Founder of AltMindShift, Rajita Ramachandram is a practicing psychotherapist & corporate trainer from Mumbai, with 14 years of working experience in the field of mental health.
She is an ‘Associate Fellow’ of the Albert Ellis Institute, NY, USA, and has completed advance certifications in ‘Applications of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy’, recognized globally as an REBT therapist by the parent body through her Fellowship. She currently sees clientele from different parts of India as well as overseas. She had completed her Post Graduation in Counseling Psychology from SNDT University, Mumbai in 2008 after Graduation in Psychology from Mumbai University in 2006.
Additionally, she holds a Primary Certification in ‘Single Session Therapy (SST)’ – an intervention strategy she employs along with REBT in formal therapy sessions. She has this training received from the well renowned Emeritus Professor (of Goldsmiths College, London) in psychotherapeutic studies, and leading global psychotherapist – Dr. Windy Dryden, completed via In Vivo (Mumbai REBT Centre).
Bringing credit to her work are years of practice in individual sessions and group programs. She has taken behavioral training programs for corporate organizations on different lifestyle topics & work competencies in the past 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 is based in Mcleodganj (Dharamshala office), where she provides consulting services to Corporate offices, programs to Schools & to the Tibetan Government (Department of Education) on Tibetan projects with young students, teachers and parents.
She provides psychotherapy sessions both online and on-site and also undertakes Professional Mentoring Programs & Workshops in REBT for students of psychology and qualified mental health professionals, offering internships at Mcleodganj.
Business Communications Head with a sharp acumen in planning, strategizing, handling communications and research, he is also the Founder of the Himalayan Academy of Music Technology. With more than 14 years of experience in marketing, he brings his business expertise to our team of mental health professionals.
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.
Clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, practicing REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy) as a mode of treatment, she holds 5 years of working experience in the field of mental health. She has worked in many educational institutions as a counselor and has also worked in a De-addiction and Rehabilitation Centre in the past. Currently, she also consults with Manobal Neuropsychiatric Clinic and MannSparsh Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Mumbai, as well as with Accenture. She is also pursuing a PhD from Asian International University, Manipur at present.
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. Our Associates consist of psychotherapists, psychiatrists, remedial experts, special educators and career guidance-educational counselors.