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, 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 often says, “If you can bring your family to Athena, it speaks volumes about our quality. And that is what Athena is – a care center for your family.” 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 HCL, Sovereign Health, AIG Business Solutions, MerlinRev and Star Health Insurance as EMR Implementation Specialist, Project Management Head, AVP Technology, U.S. Healthcare Billing and Operations Expert and multiple positions in the Claim Processing Business Unit.
During her tenure at companies such as Conduent, she worked closely with U.S. sales and business teams in the area of product suitability and cost estimations. She handled bids ranging from $2M-$100M TCV for government and commercial health care deals for worker compensation and payment integrity solutions and pharmacy platforms.
An experienced techie, Dr. Malik has led the implementation teams for products like Centricity, Care 360, and E-clinical works. Moreover, she is credited with being the product architect of software like PIMS and Sovfleet (for American health treatment centers), and C.O.M.P.A.S.S and Cogtest (evidence-based psychological assessment and screening software tools).
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.
Dr. Jeplin Bez
An MD in Psychiatry from the prestigious Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dr. Jeplin Bez has expertise in treating patients with a wide range of mental health problems including anxiety, depression, psychosis, OCD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.
As a mental health professional, Dr. Bez advocates for a comprehensive psychosocial approach beyond medications to help patients recover from their problems in the best possible time. Her stint with Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, UCMS, allowed her to help patients across all age groups including children, adolescents, teens, and geriatric population. She also has experience in helping patients battling addiction to substances like marijuana, opioids, cocaine, heroin, alcohol and other drugs.
Apart from helping patients achieve mental and physical well-being, Dr. Bez enjoys reading. She believes that he who has a why to live can endure anyhow.
An M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology and a RCI licensed clinical psychologist, Swati boasts of 7 years of experience in the field of Psychiatric management of mental and behavioral disorders, career counseling, and research and training.
Moreover, she holds clinical expertise in relationship management and counseling. When not attending to clients, she finds solace in singing, practicing Yoga and Zumba, and playing with pets.
Her aim is to make a difference in the life of individuals who are troubled by behavioral health problems. Therefore, she is persistently engaged in working for the betterment and mental well-being of these people through her knowledge, experience, and the sense of being a responsible citizen.
Dheeraj Arora has completed in masters 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 is 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 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.
Nikita Gaba works as a Psychologist and Case Manager at Athena Behavioral Health. After completing her post-graduation in Clinical Psychology, she has worked with Medanta – The Medicity Hospital, Gurgaon, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi and Cognizavest LLP. She is also a core team member of Youth for Seva, a non-governmental organization involved in providing meaningful opportunities to youth to serve the country.
A firm believer in compassionate and empathic care, she has worked closely with uniquely abled children re-asserting their confidence and enabling them to live a more fulfilling life.
Nitika has a keen interest in badminton and art and craft. When not socializing, she enjoys singing. She is a lifetime member of the Red Cross Society. Sincere and dedicated to patient wellness, her motto in life is “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you look at it”.
Dr. Tulna Bhardwaj
Dr. Tulna Bhardwaj works with Athena Behavioral Health as 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 towards independence. When not working with her patients, she enjoys travelling and listening to music.
Garima Singh is a Speech Therapist and a Special Educator with Athena Behavioral Health. She has acquired a Diploma in Hearing, Language and Speech and holds a Master’s degree in Human Development and Childhood Studies.
With more than 6 years of experience as a Speech Therapist and Special Educator, Garima feels that a child can benefit immensely with behavioral therapy focusing on speech and academics. She further feels that customized therapeutic interventions based on this philosophy can help a child overcome their learning difficulties to grow slowly each day.
When not spending time mentoring children, Garima enjoys dancing, swimming, and reading. Blessed with a green thumb, she loves planting and nurturing plants and finds immense solace in seeing them flourish.
Xavier John Rodrigues
After completing his B.Sc., Xavier John Rodrigues found his calling in the nursing profession. He started working with organisations dedicated to the mental well-being of patients. He has accumulated over 9 years of experience working with renowned psychiatric rehabilitation centers, the most prominent of which was Sunshine Wellness Center, Mumbai.
Devoted to the comfort and welfare of his patients, Xavier can be seen working comfortably throughout the day with patients of all age groups and with various mental health disorders. He loves talking to them and sharing stories thereby enriching his own experience.
An enthusiastic professional, he feels that if you believe in something, you can achieve it. A staunch believer in God Almighty, Xavier knows that God can do what men cannot do and therefore stays in touch with him through his prayers.
Dispshika completed her BSPA Nursing Course from Don Bosco Navjeevan Hospital, Gayaganga, West Bengal and has over 5 years of career experience. Apart from working with Shri Hospital as a Nursing Staff for over one year, she offered her professional services to Shree Dwarika T.E. Darjeeling West Bengal for four years.
Dipshika is known for her commitment towards her professional duties and the determination to serve her patients with compassion and care. Apart from dedicating her time to patient care, she also spares time for gardening and reading. She believes in helping people to make their lives happy.