Mindfirst is an organization of psychological health and wellbeing. We bring together decades of expertise of working with individuals and institutions in managing the impact of psychological issues and maximizing the potential of those that we work with.
Our goal is to enhance our clients’ social and emotional skills and resilience in order to maximize their performance and productivity.
Dr. Kala is trained in Psychotherapy and Clinical Skills at the Psychiatry Department, P.G.I, Chandigarh, before she started working at the Psychiatry departments of Goa Medical College & C.M.C, Ludhiana. She has worked with a number of clients and her clinical skills include cognitive behaviour therapy, marriage counselling, family and child counselling and parenting workshops. She has conducted a number of workshops and Lectures in schools and colleges on Stress Management, Study Skills, Developing EQ and preventing drug use. Workshops have also been conducted with school teachers about developing skills to manage academic, behavioural & emotional problems of students besides understanding common childhood developmental disorders like dyslexia and ADHD.
Dr Dwarka Parsad is an eminent Clinical Psychologist of national repute. He completed his DM&SP from CIP, Ranchi and his PhD from Psychiatry Deptt. , PGI, Chandigarh, under Prof. N.N. Wig. After that he worked in PGI, Psychiatry Dept. Chandigarh, as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist for more than 30 years. He retired from PGI in 1997 as Additional Professor of Clinical Psychology. Since then he is in private practice and is associated with different academic and professional organization.
He has participated in number of National and International conferences. He has been creator of excellent memory test entitled PGI memory scale. He has contributed research papers in many National and International, Journals and Books. Mind Plus Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. which includes Mind first, Mind Plus and Mind Plus Retreat are honoured to have Prof. Dwarka as our Adviser.
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After completing MBBS from Manipal, Dr. Kunal completed his postgraduate clinical training in Psychiatry in England. In addition to clinical training, he completed an MSc in Psychiatry (Manchester University) and a Diploma in Mental Health Law (from Northumbria University). Subsequently he worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Manchester for two years, first in the NHS and then in the independent sector. Kunal has expertise in assessment and management of a wide range of psychological difficulties that commonly present with stress, disturbances in sleep, memory, concentration and motivation. In addition to individual cases, he works with educational institutions and other organizations to devise group interventions aimed at maximizing organizational potential.
A strong communicator with an ability to work positively and therapeutically with a wide range of clientele, Psychologist Himadri possesses high aptitude in a wide range of clinical tasks including patient assessment, interventions, counseling and behavioral modifications.
Having completed off her B.A (Psychology) from Govt. College for Girls, Ludhiana, she has done M.A (Psychology) from Punjab University, Chandigarh. Her recent work has included interventions such as counseling, behavior modification, cognitive therapy and medication for a variety of clientele.
After completing her undergraduate studies in Psychology from Delhi University, Ishita did her post graduation in Child and Adolescent Psychology from University College London, UK.
Other than working with children and adolescents facing developmental difficulties, she is also good with diagnosing a board range of psychological disorders and providing appropriate guidance. She is a good communicator, enthusiastic, skilled and well motivated psychologist with a track record of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of patients.
Ms. Poornima Mahindru did her M.A. (Psychology) from Panjab University, Chandigarh and M.phil in Clinical psychology from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal (Karnataka). After the completion of her studies and training she worked as a Junior Consultant in Dept. of Clinical Psychology in NIMHANS (Bangalore) for two Years.
She has vast work experience across the areas of Developmental Disorders, Perinatal Psychiatry, Women Mental Health, Personality Disorders and Trauma Related Disorders. As a Clinical psychologist she has acted as a resource person and presented oral papers and posters in various International and National Conferences and CMEs.
Poornima is a compassionate and passionate Psychotherapist who believes in taking up the challenges and working towards the betterment of society at large.
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