Priyanka Dafada - Athena Behavioral Health

Priyanka Dafda

Clinical Psychologist

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Priyanka Dafda is a dedicated Clinical Psychologist who recently joined Athena Behavioral Health. With a robust academic background and a wealth of hands-on experience, Priyanka brings a profound understanding of psychological assessments and therapeutic modalities to her role.

Priyanka holds a Professional Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PDCP) from the B.M. Institute of Mental Health and a Master of Arts in Psychology from L.D. Arts College. Throughout her academic journey, she has honed her skills in administering and interpreting a variety of assessment tools, including the Rorschach Diagnostic Test, IQ assessments like MISIC, BKT, and the Bhatia Battery, and memory scales such as the Wechsler Memory Scale and PGI Memory Scale. Her expertise also extends to projective assessments like the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT).

Her clinical training includes a comprehensive internship as part of her PDCP, where she interacted with both the Outpatient Department (OPD) and Inpatient Department (IPD) patients, conducted projective tests, and developed basic counselling skills. These experiences have equipped her with the practical knowledge and empathy necessary for effective client interactions. Additionally, she has conducted significant research, including an extensive dissertation on learned helplessness, which underscores her proficiency in research design and statistical analysis.

Priyanka’s commitment to mental health is evident in her approach to care. She excels in conducting detailed evaluations and developing personalised treatment plans tailored to the unique needs of each individual. Her ability to guide clients towards positive outcomes through compassionate care and evidence-based practices is a testament to her dedication and expertise.

At Athena Behavioral Health, Priyanka continues to leverage her skills in psychological assessments, mental health counselling, and problem-solving to make a meaningful impact. Fluent in English, Hindi, and Gujarati, she is well-positioned to serve a diverse community, promoting mental well-being and supporting clients on their journey towards improved mental health.

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