Our Team

Kanchi Jain

Junior Psychologist

Kanchi always had an inclination of working with children. She always had dreams of helping children with their difficulties and challenges. To achieve her goal she pursued her graduation from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai (Double Majors in Psychology-Sociology). After gaining a basic understanding of psychology, she chose to develop her skills further.. She has done her Master of Science in Applied Child Psychology from Nottingham Trent University (UK). There she got an exceptional experience of working in neurological disorders with children. She has worked with Autistic, Learning Disabled and ADHD children.

Her inclination towards working with children motivated her to train herself further. She is trained in Arts Based Therapy from WCCLF (Pune), and is a certified Arts based therapist. She is also experienced in working with school children. Her training in Waldorf Education helped her to learn the role of imagination in learning and how to integrate holistically the intellectual, practical and artistic development of pupils. This professional training helps Kanchi in pursuing her passion for working with children. Her training guarantees to offer the best professional and ethical services to her clients.

Poonam Malpani

Junior Psychologist

Poonam is a Junior Psychologist at Faculty Minds Health Clinic. She has done her Post Graduation in Clinical Psychology from Maniben Nanavati Women’s College, Mumbai (SNDT). Poonam is a sincere and enthusiastic psychologist. She has immense knowledge and experience with clinical disorders. This gives her great insight into client’s complicated psyche. She brings a blend of her clinical knowledge and counseling skills to her practice. These skills become wonderfully beneficial to her clients. As a psychologist at Faculty Minds, she deals with children and teens. She helps them with their personality, emotional, behavioral and cognitive problems.

Poonam has also participated in Intensive Clinical Training in Psychotherapy from Dr. Avinash D’souza’s Institute. Here she received training to deal with different types of conditions and populations. She dealt cases of Substance Abuse, Family Conflicts, Individual Counseling And Group Counseling. She is also trained in psychological testing and assessment. She is an expert with career guidance, IQ, Personality, etc. testing.

As a Professional counselor, Poonam believes in upgrading her skills and knowledge for obtaining the best results. She can build rapport easily and makes people around her feel comfortable to be themselves. Her forte is child and adolescent therapy. She understands the behavioral, thinking and emotional patterns in children and is able to effectively deal with them.

Ruchika Bothra

Junior Psychologist

Ruchika is the Senior Psychologist at Faculty Minds. She has completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology from Mumbai University. As a student of applied psychology, she believes in enhancing and developing her skills to help her clients better.

She has worked extensively with school age children and performed innumerable counselling sessions with individuals and groups. After gaining a great insight in Child and Adolescent psychology, she decided to make it her forte. For being a true professional practitioner, she has trained herself in Play and Art Therapy, Metaphor Therapy, Supportive Therapy etc., she further developed her skills to help children with Emotional Disturbance, Depression, Anxiety and Stress, ADHD, Slow Learners, Learning Disability and Socially Disadvantaged.A true practitioner of psychology, Ruchika has developed a knack for psychometric evaluations and assessments. She has developed proficiency in career guidance and testing. Her goal is to provide holistic counselling to the child, to help them in overall growth. Hence, she adopts an eclectic approach while working with children. A dedicated and sincere belief to help her young and brilliant clients motivates her to work harder and better.

In addition to her formal training, she is skilled in planning and implementing the therapy program for children diagnosed with ADHD, sensory processing problems, deficient in concentration and memory. Her long term therapy for children and teens in Attention & Concentration Techniques has been immensely popular among our clients.

Ruchika has a great understanding of problems faced by Girls & Women of our society. She developed her adult counselling & psychotherapy expertise to especially help women in need. To enhance her skills, she received training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy & Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. She uses an interconnected and interdisciplinary method of psychotherapy for Children, Teens and Adults.

Zarna Gala

Counseling Psychologist and Remedial Educator

Having an undying passion for working with children and teenagers became a motivator for Zarna to pursue psychology. She is a qualified Counseling Psychologist from SNDT University. She also has specialization in Career Guidance & Testing. AAfter working extensively with children having learning disability, Zarna decided to become a qualified Remedial Educator. Her interest and passion for working with children with learning disabilities took her back to academics in 2014 at Don Bosco, Prafulta (Diploma in Remedial Education).She pursued Remedial Education to help children with their academic, language and phonological problems. She finds helping children and teens most satisfying and fruitful.

In addition to her formal qualification, Zarna is trained in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) from In Vivo Services an Albert Ellis Institute affiliate.Her training is both for personal growth in children and adolescents, as well as adults.

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