Founder of AltMindShift, Rajita Ramachandram is a practicing psychotherapist, corporate trainer & advanced life skills coach with 12 years of experience in the field of mental health, from Mumbai. With a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from SNDT University, after a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Mumbai University, she has received training and supervision early on in her career in REBT under Swati Khanolkar, Associate Fellow & Supervisor, Albert Ellis Institute (AEI), NY; and Director of In Vivo – the official Mumbai Centre for REBT, an affiliate centre to the AEI.
She is also certified in Advance level applications of REBT from the Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA. She has also received a Certification in ‘Applications of Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy’ from the well renowned Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies in Goldsmiths College, London – Dr. Windy Dryden via In Vivo Mumbai after attending the Lecture Series on REBT. She has also completed her Primary Certification in Single Session Therapy (SST), from Professor Windy Dryden & InVivo Centre, an intervention strategy which she also employs along with REBT. At present, she is pursuing her Fellowship Program from the Albert Ellis Institute, NY.
Bringing credit to her work are years of practice in individual sessions and group programs. She has conducted corporate behavioral training programs on different lifestyle topics & work competencies including stress alleviation, interpersonal relationships, communication skills, assertion training, emotional intelligence, work-life balance, leadership training and team building, critical thinking & reasoning skills, decision making, motivation and goal setting, self esteem issues, time management and anger management.
Currently, she leads the Mcleodganj office (Dharamshala) which was established in 2017 in Himachal Pradesh and was founded in 2016 in Mumbai with its first registered office. It was formerly also known as ‘Rajita For Mental Health’ since 2010 and was later formally registered as an Organization called AltMindShift in 2016.
Presently in Dharamshala, she additionally also works with the Tibetan Government (Department of Education) on different projects with schools and young Tibetan students, teachers and parents.
Our Business Marketing Strategist and Communications Head, with a sharp acumen in planning, strategizing, market analysis and research. He is also the Founder of the Himalayan Academy of Music Technology. With more than 10 years of experience in marketing, he brings his expertise to our team of mental health professionals.
Our Team of Associate Members
AltMindShift has a diverse team of qualified & highly skilled professionals who work as Associate team members with the Organization bringing their specializations and multiple skill sets with them. From psychotherapy to our in-house psychiatrist, from remedial help with our in-house special educator to our associate career guidance expert & educational counselor, seen here below are our go-to team members:
Dr. Sarandha Srivastava
A qualified and licensed psychiatrist, Sarandha has had quite a few awards and achievements under her belt. A gold medal holder in the department of psychiatry, Gujarat University, was also among the top 10 students at the University level, in her final year MBBS studies. She has extensively researched major depressive disorder and has a few publications to her credit in the journal ‘Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy’. She has also had interest in studying and researching the quality of life and permanent functional disability in patients with chronic low backaches. Trained in the practice of REBT applications, currently she a member of team AltMindShift and also a Senior Resident (Dept. of Psychiatry), Government Medical College, Bhavnagar.
A fully qualified special educator and currently also pursuing her M.Sc in Child Psychology additionally, she forayed into the field of Special Education to help spread awareness in schools on child mental health and to help develop perspectives about the difficulties faced by children in their early developmental years. With around 10 years of experience in providing remedial intervention with Autism, ADHD, Learning Difficulties and in working with parents, she has also taken training in CBT & REBT to apply therapy intervention strategies when dealing with parents or family members as also with children.
Bhavika Bhagyesh Lad
With 10 years of experience in Career Guidance, Career Counseling & Overseas Educational Counseling, Bhavika has also conducted many workshops on memory & concentration, effective study methods, exam mantras, goal setting, time management, enhancing personal effectiveness and on parents role in student life and career planning. She conducts standardized psychometric assessments & is also an expert on overseas educational counseling.