The mind tab aims to bridge the treatment gap that exists in mental health care, one brick at a time by increasing mental health literacy, combating stigma, and offering mental health services from qualified mental health professionals. In India, we are striving hard to balance modern lifestyle choices that are based on self-determination with traditional customs and values. We attempt to tailor the evidence-based therapy practices to the needs of the Indian population.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for change from traditional face-to-face therapy to online therapy. When technology has become such a crucial part of our lives, we at The Mind Tab feel excited to use it for a great cause. This transformation is aiding the mind tab to increase conversations around mental health on social media, create safe spaces for people to share their mental health experiences and most importantly, make talk therapy more accessible.
Founder | Therapist
Ed.M., M.A. in Counseling Psychology- Clinical Mental Health Counseling
(Teachers College, Columbia University)
“Why do you want to be a therapist?” I was asked this question multiple times. Most people who were protective of me did not want me to choose this career path. “You are calling upon undue stress,” they said. What they did not understand was that the process of providing therapy is deeply enriching.
In my view, the key to change is in the therapeutic relationship. It is also in reminding the person that they are human, which means accepting the many realities that touch a person. It is the immense empathy and unconditional acceptance of the person with a non-judgmental stance that facilitates them to have the same kind attitude towards themselves and others around them.
My education at Columbia University has helped me understand mental health concerns from a multi-path model which considers the interaction between one’s biological, psychological, social and socio-cultural elements while providing therapy. I am a certified AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) Level-1 Therapist. AEDP is an integrative model that draws from various trauma-informed therapies and adds unique value to them. I am also queer affirmative and work from a social justice lens. I aim to bring mental health care that is trauma-informed, culturally aware, effective, and long-lasting to the South Asian population through this platform.