Are you experiencing difficult emotions such as depression, anger, or anxiety? Are you feeling lonely in these difficult 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 we 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 here to emotionally support you.
We will help you overcome your emotional pain and suffering, and facilitate to resolve practical issues and challenges that you may be facing. Through therapeutic conversations we will explore how these problems affect 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 a world full 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 provides social justice and trauma informed care. He has over 12 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 Mariwala Health Initiative (MHI), Mumbai. 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. He is pursuing Psychoanalytical Observation Studies and receiving his pre-clinical training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (based on Tavistock Institute, UK‘s two years masters program) from Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Research Centre (PTRC), Mumbai affiliated to Indian Psychoanalytic Society (IPS) and International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA), USA. He is currently pursuing extensive training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) from ISTDP Institute, Washington, D.C, 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, psychodynamic psychotherapy, intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy (ISTDP), 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 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 mental health advocacy through 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!