Astha is a dynamic Psychologist with multidisciplinary skills that combine foresight and imagination for creatively addressing mental health concerns.
Driven by a strong desire to bring about a change in how mental health is perceived in India, Astha has been working in the field since 2007. She has over 12 years of experience, and has successfully established credibility in the areas of therapy, counseling and wellness, behavioral analysis, and training and coaching. She has a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, followed by a Second Masters in Family Mental Health from London, England.
Astha has an eclectic approach to therapy, and actively draws from the ideas of positive psychology and happiness. She follows a person centric, interactive, and collaborative approach, and believes in working along with the client to facilitate change and to enhance their psychological, emotional, and social wellbeing. Her therapeutic practice is also inspired by existential therapy, narrative therapy, supportive therapy, assertiveness training, social skills and communication training, and using cognitive behavioral tools.
She works closely with corporates on the mental health and wellbeing of employees and is also associated with the International Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providers, giving counseling and therapeutic support, along with workshops and trainings.
Astha holds a heartfelt passion for teaching and training and has developed programs for Psychology students to enhance their therapeutic and counselling skills. She has been instrumental in providing services to educational institutes – students, teachers and parents on psychosocial development, personality enhancement, academic development, engagement and happiness in education, life skills development, positive parenting and behaviour modification