Avanti Malhotra is a mental health counselor with a Masters in Applied Psychology, Mental Health Counseling from NYU. She believes authenticity, consistency, and creating a safe holding space effectively bring out an individual’s capacity to confront and heal themselves. By working through childhood patterns in this safe therapeutic relationship, the process of change can begin.
Avanti has worked across a breadth of topics, such as relationship conflicts, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, suicide attempts, addiction, and LGBTQAI issues. She was also part of the team that created Teen Talk India, a mental health resource for teenagers. She has conducted several mental health awareness seminars and stress management sessions with corporates and professionals. One of her passion projects is being part of a team that is working on building a podcast on mental health – which she is very excited about! When Avanti isn’t consumed with mental health, she spends her time with a good book, or doing yoga, and is almost always thinking about avocados.
Prathiksha Vaidhyanathan is a RCI registered speech language pathologist and audiologist with a masters degree -MASLP from Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune and a bachelor degree BASLP from Dr.Chandrashekar Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bangalore.
Her speciality is in the following areas:
- Assessing and identifying the cause of communication difficulty in children,adolescents and adults.
- Devise and deliver a tailor made therapy plan, working on a one-to-one basis and a group setting thereby to enable each of the clients to improve as much as possible.
- Monitor and evaluate clients’ progress and make appropriate referrals when necessary.
- Counseling parents, care takers, guardians, teachers, etc.
- Worked extensively with chlidren and adults who present with communication and swallowing difficulties post a neurological trauma.
- Have done extensive research work on adult with dysarthria and swallowing difficulties.
Roma Fernandes has a Masters in Clinical Psychology with 7 years of experience. After working in Oman she is now practicing in India with the hopes to continue learning and to provide the best Mental Health services with the aim of not all counselling her clients to be the best they can be but also to educate people about Psychology and to remove the stigma attached with it. She is also trained in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Life coaching and hopes that her clients receive an holistic approach with their treatment. Being a Corporate Trainer she also conducts workshops and training programs. The clients that she sees varies from Individual counselling for Stress, Anxiety, Depression as well as Couples and Family Counselling.
Tanya has a Masters’ degree in Counselling for Mental Health and Wellness (Applied Psychology) from New York University. She has experience providing individual, family and group counselling to children, adolescents and young adults dealing with a wide range of mental health issues such as trauma, anxiety, stress, depression, self-harm, interpersonal difficulties, body image issues and bullying. She has also worked as a counsellor in a school setting providing support to children and adolescents with special needs as well as academic, social and emotional difficulties.
Tanya takes a strengths-based and client-centered approach to therapy and creates a safe space for her clients to open up in session. She believes that building a strong client-therapist relationship is important in order for therapy to be successful. She uses cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) interventions along with visual art, drama and play therapy techniques to help clients reach their goals. Tanya is also pursuing a graduate diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy from Women’s Christian College in Chennai.
Wendy Burby holds a Masters in Transcultural Counselling from the University of Malta. She has worked with clients across age groups conducting both individual as well as group sessions. She has specific training in understanding and dealing with diversity within the therapeutic relationship. She has experience working within Schools. Employee Support Teams, Eating Disorders Clinics as well as standard counselling spaces.