Are you experiencing difficult emotions such as depression, anger, anxiety, hurt, jealousy, or shame? Are they preventing you from the life you want? Do you feel lonely in these troubling times? Are you seeking a safe space where you can share these difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions without being judged?
We are glad that you could reach us, at Healing Studio we provide a safe space (both online and in person) for you to share your difficult thoughts, feelings, emotions and disturbed experiences without being judged and ensure that everything you share will remain confidential. We assure you that you don’t have to feel alone in your difficult times, we are there to emotionally support you and to help you overcome your emotional pain and suffering, and will facilitate you to resolve practical issues and challenges that you may be facing. We will explore, through therapeutic conversations, how these problems are affecting your hopes and dreams and together we will navigate through pathways leading to preferred territories.
Over the years, my clients have shown tremendous resilience and capabilities to respond to challenges and bounced back from their adversities and problem saturated narratives to worlds of possibilities and preferred landscapes. I believe each individual has tremendous reservoir of strength and resilience which could be tapped into provided a gentle environment of unconditional positive regard. In many ways my sense of hope and resilience find roots in my clients journeys, and I’m in gratitude to my clients who trusted me when they were the most vulnerable and fragile.
At least 350 million people live with depression, and it is the leading cause of disability worldwide. It affects not only the person with depression, but their loved ones and also limit them to achieve their full potential. Yet, many of us are in denial. Depression remains hidden – not treated or talked about.
Tejas is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Mumbai. He is a passionate Mental Health Professional and service provider and has over 12 years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist, Individual, Couples and Family Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Queer Affirmative Therapist. Apart from the prestigious M.Phil in Clinical Psychology (RCI) he holds Masters in Psychology and Masters in Philosophy.
He is trained in Couples and Family Therapy (CFT) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai and National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore. He is trained and certified in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety, Depression and Personality Disorders from Beck Institute, Philadelphia, USA. He has completed Primary and Advance Practicum in Rational Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT) and is currently pursuing Associate Fellowship in RECBT from the prestigious Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA. He got his Certifications in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Depression and Anxiety from Dr. Harris, USA. He has Transactional Analysis (TA101) Certification from the ITAA, USA. He completed Masters training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) from Solutions Centre, Netherlands. He is trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI) from the founder of MI, Dr. William Miller. He is currently pursuing extensive one year training and Certificate in Narrative Therapy from The Dulwitch Center, Adelaide, Australia and Certificate in Queer Affirmative Counseling Practice (QACP) from Mariwala Health Initiative (MHI). He is receiving his pre-clinical training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy based on the model of Tavistock Institute, UK‘s two year Masters program from Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Research Centre (PTRC), Mumbai affiliated to Indian Psychoanalytic Society (IPS) and International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA), USA. He is a Professional Member of Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS), USA and he is an International Affiliate Member of the prestigious American Psychological Association (APA), USA.
His integrated psychotherapy practice is informed by evidence-based rational emotive and cognitive-behavioral therapy, existential-humanistic/person-centered approach, clinical hypnosis, motivational interviewing, emotion-focused therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, transactional analysis, schema therapy, family and couples therapy, post-modern approaches such as solution-focused brief therapy, narrative ideas and practices, LGBTQIA+ affirmative practice, feminist approach, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy and mindfulness based practices.
With his unique blend of skills he understands and facilitates clients to overcome low mood, depression, loneliness, anxiety, anger, trauma, phobias, body image issues, feelings of guilt, and ideas of worthlessness, hopelessness and helplessness. He works with his clients with a goal-directed approach in reducing distress, encourages better functioning and collaborates in problem-solving.
His areas of specialization include individual psychotherapy and family and couples therapy for clients diagnosed with Clinical Depression, Anxiety Disorders, OCD and Adjustment Disorders, Substance Abuse Disorder, resolving Marital Conflicts and Overcoming Mental, Physical and Sexual Abuse for adults and children. His practice is informed by systems theory and thinking and is sensitive to distress arising due to social, cultural and economic structural oppression and marginalization. He also works with children and adolescents with ADHD, Autism, Intellectual Disability and Emotional and Behavioral problems. He is trained to deal specifically with complex clinical conditions such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Stress-Related Dissociative Disorders, and Personality Disorders.
While working extensively with both children and adults in public and private hospitals, he has conducted various workshops for schools and colleges as a clinical and child psychologist and has successfully delivered lectures at various national & international conferences and seminars. He is a visiting faculty and lecturer for psychology and currently holds the position of Academic Counselor at IGNOU regional center, Mumbai. He believes in co-creating safe spaces for people who need emotional support. He is passionate about the cause of mental health and volunteers at suicide prevention helpline and frequently engages in outreach programs to make mental health conversations more accessible.
Tejas is a speaker, therapist, trainer and a lifestyle coach. He has vast experience in life coaching and personal transformation. He helps clients to optimize their own potential by focusing on enhancing productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness.
How to reach Healing Studio: The center doesn’t take walk-in patients. Avoid waiting time by making an appointment before visiting the center. Make sure therapy slots are available to prevent inconvenience!