Dr. SANGEETA GOSWAMI
Designation: Counselling Psychologist
Qualification: MA (Psychology) , P G Diploma & Advance Training in Psychological Counselling from Institute of Human Relation, Counselling and Psychotherapy (Christian Counselling Centre), Vellore, Tamil Nadu ,PhD in Applied Psychology, Department of Applied Psychology, Calcutta University
Experience: Dr. Sangeeta Goswami is the first Counselling Psychologist to have set up an independent counselling clinic in North East India in 1996. In 2006, she established MIND India, Institute of Positive Mental Health & Research. Understanding the need for trained counsellors in the grassroots level, Dr. Goswami developed a syllabus for a skills centered counselling course and has been conducting a three month course on “Counselling Skills” under K. K. Handiqui State Open University, Assam since 2015. She has been acting as an independent consultant, trainer and subject matter expert in areas of mental health, school mental health, women & violence , counselling skills, soft skills, Life Skills, social behavior change communication, , entrepreneurship development programmes, personal effectiveness programmes for teachers and corporates & action research
She believes in that unconditional care and regard can bring happiness
Dr. BISHNU BASHYAL
Designation: Consultant Psychiatrist
Qualification: MBBS, MD Psychiatry (Regd No: 19591 AMC)
Experience: A young dynamic psychiatrist, Dr. Bishnu Bashyal has been associated with MIND India since 2017. He also works in GMCH, a premier medical college of North East India, besides providing his expertise in CHILD GUIDANCE CLINIC, NIPCCD a centrally run organisation. He also renders his services in two premier Rehabilitation Centres of Guwahati – KRIPA FOUNDATION & NIRMAAN. He was also a Resource Person for the field workers in the national level project regarding substance abuse conducted by AIIMS, New Delhi in 2017-18.
Bishnu believes in treating mental health issues with a humane touch.
Ms. ANKITA KAKATI
Designation: Counselling Psychologist
Qualification: MA Psychology, Certificate Programme in Counselling Skills under K. K. Handiqui State Open University, Assam
Experience: Ankita has been associated with MIND India since 2014. She is faculty of MIND India for the course in “Counselling Skills” under K. K. Handiqui State Open University, Assam. Her area of expertise is in Counselling, Life Skills, Career assessment for children and adolescents, providing academic support to children with learning difficulties and Geriatric care and support.
Ankitabelieves empowering young lives
Ms. SANDAMITA CHOUDHURY
Designation: Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Qualification: MSc. (Clinical Psychology), M. Phil. (Clinical Psychology) from Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhi Nagar (CRR No: A53313)
Experience: Sandamita is a Licensed Consultant Clinical Psychologist associated with MIND India team since September, 2016. Her areas of expertise include psycho diagnostic evaluation, therapeutic intervention for rehabilitation purpose and conducting training programmes for understanding mental health issues. She has completed her M.Phil in Clinical Psychology from Gujarat Forensic Sciences University in 2016, Post Graduation from Jain university, Bangalore in 2013. She had served as a visiting faculty in Cotton University, Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Composite Regional Centre, Guwahati.
Sandamita believes in the adage“Invest time in your mental health, it pays the best interest…” and works for creating and enduring happiness in mankind.
Mr. JOYDEEP DAS
Designation: Clinical Psychologist
Qualification: Post Graduate, PGCPC, MPhil, Ph.D. scholar in Clinical Psychology from Central Institute of Psychiatry Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand, and an RCI registered consultant clinical psychologist.
Experience: Mr. Joydeep Das has 12 years of Clinical experiences, and besides being a clinical psychologist he engages himself in teaching & research activities, workshops on CBT, Mindfulness-based interventions on addiction, and other psychological disorders, also worked as a resource person in various CRE programs, online seminars, and was invited as a speaker in different webinars, etc. Apart from this, he possesses a special interest in the field such as addiction psychology, Personality disorders, Psycho-social management for substance abuse disorders, OCD, Dissociation, Somatization disorder, Hypochondriasis, Headache, Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorders. , Neuropsychological assessments, Interventions and Rehabilitation, Biofeedback & Neuro-feedback based Psychophysiological interventions on Anxiety Spectrum Disorders, Autism, ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Anger management, etc.
Ms. NIVEDITA SHARMA
Designation: Clinical Psychologist
Qualification: M.A. Clinical Psychology, University of Pune; MPhil. Clinical Psychology RCI recognized, Amity University Lucknow (RCI NO: CRR NO. A65553)
Experience: Nivedita Sharma is a young dynamic Clinical Psychologist. She has training in psychological practices including conduction of psychotherapy sessions, psycho-diagnostic assessment, and case formulation. She has experience of working with clients with different psychological conditions including depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, academic difficulties, anxiety, phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, somatoform, self-injurious behaviour, autism, mental retardation, learning disability, special population and other mental health conditions.
Nivedita believes in Colour your life bright enough to be able to shine on that canvas which you have dreamt for yourself
Ms. MEENAKSHI BARTHAKUR
Designation: Consultant Psychologist
Qualification: M.A (Clinical Psychology) Delhi University, Research Training, NTNU , Norway (Trondheim): Stress, Trauma and Disaster Risk Perception
Experience: Meenakshi Barthakur is an experienced Clinical Psychological Consultant. She deals with Behaviour issues, Intellectual Disabilities and Disorders (From preschool up to adolescent levels), academic trainings and also closely related with trainings for Child Care Institutions. She also provides consultations in East End Hospital & Research Centre, Ayursundra, National Law University and Judicial Academy and Royal Global School, Guwahati
Meenakshi believes in “Sharing Vulnerability”
Mr. MOHAIMINUR RAHMAN
Designation: Special Educator
Qualification: MA, Diploma in Education (Special Education and Mental Retardation DED-SE-MR). (RCI NO: CRRB57000)
Experience: Rahman has been working since 2016 in the field of Special Education and Mental Retardation. He works with special education for all types of Children with special needs (CWSN), Attention deficit and behaviour modification therapy for children.
Dr. TRISHNA TALUKDAR
Designation: Physio-Occupational Therapist
Qualification: Graduated in Physiotheraphy from Shrimanta Shankardeva University of Health Sciences.
Experience: Dr. Trishna Talukdar has more than 5 years of experience in this field. She has previously associated herself with SARATHI 104(PSMRI) and was also actively associated with Spandan Multispeciality Rehabilitation Center for 3 years with Orthopaedics, Neurology, Paediatrics, Autism, ADHD as her specialisation.
Designation: Expressive Arts Therapist
Qualification: Post Graduate in Clinical Psychology from Jain University, Bangalore. Certified in the field of counselling and HR, certified drama therapist from Velvi and also a Certified Arts Based Therapist from World centre for creative learning Foundation ( WCCLF) Pune.
Experience: Working in the field of Mental Health for 10 years using different forms of arts such as painting, music, movement, drama, etc as an alternative healing process for their clients and families. Her professional journey began in the city of Bangalore with the special needs population and moved to Assam to bring in new alternative light to work in the field of mental health. In Assam she worked with Indian Air Force as psychologist and ABT Practitioner for the Air Warrior and their wife and children. She founded a Non – Profit Organization named ‘Upekkha Foundation’ to work with ABT in Northeast India. Since 2016 she is working in NIPCCD, Guwahati as psychologist and parallelly worked with children using various art forms.
Designation: Mindfulness Practitioner
Qualification: A certified Mindfulness Practioner, International Coaching Federation Certified Life Coach.
Experience: A certified mindfulness trainer, Ujjal Goswami has been practicing mindfulness for seven years and is associated with various communities of mindfulness-based practices. He has actively engaged in developing, promoting, and nurturing mindfulness practices amongst adults and children. He has hosted a radio program on coping with stress by practicing mindfulness in covid19 times. He views his way and sharing with others as his contributions to promote peace and happiness in society.
Designation: Yoga Practitioner and Therapist
Qualification: Certified as a Yoga Professional from Vivekananda Kendra Guwahati.
Experience: Mr Roy has his own centre in Junali and has been practicing past one year and he also worked for a year at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.
Designation: Speech Therapist
Qualification: Graduated from Dibrugarh University with Education honors.
Experience: Rimpi Lakharu has previously associated herself with Pragati (An early childhood Intervention) and Spandan Multispeciality Rehabilitation Centre as an assistant special educator for 7 months and 1 year 3 months respectively, later worked at Astitva Multispeciality Clinic and Udayachal Jadav Chandra Memorial Trust as an assistant speech therapist for 10 months and 1 year 1 month respectively.
Designation: Speech and Language Therapist
Qualification: Diploma in hearing language and Speech from Composite Regional Centre(CRC), Guwahati/AYJNIHH and Mumbai University.
Experience: Mr. Shariful Islam has expertise with Behaviour Observation Audiometry(All Paediatric Assessment), Pure Tone Audiometry, Hearing Aid Trial, Speech Audiometry, Counselling of Clients and Parents regarding Hearing Loss, concequences, rehabilitation measures, home training, hearing aid use, care, and maintenance, auditory.
KSH. LALIT KUMAR SINGHA
Designation: Acupressure Therapist
Qualification: Orientation course on Maternal & Child Health and Nutrition, 2014 from National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, New Delhi.
Experience: Ksh. Lalit Kumar Singha (DNYS), has been practicing since last 10 years in the field of yoga and Naturopathy, acupressure, maternal and child health and nutrition.
Dr. NABA KR BHATTACHARJYA
Designation: Homeopathy doctor
Qualification: Dr. Bhattacharjya is a graduate in Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery.
Experience: Dr. Naba Bhattacharjya has prominently served as a Medical officer at Sonapur BPHC for eight years.
Dr. HARISH KULKARNI
Designation: Ayurvedic practitioner
Qualification: Dr Kulkarni completed his graduation from Government Ayurvedic Medical College, Bangalore in the year 1981.
Experience: Dr Harish is a practitioner of traditional Ayurveda with 30 years of experience; his expertise cover helping people with Orthopitisedic problems, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Nephrology, Urology, Alcohol & Drug Addiction and Lifestyle changes to name a few.
Designation: Counselling Psychologist
Qualification: M.Sc, Psychology, Christ University and Certification in Counselling Skills from K.K. Handiqui State Open University.
Experience: A counselling psychologist and faculty, she has worked majorly with young adults and adolescents since 2014 both in Assam and in Bangalore. She also conducts career assessments and workshops.