Therapies and Treatments

Psychotherapy is a set of techniques to alleviate emotional, psychological and adjustment problems. Psychotherapy enables a better understanding and acceptance of reality by the patient. Very simply, psychotherapy aims to relieve psychological distress through counseling rather than drugs.

It works best in a trusting relationship between the client and the psychotherapist ("client" here means "patient"). Psychotherapy sees individual distress as a product of relationship problems rather than a personal disorder, therefore, making the wider context of family or workplace equally relevant.

Therapy is usually undertaken by a trained therapist on a one-to-one or group basis as per needs. While devising a unique therapeutic plan, we duly take into account the client's special needs and circumstances though the initial few steps are the same in every case. We treat a wide range of psychological problems and conditions, which broadly fall under the following groups:

Panic Attacks
Lack of Confidence
Anger Control and Management
Low Self-Esteem
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (e.g. Fires, Natural Calamities)

Nail Biting
Bed Wetting
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Tension Headaches
Pain Management
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Social Situations
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Marital Discord

Effective Study Habits
Time Management
Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Achievement Deficit
Gifted Children
Mentally Challenged Children

Aptitude Testing
Subject Choice

Discipline- related Problems
Emotional Problems
Psychological Traumas
Oppositional Defiant Behaviour

In several such cases, we train the client in the art of relaxation by employing the Relaxation Therapy. Further, in cases of obsessive disorders and phobias, Systematic De-Sensitization has been found to be quite effective in getting rid of the undesirable behaviour/s.

Counselling provides a time and space for people to discuss their troubles and explore difficult feelings in a trusting, intrusion-free and confidential environment. A counsellor accords respect to your viewpoint while helping you deal with problems, cope with crises, improve relationships and develop better ways of living.

Counsellors help you to understand your own feelings and behaviour and to change your behaviour, if required.

The therapy is premised on the belief that irrational thinking or faulty perceptions are at the root of relationship problems. Cognitive therapy focuses on specific problems like depression and anxiety, with the aim of changing the underlying, faulty thought processes.

Behavioral therapy works to change problem behaviors that have been ingrained firmly through constant reinforcement. A good case in point would be behavioural therapy for a client to overcome a fear of heights, with the help of systematic de-sensitization.

Very often, cognitive and behavioral approaches are combined while treating a problem. For instance, a client with social anxiety may be helped to evolve more realistic thinking and also modify specific behaviors such as social avoidance.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, a.k.a. REBT, is a focused on helping clients change their irrational beliefs. The fundamental assertion is that the way people feel is largely influenced by how they think as revealed by its founder's statement

"People are disturbed NOT by things but rather by their view of things."

Many people mistakenly blame external events for unhappiness. Events are neural, by definition; it's we who attach meanings and interpretations to them depending upon how we perceive them. It is one's personal interpretation of these events that truly lies at the heart of psychological distress. Problems crop up when people have irrational beliefs about themselves or the world. REBT aims to alter illogical beliefs and negative thinking patterns to help the client overcome psychological problems and mental distress.

REBT helps the client identify the underlying irrational thoughts and beliefs, challenge them and gain insight and finally replace them with constructive thinking.

This therapy, devised by Carl Rogers, is based on the belief that people tend to actualize their potential and become the best people they can be.

A comfortable, non-judgmental and empathetic environment is a hallmark of this non-directive (self-directed, not therapist-controlled) therapy. Essentially a group-based therapy, it emphasizes genuineness, unconditional positive regard and empathetic understanding.

Biofeedback is a technique to train people to improve their health by using signals from their own bodies. Psychologists use it to help tense and anxious clients learn how to relax. It is useful in case of epilepsy and hypertension too. Specialists in various fields use biofeedback to help their patients cope with pain.

The biofeedback machine picks body signals to translate them into a readily detectable form by the patient: It triggers a flash or a beep every time the muscles grow more tense, for example. To help the patient relax his tense muscles, he learns how to slow down the flashing or beeping.

We work with young school children, adolescent and collegians to help them master effective study methods for better performance and higher scores. Of course, the study plans are individualized, based on the specific issues involved. We also provide guided study and practice in some cases, if required. Broadly, such counseling covers

Organizing Your Study Time-table
Understanding One's Most Suitable Learning Style
Effective Reading and Better Remembering
Preparation For Exams
Taking Notes
Writing Effective Answers
Tackling Exam Anxiety and Phobia
Overcoming Habitual Laziness