“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”

― Carl Jung

About Me

I hold a Master’s degree specializing in Clinical Psychology. After my internship at Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health, Sassoon General Hospital, Pune, I intitially trained in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) a form of Cognitive Therapy.

Since I have trained in various therapeutic modalities including IPNB, EMDR, Group Analysis, RLT, etc.

My approach has evolved to be eclectic, humanistic, non-pathologizing and trauma-informed.

I have also worked extensively with leaders and executives and offer services in assessment, facilitation  and coaching.

I speak English, Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi.

Education & Training

  • Six Month, Clinical Training, Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health, Sassoon General Hospital, Pune
  • Bachelors in Psychology (2004), Fergusson College, Pune
  • Masters in Clinical Psychology (2006), University of Pune
  • Certified Professional Supervisor approved by the ACA (Australian Counselling Association and the IAPS (Indian Academy of Professional Supervisors- Membership No.-AM046)
  • Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy (Pursuing), EMDR Association, Trauma Recovery (HAP)
  • 6 months comprehensive training in Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)- Dan Siegel
  • 12 months training with Bonnie Badenoch on Relational Neuroscience (IPNB) and Trauma
  • Certificate Course in Neurobiology of Feeling Safe- Working with Boundaries- Julianne Taylor Shore
  • Masterclass in Trauma-Informed Coaching- Julia Vaughn Smith
  • Relational Life Couple’s Therapy- Level 1, The Relational Life Institute- Terry Real
  • Group Analysis- (Pursuing) Foundation Year from Group Analysis India
  • Trauma and Resilience: Surviving and Thriving, Child Savers, Richmond VA
  • Certification in ICF (International Coach Federation) Competencies, Navgati
  • Application of REBT to Pandemic Related Mental Health and Relationship Issues,  In Vivo centre for REBT, Mumbai
  • Certificate in Presence Oriented Psychotherapy, Just Being Centre
  • Certification in Adoption Counseling, Families of Joy
  • Accredited Entrepreneurial Motivation Trainer, National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
  • Certificate course in REBT, Institute of Psychological Health
  • Certificate course in Counselling Skills, Christian Counselling Centre, Vellore

Professional Experience

  • Psychotherapist Private Practice
  • Empanelled Adoption Counselor at Families of Joy
  • Associate, Heresy Consulting, UK
  • Ex-Vice-President and Head of Assessments-TeamResults Corporate Solutions
  • Former Founder and Managing Partner Yellow Brick Road

Research Publications, Accreditations & Memberships

  • Perceived Emotional Intelligence and ways of coping among students. Journal of Indian Association of Applied Psychology, 34, 83-91. (Originally published-Jan, 2008 Mukti Shah and Nutankumar S. Thingujam. University of Pune, Pune)
  • Globalization and the Identity Remix Among Urban Adolescents in India (pages 9–24) Mrinalini A. Rao, Ruhi Berry, Ayesha Gonsalves, Yogita Hastak, Mukti Shah and Robert W. Roeser. (Febraury 2013, Journal of Research on Adolescence, Volume 23, Issue 1)
  • Certified Advanced Administrator in Extended DISC
  • Associate Member, Indian Academy of Professional Supervisors