Family Therapy Program
McCormick Tribune Chair in Marriage & Family Therapy
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University
Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Texas Tech University
I Treat
15-20 Years Old
Young Adult
Older Adult
Couple & Marriage
Interracial Couples
Issues I Treat
Couples Conflict
Depression / Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Stress Management
Affairs & Infidelity
Women's Issues
Men’s Issues
Parenting Issues
Parenthood (Transition to)
Adult Children & Parent Relationship Issues
Workplace Issues
Family of Origin Issues
Racism Issues
Cultural Transition / Immigration Issues
Divorce / Marital Separation / Post-Divorce Adjustment
In-law Relationships
Premarital Counseling
Divorce Impact on Children
Step or Blended Families
Therapists in Therapy
Life Stage Transitions
Emotion Regulation Issues
Mediation / Conflict Resolution
LGB/TQ+ Identity & Relationships
Sibling Issues
Money / Finance Related Issues
Work / Life Balance
Grief & Loss
Health Enhancement / Smoking Cessation / Diet / Illness Prevention
Postpartum Depression
Eating Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Sexual Issues
Substance Abuse
School Refusal
Types of Therapy
Brief Consultation (1-6 Sessions)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Couple Therapy
Diagnostic Assessment
Discernment Counseling
Emotion Focused Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Family Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy
Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies
Premarital Counseling
Relational Cultural Therapy

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.

Other Professional Involvement/Leadership Positions

Member, Governance Leadership Identification Task Force, AAMFT, 2019-2021

Selected publications/presentations

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.

Rastogi, M., & Sahebi. B. (2020, July). Raising anti-racist children: Special tips for immigrant families. ParentingLENS.

Rastogi, M. (2018). Childfree Couples. In: Lebow J., Chambers A., Breunlin D. (eds). Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Springer, Cham

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.

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.

Rastogi, M., & Bhatia T. (2016). Young adult daughters’ experience of maternal loss: Self, relationships, and culture. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 35 (4), 23-40.

Outstanding Faculty Award (2017), Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Schaumburg
Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Out of Network Reimbursement
Self Pay