Rasika Karkare

(Counseling Psychologist)

Founder & CEO

I am a qualified therapist with the experience of working clients from diverse background for more than 2 years. I have been working with adults in the age range 18-45 years who present a wide range of psychological vulnerabilities. In my practice, I strictly adhere to therapies based on scientific evidence and value ethical guidelines provided by APA (American Psychological Association).

I believe therapy is a critical journey that one decides to embrace and as a therapist, I feel responsible to offer my best services. I believe client’s are best judge of their own lives, so rather than advising them, I believe to take them on a journey on deeper exploration where they come up with their own solutions. Metaphorically, you will always be driving the car, but I will sit in the backseat of your car to navigate the path with you.

I use wide range of approaches in my practice. I believe to curate custom made counselling plans for my clients which are best suited for their concerns. My work aims to make my clients independent in the outside world too.

Educational background:

B.A. in Psychology – S.I.E.S college, Mumbai, India.

M.Sc. in Counselling Psychology – Christ University, Bangalore, India.

Work Experience:

Clinical Psychology trainee – Sion Hospital and Sushrusha hospital, Mumbai. (2016, 2018)

Research experience – Published an original research article in the ‘Indian Journal of mental health’. A qualitative study on ‘Exploring effective counselling practices being followed by mental health professionals in India.’ (2018)

School Counsellor – Rashtriya Military school, Bangalore. (2018-2019)

Visiting Faculty – R. D. National College, Bandra, Mumbai. (August 2019 onwards)

Continued Professional Development:

Systemic Family Therapy – 10 days Workshop Series by Linda Jane

4th International Conference on Counselling, Psychotherapy and Wellness (3rd-6th January, 2019)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – Introduction and Application by NIMHANS, Bangalore