Co-founder at Mind Unwynd I Expressive Arts Therapy Practitioner I Mental Health Counselling
I have interned in the capacity of the Trainee Practitioner for different groups at organizations working with differently-abled young adults, elderly with cognitive decline, people with Parkinson’s, and general groups dealing with covid stress. I have also carried out individual client sessions as an Intern for a range of concerns like depression,
anxiety, mental and emotional distress, self-exploration, body image issues, interpersonal problems, etc under supervision.
My formal training has been from St. Xavier’s University, Mumbai, It’s 1000+ hours of theoretical and experiential understanding of Expressive Arts Therapy, through an intersectional lens, specifically in the Indian context learned via supervised fieldwork, observerships, internship, and a dissertation, under the guidance of ethical professionals in the field.
The onset of 2020 piqued my interest in learning human psychology and the importance of mental health. As an art lover by heart, I pursued to learn the fascinating relationship between arts, science, and mental well-being.
I strive to offer a queer affirmative, supportive, and fair space to my clients. Safety being the paramount need of any therapeutic setting, please feel free to withdraw from the sessions, should you not feel safe with my approach or practice, at any moment.
In line with these objectives, I provide a space that is void of discrimination based on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage, and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation while actively promoting equality and diversity.
Given the current scenario of the mental health crisis in India, my aim to co-start ‘Mind Unwynd’ is to destigmatize the concept of mental health, to facilitate conversations around normalizing our experiences with it and providing easy and affordable access to mental health professionals with the wide range of skills and experience.