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. Kunal Kala

Consultant Psychiatrist

Kunal is a Psychiatrist with 14 years experience. After completing MBBS from Manipal, he was in UK for 10 years during which he completed his postgraduate training in Psychiatry at the Northwestern deanery. In addition he obtained an MSc in psychiatric research at the University of Manchester and completed a functional MRI project aimed at isolating the neural basis on metacognition. He then worked in forensic psychiatry across various secure mental health settings and undertook a diploma in Mental Health Law at Northumbria university. He has a special interest in positive psychology and mindfulness and in understanding how these concepts can be best integrated in schools, workplaces and at home to help children, parents and adults be happier and more productive.

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.

Rama Venkataraman

Parent Coach

Rama has done her B.A. in History with credits in Psychology from WCC ( Womens Christian College ) in Chennai. She also a post graduation B.Ed degree from SNDT Mumbai in Special Education. Rama comes with 17 years of deep and extensive experience of working with children and parents across behaviour change, curriculum and pedagogy. Her sense of passion and love for working with both children and parents have led her down many paths. She has conducted emotional quotient modules for children, a special educator who worked with children with Autism,Learning disabilities and cerebral palsy, co-created curriculum for early education centre, conducted parenting workshops ,conducted behaviour modification programs with teachers

She has worked with clients in Dubai , Sydney ,Bangalore, Chennai, NCR, Hyderabad, Nagpur , Pune , Mumbai and Ahmedabad. She has worked alongside with some the most well known people in the Educational industry such as Derek O'Brien , Onita Nakra and Geetha Muthiah.

Rama has been associated with well known and highly reputed institutions such as American School in Dubai , Dubai Autism centre , NIMH ( National Institute of Mental Health- Secunderabad), Chettinad group of schools in Chennai, Bishop School , St Mary's, St Vincent's and Army school's of Pune. Center point School in Nagpur. She has also conducted parenting workshops for condominiums and Rotary and the Gurgaon mom's group. She prefers coaching face to face in 1:1 / group workshop formats for public and corporates but also accepts requests for skype based sessions.

Tulika Lal

Community and Sports Psychologist

Tulika, a post graduate in Psychology, is an ardent lover of music, sports and wellness. She is the proud alumnus of Mayo College Girls School, Ajmer; Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi and Montfort College, Bangalore. She has worked extensively with children, both in clinical and therapeutic settings. Having worked very closely with schools and child-care stakeholders, she finds herself determined to promote positive mental health among children and enable them to be aware of and attentive to their internal climate to facilitate holistic growth. She is a trained Hindustani classical music vocalist and has done a certificate course in Music therapy from the Mumbai Educational Trust in Mumbai. Alongside being a National level squash player, she has represented India in the Asian Junior Squash Championship in 2009. Having started her career with corporates, she is now heavily inclined towards parenting, developmental & sports psychology with a desire to spread happiness and well-being among all individuals.

Aparupa Ojha

Clinical Psychologist

Aparupa is a clinical psychologist, registered under the Rehabilitation Council of India. She received her M.Phildegree in clinical psychology and Master’s degree in Psychology from University of Calcutta. She pursued Bachelor’s degree inPsychology from Loreto College, Kolkata.

She was previously associated with Tata Medical Center, Kolkata and worked as a Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Palliative Care and Psycho- oncology following which she worked as a clinical psychologist at Mind Care Clinic, Kolkata.She is adept at dealing with several mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, behavioural problems etc. As a trained psychotherapist, she has an inclination towards cognitive behavioural and eclectic approach. Along with psycho therapeutic interventions she is also trained at conducting psychometric assessment. Her areas of interest revolve around understanding schemas and mental illness and substance misuse.

Sneha Jain

Psychologist

Sneha is a counselling psychologist with a Masters in Psychology from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Her specialization is in working with Children and Adolescents. She holds a Bachelors in Psychology (Hons.) from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi.

She was previously associated with a Delhi-based NGO called Manas Foundation, and was actively involved with implementation of various school-based mental health programmes, along with capacity building training of mental health professionals and paraprofessionals in the field. She is also trained at administering various psycho-diagnostics and psychometric assessments and conducting individual therapy sessions. Her primary interests include group work with children and adolescents, particularly in school settings.

Apart from work, she enjoys reading as and when time allows, with a steaming cup of strong coffee on the side.

Simran Suri

Help Desk

Simran Suri is a Graduate in B.A from Delhi University. She has worked in clinics for about six years as Clinic Coordinator. 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, she loves to travel on hill stations & Reading books.