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Dr. Nilesh Shah is a Professor and Head of the Department, Psychiatry at LTMG Hospital, Sion. He is an extremely versatile speaker and has spent over 20 years teaching under graduate and postgraduate medical and nursing students. His work has been published in over ninety national and international journals and books. He is a recipient of many awards including the Best Paper Awards of Bombay Psychiatry Society, The President's Award, The Shantiniketan Award of Association of Industrial Psychiatry and The Spirit of Mumbai Award for disaster management. He is three times winner of the Indian Psychiatric Society (Western Zonal Branch).


Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist,Consultant School Psychiatrist & Counsellor.
Has Consulting Rooms in Santacruz West, Mumbai.
Research Associate at the Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai.
Works with 15 mainstream and special schools in Mumbai as a Visiting School Psychiatrist, Counselor and School Mental Health Expert.
Visiting Faculty and Professor at various Teacher Training Courses across Mumbai and at multiple and psychotherapy training programs across India. Also invited as a speaker in various national and international conferences.
Has over 300 publications in national and international journals and is the author of 6 books in the area of mental health.
One of the few psychiatrists who in addition to a psychiatry degree - has a Masters in Counseling & Psychotherapy, an M Phil in Applied Psychology, an MBA in Human Resource Development.He has been awarded a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hertfordshire UK in the year 2011.


Has done his M.B.B.S. and MD. Psychiatry from L.T.M.M.C. & G.H.(Sion hospital), a very prestigious institute in Mumbai.
He has special interest in women and child psychiatry.
He has more than 50 publications in various national and international journals.
He has presented papers and posters at various national conferences.
He has been the Quiz master for Psychiatry at Annual Conference of IPS, west zone branch for years 2014 & 2015.
He has done lot of research activities.
He keeps himself updated about recent advances in the field of psychiatry.
He takes talks on stress, anger and time management and about awareness of mental illness.
He writes his blog named "" for creating awareness regarding psychiatric problems.
He forms rapport with patient easily and has good communication skills.
He is a keen observer and patient listener.
He follows up his patients properly.


A Post Graduate in Psychiatry with over 15 years of clinical experience.

Dr. Ajay Dixit

M.D., D.P.M.(Psychiatry)
Passed from L.T.M.M.C and L.T.M.G.H. , Sion, Mumbai in 1995. Practising as a Consultant Psychiatrist since 1995.
Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at I.G.M. Hospital Bhiwandi (1995 to 2004)
Consultant Ved superspeciality Hospital, Kon, Bhiwandi- Kalyan Road.
Royal Consultancy, Nazarana Compound, Bhiwandi.
Sai Sanjevani critical care Hospital, Kalyan. 

I am in a clinical private practice since 20 years.I have conducted various Mental Health awareness programmes like sex education, school mental health awareness, continued medical education for medical professionals etc. I am an international member of American Psychiatric Association and attended 6 A.P.A. conferences in U.S.A. I ve also attended over 25 International and National conferences.

Special area of interest - General Adult Psychiatry.





International life skills trainer, psychotherapist. Director and Founder of Albert Ellis Institute, India.
Shishir Palsapure is a dynamic trainer, an international motivational speaker, life coach, psychotherapist, a medical doctor, corporate trainer and a lecturer. Dr. Palsapure has to his credit of being educated at the best institutes in the world like Harvard University, Boston, Albert Ellis institute, New York and Beck Institute, Philadelphia USA.
Dr. Palsapure's training workshops are in immense demand because of his expertise and down to earth nature. He's an expert in Life skills coaching, personality development and confidence building besides training psychologists in the treatment of psychological disorders. He has conducted dozens of CBT and REBT workshops and has trained thousands of mental health professionals and nonprofessionals.
Dr. Shishir is the youngest trainer in India in his area of expertise. He has brought Nagpur to the world map by representing India at international conferences like The American Psychological Association convention at Hawaii, World Congress of CBT therapists at Peru, Latin America, and Seville, Spain.
Dr. Shishir is the director and founder of the Affiliated training center of Albert Ellis Institute, New York at India. This institute is not only the only one in India, but also the only one in entire Central and South East Asia.


Dr. Cicilia Chettiar is currently the Head of the Psychology Department at Maniben Nanavati Women's College. She has been part of this institute for eleven years. She is also a clinical psychologist and has been practicing for more than a decade. Her research interests are cultural psychology, Indian psychology, Positive Psychology and Spirituality. She has presented and published papers research both internationally and nationally. She is also currently editor of Research Horizons, an international research journal and also Honorary Associate editor of Indian Journal of Mental Health.


Over 15years of experience as Clinical Psychology and Special Educator. Co-founder of Leap Ahead Assessment Center. She has profound experience and expertise in Psychological and Educational Assessments. Specialises in English language teaching especially reading and spellings. She has vast experience in counseling college students for Emotional and Behavioural issues. With her expertise in sign language she caters to even those with hearing impairment.


Ms. Minaz Ajani is a Counsellor, Remedial Teacher, Braingym Teacher and Audiblox tutor. She is also an N.L.C. Learning specialist, Life Skills and F.I.E. Teacher with 10 years of overall experience. She is a guest lecturer at S.N.D.T Womens University. She conducts educational assessments as well as workshops for training teachers, parents and students. She has developed the social skill curriculum for Kangaroo Kids Education for grades 1-12.


Mrs. Anuja Deshpande, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, ManibenNanavati Women's College.
Mrs. Anuja Deshpande has acquired M.A in Counselling Psychology and is in field of teaching and training budding psychologist for 8 years. She has been Visiting Faculty for S.N.D. T Women'ss University, and its affiliated colleges, R. D National College.
Mrs.Anuja Deshpande has been active in field of research. She has presented papers at National and International Conference. The papers are published in National and International Journals.
Mrs. Anuja Deshpande has been invited for various talks and Seminars as resource person.
The Area of Interest: Health Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Cognitive Psychology and Addiction
Counselling Expertise: Basic Counseling Skills, Cognitive Behavior Therapy & Gestalt Therapy.


Practicising Clinical Psychologist and School Psychologist and Counselor at Navrachana School, Vadodara.
MA in Clinical Psychology, PGDGC( Clinical and Community Psychology), Phd. (Education)
Life Skills Trainer and CBSE Helpline Counselor.
Have been practising Psychological Testing and Counselling Techniques for all ages groups for last two decades.
Training and Mentorship of Post Graduate Students of Psychology in the area of Psychological testing and Counseling Skills.
Offering Voluntary Services to Marg Counseling Centre(NGO) for last 18 years, Airforce Station Vadodara for last 5 years and Colors Foundation, Vadodara for last 3 years.
Doctoral Degree in Education, in the area of "Emotional Intelligence".


Ms. Poonam Agarwal, M.A. (Counseling Psychology). Practicing Counseling and Career Psychologist.
She has wide range of experience in the areas of psychological assessment in IQ, learning disabilities, personality and career testing, counselling program for all age group, training program for teachers, students and parents and corporate training and employee assistance program.
She has rendered her services to different sectors like schools (across all boards in Mumbai), hospital, child guidance centres (Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Pune), IT sectors and shipping company, etc.
She has worked in Drug De-Addiction Centre (2 yrs) and Drishti - Developmental Learning Centre (10 yrs) in Mumbai.
She has conducted programmes in many cities in India including Mumbai, Vapi, Nashik, Kolhapur and Pune, and is exposed to different work cultures.
She is independently practicing in Mumbai with her team of psychologist, special educator, speech and occupational therapist as a consultant involved in assessment and counselling, training and therapy programs as per clients need.
Achievement: Ms. Poonam Agarwal, have been empanelled as a member to be co-opted on Personal Interview Selection Board as a Psychologist in an advisory capacity during the selection process in Mazagon Dock Limited (leading Shipping Company), Mumbai.


Miss Namrata Dagia, a young enthusiast, whose passion for mental health, treatment, counseling and healing has been so intense that she started working from a young age of 18. For her consistent practice & dedication, she was honoured with an award for Hypnotherapy at the age of 23.
Along with proficiently practicing as a Clinical Psychologist and a Psychology Professor, she also heads her company - 'The Illuminating Zone' which offers workshops on therapies with varied theoretical orientations. Her company also offers beautifully handcrafted Aromatherapy Candles and Bath Salts made by her which enhance the functioning of olfactory and other sensory organs which lead to an overall better performance.


A Postgraduate in Psychology with over 25years of experience in handling various forms of psychological and Psychiatric Cases. Trained and equipped in various forms of therapy viz; REBT, CBT, NLP and EFT. She uses theses therapies based on the requirements of every case at hand. Has conducted various workshops and participated in host of training activities.
As a full time counselor for more than 7000/- students at NMIMS University, have conducted many interactive and motivational sessions and workshops for all the students and Faculties of all the nine colleges of NMIMS University, Mumbai and Shirpur on various topics like
  • Relationship Management
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety Management
  • Emotional management
  • How to identify and tackle difficult students in a classroom.
  • Emotional Management and its importance in law.
  • Dr Neerja Thergaonkar

    Dr Neerja Thergaonkar, is a licensed consultant rehabilitation psychologist with specialization in clinical psychology with more than 10 years experience. She has a wide and varied experience in diagnostic testing and therapy in a number of clinical situations with children as well as adults.
    Children Services: Detailed developmental testing for high-risk newborns, evaluation and remedial management of children with special needs such as intellectual disabilities, autism and cerebral palsy, diagnosis and management of neuro developmental disorders  such as attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), specific language impairment (speech delay) and learning disability (LD) as well as psychological care of adolescents  with adjustment disorders, habit disorders, test-anxiety and career-related anxiety.
    Adult Services: Anxiety, Depression, family adjustment, work stress, relational problems, etc. She has also been looking after the psychological needs of patients admitted with major illnesses such as burns, post-operative situations in orthopedics, cardiology, etc as well as counseling of post-partum mothers and their families on parenting and psychological adjustment to a newborn baby.
    Training: Community programs to promote positive mental health, with school children, teachers, corporate employees and middle-level managers on a variety of issues such as parenting, behavior management, child sexual abuse (CSA), stress management, soft-skills training, coping-skills, time-management, problem-solving skills, work-life balance, pre marital and marital counseling.
    Military: Primarily looking after the psychological needs of defence personnel and their dependents serving in the Indian Navy as well as those referred from Army Hospital (R&R) as well as Base Hospital (Delhi Cantt). 

    Zankhana Joshi

    A former graduate of MBA from Mumbai University with a decade of experience in the corporate world, she went on to pursue her interest in Psychology and completed her Masters from S.N.D.T University, where she was felicitated for consistently scoring the highest marks in her college and was also a university ranker. She is now fully committed to working in the field of psychology.

    She is currently working with Dr Harish Shetty at Dr L. H. Hiranandani Hospital. Further, she is attached with Cozy Clinique (a Psychiatric Nursing home). She is a consultant counseling psychologist at Mindcraft (a mental healthcare center). She has her own private counseling practice. She is also a co-founder of Roots and Wings and has designed ‘Developmental learning’ which customizes interventions for a child’s specific needs. She combines her corporate experience to offer services in the area of organization and culture diagnostics, training and development, leadership development programs, executive coaching and employee change management.

    ??Carmine Khandle

    ?is a Counselling Psycholog?ist?. She has worked as a lecturer in M M P Shah College and a School Psychologist at ?a reputed International School.
    ?She has further worked as a consultant for at various Mental Health care ?centres in the city.

    ?She has conducted many workshops for Parents, Teachers and Students for improving Life Skills. She also conducts workshop for de-addiction.?

    Her expertise predominantly lies in addressing emotional and behavioural needs of children.

    Bimba Chavan

    She has been in the field of school counseling? and practicing for the past 5 years.

    ?She work?s? with primary and secondary students? and has a one to one session using an eclectic approach?. Her expertise lies in Behavior ?M?odification?, Strategies for Classroom management? and Counseling children with special needs ( Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Impaired)


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