Complimentary Counseling

NNDC-IF is excited to introduce its new complimentary counseling program to encourage the mental well-being of its growing community! Please choose a provider below to schedule a complimentary 30-minute or 1-hour counseling session. You may use these counseling sessions to discuss concerns, goals, and questions. You may also use it if you feel the need to simply speak to someone about your day. Positive mental health is important, and each individual’s needs are unique. We are happy to provide this platform to best serve your health needs.
Kiku Namita Paul

Kiku Namita Paul is currently serving as the Director of Education for NNDC- India Foundation. Her mission is to participate wholeheartedly in the efforts being made to tackle the epidemic of mental illness, and to help in providing training and education solutions to effectively counter and eradicate the stigma around mental illness around the world. She is an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor, and she conducted workshops for Pranab Mukherjee Foundation and READ India in the villages of Haryana and for grassroots school teachers in collaboration with NNDC-IF. She has also worked as an instructor, conducting training workshops for corporations- including big names in the pharma and travel industries.
Currently, Kiku is in the process of conducting Happiness and Emotional Wellness Workshops as part of the outreach program for villages in Haryana, organized by the Pranab Mukherjee Foundation.

Email:
kikunamitapaul@gmail.com

Dr. Aastha Sachdeva

Dr. Aastha Sachdeva is a Counseling Psychologist with over 16 years of experience in counseling and psychology education. She conducts trainings and workshops for the development of soft skills and emotional intelligence to enable her clients to deal effectively with concerns in their social, professional and personal lives. She provides both online and one-to-one counseling for stress, anxiety, relationship concerns, conflicts among family members, career planning, college admissions, interview preparation sessions, and more. She has spoken about mental health awareness on NDTV, and is the recipient of an award from MHRD for her contributions in psychology education.

Email: draasthasachdeva29@gmail.com
Availability:
​5:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Dr. Aayam Gupta

Dr. Aayam Gupta is a multifaceted talent with more than 15 years of experience in AYUSH, public health policy and management, medical law and ethics, and yoga. His core skills include management and administration, epidemiology, biostatistics and IT tools, medicine (both Indian and western), health promotion, dietetics and nutrition, yoga, medical anthropology, gender studies, law and ethics in healthcare and medicine, environmental health, health technology, and communication. He has extensive experience in promoting yoga in different countries like Peru and Fiji. In fact, he was appointed Cultural Ambassador of India to Fiji in yoga studies.

Phone:
+91 (941)-606-0031
Email: draayamgupta2017@gmail.com
Availability:
9:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/draayamgupta

Dr. Alok Jyoti Sahoo

Dr. Alok Jyoti Sahoo is a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 18 years of experience in the field of mental health. At present, he is serving as a Consultant Psychiatrist at District Head Quarter Hospital in Orissa. He seeks to work in a challenging atmosphere which provides opportunities for learning,  growth, skill utilization, and the potential to provide the best medical outcome.

WhatsApp:
+91 (943)-708-9215
Alternate:
+91 (700)-891-8349
Availability:
​6:00 pm- 8:00 pm (except Sunday)

Dr. Sushil Kumar Sompur

Dr. Sushil Kumar Sompur is a Psychiatrist with over 20 years of clinical experience. He is currently working as a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at Antahkarana Clinic in Karnataka. He served as a Resident Fellow in child psychiatry at the University of Utah in the US. He is experienced in adult psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, sleep and sexual disorders, addiction medicine, and adolescent and child psychiatry.

Phone:
+91 (888)-445-4480
Availability:
Weekdays: 3-5 PM and 7-9 PM. (subject to availability);
Sundays: 10 AM- 8 PM
(subject to availability)

Abdul Gani Punjabi

Abdul Gani Punjabi seeks to create positive change in the world. He hopes to accomplish this by tuning the mind-set of the young to the old, so that they will understand the message and purpose of the organization. From fighting depression for five years to realizing his true potential, he has become a true motivation to others. Abdul is a professional in the fields of marketing, public relations, event management, and public speaking who believes in following the core values of humanity through which businesses, events, and organizations can achieve the right environment and culture to grow.

Phone:
+91 (986)-789-1189
Email:
abdulganipunjabi@gmail.com
Availability:
8:00pm- 11:30pm

Mrs. Rupali Gwalre Mohbe

Mrs. Rupali Gwalre Mohbe has over 19 years of experience being a Psychologist & Counselor, NLP Trainer (ABNLP), a Certified Hypnotherapist, and an Advanced Life Coach. She is also the Director of “YOUNG BUZZ” in Goa, which is a center for mental health and well-being. She has a specialization in psychometric testing, adult and adolescent issues, mental health, corporate training, career counseling, life skills, and learning disabilities and its remedies. She is an RCI-registered Rehabilitation Psychologists and has conducted over 100 programs for participants like educators, entrepreneurs, and corporate offices. These programs ranged from communication skills, counseling skills, stress and anger management, emotional management, etc.

Phone:
+91 (952)-255-5703
Availability:
Mon, Wed and Friday:
​1:00 pm -3:00 pm

Mrs. Sadhna Prashar

Mrs. Sadhna Prashar is a counselor in Birmingham, United Kingdom with over 15 years of experience. She is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the National Counselling Society. Being an Integrative Counselor, she has experience in primary care, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, and various other modalities. She also provides counseling services for adolescents, elders, parents, and anger management.
Mrs. Prashar is also a mindfulness expert and holds mental wellbeing workshops. She specializes in bereavement counselling, having 15 years of experience working with the Solihull Bereavement Counselling Service at NHS Solihull Hospital. She has worked with adolescents and children in schools and has her own private practice.

WhatsApp:
+44 (790)-154-2054
Availability:
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:
4:00 pm- 7:30 pm

Dr. Ankita Kar

Dr. Ankita Kar has completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery from the Dr. Abhin Chandra Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Sree Chitra University, Kerala.  

Phone:
+91 (993)-780-3231
Email: 
ankitakar1497@gmail.com
Availability:
5:00 pm- 7:00 pm

Dr. Shambhavi Samir

Dr. Shambhavi Samir is the creator of “Uurja Manifest the Light Within,” a virtual and holistic studio. She earned a Ph.D. in Psychology, as well as an MBA in Human Resources. Dr. Samir has also had first-hand training experiences in various healing modules, including art-based therapy, hypnotherapy, the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and more. She served as a visiting counselor at the Indian Air Force Station, the Naval Base of Jamnagar, Essar’s Nand Vidya Niketan School in Jamnagar, the Sunshine Worldwide School in Goa, and the Matruchaya orphanage in Goa. Additionally, Dr. Samir served as a hypnotherapist and EFT practitioner at a wellness retreat center in Goa. Dr. Samir has conducted several training modules, referred to as awakening sessions, that have covered topics like adolescent issues, stress, marital conflict, and internet dependency/addiction (which also happened to be her area of study during her Ph.D. program). Presently, she is associated with NGOs in Mumbai and Guwahati, which cater to mental health services for cancer patients.

Phone:
+91 (702) 895-5579
Email: 
dr.shambhavisamir@gmail.com
Availability:
Saturdays, 10:30AM to 12:30PM