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About Us

The Story

Therapeute was started by five friends in the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic, which brought with it a massive mental health crisis. 

We want to build a community that feels safe in talking about mental health. Grounded in reflective practice, we strive to create a space where one can focus on professional and personal growth.

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Our Approach

The therapy sessions we provide are based in years of research. Our approach is person - centered, tailoring therapy to the unique needs clients bring. Our therapists are trained in cognitive behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, emotionally focused therapy, mindfulness, trauma therapy, queer affirmative therapy and other evidence based approaches

Meet the Therapeuts

Founding Partners

Dr. Athulya Jayakumar
Dr. Athulya Jayakumar
(PhD, MPhil, MSc, BA)

Dr Athulya is a clinical psychologist registered and practicing in India for the last 8 years. She works with clients and families of all ages from diverse backgrounds. She is driven to provide holistic interventions tailored to the unique needs of her clients. Her style is warm and friendly, focused on creating a safe and comfortable therapy space, where clients concerns are worked on collaboratively, thereby helping them become their own therapists in the long run. She believes in resolutely working towards removing the stigma associated with seeking help for psychological concerns. Athulya also regularly conducts mental health workshops and seminars for corporate clients. She is actively involved in training early career mental health professional and conducts supervision groups weekly. Athulya's areas of interest:

Depression

Anxiety

Personality disorders

Body image perception

Perfectionism ○ Procrastination

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT)

Trauma informed perspectives

Women’s mental health

Organizational mental health

Positive Psychology

Dr. Fasli Sidheek
Dr. Fasli Sidheek
(PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc)

Fasli is a registered psychologist in India. She has 7 years of experience as a therapist. She is passionate about providing a holding environment for clients and being a part of their growth process. She believes in the magical power of human connection and feels grateful that her profession helps her achieve that. She is involved in peer supervision and reflective practice groups, as part of her self-growth.

Fasli's areas of interest:

Fasli works with adolescents and adults:

  • Self exploration

  • Anxiety issues

  • Grief

  • Trauma

  • Personality related concerns

  • Relational concerns

  • Couple and Family Therapy

Dr. Hargun Ahluwalia
Dr. Hargun Ahluwalia
(PhD, MPhil, MSc, BA)

Hargun is a registered psychologist in India and Australia. She has 7 years of experience as a therapist and is passionate helping people learn more about themselves and grow in therapy. Her approach aims at looking at life stories and re-writing them.Hargun is passionate about creating spaces for therapists to come together and learn from each others experiences. She is involved in reflective practice groups, peer supervision forums and also takes on one - on - supervision with therapists. She has been trained in Emotionally Focussed Couples therapy, CBT and Interpersonal therapy. Hargun's areas of interest:

Hargun works with adolescents, adults and couples:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Substance use, ​Compulsive buying & Binge-eating

  • Personality disorders

  • Grief and loss

  • Trauma

  • Relationship issues

  • Emotionally focussed couples therapy

  • Understanding ourselves

Ms. Mallika Batra ( MPhil, MA, BA )
Ms. Mallika Batra
( MPhil, MA, BA )

Mallika is a registered clinical psychologist in India and has 7 years of experience as a therapist. She has a warm, nurturing style in her work and is committed to creating a healing space for her clients. She dons the many caps of a therapist, supervisor, lecturer and entrepreneur. She is involved in reflective practice groups and peer supervision groups at Therapeute. Mallika's areas of interest:

Mallika works with children, adolescents and adults:

  • Emotional problems in childhood

  • Childhood trauma

  • Helping parents navigate parenting in difficult circumstances

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Relationship issues

  • Understanding ourselves

Dr. Abhilash Balakrishnan
Dr. Abhilash Balakrishnan  (MBBS MD PDF PGDMLE)

Abhilash is a consultant psychiatrist working in Melbourne, in a high secure forensic setting that caters to both acute and long term inpatients. He has been engaged in clinical supervision and mentorship with registrars and other mental health professionals. Most of his clients have an extensive history of trauma and adverse childhood experiences, with a significant history of violence and self-harm. He has been involved in training in psychodynamic and interpersonal therapies.

Abhilash's areas of interest:

He works with adolescents, adults and couples:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Substance use

  • Personality disorders Trauma

  • Relationship issues

  • Emotionally focussed couples therapy

  • Understanding ourselves

Consultant Psychotherapists

Dr Nimesh Mohan George PhD, Mphil, MSc,BSc
Dr Nimesh Mohan George
(PhD, Mphil , MSc , BSc)

Nimesh is a registered clinical psychologist in India and has been working in this field for the past 6 years. He is committed to improving his client’s quality of life through approaches which reflect his favourite slogan “Accepting the things I can’t change, having the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.” His approach involves creating a safe space through empathetic support and validation, managing emotions through awareness and acceptance and experiential exercises to understand and change basic concepts of self and others. Apart from being a psychologist, he often advocates for fitness, animal rights and youth development.

Ms. Amrita Biswas (MPhil, MSc, BSc)
Dr. Amrita Biswas
(MPhil, MSc, BSc)

Amrita is a registered Clinical Psychologist in India with 8 years of experience as a therapist. Her style of work is warm and empathetic. She believes that the goals of therapy are both ameliorating symptoms and achieving one’s optimum growth. She focuses on each client’s unique needs and strengths and helps them to become their own therapist in long run. Her approach aims at bringing holistic improvement. She has been trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based Interventions.

Amrita's areas of interest: Amrita works with adolescents and adults:

  • Depression

  • OCD

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Rumination

  • Exam Anxiety

  • Work related Stress

  • Procrastination

  • Perfectionism

  • Personality Disorders

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Supportive Psychotherapy

Ms. Lincy Benny (MPhil, MSc, BA)
Ms. Lincy Benny
(MPhil, MSc, BA)

Lincy is a clinical psychologist with 3 years of experience in mental health. Currently she is also working in the area of corporate counselling. She is interested in helping people look at impactful life events in a healthy way. She strongly believes that clients are the experts of their own lives and as a therapist she is curious to know how each interaction with her has an impact on both her and the client. Lincy is driven towards creating spaces for therapists were they can share, reflect and grow together.

Lincy's areas of interest: Lincy works with adolescents, adults and couples experiencing:

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Therapy with the Queer community

  • Couple and Relationship problems

  • Children with mental health concerns

Mr. Aditya Agarwala MPhil, MA, MSc, BSc
Mr. Aditya Agarwala
(MPhil, MA, MSc, BSc)

Aditya is a Clinical Psychologist based in India with 4 years of experience in the field of mental health. His work in therapy seeks to help people experiment in different ways of being and relating while working towards a shared goal. His focus in therapy is in looking at how past experiences might be shaping present difficulties and using the awareness to help guide the journey that is therapy. Apart from his work as a therapist, Aditya is also part of reflective practice and peer supervision groups aimed at the continued growth and development of therapists.

Aditya’s Areas of interest:​ Aditya works with clients experiencing difficulty with:

  • Mood issues like depression

  • Difficulties with anxiety and stress

  • Substance use concerns

  • Interpersonal difficulties

  • Building on a sense of one’s self

  • Pregnancy & motherhood

  • Infertility

  • Couple and Relationship problems

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Ms. Vidya Suzan Jose
(Mphil , MSc , BSc)

Vidya has been working in the field of mental health for the past four years as an RCI licensed Clinical Psychologist. Her goal is to make mental health ideas simple for everyone and increase mental health literacy. She prefers to think of her clients as experts in their own lives, and treats all of their narratives as survival or thought patterns for preserving their mental health in check. When working with a client, she tries and focuses on enabling them to have a better awareness of their own mental processes in various situations, which helps them become more resilient and reflective. She has always linked her career as a clinical psychologist to her personal growth, and it's helped her in many ways. She is particularly interested in gentle parenting techniques that help a child grow up with fewer traumatic experiences from their early years. Some of her areas of interest:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Youth mental health issues

  • Parenting

  • Trauma and grief

  • Couple relationship issues

  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy are

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Ms. Nagasudha Tridandam
(M.Phil, M.Sc., B.Sc.)

Nagasudha is a registered clinical psychologist in India with 6 years of experience as a therapist. Her work in therapy seeks to build client’s self-awareness, sense of connectedness, resilience, and skill set in warm, safe and nurturing space to deal with conflicts between behavior, thinking, feeling and communication. She is keenly interested in mind-body connection and its impact on quality of life. She is also involved in reflective practice and peer-supervision groups to ensure and develop the efficacy of therapist/client relationship. Nagasudha works with adolescents, adults and couples
experiencing:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • OCD

  • Grief

  • Trauma/Stress-related issues

  • Difficulties in emotional regulation

  • Substance and behavioral addiction

  • Couple and Relationship difficulties

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