Archana Dinesh

“Archana is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychotherapist who is committed to helping individuals navigate life’s challenges and achieve personal growth. She holds an M. Phil Degree in Clinical Psychology from Manipal Academy of Higher Education and is licensed by the Rehabilitation Council of India. Her experience in the field involves providing evidence-based interventions to clients with depression, anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders, grief, illness anxiety, somatoform disorders, personality complexities, eating disorders, body-image issues, relationship issues, adjustment difficulties, low self-esteem, and other psychological concerns.

She specialises in schema therapy, a highly effective approach for addressing longstanding emotional issues.  She is currently a member of the International Society of Schema Therapy. Along with her private practice, she brings prior experience from collaborating with mental health organizations such as YourDost, Cult.Fit, and Authentic Living, where the primary emphasis was on promoting mental health and delivering psychological support to adults aged 18 to 55 from various socio-cultural backgrounds. Her responsibilities included providing individual psychotherapy, conducting assessments, and facilitating both individual and group supervision sessions. She also possesses valuable experience in the operational aspects of mental health organizations, ensuring the delivery of quality and ethically sound services to clients.

Archana firmly believes that therapy is a collaborative process. By fostering a strong therapeutic alliance, she creates a nurturing environment where clients can safely explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in their own pace. She incorporates experiential techniques, visualization exercises and other emotion-focused interventions to explore the root cause of emotional distress and to facilitate healing and growth. Archana adopts an integrated approach to therapy, tailoring her treatment plans to meet each client’s unique needs. She uses principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy, emotion focused therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, and other evidence-based practices. She is adept at various psychological assessments and providing accurate diagnoses. “