Founder of AltMindShift, Rajita Ramachandram is a practicing psychotherapist & corporate trainer from Mumbai, with 12 years of experience in the field of mental health. With a Post Graduation in Counseling Psychology from SNDT University – Mumbai, after Graduation in Psychology from Mumbai University, she has received an Advance Certification in applications of REBT from the Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA, via Affiliate Training Centre – Morphic Minds. She has also received a Certification in ‘Applications of Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy’ from the well renowned Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies, Goldsmiths College, London – Dr. Windy Dryden from In Vivo Mumbai after attending Professor Dryden’s Lecture Series on REBT. She has also completed a 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.
In her early years of practice, she attended a number of REBT workshops conducted by psychotherapist Swati Khanolkar, Associate Fellow & Supervisor, Albert Ellis Institute (AEI), NY; and Director of In Vivo Mumbai, under whom she has also received training, mentoring & supervision for her practice.
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 based in Mcleodganj (Dharamshala office), it was formally registered as an Organization in 2017 in Himachal Pradesh and was founded in 2016 in Mumbai. Prior to 2016, her solo venture was known as ‘Rajita For Mental Health’ since 2010.
Presently in Dharamshala, she provides consulting services to local schools & to the Tibetan Government (Department of Education) on Tibetan school projects with young 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.