Atulya Gurha

Clinical Psychologist

Atulya is a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), having completed MPhil in Clinical Psychology from NIMHANS, Bengaluru. She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. She has completed her Masters and Bachelors degrees in Psychology from University of Delhi. She has previously worked as a Psychotherapist at Ambedkar University Delhi and as Senior Coach at emotional wellness startup providing digital solutions to people experiencing stress, anxiety and depression. She is trained in neuropsychological assessments and rehabilitation, psychological testing including personality and assessment of cognitive functions. She has provided psychotherapy and counselling services to children, adolescents and adults suffering from various emotional and behavioral issues. Her interests include forensic psychology, women’s emotional health, and cross-cultural psychology.

Dr. Ishhita

Clinical Psychologist, M. Phil

Ishhita is an RCI registered clinical psychologist, with an M. Phil. from Manipal University along with a Masters and Bachelors in Psychology from University of Delhi. She is trained to work with children, adolescents as well as adults. She has worked extensively with children of varying ages and cultural backgrounds, along with parents and has alleviated a diverse range of complaints and conditions. With her training and experience, she is equipped to deal with a variety of cases including clinical as well as interpersonal. She believes in the humanistic approach to therapy and uses an eclectic blend of therapies with her clients, with specific emphasis on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Art Therapy. She is known to communicate effectively with patients and adapt therapeutic techniques tailored for the individuals’ needs and personality. She is also an astute trainer and has conducted workshops for parents and children alike on a wide range of topics in schools as well as the clinical setting.

 

Dr. Soamya Arora

Consultant Psychologist & Mindfulness Expert

Dr. Soamya has a master’s degree in Applied Psychology and a Doctorate with specialization in mindfulness & child psychology. Besides the degree programs, she has completed an Advanced Diploma in Child Guidance Counseling from the NIPCCD (Delhi) and have undertaken a foundation course on Education of Children with Learning Disability from RCI. She has interned with VIMHANS and LNJP in Delhi. The knowledge base prepared her to work as a consultant at Umeed Child Development & Rehabilitation Center and as District Child Protection Officer. She looks at holistic mental and emotional well being of children and adolescents.
Her clinical interests include neurodevelopmental disorders and socio-emotional difficulties of children. She uses mindfulness therapy and other positive psychology approaches to assist children to have a better understanding of their emotions and experiences. She believes that every child has an innate potential to grow irrespective of their limitations. She has conducted mindfulness workshops for the school going children and adolescents to enhance their level of awareness and focus.

Dr. Kunal Kala

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Kala has completed postgraduate training in Psychiatry (MRCPsych, London); MSc, Manchester University; and a Diploma in mental health Law (Northumbria University) from England. He then worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the National Health Service (NHS) and later at an independent sector medium secure unit in forensic psychiatry.
His interest in preventive psychiatry and scientific understanding of Social and Emotional learning has led him to spearhead Circle of Life. He manages a rehabilitation facility in Punjab - MindPlus Retreat.

Soumini Menon

Developmental Psychologist and Parent Coach

Soumini’s passion for understanding and helping young minds has driven her to work in Mental Health for the last 10 years. She started as a Dance Teacher for children with Social Emotional Difficulties in a school in Bangalore, which motivated her to explore Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Her area of specialization has been Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Learning difficulties, Socio-emotional Difficulties and other Developmental Delays. She also works as a Parent Coach, helping parents cope with their daily struggles and celebrate their personal victories. Over the years she has conducted various workshops at schools and other organizations for children, teachers and parents on various themes ranging from Emotionally Intelligent Parenting (for parents), Child Sexual Abuse (for parents & teachers) and Building Empathy (for children). She has also in the past written teacher manuals for Learning First Publications.

Dr. Lubhana Malik

PhD (DU), Family and Marital Therapy (NIMHANS), MSc. (UK)

I have been working in the field of marital and family problems and mental health for over a decade with specific experience of working with a range of clinical problems such as: relationship problems and parenting issues, family conflicts, depression, stress management, career/ life transition, low self esteem, anxiety, mood disorders, and alcohol and drug de-addiction. I work with adolescents, individuals, families and couples. I use an eclectic approach; a combination of psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioural, systemic and gestalt techniques to make sure that you receive therapy via a technique or combination of techniques best suitable for you.
My aim is to collaborate with you to develop your personal strategy and a suitable solution and, thus, enable you to improve your relationship/ mental health without infringing upon your core values or deeply held principles. I would encourage you to define your own objectives for coming for counselling; whereas I would be helping you achieve those objectives. Just as you are constantly looking to enhance your personal appearance, I believe, one should constantly strive to improve the quality of your relationships/ mental health, as well.

Taarini Marwaha

Counsellor and Creative Arts Therapist

Taarini has recently completed her MSc in Counselling Studies with a Merit, from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK). She is also certified by COSCA in Counselling Skills. Using the Person- Centered and Psychodynamic approaches to counselling, her focus lies in integrating creative therapies such as music, dance and movement as her preferred form of treatment. She is also a Grade 6 Pianist from the Trinity College of London and a Grade 5 Vocalist from Rock School, UK. Previously, she completed her Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Applied Psychology from Gargi College, Delhi University. Over the years, she has actively interned in various mental health organizations including the Sanjivini Rehabilitation Centre dealing with adults suffering from mental disorders. She has also worked with children facing social, emotional and learning difficulties.

Deepak Jha

Accounts & Administrator

Deepak graduated with B.Com. in Accounts from Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Bihar. In 2014 he shifted to Delhi and worked for two years at Sameer Mittal & Associates, a C.A. Firm, where he worked and gained immense experience as an accountant. Deepak enjoys listening to music and enjoys comedy shows. His passion lies in accounting and administration and he hopes to be a successful accountant and businessman in the future.

Jyoti Singh

Help Desk

Jyoti Singh is a Graduate in B.com from Delhi university and is currently Pursuing M.com (2nd year ) from IGNOU. She has worked in sales for about four years as assistant manager and team leader. She is very passionate about her work and is an enthusiastic person. At Circle of Life, she is involved in help-desk services and as the center coordinator ensures timely appointments, follow-up activities related to psychological services, workshops, and support staffing that are to be optimized for high quality care offered at Circle of Life. Life is all about balance, and her hobbies are listening to music and reading books.