Tejas Shah, Chief Clinical Psychologist
Tejas is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Mumbai. He is a passionate Mental Health Professional and provides social justice and trauma informed care. He has several years of experience as an Individual, Couples and Family Therapist. Apart from the prestigious M.Phil in Clinical Psychology (RCI) he holds a Degree in Law (LL.B), Masters in Psychology (MSc. Psy) and Masters in Philosophy (MA. Philo).
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 esteemed 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 received his Certificate in Queer Affirmative Counseling Practice (QACP) from MHI, Mumbai. He has Transactional Analysis (TA101) Certification from the ITAA, USA. He received Masters training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) from Solutions Centre, Netherlands. He is trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI) from the founder Dr. William Miller. He is engaged in extensive one year training and Certificate in Narrative Therapy from The Dulwitch Center, Adelaide, Australia. He is engaged in Psychoanalytical Observation Studies and pre-clinical training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (based on Tavistock Institute, UK‘s two years masters program) from Psychoanalytic Therapy and Research Centre (PTRC) affiliated to International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA), USA. He is a member of India Jung Center which is affiliated to International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP), Zurich, Switzerland. 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, existential logotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy, mentalization based therapy, transactional analysis, schema therapy, systemic family and couples therapy, post-modern approaches such as solution-focused brief therapy, narrative ideas and practices, LGBTQIA+ queer affirmative therapy, feminist practice, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy and mindfulness based practices.
With his unique blend of skills he understands and facilitates clients to externalize and 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 clinical supervisor and mentors students and professionals with their clinical cases. He is a visiting faculty and lecturer for psychology and currently holds the position of Academic Counsellor at IGNOU regional centre, Mumbai. He believes in co-creating safe spaces for people who need emotional support. He is very passionate about the cause of mental health and runs a free volunteer email service known as ‘Healing eMails’ for suicide prevention and emotional support. He frequently engages in mental health advocacy through outreach programs to make mental health conversations 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.
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