July 28, 2020
Do you ever feel too overwhelmed to deal with your problems? If so, you’re not alone.
These are unprecedented times, and everybody is going to react in different ways. It’s important for people who may be feeling more stressed, depressed, or anxious than usual, to know that there are ways to help manage this, and people to turn to for support.
Physical & mental health are interlinked and it is proved beyond doubt that depression leads to heart and vascular diseases. Not only that, mental health plays a significant role in diminished immune functioning, which is very important right now.
But what should you do?
The answer is very simple. When your car breaks down, you take it to the mechanic, when you break a bone, you visit your doctor. So, when you are struggling with your mental health, why not book an appointment?
But what’s the “point” of seeing a therapist, anyway? Why not just talk to a friend?
Because of the many misconceptions about psychotherapy, you may be reluctant to try it out. Even if you know the realities instead of the myths, you may feel nervous about trying it yourself. But, overcoming that nervousness is worth it.
Signs that you could benefit from therapy include:
- You feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness.
- Your problems don’t seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends.
- You find it difficult to concentrate on work assignments or to carry out other everyday activities.
- You worry excessively, expect the worst or are constantly on edge.
- Your actions, such as drinking too much alcohol, using drugs or being aggressive, are harming you or others.
Once you’ve decided to try psychotherapy, you need to find a psychologist.
We have made this task very simple for you! We know that these counseling sessions are very expensive. Hence, by the collaboration with Let’s talk, we will provide you these sessions on minimal rates.
To ensure the counseling is successful, it’s important to have a good match.
You can choose the psychologists based on their experience or expertise.
- Nalini Gangadurai
Area of Expertise: Relationship counseling, depression, phobias and improving general mental health, stress management, coping strategies in learning disorders
Experience: 15+ Years
Education: PG Diploma in Specific Neurological learning disorders, Samvidh Psych services, Dr. Akila Sadashivam, Bangalore M. S. In Counselling and Psychotherapy from IPMS, Mumbai Emotional Freedom Technique Certified Practitioner Dr. Rangana Rupavi Choudhari, UK Matrix Reimprinting Certified Practitioner Training under Dr. Rangana Rupavi Choudhari, UK
- Syeda Arifa Tasneem
Area of Expertise: Anxiety disorders, phobias, OCDs, depression, insomnia, relationship issues, stress and anger management, personality disorders, mindfulness, and hypnotherapy
Experience: 10+ Years
Education: Currently pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Christ University, Bangalore M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology from Jain University, Bangalore M.Sc. Psychology from University of Madras, Chennai Practitioner of Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, trained by Dr. Shyam Bhat Certificate course in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy by American Hypnosis Association Master Hypnotist & Practitioner of Self-Hypnosis by American Hypnosis Association
- Karishma Salwan
Area of Expertise: Mental Health Counselling, Physical and Verbal abuse, Post-Partum Depression
Education: M.Sc. in Counseling Psychology from Christ University, Bangalore Substance Abuse Treatment Orientation Programme by NIMHANS Post Graduate Certification in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) accredited by ACAT, United Kingdom. Trained in CBT, Principles and Core Therapeutic Techniques By Fortis Hospital, Delhi
- Kusuma Harish
Area of Expertise: Sexual disorders, Marriage counselling, Counselling for depression, anxiety, phobia, Stress management
Experience: 21+ Years
Education: PGD Learning Disabilities Spastic Society of Karnataka, 2008 M.Sc Psychology 1998
Therapy is a valuable tool that can help you to solve problems, set and achieve goals, improve your communication skills, or teach you new ways to track your emotions and keep your stress levels in check. It can help you to build the life, career, and relationship that you want. Does everybody need it? No. But if you are curious about working with a therapist, that curiosity is worth pursuing. Consider setting up one or two sessions, keep an open mind, and see how things unfold.