Completed Masters in MSW Medicine and Psychiatry
Joined MEDICO-PASTORAL ASSOCIATION as Counsellor
Certified by NIMHANS & Rotary Bangalore East in Suicide Prevention via Telephonic Intervention
Active volunteer for SAHAI - Bangalore's first telephonic suicide prevention helpline
Certified in Advanced Counselling Skills by the Medico Pastoral Association
Trained in Eastern Approaches to wellness: Japanese Morita and Naikan Therapies
Joined Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Limited as their full-time Corporate Social Consellor; framed the Company Policy and Procedure for Employee Counselling Services
Trained in Grief Counselling under Anthony Yeo, Singapore's father of Counselling and the Founding President of the Association of Marital and Family Therapy, Singapore
Certified and trained in conducting Management Dialogue and Transition workshops by Robert Bosch International Training Institute, Germany.
Served as internal member of Grievance Board ((2006-2013) at Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions.
Completed International Labor Organization’s (ILO) SOLVE Policy Course on Addressing Psychosocial Problems at work
Trained in Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Workplace Sexual Harassment of Women (POSH, Batch-1) by Karnataka Employers' Association
Enrolled for PhD in Social Sciences, School of Human Ecology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Started Private Practice - founded DeStress Health Holistic Private Limited
Certified as Licensed PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator. Authorized to administer pre and post marital couple assessments, interpret the results and provide requisite counselling
Started work as external member and trainer for POSH and POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) consultancy practice across corporates and schools pan-India.
Started Hospital Practice with Telerad RxDx Bengaluru
Building resilience & rebuilding life after a Traumatic Experience.
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among children / teenagers that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Support for children and parents
Cathartic support; help with compartmentalising and building the structure and support you need
Focusing on client comfort and working towards authenticity, self-acceptance and relationship challenges
Sleep deprivation affects your psychological state and mental health. Learn how to get your circadian rhythm & your energy back
Learn effective ways to cope and bounce back in your professional career.
Stress occurs fairly often in life, but high levels of stress can have a negative effect on physical and mental health. Learn how to recognize the signs early and take care of it effectively
Unexplained anger, persistent scdness, Feeling of inadequacy, Broken self-Confidence may all be signs of depression. Learn how to manage it constructively
Pre-marital and Marital Counselling
Parenting can be extremely fulfilling and equally overwhelming at the same time. Learn how to hope with this contradiction and the guilt associated with tough love
Learn how to improve your self-esteem, overall body image and self confidence issues. Transform negative self-talk to self-affirmation.
I am a Medical and Psychiatric Social Worker and Psychotherapist in Individual, Marriage and Family practice for 20 years now . I do focussed work in a few areas of Mental health like Couples’ therapy (pre-marital, marriage-strengthening, rediscovery and post-divorce), Women’s mental health, combating and overcoming sexual abuse (both child and adult); building resilience, understanding and overcoming depression, re-building confidence and self-image strengthening, as well as in Parenting. I am also a Queer Affirmative Therapist.
The other areas of expertise across the years has been in providing psychotherapy for different levels of distress across age groups, clinical work with persons struggling with acute psychosis and neurosis, corporate counselling (organizational individual, work- related issues), handling change and management transition, rebuilding confidence & trust, conflict management, grief counselling, and Prevention of Sexual Harassment at work/school. I am currently an External Member of the Internal Complaints Committee for POSH (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal of Workplace Sexual Harassment) in companies across India and POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) in schools in Bengaluru.
Most aspects of Mental health strengthening are close to my heart and therefore I also take workshops on various issues like bullying, sexual abuse, building assertiveness, emotional wellness, time-management, sleep-related distress, exam-related fears and issues, stress awareness, conscious parenting, building intimacy and reconnecting with your spouse, understanding your teenager etc.
I do not claim to have the knowledge and expertise to help all of you with all the problems that you may be dealing with but I can assure you that when you reach out, your effort will not go in vain. You will be respected at all times and your concerns addressed with genuineness, non-judgmentally, confidentially and professionally, which is the essence of Counselling and the ethical foundation upon which DeStress Holistic Health Private Limited has been built.