Ashwini is a psychologist with a Clinical Psychology postgraduate degree from Manipal University. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Psychology from Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore. Ashwini trained as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist at Beck Institute (USA) and Swati Institute (Pune). Ashwini has extensively worked in clinical settings especially with children and parents. She has over five years of experience in working as a psychologist with children, adolescents and adults.
Ashwini’s focus areas are child and adult psychopathology and personality pathology. Her passion lies in creating awareness about mental health through illustrations and books. She is trained to administer psychological assessments and deliver various forms of psychotherapies. Some psychological concerns she has worked on includes - academic concerns, ADHD, adjusting to change or life transitions, anger, anxiety, attachment concerns, body image issues, child and adolescent issues, childhood disability, depression, emotional dysfunction, childhood trauma, grief, loss and bereavement, obessesive compulsive disorder, parenting, personality pathologies, relationships, workplace concerns, amongst others. She found her interests in Inner child healing and childhood trauma work through her doctoral research and has remained her core area of specialty.
What to expect in therapy with Ashwini?
Ashwini uses active and non-judgmental listening to establish a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients, fostering an atmosphere of trust, respect, and acceptance. By actively engaging in the therapeutic process, she helps clients feel heard and validated, promoting a deeper exploration of their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. She works collaboratively with clients to identify and challenge negative or self-limiting thoughts and beliefs. She helps them to explore childhood experiences or past traumas that may be influencing their current challenges. Through this exploration, she helps clients gain insights and develop strategies to heal and move forward. She encourages the clients to access deep seated childhood trauma, unaccessed emotions and memories to befriend one's inner child by beginning the healing process.
Ashwini mainly believes in preventive care and doesn't essentially stick to labels and symptom management. Sessions with her can be visual and experiential using several guided visualisations and experiential techniques.
What is Ashwini's approach in therapy?
She extensively uses techniques such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Exposure and Respose Prevention, Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Supportive Psychotherapy, Inner Child Healing and Positive Psychology Therapy exclusively with adults and Play therapy, Behaviour Therapy and Parent Management Training with children.
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