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Counselling and Therapy Services

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Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy involves discussing and addressing emotional & psychological challenges with a trained therapist.
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Psychiatry
Psychiatrists can prescribe medication and provide therapy for individuals with mental health issues.
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Addiction Counseling
Addiction counseling helps individuals overcome substance abuse and addictive behaviors.

Who Can Benefit from Therapy?

Individuals

Therapy helps those with mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or PTSD manage symptoms and improve well-being.

Couples & Families

Couples therapy assists with communication problems, infidelity, conflicts, fostering healthier relationships. Therapy also supports families facing conflicts.

Children & Adolescents

Therapy provides support for academic stress, bullying, family conflicts, and behavioral challenges in young individuals.

Grief & Loss

Therapy offers a safe space for processing grief and loss due to death, divorce, or major life changes.

Stress Management

Therapy equips individuals dealing with stress or burnout with tools for stress management and balance.

Personal Growth

Therapy aims to enhance self-awareness, resilience, and overall life satisfaction, fostering personal growth and self-improvement.

Our Mental Health Professionals

Dr Aishwariya George

Dr Aishwariya George

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Aishwariya George is a consultant psychiatrist passionate about providing evidence-based mental health care and helping patients achieve their individual potential. She is an...

MBBS graduate from AIIMS in New Delhi, holds an MD in Psychiatry from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi, and also holds a DM in Addiction Psychiatry from AIIMS. She has extensive experience, including roles as a resident, senior resident, and assistant professor. Additionally, she is a member of the Addiction Psychiatry Society of India.

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Anandu KS

Anandu KS

Psychotherapist

Anandu K.S., a CIP alumnus, (MPhil in Psychiatric Social Work), is a dedicated psychotherapist passionate about empowering individuals, families, and children/adolescents. He offers...

personalized therapy and rehabilitation support for a wide range of mental health concerns, including substance abuse. His extensive experience working with individuals and groups allows him to tailor his approach, ensuring comprehensive care for each client's unique needs.

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Divya A

Divya A

Consultant Psychiatric Social Worker

Psychiatric social worker with an MPhil in PSW and a PG in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, she is passionate about helping children and adults overcome their challenges by providing therapy.

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Dona Maria Psychiatric social worker

Dona Maria Chacko

Consultant Psychiatric Social Worker

With over 5 years in mental health, Dona Maria chacko has expertise in psychotherapy & counseling. She holds diploma in child & adolescent mental health and an MPhil in psychiatric social work.

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Dr Favaz Psychiatrist

Dr Favaz V

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Favaz is an experienced Psychiatrist with 4+ years experience. He has completed his MBBS and MD from JIPMER, Pondicherry. He empowers individuals through compassionate support and personalized treatment plans.

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Dr Jasmine MJ Psychiatric social worker

Dr Jasmine MJ

MSW, MPhil, PhD
Consultant Psychiatric Social Worker

With over a decade of experience in the field of mental health, she's dedicated to promoting mental health interventions with women, LGBTQIA+, and survivors of sexual trauma to...

overcome their challenges. She worked as family and marital therapist; and has experience in working with children and adolescents and their families. She has her special focus in Promotional Mental Health activities and Mental Health Education. Her methodology of interventions includes PsychoSocial Interventions, Case Management, Supportive Counselling, Couple Therapy / Interventions, Group Therapy, Expressive Art Therapies / Experiential Therapies, Psychodrama, Play and Narrative interventions.

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Dr Manu NA

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Manu N.A. is a highly experienced medical practitioner, specializing as a Consultant Psychiatrist for the past 8 years. With degrees in MBBS, MD, and DNB, he focuses on Child Psychiatry...

and De-Addiction Psychiatry. He is dedicated to enhancing the mental health and well-being of individuals in the community.

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Dr Ramya VB

Dr Ramya VB

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Ramya V.B. is an experienced consultant psychiatrist with over 5 years of experience. She has worked at various prestigious institutions, including the National Institute of Physical...

Medicine and Rehabilitation in Thrissur, Vazhikatti Mental Health Centre in Coimbatore, Sacred Heart Mission Hospital in Thrissur, and Santhi Ortho Hospital in Thrissur. She holds an M.D. in Psychiatry from Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and an MBBS from Xavier University School of Medicine. Her expertise encompasses diagnosing psychiatric disorders, pharmacological management, ECT, crisis intervention, psychotherapy, and multi-disciplinary teamwork.

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Dr Rekha Pallikkuth

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Rekha Pallikkuth is a clinical psychologist with a PhD in community-clinical psychology from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, and an MPhil in clinical psychology from Manipal University...

She has over 15 years of experience in community clinical psychology, focusing on school and college mental health programs and participatory research. Her expertise includes a deep understanding of culturally sensitive psychotherapy techniques and a commitment to providing compassionate and holistic care to each client. She is also passionate about helping LGBTQIA+ individuals and survivors of trauma.

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Dr Sethu Wariyar

Dr Sethu Wariyar

Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician

Dr. Sethu Wariyar, a Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability with over three decades of experience, has led services for children with various neurodisabilities. He has experience of working...

in the UK and in India, and specializes in neurodevelopmental conditions such as Cerebral Palsy ADHD, ADD, autism, ASD, communication and feeding disorders, intellectual impairment, LD, developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia), and Tourette's spectrum disorders amongst others. He has been chief examiner for the MRCPCH (London) exams and runs courses and workshops for young people as well as parents to enhance their resilience as well as parenting skills respectively across the world.

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Sona K Narayanan

Sona K Narayanan

Consultant Psychiatric Social Worker

With over 19 years of experience in community-based mental health, clinical practice, Counselling, Psychotherapy, and education, Ms. Sona K. Narayanan is the Head of Community clinic and...

Head of Psychiatric Social Work at MHAT. She has an MPhil in Psychiatric Social Work from NIMHANS, an MSW from Sree Shankaracharya University of Sanskrit, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from PATHWAYS Foundation.

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We provide online therapy services that you can attend from the comfort of your home

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In-Person session currently available in Kochi, Trivandrum & Calicut

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Psychotherapy FAQ

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a general term for treating mental health problems by talking with a psychiatrist, psychologist or other mental health providers. Further it will usually involve a case history taking, mental status examination, a diagnosis and follow up sessions with or without medication.

Is psychotherapy effective?

About 75 percent of people who enter psychotherapy show some benefit from it. Psychotherapy has been shown to improve emotions and behaviors and to be linked with positive changes in the brain and body. The benefits also include fewer sick days, less disability, fewer medical problems, and increased work satisfaction.

What happens as a result of Psychotherapy?

During psychotherapy, you learn about your condition and your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviors. Psychotherapy helps you learn how to take control of your life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills

What is MHAT Psychotherapy?

MHAT or Mental Health Action Trust was founded by Dr Manoj Kumar  – an Ashoka change-maker with the core purpose of offering recovery oriented mental health care to the poorest of the poor, free of cost. MHAT offers psychotherapy as a service to its clients who are able to make a small contribution. The service enables individuals from all over the world connect with expert therapists from MHAT by using technology. This contribution received from delivering this service then feeds into supporting the core work of MHAT. The technology for this if offered to MHAT by the social enterprise Saarathi as a charitable service. This in-turn helps MHAT make the service affordable to the end user. 

What is MHAT's aim?

MHAT’s mission is to offer comprehensive recovery oriented mental healthcare for the poorest of the poor including the wandering homeless. Dr.Manoj Kumar and and his team of  experienced doctors, therapists and mental health workers, devote themselves to this cause. 

Are there any fees for the service?

MHATs offers cost effective virtual, phone based and face to face psychotherapy for clients from around the world to generate revenue to support its primary cause of supporting the poor and wandering mental ill. Saarathi helps MHAT with the technology. 100% of the contributions (after taxes and gateway charges) from the Psychotherapy sessions go to support MHATs mission for the poorest of the poor. In other words when you avail an MHAT Psychotherapy service, you actually have contributed to the treatment of the poorest of the poor.