Rasika Karkare

(Counseling Psychologist)

Founder & CEO

 

 


 

I am a certified therapist and have an experience of working with various psychological vulnerabilities for more than 4.5 years. I have been working with adults in the age range 18-40 years who present a wide range of emotional/mental health concerns. 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 look at therapy as a safe space to heal through ongoing emotional wounds and give a healthy closure to unfished businesses of the past.

I use wide range of approaches in my practice, mostly Systemic, Person-centered and Emotion focused theories. 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, Karnataka, Bangalore.
  • Certification in Couple and Family Therapy – TISS, Mumbai, India.

 

Continued Professional Development:

  • Systemic Family Therapy – 10 days Workshop Series by Linda Jane (2018)
  • 4th International Conference on Counselling, Psychotherapy and Wellness (3rd-6th January, 2019)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – Introduction and Application by NIMHANS, Bangalore (2020)
  • Getting to the heart of Couple Client Dynamics by Nicola Jones – International attachment network, India (2020)
  • Family Constellation Workshop by Annie Cariappa – Spanda Asia, Bangalore (2022)
  • Experiential group for early career therapists (ongoing) – IAN in collaboration with Group Analysis India (2022)

 

Work Experience:

  • Clinical Psychology trainee – Sion Hospital and Sushrusha hospital, Mumbai. (2016, 2018)
  • School Counsellor – Rashtriya Military school, Bangalore. (2018-2019)
  • Visiting Faculty for Psychology graduates – R. D. National College, Bandra, Mumbai. (August 2019 – March 2020)
 
Publications: 
 
  • A qualitative study on ‘Exploring effective counselling practices being followed by mental health professionals in India’ – Original research article in the ‘Indian Journal of mental health’ (2018)