Arshia Rajshekhar

BA Honours Psychology (Christ University), MSc Clinical Psychology (Christ University), MPhil Clinical Psychology (Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University)

Ms. Arshia Rajshekhar is a Clinical Psychologist based out of Bangalore. Post completion of her under graduate course in Psychology from Christ University, Bangalore, she went on to pursue her MSc in Clinical Psychology and MPhil in Clinical Psychology from KMC, Manipal.

She is passionate about clinical work and has interned and trained at various mental health centres across Bangalore, training with various clinical populations. She is well versed with working with people from diverse backgrounds and age groups and is fluent in English, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada. She is a firm believer of following a biopsychosocial approach in order to ensure a holistic approach to treatment. She propagates and believes in a multidisciplinary approach to mental health care and takes well into consideration the client’s requirements, use of assessments, medication, psychoeducational resources, family support and psychotherapeutic techniques, in designing treatment modules best suited to the individual.

Arshia is well known for her warm and friendly approach towards all clients as well as her ability to establish a strong therapeutic alliance, leading to longstanding and productive sessions and good mental health outcomes for the client. She is well versed with psychotherapies including, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Focused Therapy (SFT).

Her main interests are in the psychotherapeutic treatment of:

  • Alcohol and other substance use disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Bipolar Affective disorders
  • Anxiety spectrum disorders including Generalised Anxiety disorder, OCD, Panic disorder, different phobias and Social Anxiety disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Developmental disorders and other behavioural problems
  • Specific Learning Disorder (SLD) remediation
  • Neuropsychological rehabilitation and cognitive retraining
  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatry

Research Experience:

  • Presented a paper titled ‘Gender and Age Dimensions of Occupational Stress and Dissociative Features Among IT Professionals’ as a poster at the XXIII Annual Convention of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), India in December, 2013.
  • Published a paper titled ‘Gender and Age Dimensions of Occupational Stress and Dissociative Features Among IT Professionals’ in the International Journal of Indian Psychology (Vol.3, Issue no. 1) in 2015.

Presented a paper titled ‘Role of Disclosure in the Experience of Trait Anger & Dissociative Experiences by Female Victims of Sexual Abuse’ at the Interdisciplinary Conference held at Christ University in March, 2015.