We have enrolled experts from different walks of life to build an unparalleled team of experts at Athena Behavioral Health center. We bring the best from the industry to help take care of you and your loved ones. Meet our team here.
Dr Shradha Malik, Managing Director, Athena Behavioral Health is a force to reckon with, who is on a mission to harbinger a change in the way people struggling with mental health and addiction disorders receive medical care.
She is here to establish Athena as a Unicorn in Mental Health space. Athena’s experienced staff, superior quality of care, indigenously developed evidence-based software solution, are all steps in that direction.
Dr. Malik has held strategic roles with companies such as Conduent, HCL, Sovereign Health, AIG Business Solutions, MerlinRev and Star Health Insurance.
Dr. Malik has led the implementation Projects like Centricity, Care 360, and E-clinical works for US Healthcare organizations.
She has co-founded a cloud-based platform –Yotalks.com, an online psychological counselling platform to help the Indian population seek mental health and addiction treatment therapy from the privacy and comfort of their homes.
A medical graduate, she has completed the Leadership and Change Management Program from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. She is also a certified Scrum Product Owner from Scrum Alliance and a Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt) from Motorola Solutions.
Her core competencies include value-driven decision making, adaptability, resilience and most importantly sensing the market accurately. In other words, Dr. Malik is a true visionary.
Head – Centre of Excellence
A Marketing Professional with over 2 decades of experience, Dushyant Kumar joins Athena Behavioral Health as the Head – CoE. He is a B. Tech from MIT, Manipal and Masters in Business Administration from Melbourne University, Australia.
Having led many Corporates and MNCs, Dushyant has a flair for streamlining Operations to reach greater efficiency. His career has a strong history of devising precise and targeted business plans with a keen eye on the everyday functioning of the businesses. A dedicated and enthusiastic professional, he strives to create and build a team operating atmosphere.
A leader with a vision, he believes work ethics are built on strong relationships. With many awards and accolades to his name including “The eRetailer Business Solutions Man of the Year” by Government of France, he still believes there is a long road ahead to his success.
An avid reader and having travelled the world, Dushyant still looks for small breaks to explore new cultures.
Dr. Ashish Kumar Mittal
Medical Director MD - Psychiatry (AIIMS)
As the Medical Director of Athena Behavioral Health, Dr. Ashish Kumar Mittal brings years of experience in clinical, research and teaching in the field of adult psychiatry, child psychiatry, anxiety, obsessive-compulsion disorder (OCD), depression, de-addiction and the treatment of psychosexual disorders to the table.
An alumnus of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Dr. Mittal is one of the top psychiatrists in Gurgaon. Having served in the capacity of Head of Department Psychiatry at SGT Medical College, Dr. Mittal has also lent his expertise as a Senior Consultant at Max Hospital, Apollo Clinic and Columbia Asia Hospital.
A renowned name in the mental health and addiction treatment landscape, Dr. Ashish Kumar Mittal has been awarded the India Healthcare Award 2014 for his service in patient care. Under his able leadership, Athena looks forward to introducing innovative effective treatment protocols that enhance the treatment journey and experience for all our patients.
Dr. Rahul Rai
Group Center Head MBBS, DPM - Psychiatry
Dr. Rahul Rai has joined Athena as Center Head for its Gurugram office. Prior to joining Athena, Dr. Rahul was holding the designation of Director at Manthan Neuropsychiatry Centre, Gurugram. He holds years of experience working as a psychiatrist with various organizations. A few of these include Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Gurugram as a Consultant Psychiatrist; Metro Hospital & Heart Institute, Palam Vihar, Gurugram as a Consultant Psychiatrist; Central Jail Tihar, New Delhi as a Junior Specialist (Psychiatry); Northern Railways as a Medical Officer, to name a few.
Dr. Rahul Rai has completed his M.B.B.S from Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut and DPM (Psychiatry) from Santosh University, Ghaziabad. He has published several research articles under his name. His experience and understanding of prison mental health and suicide-prevention programs in prison set up can be a valuable addition to the organization. He is also experienced in handling de-addiction patients (such as alcohol dependence, opioid dependence, stimulant dependence), rural patients visiting community clinics, children, and marital and sexual couples.
He holds membership of Indian Psychiatric society (IPS) and Indian Medical Association (IMA). He has also attended various conferences such as, Annual Conference of Indian Association of Biological Psychiatry, 2014; Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society 2015; CIPCON 2015, in Moradabad (UP); and Annual National conference of Indian Psychiatry Society 2019, to name a few. Attending these conferences has enabled him to hone his skills as a psychiatrist.
He is skilled at inpatient clerking, monitoring of in-patients, and conducting their investigations. He also participates in departmental meetings, presentations, daily ward rounds and discussing cases with the concerned department. The child psychiatry disorders like attention deficit, autism, and mental retardation can be reliably consulted with Dr. Rahul.
Dr. Vinay Saini
Center Head - Okas MD Psychiatry - NIMHANS
Dr. Vinay Saini, MD Psychiatry from the prestigious National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in Bangalore, India, has over 10 years of experience in the field of psychiatry. With a strong foundation in psychiatry, He has completed 3 years of residency at the renowned AIIMS Delhi Psychiatry Department, which included a 15-month stint at the NDDTC Delhi, Ghaziabad.
He has experience in treating both psychiatry patients as outpatients and inpatients at various government and private setups.
Throughout his career, Dr. Vinay Saini has remained dedicated to helping patients overcome their mental health. With his vast knowledge, expertise, and experience, he has helped countless individuals achieve long-term recovery and lead fulfilling lives.
Dr. Rahul Gupta
Center Head - Athena BHS MD - Psychiatry
Dr. Rahul Gupta has joined Athena Behavioral Health as a Psychiatrist – Center Head. Prior to joining Athena as a Psychiatrist, he has worked as a medical officer and Sonologist for 1.5 yrs. He has completed his MBBS from PGIMS Rohtak from July 2011-16, and MD Psychiatry from DR SN Medical College Jodhpur and Psychiatry Centre MDM Hospital Jodhpur (May 2019-22).
Dr. Rahul Gupta has several awards under his belt. He has won Gehlot Award at Raj Psycon Annual conference 2021 for best research. The research articles included “Crime thrillers binge watching behavior: role of personality traits and impulsivity”, “Patterns of self-harm behavior in opioid dependence patients A cross sectional study”, “Psychological impact of Covid 19 among patients of severe mental illness”, “Prevalence and precipitants of aggression in admitted psychiatric patients”, and “Peripheral non enzymatic antioxidants in bipolar illness and Schizophrenia”.
Prerna Sethi Mishra
Center Head - Luxus RCI-Licensed - Clinical Psychologist
Prerna Sethi Mishra has joined Athena Behavioral Health as Head – Client Engagement. She is a RCI registered Clinical Psychologist and a certified Expressive Arts Based Therapist. Prerna Sethi Mishra is trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy from Beck’s Institute and Child and Adolescent Mental Health from Children’s First.
She has previously worked as a consultant Clinical Psychologist for UVI Health and as a counselling psychologist and Expressive Arts Based Therapist at Fortis Memorial Research Institute. She has briefly held the position of School Counsellor at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Delhi.
An empathetic person, Prerna understands the challenges that a person suffering from mental health problems and dependence issues faces. She believes that providing such patients with the appropriate outlet to express themselves allows them to talk about their feelings, which can be then used to design their customized treatment plan. When not working with patients of mental health or dependence, she enjoys spending time with her pets, watching movies and gardening.
DPM (Psychiatry) NIMHANS - Bangalore
Athena Behavioral Health Welcomes Dr. Narayan Prakash, a well-known name in the field of mental health treatment, as one its presiding OPD doctors. Comfortable working with anybody, including children and older adults, Dr. Prakash provides supportive psychotherapy for all his patients.
Having worked with esteemed organizations like Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore and Davis Institute of Neuropsychiatry, Ranchi, he started his private practice in 1982. With more than 41 years of experience, Dr. Prakash is an expert in administering mental health and addiction treatment therapies and counselling.
Dr. Narayan Prakash specialties include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Alzheimer’s disease, stress management, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family counselling, premarital counselling, marital counselling, and adolescent medicine. He also handles cases of addiction treatment (alcohol, substances, prescription and non-prescription), detoxification and holds the hand of the patient till they rehabilitate.
RCI-Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Gagandeep Kaur is a renowned Double Gold Medalist with Mphil in Clinical Psychology from IHBAS, University of Delhi. She has Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Presidential Gold Medal to her credit. She has more than 15 years of experience in the field of child and clinical psychology with diverse areas of expertise. She is an RCI licensed Practitioner.
She has been recently Honoured by Ms. Sudha Chandra, film and TV actress and a renowned dancer for her excellent work in the field of psychology. She recently also shared the stage with Ms. Sharmistha Mukherjee, daughter of India’s Former President, Dr. Pranab Mukherjee on 25 Feb 2019, addressing several students of Delhi University.
She has conducted more than 1500 workshops in different prestigious schools, colleges, universities, MNCs, corporate organizations, NGO, Government Bodies etc. Her articles are a regular feature in Danikk Jagaron, Hindustan times etc. She keeps coming on different news channels like NDTV, Sahara Aaj Tak, Zee News, India TV, Network 10, Jantantra TV etc.
Gagandeep Kaur is an author to 24 books and was nominated for Niloufer Award at AIIMS in 2009. Niloufer Award is a prestigious Young Achiever’s Award. Her list of achievements are never ending. These are just to name a few.
RCI-Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Purnima Chauhan has joined Athena as a Clinical Psychologist. A holder of a Master of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology and a Master of Arts, in Clinical Psychology, Purnima is an RCI-recognized Clinical Psychologist whose core competencies lie in psychological evaluation, assessment and testing, psychotherapy, and rehabilitation.
Purnima Chauhan has won a silver medal for her academic performance in M.Phil. (Clinical Psychology). Along with this, she has several professional achievements to her name. Some of these include acting as a ‘Resource Person’ for a workshop titled “OCD and Depression: Theory to Practice,” successfully conducting a two days seminar on “Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Drug-deaddiction,” stress management sessions, and mental health awareness sessions, to name a few.
Her professional experience includes working as a psychologist and clinical psychologist with various organizations. This has helped her gain experience in diagnosing, evaluating, and treating individuals affected by various forms of mental illnesses; formulating, maintaining, and updating individual plans in day-care and outpatient settings; planning and conducting frequency, intensity, and duration of individual psychotherapy; conducting individual and group therapy sessions; and conducting seminars on mental health awareness, to name a few.
She also holds experience in assisting clients through online platforms wherein she has diagnosed, evaluated, and counseled working professionals proactively to identify and address their emotional and mental health concerns. Purnima is committed to working for the betterment of her clients and aims to use clinical psychological theories in the practical world to heal the mental turmoil of clients.
RCI-Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Kushagra Bhalla aims to reduce distress and improve the psychological well-being of individuals dealing with mental health issues. Having joined Athena as a Clinical Psychologist, she is a compassionate and thoughtful professional with critical thinking and complex problem-solving abilities.
She has completed her Master’s in clinical psychology from Amity University, Noida, and holds a Professional Diploma in Clinical Psychology from SGT University, Gurgaon. She has worked with various organizations as an Intern Clinical Psychologist where she has gained valuable experience in understanding human psychology.
As an intern, she has diagnosed psychological, emotional, and behavioral disorders in individuals; developed and implemented treatment plans and therapeutic processes post uncovering their mental health history and issues; and monitored their progress by conducting regular meetings. She has worked with senior psychologists and psychiatrists at Cosmos Institute of Mental & Behavioral Sciences (CIMBS) and observed IPD patients under their supervision. She has also attended their day care centre and encouraged social interaction among clients using arts, crafts, and games.
Kushagra Bhalla holds a profound understanding of speech therapy treatment and has also helped individuals diagnosed with mental health issues such as, autism spectrum disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and ADHD/ADD with this therapy. Working with the Mental Health Foundation (AIIMS), She has gathered relevant experience of interacting with the adult population admitted to the inpatient department of drug and alcohol deaddiction centre. She also made frequent visits to the rehabilitation centre to gain a better understanding of the treatment provided to the concerned individuals.
RCI-Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Vasudha Pruthi has joined Athena as a Clinical Psychologist (RCI Licensed). A proactive, and value-driven Clinical Psychologist, Vasudha holds immense experience in crisis counseling, psychotherapy, and psychological assessments. She is well-versed in various therapies and tools of clinical psychology; and is certified in Handwriting Analysis (Level I) and International Career Coach (Foundation Level).
She can be consulted for crisis counseling. She holds extensive experience in aiding people dealing with mental health issues. Her critical thinking, abstract reasoning, goal setting, and persuasion skills provide her an edge over other psychologists holding similar experiences.
She began her career as an intern with Moolchand Hospital, New Delhi and has worked with various other organizations such as, Hopes counselling Center, New Delhi; Handicapped Children’s Rehabilitation Association, New Delhi; Feelings Minds, Agra; and Yo Zindagi, New Delhi, to name a few.
Vasudha Pruthi has completed her M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology from Amity University, Gurgaon and Masters in counselling Psychology from Amity University, Noida. Her papers titled, ‘Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Depression in Adolescents’ and ‘The Gender based differences in decisive role played by Self efficacy and decisional balance: Willingness to help and Actual interventive behaviour shown during sexual assault’ were presented during September 2022 in two different conferences held at Aligarh Muslim University and Amity University, Lucknow.
RCI-Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Tamanna Singh is a dedicated Clinical Psychologist who has recently joined the esteemed team at Athena. With a passion for helping individuals navigate the complexities of their personal and social lives while embracing healthier lifestyles, Tamanna brings a wealth of experience in working with diverse clinical populations.
Tamanna’s expertise extends to addressing a wide range of mental health issues, including Substance Use Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Personality Disorders. She employs various therapeutic approaches such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Crisis Intervention, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Systematic Desensitization, among others.
In addition to helping adults deal with their issues, she has also successfully assisted children with Intellectual Disabilities, ADHD, Learning Disorders, and Conduct Disorders, primarily employing Behavioral Techniques. Tamanna utilizes a wide array of diagnostic tools, including ISSA, VSMS, DST, SFBT, and CARS, to ensure accurate assessments.
Tamanna understands the profound impact psychological problems can have on an individual’s social and occupational functioning. As a Clinical Psychologist, her mission is to identify the root causes of these problems, provide an empathetic and supportive environment, and facilitate holistic growth and development.
Her academic journey includes earning an M.Phil in Clinical Psychology from SGT University, Gurgaon, in 2023, with an impressive CGPA of 68.5. Tamanna gained practical experience during her tenure at AIIMS, Delhi, where she worked under the mental health department, participating in a project focused on Psychosis Outcomes. Her roles involved case reporting, attending conferences, and assisting patients in both day-care and in-patient wards. Tamanna also volunteered at Fortis Hospital Gurgaon, observing cases with psychiatrists and clinical psychologists, engaging in role plays, and working with psycho-oncologists.
Tamanna possesses a diverse skill set, including active listening, analytical abilities, decision-making, keen observation, and proficiency in psychological assessments. She has also volunteered in counseling helplines, providing emotional and psychosocial support to children and adults during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Outside her professional endeavors, Tamanna enjoys meditation, socializing, and volunteering for community improvement initiatives. Her strong teamwork, communication skills, problem-solving abilities, goal-oriented mindset, and willingness to take risks reflect her dynamic personality.
Tamanna’s dedication to the field of clinical psychology is evident through her participation in workshops, seminars, and conferences, as well as her presentations and publications. She has contributed significantly to the field and even organized events like the National Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists.
RCI-Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Deepika Sharma is an accomplished Clinical Psychologist who has recently joined the Athena team, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to our organization.
With a strong educational background, Deepika earned her Professional Diploma in Clinical Psychology from SGT University in Gurugram, Haryana, India, specializing in Clinical Psychology. She continued her pursuit of knowledge and honed her counseling skills by obtaining a Certificate in Guidance from Indira Gandhi National Open University in New Delhi. Deepika also holds an M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology from Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya in Haridwar, India, where she majored in Clinical Psychology with minors in Yogic Sciences. Her academic journey began with a B.Sc. in Psychology, also from Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya.
Deepika’s clinical training has been extensive and diverse. She served as a Professional Trainee in Clinical Psychology at SGT Hospital in Gurugram, where she gained expertise in psycho-diagnostic assessment, cognitive behavior therapy, behavior therapy, and IQ testing. Additionally, she completed advanced clinical psychology training at Marengo QRG Hospital in Faridabad, focusing on assessment and psychotherapy. Her dedication to improving mental health led her to clinical psychology internships at both Marengo QRG Hospital and Karunanilayam, a psychiatric day care center in Lucknow, where she focused on child mental health issues, substance abuse, and basic intervention skills.
Deepika’s commitment to her field is further evidenced by her numerous certifications, including those in Rorschach Inkblot and Intelligence Test, Autism – Diagnosis and Treatment Approaches, and Cognitive Neuropsychology, to name a few.
Beyond her impressive academic and clinical accomplishments, Deepika possesses exceptional interpersonal skills, observation capabilities, and problem-solving abilities. Her proficiency in patient assessment, therapeutic intervention, and empathy make her a compassionate and effective Clinical Psychologist.
Dheeraj Arora has completed in master’s in Clinical Psychology. He has extensive experience in treating patients suffering from physical and mental stress. Having worked with patients of all age groups in multiple organizations offering mental health treatment, Dheeraj feels that psychology can be used to identify and resolve problems.
A trained and competent professional, Dheeraj, as his name suggests, is patient, caring, and compassionate. He carefully assesses the patient to understand their unique situation and behavior pattern so that an effective comprehensive multi-approach treatment plan can be devised and administered.
Dheeraj Arora is an outgoing person who loves gardening, drawing, and boxing. He feels that psychology can be used to prevent mental health problems after all prevention is always better than cure.
Shivangi Rajawat completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Amity University, Noida. She is also trained in administering DBT and handling relationship issues and couples counselling. Having worked with multiple mental wellness centers in Gurugram and Delhi, Rajawat knows how to work with mental health patients of all ages and various psychological conditions.
She is an expert in eliciting patient information and is adept at identifying behavioral patterns in mental health patients. Such keen observations help her to diagnose the patients accurately and plan their treatment accordingly.
When not working with her patients, Rajawat enjoys gardening, watching movies, and playing with her pet dog. Shivangi Rajawat believes that staying strong and positive can help a person overcome all obstacles.
Prachi Sehrawat joins Athena Behavioral Health as a Case Manager. A highly dedicated and result-oriented individual, she brings expertise in various soft and hard skills to the Athena fold. Prachi has completed her Master’s in Counselling Psychology. A proficient speaker of multiple languages, she also has a minor degree in dietetics and Nutrition.
A versatile professional, She is great at relationship management, has strong interpersonal skills, and is an active listener and emphatic. She is a keen observer, who uses her deep analytic skills to solve problems, strategize, and manage to achieve results. Her areas of interest include mental health and its effect on families, especially women, the stigma around drug use, and women’s empowerment.
Prachi Sehrawat believes in data and is actively involved in various research projects. When not teaching her favorite subject or conducting webinars on mental health, she indulges in her passion for interior design and painting.
Noya has joined Athena as a Case Manager to understand and help each patient dealing with any form of mental illness. A holder of an M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology from Amity University, Manesar, Noya has completed her internships with several reputed names in the market. For a year, she has also worked with a renowned healthcare center in Gurgaon, Haryana.
During her trainings, she got a chance to experience first-hand therapeutic sessions, understand how the interventions take place, prepared clinical case histories, wrote & reviewed various psychology-related articles, attended various mental health awareness workshops, and discussed various case studies, to name a few. Before joining Athena, she was working as a trainee psychologist wherein she was responsible for planning, monitoring and adapting appropriate treatment programs, conducting group sessions with the patients, assessing the risks associated with clients based on their mental health and social needs, supporting caregivers, etc.
As a student, she had prepared various dissertations and research papers like “The role of cognitive dissonance in the imposter phenomenon induced anxiety in the workplace,” “Cognitive distortions as a long-term effect of childhood trauma in adults,” etc. She has been an active student during her academics and is ready to utilise her zeal in treating patients at Athena.
A clinical psychology professional with a master’s degree in Clinical and Child Psychology, Tejaswani has joined Athena as a Case Manager. Tejaswani Arora is excited to apply her skills and expertise in diagnosing, handling, counselling, and providing support to every mental health patient who is going through emotional, intra-, interpersonal, and psychological struggles.
Tejaswani Arora is currently working as a Child Psychologist at Mom’s Belief Samvedna Centre for Rehabilitation – New Delhi, India, and as a Moderator at Time To Talk Mental Health – Cambridge, United Kingdom. She also holds experience working with SKAT, Cambridge, United Kingdom where she was responsible to support a group of Special Education Needs Children within a class, ensuring a positive learning environment, and forming an individual plan for the children.
Apart from these, she has gained immense knowledge by working as an intern with various organizations such as Moolchand Hospital, Delhi; Upasana Special School, Delhi; Fortis Hospital, Delhi; and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, to name a few.
She holds expertise in diagnosing, identifying, and treating various psychological conditions; collecting patient information through interviews, observations, tests, and surveys; and also can diagnose any condition that falls under DSM-V.
Her experience of working with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and conditions makes her a perfect addition to the team at Athena.
Babanpreet Kaur Narula has joined Athena Behavioral Health as a Case Manager. A dedicated professional with a strong passion for mental health services and breaking down societal taboos, Babanpreet holds a wealth of experience, a diverse skill set and strives to make a positive impact in the field of psychology.
Having completed her M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology from Manipal University, Jaipur, she has completed her B.A. in Psychology Honours from Delhi University, where she achieved a grand CGPA of 7.284 and graduated with First Division honors.
Throughout her academic journey, Babanpreet has consistently demonstrated her exceptional skills in observation, decision making, and communication. She is adept at multitasking and has a proficient command of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Furthermore, she has expertise in conducting psychological assessments, enabling her to gain valuable insights into patients’ mental well-being.
Babanpreet’s professional experience includes internships and roles in various esteemed institutions. She has served as an Education Intern at The Living Treasure, contributing to the organization’s mission of promoting mental health awareness. She has also worked as a Mental Health Worker at the Raahgiri Foundation, actively participating in community initiatives. Additionally, she has been involved in patient care and psychological assessments at renowned healthcare institutions such as Moolchand Hospital, Delhi, Jeewan Multispeciality Centre, and Government Schools of Gurgaon.
Outside her professional endeavors, Babanpreet has engaged in volunteer work and academic activities. She has contributed to research papers on topics such as PCOS and BDD as predictors of stress. Her dissertation focused on a comparative study of attachment styles and relationship satisfaction in long-distance and closed-contact relationships. Furthermore, she has explored the use of graphology as a measure to predict signs of depression, anxiety, and stress.
Anjali Jaglan has joined Athena Behavioral Health as a Case Manager. Having completed her M.A. in Applied Psychology from M.D. University, Haryana, she is keenly interested in understanding the human mind and behaviour. She possesses excellent communication skills, active listening skills and is always compassionate towards her clients.
As a student of psychology, Anjali had organised workshop on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), completed research project on ‘Impact of body image on self-esteem’ during her masters, and various others. Her active listening, research skills, ethical and professional standards, and keen observational skills make her a valuable addition to Athena.
Outside of her professional endeavours, Anjali is dedicated to continuous learning. She stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in case management techniques and attends workshops to enhance her skills further. Her commitment to self-improvement reflects her dedication to providing the best possible care to her clients.
Anjali’s reputation as a compassionate and results-driven Case Manager is a testament to her unwavering dedication to her profession. Her combination of expertise, interpersonal skills, and passion makes her an invaluable asset to any team. Whether it is ensuring clients receive the support they need or collaborating with colleagues to enhance overall efficiency, Anjali approaches each task with enthusiasm and a commitment to excellence.
Jasneet is a dedicated and passionate counseling psychology professional with a deep commitment to promoting mental health and well-being. Her journey into the world of counseling and therapy has been marked by a genuine interest in helping individuals of all ages overcome their challenges and lead fulfilling lives.
Jasneet’s academic journey has been nothing short of impressive. Following her passion for psychology, she pursued a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology at Mata Sundri College for Women, Delhi University, graduating in 2021. Building on her foundation, she furthered her education at Amity Institute of Psychology & Allied Sciences, Amity University, Noida, where she is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, expected to graduate in 2023.
Her practical experience in the field of counseling is extensive and diverse. She embarked on her counseling journey with an internship at Moolchand Hospital, Delhi, in 2019, where she gained valuable insights into child and adolescent counseling. In 2021, she expanded her horizons with an internship in addiction counseling at Roar Rehabilitation Centre, Chhatarpur, Delhi, deepening her expertise in this critical area of mental health.
Jasneet possesses a range of essential skills that make her a compassionate and effective counselor. Her ability to observe behavior, combined with patience and meticulous note-taking, allows her to provide personalized care to her clients. She excels in active listening, demonstrating genuine empathy, and asking thought-provoking questions that facilitate healing and growth.
Jasneet’s diverse areas of interest in counseling include Child & Adolescent Counseling, Mental Health Counseling (with a focus on Anxiety and Depression), Addiction Counseling, Music Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Play Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Her commitment to academic excellence is exemplified by her recent publication, a paper titled ‘Study On The Relationship Of Music Training With Self Esteem And Emotional Intelligence,’ which was published in the esteemed Journal IJCRT UGC CARE in 2023.
Jasneet’s unwavering dedication to counseling psychology, coupled with her impressive academic and practical experiences, positions her as a valuable asset to our team at Athena.
A spiritual psychologist, yoga trainer, and life coach, Gyandeep Mishra has joined Athena Behavioral Health as a psychologist. Backed by a valuable experience of 15 years of working with addictive and psychiatric patients, he helps his patients discover the best ways of dealing with behavioral issues, distorted thoughts, addictive thinking, and low self-esteem.
He has submitted his dissertation work on “The effect of Yogic Pranic Healing (Prana Therapy) on Blood Pressure and Alpha E.E.G.” To broaden his understanding on mental health, he has also submitted projects on “The Effect of Nada Yoga on level of Anxiety” and “A comparative study of self confidence level between Hostellers and Non-hostellers.” Apart from these, he has also presented two papers in International Conference on Mental Health Awareness, Indore (M.P), and one paper in Music Therapy Conference, New Delhi.
Gyandeep can be trusted for providing counselling sessions and group counselling sessions for adult and adolescent psychological issues; consulting OPD patients using psycho-spiritual counseling & hypnotherapy; and delivering individual & group yoga sessions to the patients. He is also skilled at conducting mental health awareness and soft skills training programs for adolescents and adult male/female population.
An active participant of games and cultural programs at university level, Gyandeep Mishra is actively involved in various spiritual and social activities even today.
Sahebanna Doddamani has completed his master’ in Clinical and Counselling Psychology from the Central University of Karnataka (CUK). He is trained in administering different types of therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and systematic desensitization.
Sahebanna Doddamani has wide experience in working with patients with mental health disorders and addiction problems. He has treated patients with schizophrenia, obsessive personality disorder (OCD), mania, depression, anxiety, stress, and personality disorders. He also conducts family counseling after understanding the problems that the family is going through.
When not taking care of patients, Daddamani enjoys reading books and playing cricket and carom.
Sandeep Kumar Yadav
A post-graduate in Psychology from the esteemed Rajasthan University, Sandeep Kumar Yadav is a solution oriented medical professional dedicated to providing exceptional treatment and care to mental health and substance abuse patients.
He is an expert in assessing the mental state of a patient and recording their histories. He is also adept at administering treatment programs to people of all age groups including children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens.
Sandeep Kumar Yadav believes that there is a solution for everything; we just need to think with a calm and rational mind. When not lending his ears to his patients or taking care of the elderlies, Yadav enjoys travelling and exploring the unknown.
Namit, a dedicated and empathetic individual, has embarked on a fulfilling journey as a Case Manager at Athena. His unwavering commitment to personal growth, coupled with his passion for assisting clients in overcoming life’s challenges, distinguishes him in the field of Counseling Psychology.
Namit’s educational background reflects his dedication to understanding the intricacies of the human mind. He holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Amity University, Noida, where he engaged in a diverse curriculum covering topics ranging from Positive Psychotherapy to Cognitive Psychology. His academic journey has equipped him with a robust foundation in the field.
Namit’s practical experience further augments his expertise. During his internships at Anamkaaruh Therapy Care and Counselling, Manasthali, and Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, he honed his skills in therapeutic techniques, case history analysis, and patient assessment. These experiences allowed him to apply his theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios.
Beyond academics and clinical practice, Namit’s compassionate nature and excellent interpersonal skills have shone brightly. He actively engages with diverse cultures and beliefs, underscoring his ability to connect with clients from all walks of life. His commitment to community service, as evidenced by his voluntary work with organizations like Art of Living and Sudha Society, showcases his dedication to making a positive impact on society.
Namit’s leadership qualities are evident in his role as the Captain of Softball at Amity Institute of Psychology & Allied Sciences. He not only excelled in sports but also served as a class representative during his Bachelor’s in Applied Psychology, demonstrating his ability to take on responsibilities beyond the academic sphere.
In his role as a Case Manager at Athena, Namit combines his extensive education, practical experience, and innate empathy to provide clients with the support they need. His active listening skills, compassionate approach, and meticulous case documentation are his tools for helping individuals overcome challenges and lead healthier lives.
Sr. Group Counsellor
Sujoy is an accomplished Senior Group Counsellor who recently joined Athena, bringing with him a wealth of experience in the field of social work. With over six years of dedicated service in healthcare and social organizations, Sujoy has established himself as a qualified and resourceful professional, specializing in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work, where he has provided comprehensive patient care and management.
Sujoy possesses a dynamic personality and excels in cross-functional management, making him a valuable asset to any team. His core competencies include counselling and guidance, case management, acute care handling, psycho-social analysis, family therapy, and more. He is also adept at project planning and management, social surveys and research, and meticulous documentation.
Sujoy’s professional journey has been enriched by a commitment to continuous learning. He has undergone training in Mid-Level Project Planning and management, organized by Seva Kendra, Kolkata, and has earned certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, aligned with the American Heart Association curriculum.
In terms of academic achievements, Sujoy holds a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work from D.A.V. V Indore School of Social Work, and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with a specialization in Marketing Management from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.
His career highlights include serving as a Psychiatric Social Worker at SARVAM Neuropsychiatric Centre and Chaitanya Mental Health Care Centre, where he played a crucial role in facilitating various therapeutic interventions for individuals with mental disorders and overseeing departmental activities. Sujoy has also made significant contributions as the In-Charge of the Department of Social Bureau at Howrah South Point, Social Welfare and Community Development Centre, working on projects that benefited marginalized and vulnerable populations.
Furthermore, Sujoy has actively engaged in training, surveys, research, and awareness campaigns related to mental health, HIV/AIDS, and more. He has also been a dedicated member of the All India Catholic University Federation, contributing to various social causes.
Dr. Shambhavi Das
Dr. Shambhavi Das has joined Athena as an Music Therapist . She is a distinguished Music Therapist specializing in the realm of Indian music genres, utilizing the harmonious power of melodies to address a myriad of mental health concerns. With over 11 years of compassionate practice, she has built a remarkable legacy of fostering deep and trusting relationships with her clients, providing them with effective therapeutic care.
Certified as a Counsellor with expertise in musical vibrational techniques, Shambhavi’s proficiency extends to understanding the nuances of Chakras and Dosha imbalances, employing music as a conduit for healing. Her impact reverberates through her role as an Experienced Music Therapy Coach and Mentor, spearheading awareness programs on music therapy for wellbeing and healthcare across diverse settings, including schools, hospitals, universities, and residential areas.
Shambhavi’s dedication shines as a Music Therapy Guru and Guide for students, both at universities and schools. She imparts her wisdom as a resource faculty in music therapy education, contributing to diploma courses such as those at Yenepoya Hospital and Meera Centre for Music Therapy.
In her role as a Music Therapist at Manasthali Mental Health Psychiatry Centre, Shambhavi provided individualized care for clients battling an array of disorders, tailoring her interventions to address specific needs. Her expertise spans from utilizing ragas and chants to employing sound meditation and voice exercises, all while adapting to her clients’ capabilities and interests.
As the Founder of Manonaad Centre for Music Therapy, Shambhavi channels her passion for healing through Chakra Balancing, invoking the therapeutic vibrations of musical notes for holistic well-being. Her holistic approach extends to integrating Yoga, Arts, theatre, writing, and journaling into her musical interventions.
Beyond her therapeutic practice, Shambhavi’s contributions are showcased through her prolific research, workshops, and publications. Her commitment to spreading awareness of music therapy is evident through her impactful workshops and research papers. Her Udemy course on music therapy has earned her accolades, and she has lent her expertise to initiatives like Manotsava – a mental health awareness camp.
Dr. Shambhavi Das stands as an exemplar in the field of Music Therapy, embodying a harmonious blend of healing, education, and compassion. Her journey is a testament to the transformative power of music in the realm of mental health and well-being.
Dr. Tulna Bhardwaj
Dr. Tulna Bhardwaj works with Athena Behavioral Healthas an Occupational Therapist. With more than 8 years of experience with organizations like G.D. Goenka Public School, she believes that her true calling is in helping people become self-reliant.
Dr. Bhardwaj’s dedication to her patients is commendable. She comes up with innovative ways to assist her patients, slowly nurturing them toward independence. When not working with her patients, she enjoys traveling and listening to music.
Expressive Art Therapist
Siddharth Sharma is a dedicated counseling psychologist and expressive arts therapist who brings over 1 year of valuable experience in counseling, project management, and event coordination. With a passion for using expressive arts as a therapeutic tool, Siddharth has recently joined Athena as an Expressive Art Therapist, aiming to contribute his expertise and continue his personal and professional growth journey.
His most recent role as a Consultant Psychologist at Tata 1mg in Gurgaon showcases Siddharth’s commitment to holistic healing. He adeptly provided individual and group counseling to cancer patients and caregivers, offering specialized skills in psychosocial and existential counseling. Alongside his counseling responsibilities, Siddharth played a pivotal role in data auditing and pharmacovigilance, further enhancing his versatility in the field.
Siddharth’s prior role at Zentered Minds as an Associate Counseling Psychologist and Executive Operations and Management showcased his ability to multitask and excel in various areas. From conducting preliminary counseling sessions and organizing training workshops to creating impactful content for social media, proposals, and emails, Siddharth consistently demonstrated his creativity, adaptability, and strong organizational skills.
In his dynamic role at Life Bubble Inc., Siddharth led the Operations Team and actively contributed to social media management, event ideation, and collaboration with cross-functional teams. His ability to juggle multiple responsibilities with finesse underscores his proficiency in project management and operations.
Siddharth’s educational background is equally impressive, having completed a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Amity University, Noida, where he achieved a CGPA of 7.10. His academic journey also includes a Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology, successfully graduating under the dual-degree program.
With a rich array of skills including effective communication, time management, project coordination, and proficiency in MS-Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, Siddharth possesses a unique blend of talents that set him apart. His prowess in creative writing, demonstrated through content creation and blog editing, highlights his ability to engage and connect with diverse audiences.
Siddharth’s dedication to his field is underscored by his participation in the Creative Movement Therapist-I certification program, where he collaborated with panel members and facilitators to refine his therapeutic approaches. His commitment to constant growth and learning is evident in every aspect of his professional journey.
Ms. Annapurna K Prasad
Energy Healing Therapist
Annapurna is a multi-modality Master energy healing practitioner/teacher for more than 15 years. Her belief and inquisitive nature guided her to explore healing techniques that have a penetrating power to heal the mind, body, and spirit.
Energy is the invisible foundation of our physical being and overall health, Energy healing encompasses a variety of techniques that seek to activate one’s hidden potential energy. Annapurna integrates healing techniques and customizes them according to individual needs that lead to their overall well-being. She intends to make energy work accessible to more people as understanding it can create a huge difference in people’s lives to support holistic mental health. She creates awareness through conducting workshops, 1:1, and group sessions.
Healing systems that she practices and integrates are: Usui Reiki; Chakra; Crystals; Karuna Healing; Pranic Healing; Quantum Touch; Louise Hay’s teachings; CranioSacral Balancing; Breath work; Ethereal Crystals; Water elixir healing; Healing with numbers & Frequencies and much more….
Prabhjeet Kaur has completed her Master in Applied Psychology from Amity University. She is presently upskilling herself by pursuing a course in Facilitated Communication – Special Education from Uttarakhand Open University. She has worked with prestigious organizations like Kunskapsskolan Gurugram and Mom’s Belief.
Prabhjeet Kaur is an expert in designing individual educational plans and plays strategies for attention keeping in mind the special needs of children. She is also adept at conducting story-telling, handwriting, and expressive language sessions. After assessing her student’s skills, she plans and administers her customized development plan.
She believes that children with special needs can reach their full potential if they an individual education plan reinforced with creative play is implemented as their care strategy. When not working with her students, she enjoys listening to soothing music, indulging in creative arts, and designing stories.