Aishwarya is a creative therapist and chief psychologist at ACRO. She has been a mental health practitioner for the last six years but has been associated with sub-fields of psychology for the past 11 years. The qualifications, training and experience in multiple fields have enabled her to strive for innovative techniques for therapy. Her approach is creative yet traditional. In addition, she is a musician, media professional, and an avid solo traveller. Qualifications: IB Psychology (HL), BA - Psychology, English Literature, Journalism, MBA - Human Resource Management, MA - Psychology, MSc Psychology (UK). Home city: Hyderabad, India. Speaks: English, Hindi, Telugu fluently. Understands Sanskrit, French and Korean.
Dr Kavirayani Krishnamurthy
Dr Krishnamurthy is a renowned psychiatrist from India, with over 50 years of experience in the medical field and 45 years as a specialist. He is considered one of the senior-most in the country and has worked extensively in public and private hospitals over the years. A retired professor of psychiatry, he is the senior psychiatrist at ACRO clinic, Hyderabad, India. Qualifications: MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in psychological counselling Home city: Hyderabad, India. Speaks: English, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Sanskrit.
Ms Akshaya M P
Akshaya is a consultant psychologist from Kannur. She deals with a wide range of clientele of different age groups (namely Autism, ADHD, GDD, MR/ID, BPAD and Alzheimer's). Some of her core domains in therapy are detailed below: homeless children and adults, children in conflict with the law, rape victims, children who have conduct disorder and substance abuse, mood disorders among adults, personality disorder and many more. Additionally, she deals with marital conflict cases from time to time. Akshaya uses a wide range of therapeutic techniques for children and adults. Qualifications: BA Psychology, MSc Clinical Psychology Home city: Kannur, India. Speaks: English, Malayalam and Hindi.
Ms Sadaf Rais
Sadaf is a licensed and RCI approved clinical psychologist from New Delhi. She prefers to have a holistic approach to her therapeutic techniques. Her main areas of expertise are obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), personality disorder and clinical trauma. She has a flair for writing and has co-authored book chapters and research papers in mental health. Sadaf also loves to travel and explore places. Qualifications: BA (Hons), MA, and MPhil. Home city: New Delhi, India. Speaks: English and Hindi
Ms Zoha Patel
Zoha holds multiple degrees in the fields of psychology, public administration, and education. In the near future, she intends to pursue another master’s and then a doctorate specialising in another subfield of psychology. Previously, she has worked in schools and an educational consultancy guiding students in their academic pursuits. Her speciality is in giving advice on career and educational counselling. In addition, Zoha is an avid reader, enjoys writing, baking, and occasionally travel to learn about new cultures, geographical regions to explore, understand and learn about a place’s history. Qualifications: BA Psychology, Public Administration and Political Sciences, BEd, MEd, MA- Psychology. Home city: Hyderabad, India. Speaks: English, Hindi and Urdu.
Mr Syed Hassan Abdullah
Syed Hassan Abdullah is a career coach, assistant professor and a State-level Karate Champion. He is an International Certified Career Coach by Career Development Alliance USA and Mindler, with a background in Social Work (BSW and MSW). He is currently enrolled on the PhD program in Management (Specialization: HR) at IBS, Hyderabad. He is also currently working as an assistant professor of general management at ICBM-School of Business Excellence at Hyderabad. Previously, he has worked for PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd as an HR consultant where he contributed to aspects like talent acquisition, compensation management and employee welfare programmes. After gaining industry experience, he entered academia with the motivation to empower management students with the necessary skills required to kickstart their careers. His interest areas include but are not limited to, interest assessments, career assessments, career coaching, personality development, resume building and the like. Apart from this, Hassan also is a happiness coach and believes in instilling a positive mindset in people so that one can benefit from every situation in an optimal manner. Hassan has also participated in several industry-academia workshops and conferences on management, research and consulting. When he is not working professionally, one can find him involved in martial arts, biking and participating in marathons. Qualifications: BSW, MSW, pursuing PhD Home city: Hyderabad, India. Speaks: English, Hindi and Urdu.
Ms Syeda Ameena Sultana
I hold a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Osmania University Hyderabad, India. I previously interned at organisations that specialize in dealing with ADHD children, play therapy, speech therapy, marital counselling and relationship conflicts. I’m very comfortable working with children who are struggling with learning disabilities and I also take up adult cases dealing with relationship issues. I like to identify problem areas and put my creative talents and skills to use by assisting their problems in a variety of ways. As I'm a self-taught crafter, baker and decorator, the days I’m not working with mental health clients I work on projects with clients who require artistic work like home decor or paintings. I'm very passionate about learning innovative things & interested in clinical practice. I strive for perfection in everything I take up at a professional level. Qualifications: BA, MA Home city: Hyderabad, India. Speaks: English, Hindu and Urdu.
Ms Bhavya P
Bhavya is a psychologist from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She has completed her Masters in Applied psychology with a specialization in clinical psychology from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She uses techniques like trauma-informed therapy, client centred, eclectic approach to psychotherapy. She believes that clients have their strengths, which can enable them to achieve their full potential. Her area of specialization includes anxiety, sleep difficulties, autism and learning difficulties. Whereas, her field of interest is in case management, psychopathology, child counselling and play therapy. In addition, she also has interests in special education, dialectical behavioural therapy and narrative practices. Her passion for mental health and its advocacy has grown over the years and she constantly strives to make a difference in the lives of people she interacts with on a daily basis. Bhavya loves to write poems, short stories during her free time and also engages in painting, arts and crafts for relaxation. Qualifications: BSc, MA Home city: Chennai, India. Speaks: English and Tamil.
Ms Udita Singh
I am a therapist who persistently strives to achieve the highest standard possible at any given task along with the desire to get exposure through multiple projects. Along with being able to adapt well within various settings, I can efficiently multi-task and aspire to serve the clients in the best of their interests. I have completed my Master’s degree from Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Applied Psychology (with specialization in Clinical Psychology), Chennai Campus. I have interned at various Institutes and organizations in Bhopal and Chennai like Digdarshika, NIEPMD, and Udhavi. I specialize in working with young adults, with concerns related to anxiety, self-esteem, grief, mood and emotional dysregulation, self-image, marital and relational conflicts, anger management, etc. I apply various forms of therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eclectic Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, as well as Bibliotherapy. The various areas of interest in clinical work range from Clinical and Counselling Psychology, Cognitive and Social Psychology, as well as Animal-Assisted therapy. I thoroughly enjoy reading books and it’s my favourite hobby. I tend to read to relax and rejuvenate. I also enjoy and aim at learning various European Languages, and it’s my dream to explore various cultures around the world. I tend to enjoy exploring various different cuisines and travelling. My aim as a therapist is to provide emotional comfort and a safe space for catharsis. I want to create a space where my clients feel heard and supported to share their vulnerabilities with me. Qualifications: BA and MA Home city: Bhopal, India. Speaks: English, Hindi and French.
Ms Sanghamitra Dixit
Hi! My name is Sanghamitra Dixit (she/her). I hold a Master’s degree from Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Applied Psychology (Specialization in Counselling Psychology), and I am eager to explore who I am as a mental health professional. I have also done my Bachelors in Applied Psychology from the University of Delhi. I specialise in working with adolescents and young adults with concerns related to anxiety, self-esteem, self-image, management of mood and emotional dysregulation, workplace anxiety, couples counselling and marital discord. Some of the areas I have explored include children with special needs, child sexual abuse, domestic violence and corporate mental health. I apply a trauma-informed lens to my cases and follow an eclectic school of thought as each person is a unique individual— and so, their sessions must be as unique as them. An eclectic approach borrows from various therapeutic schools and designs an approach that suits the client. Hence, it is adjustable and open to exploration. My primary aim with my clients is to create a safe space to work with them and make them feel heard. I wish to understand people both from their individual circumstances and their cultural contexts, and to find the common point of balance in between. My areas of interest are in decolonizing therapy, studying the mind-body connection and perceiving mental health from a socio-cultural perspective. Apart from my passion for mental health, some of my interests and hobbies include reading (both fictional and non-fictional!), writing (a little hesitant towards poetry, however) and connecting life metaphors to nature. My writing reflects this and I have a writing page to muse upon some of my thoughts. I also engage in self-reflection while losing myself to music and endlessly scroll through Pinterest and make aesthetic mood-boards for every topic which interests me— the list goes on and so does my life! Qualifications - BA (Hons) and MA Home city: New Delhi Speaks: English, Hindi, Konkani
I am Sowmya Vinjamuri (she/her), a graduate in Applied Psychology (specialization in clinical psychology) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai (BALM) and Bachelor’s in Social Science from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad. I am interested in working with children and adults. I work with those who have neurodevelopmental difficulties where I specialize in cognitive training, sensory integration, creating IEP, and overall child mental health care. I use an eclectic therapeutic approach where I see clients who are looking to explore concerns regarding anxiety, depression, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, burnout, and work-related stress. I use techniques utilizing narrative therapy, feminist psychotherapy, techniques from DBT, CBT, NVC, and existentialism. My focus would be on understanding my client’s perspective from a trauma-informed approach which would allow us to collaboratively work on healing. Apart from my interest in mental health, you could find me engrossed in watching TV shows and movies, reading books, trying new recipes, and on my quest to find the perfect pizza crust. Qualifications: Bachelor’s in Social Sciences and Master’s in Applied Psychology (specialization in clinical psychology) Home city: Hyderabad, India. Speaks English, Telugu, and Hindi.
Aayesha (she/her) has completed her Masters in Psychology and specialises in Clinical and Counselling practices, and has worked with adults and young budding minds. She also has attended a number of workshops in forensic psychology and trauma informed approaches. She follows an integrative approach of counselling with a belief in psychodynamics and mindfulness based model of counselling. An original thinker, and a vérité aesthete of visual and liberal arts. She believes in Truth and Honesty being the key forces of true progress. Loves writing, travelling, lettering, Japanese stationery, K-dramas, gazing at city scapes and food, while still exploring her acquaintance with caffeine and finding the right piece of chocolate to match her taste. Qualifications BA (Journalism, Psychology and English), MA (Applied Clinical and Counselling Psychology) Speaks English and Hindi
Shivani Shanvi has an interest in exploring. She is always ready for a good challenge. She loves to read various genres of novels and listen to biographies, stories about people that help her learn through experiences and gain inspiration. She likes having some alone time with a good cup of coffee to let her thoughts flow, so she knows how she is feeling and can reflect on them. She has completed her Masters in Neuropsychology and is currently pursuing Pg diploma in counselling and family therapy. She has conducted various workshops in colleges and has worked with adults and children. She aspires to study further and gain experience and knowledge in various fields of her interest.. Qualifications BA , Msc Speaks: English, Telugu and Hindi.