DR. NINAD BASTE
MBBS, MD [Psychological Medicine]
Affiliations: Maharashtra Medical Council [registration no.: 2003/03/1356], Pune Psychiatry Association, Indian Psychiatry Society, Bombay Psychiatry Society.
A desire to understand patients' needs in their illness phase and help them through it led Dr. Ninad to specialise in psychiatry after completing his MBBS. He earned his MD in psychological medicine from Mumbai's prestigious Seth GS Medical College. His special areas of interest are neurocognitive medicine, sexual medicine, marital counseling, and personal counselling.
He held the post of President of the Indian Psychological Society [IPS-Pune Chapter] for the year 2017–2018. Dr. Ninad was also a postgraduate guide and an associate professor at Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College and a general hospital. He has worked on the editorial board of the Annals of India Psychiatry, which is the official journal of the IPS-West zone.
He has been a faculty member for various conferences and a member of the organising committees of some conferences held in PUNE.
His hobbies are reading and driving.
DR. VIDYA GANAPATHY
MBBS, DPM, MD [Psychological Medicine]
Affiliations: Maharashtra Medical Council, Pune Psychiatry Association, Indian Psychiatry Society, and Bombay Psychiatry Society Qualifications: MD, DPM, MBBS.
Dr. Vidya Ganapathy has her M.D. (Psychological Medicine) (USAIM) and D.P.M. from Nair Hospital, Mumbai University. She has more than 18 years of experience in the field of psychiatry. She has also worked as a psychiatrist at NIMHANS Bangalore, a premier institute of national repute. Dr. Vidya has undergone training in child psychiatry, her special area of expertise, at NIMHANS. She is a certified therapist for early intervention in autism from the COMDEALL Trust, Bangalore.
She conducts play therapy for children with various behavioural problems and also has counselling sessions with the parents, with homework assignments for them. Dr. Vidya believes that the foundation of sound mental health is laid in childhood. With this in mind, she conducts an emotional wellness program, "Smell the Roses, Beat the Thorns," for promoting resilience in schoolchildren of various age groups. Dr. Vidya also holds workshops on parenting, where basic communication and disciplining skills are taught to parents in fun-based, interactive sessions. She conducts awareness programs on child mental health for parents and teachers.
As a therapist for early intervention in autism, she evaluates and diagnoses children on the autism spectrum. Her team then designs individualised and intensive intervention packages for them, either home-based or clinic based, with a view to covering their deficits in various domains like the sensory, motor, language, emotional, social, and cognitive ones. The clinic provides the family mediated intervention plan in digital mode, with a direct interface with HO, COMDEALL, Bangalore.
Dr. Vidya has presented case studies and scientific papers at various conferences. Soft-spoken and empathic, she shares a good rapport with parents and colleagues and endears herself to the child clients.
MS. MONALI NAIDU
M.A. Clinical Psychology
Dedicated Clinical Psychologist and Counsellor highly skilled in Psychological Assessment, Psychotherapy, Parental Counselling for special kids, Child and Adolescent Counselling, Marital counselling, Neuropsychological Assessment.
Majors in Clinical Psychology, SNDT Pune Counseling Psychology SNDT majors Pune Scotland Uk Graphologist Pune ACE III trainer University Cognitive Assessment in Brain Injury, JCL Jehangir Centre for Learning Pune
Clinical psychologist and counsellor at Mansa Clinic working since 2016 in the areas of psychological assessment, neurological assessment, including personality profiling and dementia profiling, and psychotherapy, including CBT, REBT, play therapy, ERP, etc.
Clinical psychologist and counsellor at Maya Clinic Working since 2016, psychotherapy (CBT, REBT, play therapy, ERP), parental counselling for special kids, child and adolescent counselling, marital counselling, and neuropsychological assessment.
working at Shashwat Child Development Centre since 2015 in the areas of psychological assessment, psychotherapy, parent counselling for special kids, and child and adolescent counseling.
Ms. ADITI DHARMADHIKARI
Aditi Dharmadhikari is a mental health professional with an experience of more than 7 years, in Australia and India. She has completed her Masters of Clinical Psychology from Pune University and Masters of Counselling and Psychotherapy from Monash University, Australia.
Expertise: Aditi primarily works with people with OCD and other anxiety disorders, depression, and relationship issues. She believes in a holistic approach and uses CBT, REBT and emotion focused therapy. She is also interested in working in neuropsychology and is currently completing her training in cognitive assessments for dementia screening.
Ms. TAIBA PATEL
Ms. Taiba Patel is a clinical counsellor with almost 4 years of experience working in the mental health field. She completed MA in Counselling Psychology and certifications in mindfulness and trauma informed therapies from Canada and United Kingdom. Taiba is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and has a background in working with adolescents and adults experiencing ADHD, PTSD, Complex – PTSD, anxiety, depression, intergenerational trauma, childhood trauma, addiction, grief and loss, and relationship issues.
Taiba is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy, emotionally focused therapy, solution focused therapy, and trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Additionally, she is working towards EMDRIA (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association) certification to become a EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) Trained Clinician. She incorporates mindfulness, psychoeducation, and client feedback in developing the treatment plans, and assisting clients to achieve their therapeutic goals, improved self-awareness, and become resilient. Taiba has worked with individuals from diverse cultures and nationalities. She also has an experience of working with LGBTQ+ individuals and assisting them in exploring their gender identity, sexual orientation, thinking about coming out and so on.
Taiba’s clients appreciate her non-judgmental approach towards them and involving them while developing personalized treatment plan and skillset that will increase their resilience.