Lakshmi Sreenivasan: Psychotherapist | Queer Affirmative Counselling Practitioner
I believe Empathy is an essential ingredient for successful therapy. Empathy allows one to step into other’ stories and experience their worlds with them so that we can forge strong bonds to build an effective relationship that allows us to journey with them. Hence, my therapeutic space and interactions are centered around empathy and non-judgment.
The approaches that I usually use in therapy are Cognitive-Behavioural, Mindfulness-based models like CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy), Client-Centered therapy, MCT (Meta-Cognitive Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy).
I mostly prefer working with young adults and adults, help them navigate through various mental & emotional issues. I am trained in working with clients with both common mental and clinical disorders. My experience includes working with individuals living through Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Fear & Phobia, Relationship, Grief, PTSD, OCD , and Trauma & Abuse.
I also conduct workshops on mental health, emotional first aid and parenting with the School of Happiness.
Training & Education
I have a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology (IGNOU). I am trained in CBT & RECBT, Client-Centered Therapy, Clinical hypnotherapy. I am also a Queer Affirmative Counselling Practitioner certified by MHI in collaboration with TISS. I have successfully completed Suicide Gatekeeper training and have volunteered with a suicide prevention cell in the past.
With over a decade of active practice in psychotherapy, I am also an ICF trained Coach from Erickson Coaching International.
Currently, I practice Psychotherapy and Counselling in Mumbai, and also offer online therapy over skype/zoom.
I am a voracious reader. When I am not working, I read mostly nonfiction and watch Netflix. I am an intersectional feminist and believe that mental health is a political issue and hence must be discussed in the mainstream. In a severely unequal and unfair world, it’s our duty to be the voice of those who are marginalized for their identity, gender, class, or social status.