Natasha D’Cruz is a PhD in psychology with close to two decades of experience in the field of mental health. She is a practicing psychologist/psychotherapist and has been extensively trained by stalwarts in the field from across the globe in the entire gamut of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapies as well as Adlerian Psychotherapy, Person Centred Therapy and Arts Based Therapies. Being a licensed performer in Pianoforte and certified in Voice from Trinity College of Music, London has helped hone her skills in using Arts Based Therapies with clients as well as exploring research in Music and Dance as therapy.
Although her clientele ranges from ages 3 to 73 years and she is adept at handling cases across the developmental lifespan, her forte is working with tweens , young adults as well as with couples. Creating a safe exploratory space and building a strong therapeutic relationship are at the core of her practice which incorporates an eclectic therapeutic approach.
Over the years she has been an international consultant with leading multi-national Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providers where she provides corporate training, brief therapy and coaching for their client companies. Being passionate about teaching and training has led her to develop several courses for early career psychologists/counsellors as well as teachers and parents on various aspects of child psychology using innovative experiential techniques.
EMRC India hosted a series of lectures by her on the use of Music and Dance in Psychology on National Television. In addition she has been featured in several International and National publications for her use of Psychology with young people.
To help incorporate elements of psychology into our daily living and wellbeing she is currently researching Evidenced Based Design for interior spaces and psychological variables in sports, besides being the founder president of Reach Out to Life Foundation a suicide prevention and youth development non profit organization and the founder director of NANIHI Group Pvt. Ltd.