Best Psychiatrist in Mumbai

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Psychiatrist & Head, Mpower - The Centre

M.B.B.S, M.D ( Psychological Medicine), D.P.M, CCT in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists,UK

Exp. - 20+ Years

Dr. Sapna Bangar is a Specialist Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with Certificate of Clinical training from The Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK. Dr. Sapna has over 20 years of experience working as a Psychiatrist with children and has a special area of interest in neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism and ADHD, Eating disorders and emotional problems including self-harm in young people. She believes that every child is unique and should be treated as such whilst making treatment plans working on their individual strengths and weaknesses. She has numerous publications in research journals.

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Senior Psychiatrist & Advisor

M.B.B.S, D.P.M, D.P.B

Exp. - 19+ Years

Dr. Zirak Marker is a renowned Child, Adolescent & Family Psychiatrist and psychotherapist with clinical training at the Westchester Medical Centre, New York University . He is also a 'Youth Mental Health First Aider' - Accredited by Mental Health First Aid ( MHFA) - Australia. He has over 19 years of clinical experience with educational psychology and guiding children with learning disabilities, developmental delays, autism and emotional, behavioural or psychological problems. He is the Medical Director at The Aditya Birla Integrated School He has authored a book - 'Parenting in the age of Anxiety' which is a unique publication covering topics such as bullying, abuse, adoption, academic stress, disabilities and death amongst other hard hitting parental concerns. His second book - ‘Conversations That Matter ‘ - is about Fostering emotional well-being in children whilst talking about the hard stuff.

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Dr. Harshida Bhansali


M.B.B.S, M.D. (Psychologicall Medicine), Grant Medical

Exp. - 15+ Years

Dr. Harshida Bhansali graduated from Grant Medical College, Mumbai with an M.D. in Psychological Medicine. She has over 15 years of experience as a consulting psychiatr ist. She has worked as a Lecturer and Associate Professor at the Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals. She has also worked at Top Medical Care, Muscat, Oman. Additionally, she has completed a three-year Diploma course in Vedanta Philosophy at the Vedanta Academy founded by Swami Parthasarathy. Dr. Harshida specialises in treating clients with mood disorders, psychosis (particularly schizophrenia) and anxiety disorders. She also has a keen interest in psychiatric treatments for clients who are senior citizens.

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Dr. Rohan Bokdawla

Consultant Psychiatrist


Exp. - 10+ Years

Dr.Rohan comes with varied experience in psychiatric consultation from over 10 years. He is also a member of the : MEMBER OF INDIAN PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETY MEMBER OF BOMBAY PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETY Having dabbled in teaching his craft, he has imparted knowledge about : SEXUAL DISORDERS, ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE, ANXIETY DISORDERS/OCD , SELF HARM/DEPRESSION, DEMENTIA etc. He has also presented numerous papers on pertinent topics such as : CHILDHOOD DEPRESSION, MEDICO LEGAL TANGLES, BATTERED BABY SYNDROME, SCHIZOPHRENIA WITH OCD -2012

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Jenisha Shah

Psychologist & Outreach Associate.

B.A in Psychology- Mithibai College of Arts M.A in Clinical Psychology- University of Mumbai Dance Movement Therapy- CID, CMTAI, Artsphere, Pune

Jenisha works with children and adults often using the person-centred approach to counselling complimented by expressive arts. She is trained in Visual arts based thera py, Rational Emotive Cognitive behaviour therapy with children an adolescents.One of the areas of focus has been working for children with Special needs. She finds the eclectic approach as an important part of the processes of therapy. She believes in using the experiential approach to psychotherapy with the blend of expressive arts which have been crucial in building body awareness and gaining acceptance as well as to explore possibilities, make discoveries and gain valuable feedback.She is an internationally certified Therapeutic Movement facilitator. She is a trained dancer in Manipuri and other dance forms. Additionally she also adminsters standardized assessments for learning and emotional concerns.

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Dishaa Desai

Psychologist & Outreach Associate

B.A.Psychology-St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Mumbai ; M.A. Clinical Psychology- S..N.D.T., Mumbai (Churchgate) ; M.A. Person Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy - University of Nottingham, U.K.

Dishaa has completed a post-graduate degree (M.A.) and training in Person Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Nottingham (U.K.) an d an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from S.N.D.T. University (Mumbai). She has therapeutic experience working with adults and adolescents in India and England.She specialises in the Person-Centred Experiential Approach with Gestalt principles. She has worked with depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, coping with terminal illness, interpersonal concerns, relationship issues, self-exploration, transitions, workplace stress and burnout. Her therapeutic style focuses on collaboration, empathy and establishing a non-judgmental therapeutic alliance. She believes that empowering clients to harness their self-awareness in a safe space creates long-lasting change and what each client needs from therapy is very unique. An avid reader and film enthusiast, Dishaa believes in bringing books, films and art into therapy as creative mediums to enrich the process of therapy. Dishaa strives to encounter the individual and not just the diagnosis whilst customizing therapy to the specific needs of her clients.

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Janvi Sutaria

Psychologist & Outreach Associate

BA in Psychology from Mumbai University; Msc Dip in Clinical and Health Psychology from Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Janvi Doshi Sutaria has pursued her Msc Dip in Clinical and Health Psychology from Newcastle University, UK. She is a Psychologist who believes that for any kind of change in life, an individual should have a clear understanding of the change wanted, should passionately believe in their goals and should get an appropriate and adequate assistance. She believes that any disturbing circumstance can be managed through self awareness, healthy confrontation and communication. Her strong faith lies in the fact that mental health is as important, if not more, than physical health, due to which it requires constant attention and nurturing. She believes in an unaccountable strength in subconscious which can be the root to many solutions. She has specialised in therapies for adolescents, adults and senior citizens for depression, anxiety, phobias, relationships and familial problems, personality disorders, etc. She uses a customization and integration of various therapies and techniques as part of her counselling. Her sessions are profoundly benefitial because of her flawless amalgamation of reasearch theories, individual creativity and client individuality.

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Vamakshi Painter


B.A in Psychology Majors from Mumbai University, M.A. in Clinical Psychology from S.N.D.T University (Churchgate). Certified course in Adolescent Group Counseling, Certified in Gestalt therapy and Re-evaluation Co-counseling.

Exp. - 3+ Years

Vamakshi Painter is a Masters in Clinical Psychology and is an efficient therapist. She is having expertise in working with adolescents and young adults. She is trained in Gestalt Therapy and Re-evaluation Co-counseling. Her approach for therapy is Emotion Focused and a Holistic approach which focuses on all the areas of life. She majorly deals with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, interpersonal concerns and relationship issues. Vamakshi trusts in creating and providing a non-judgmental safe space so that therapy feels like a room to adapt and learn in a progressive manner. She believes in empowering the client by helping them focus and reflect on themself moving towards self-acceptance. Vamakshi gives directions instead of solutions as she believes that every person is capable of finding their own solutions provided they get the space to understand and accept themself. She uses art and expressive body movements which helps in feeling the feelings and expressing emotions in a healthier way. Vamakshi trusts the process and encourages her clients to be present in the moment and understand the process rather than being goal oriented. She also encourages her clients to see the smaller achievements and remain consistent. She makes use of metaphors and stories in the process of therapy.

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Laxmi Lobo

Consultant Sr Psychologist

PG Dip in Counselling Psychology from TISS and Intl Dip in Clinical Hypnotherapy fromLCCH

Exp. - 15 Years

I'm in the mental health field since 2005 working as an individual life counsellor and a hypnotherapist and a facilitator for several mental health intervention programmes. I have a private practice and work as a consultant with psychiatric clinics and with NGO community organizations. (Experience details follow below.) I have co-facilitated programmes for NUSSD (Govt of India) and private corporations, hospitals and schools. Experience of successful leadership roles in diverse industries and organizations helps me to have a world view. As a counsellor and trainer I am able to be much more supportive of multi-faceted people. Helping people realise their own potential working on interpersonal relationships has been the core of my life experience too. Emotional management and life skills training comes to me naturally as I worked in various roles too. I am an enthusiastic all-rounder, having worked in the Aviation Industry and also as a Community Brand Ambassador in the Swacha Bharat mission. I have headed a Trade Union in the Public Sector successfully. I have also been a flourishing entrepreneur for several years. My drive to unleash my full potential while continuing to engage with community and individuals is what started my journey towards mental health and well-being. I am a trained and qualified clinical hypnotherapist from the London School of Clinical Hypnosis and a counselling psychologist from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

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Rachana Dua Dhingra


MSc (Human Development and Childhood Studies), MS (Counseling and Psychotherapy), Autism Intervention Therapist

Exp. - 20 Years

Rachna Dua Dhingra is from the field of developmental psychology and has over 20 years of varied and specialized experience in the area of human development, child development, education and well-being. Diverse experience in this realm through research and its varied modes of application, coupled with a master’s in human development and childhood studies and another master’s in counseling and psychotherapy, has given her an edge in understanding the different nuances instrumental in shaping an individual's or child’s development and success in life. It has also enabled her to work seamlessly with individuals operating out of different mindsets, drive and motivation. Rachna has worked with a cross section of individuals in varied settings and understands that given the right and conducive environment, the human potential can be unleashed to the maximum. She works with a wide range of issues that affect the emotional and psychological well-being of individuals and facilitates mediation and conflict resolution sessions too. Along with counselling, she conducts a range of sensitization and awareness sessions on issues pertinent to human growth and development. Rachna mentors teachers and conducted workshops for them for professional and personal development.She orients the parents to the growing needs of their children and facilitates the communication patterns in families to a more wholesome and contributing environment. She works along with parents to orient them to the emerging concerns of their children at different ages and to enable more positive, supportive and nurturing relationships.

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Dr. Miloni Sanghavi

Psychologist & Outreach Associate

BSc Psychology- University College London, Doctor of Psychology (DPsych) Counselling Psychology- Regent's University London, Member of British Psychological Society, UK

Dr. Miloni Sanghvi is a qualified psychologist, having completed her doctoral training from Regent’s University London. Her clinical expertise includes working with Dep ression, Anxiety, OCD, Trauma and Adjustment issues. Moreover, with her research focusing on migration in the digital age, she holds a special interest in the areas of migration, acculturation and the impact of social media. Miloni has worked in a range of settings including the National Health Service in the UK, hospitals, NGOs, schools and university settings. Her practice is best described as integrative, and she draws upon a range of modalities in her work including Cognitive Behavioural, Psychodynamic, Compassion Focused and Existential approaches. Miloni firmly believes that her every client’s presentation is unique; she tailors her approach to the clients’ needs, allowing her to work with her clients in a personalised way. Miloni firmly believes in the power of metaphor, often integrating art and drama into her therapeutic work.

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Dr. Jahnavi Shah

Occupational Therapist

Bsc. in Biology, Trinity College, Hartford, USA; Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, USA

Jahnavi Shah has completed her doctorate of occupational therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions, USA. Her clinical expertise lies in the following areas - children with special needs; adults with mental health concerns and adults with physical and neurological conditions. Jahnavi’s work has taken her to the following clinical settings – integrated schools, inpatient psychiatric units and outpatient clinics. She enjoys working with children of various abilities, helping them achieve their goals and reach their full potential. She uses a holistic and family-centered approach, working to educate children, parents and families to support and carry-over therapy into the child’s everyday life. She incorporates evidence-based interventions in her work, tailoring individualized therapy for every child, thus creating a safe and comforting environment. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and is involved with research related to health literacy in client-care.

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Samay Ajmera

Music Therapist

PG, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College

Exp. - 5 Years

Samay is a trained music therapist and life coach. He is passionate about music and its impact as an integrative health care service. Having witnessed the psycho-physiological benefits of Music therapy on individuals experiencing mental health issues, like trauma, stress, anxiety, and depression as well as children with developmental disabilities, Samay began his work in Mumbai in the field of mental health, providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults and even with high performing organizations including IPL teams. He believes everyone is trying to live their best life, and that’s what he's here to help them do. Today, Samay enjoys working on a one-on-one basis with individuals looking to achieve tremendous results that can transform their lives.