working together with cooperation as well as collaborating each child's creativity
RASHI BIJLANI TANDON | Founder, President – Asha Hai & Centre for Dance Movement Psychotherapy
Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist (ADMP-UK), Clinical Psychologist & Rehabilitation Psychologist (CRR No. A59992)
Rashi Bijlani, the Director and course designer for Asha Hai, has a Masters in Dance Movement Psychotherapy from the University of London which is registered with the ADMP-UK and is also a Clinical Psychologist. She is a consultant Dance Movement Psychotherapist at various centers for children in Delhi. She has recently started her unique forum to bring together various professionals of the creative arts field, called the Centre for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (CDMP). Her therapies are not just limited to children but also to adolescents and adults with mental health issues and addiction. In her quest to diversify her work, Rashi is also conducting parenting and childcare workshops for parents and caregivers. Rashi has taken the initiative to promote and familiarize people with Dance Movement Psychotherapy as well..
Director & Principal, CRR NO.B 54048
Gunjan Bijlani holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology with Distinction and Diploma in Early Childhood and Special Education. She is a counselling Psychologist and a licensed Special Educator (RCI). She has proficiency in helping people work on their family and marital relationships. She is a founder Director of Asha Hai Intervention Center since 2010 and has been working with children with special needs like Autism, Down-Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, MR and Cerebral Palsy. She is also associated with Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Research and Sciences as a Child & Adolescent, Family and Couple Counsellor.
M.Sc, B.Ed, PGD in Developmental Therapy, CRR No.A 44638
At Asha Hai, our Developmental Therapist Mrs. Anu Gupta incorporates the services of occupational therapists (OT), speech and language pathologists (SLP) and physical therapists (PT) in her work with children. Before joining us, she had worked with children in a Public School in New Delhi. Subsequently, she went on to earn a Post Graduate Diploma in Developmental Therapy at Delhi University. Thereafter, she worked with various NGOs to help children with special needs. As a Developmental Therapist, her focus is primarily on helping children learn how to stay engaged, to play with peers appropriately, develop their social-emotional capacities, and improve their communication skills. She believes that total development of a child can be achieved, when children are engaged in some kind of play.
Dance Movement Therapy Facilitator
Pallavi Singh works as a Dance Movement Therapist at Asha Hai & at Centre for Dance Movement Psychotherapy. She has certification in Dance Movement Therapy from Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research. She has Masters in Counselling Psychology as well as Certificate in Global Career Counselling from University of California, Los Angeles. She has had training in dance from the renowned Big Dance Centre and Banjara School Of Dance. Her aim is to help individuals through the therapeutic use of dance and movement, as dance not only helps in improving cardiovascular health, but mental and emotional health as well.
Pooja Pathak is a dedicated Paediatric Occupational Therapist at Asha hai. She has done her Masters from National Institute SVNIRTAR, CUTTACK, WITH specialisation in developmental disabilities. She has worked as a Consultant Paediatrics Occupational Therapist at Columbia Asia hospital Yeshwantpur, Bangalore, FIVE Paediatric therapy centre, Bangalore and Latina Roy Foundation, Dehradun. She has specialized in Sensory Integration Therapy, Neurodevelopmental Therapy, Development Therapy, Oromotor training, paediatric splinting, handwriting assessment and intervention. She has expertise in assessing and managing various conditions like Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Down’s syndrome, Intellectual Disability and congenital anomalies.
Sheetal Mehra holds a Nursery Teacher`s Training diploma and an Early Childhood Care Education diploma from IGNOU. She is a seasoned teacher with 16 years of experience behind her. Her area of expertise lies in Early Childhood Care and preschool education. Creative lesson plans and boundless energy is her forte. She excels in planning activities and lessons for the little ones in accordance with their interests. Inspiring learning in children gives her immense joy. In her own words - There is no greater joy than seeing a student finally “get it”
Daman earned a Bachelors in Home Economics from Delhi University post which she went on to specialise in Child Development in her master’s degree at Punjab University. Her commitment to early childhood education and academic background allow her to deliver lessons in a creative and meaningful manner to facilitate comprehension of topics. Further, she believes in encouraging student learning by motivating her students and building their confidence. She strives to continuously create an engaging and nurturing environment in the classroom through innovative teaching pedagogies. She firmly believes in the saying - “Praise loudly but correct softly!”
Richa Khurana (M Phil) graduated with an Honors degree in Psychology from Mata Sundri College for Women (University of Delhi) and a Masters degree from Amity University, Uttar Pradesh with a specialization in Clinical psychology. She has an experience of two years and finds her role as a Child and Adolescent Psychologist very gratifying and fulfilling.She has worked as a lead teacher in providing academic and social skills training to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning difficulties and slow learners at Four Steps School. Her internships at Action for Autism (AFA), Centre for Child and Adolescent Well-being (CCAW), Child Development and Adolescent Healthcare Center at Moolchand Hospital, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center have made her competent in psychological evaluations, formulation and implementation of Individualised Education Plans (IEP)’s, delivering special education services in both individual and group settings and execution of Early Intervention Programs.
She enjoys being in the company of children and believes that we are responsible for the happiness of so many others beyond ourselves.
Komal Jain is a counselling psychologist, a certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, and a trained Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapist. She has been working with individuals from all walks of life as well as age brackets. Most of her work involves helping individuals deal with emotional and behavioural issues and cope with stress, anxiety, and depression. She has recently started working with children and is thoroughly enjoying it. She is a Mental Health Awareness enthusiast and wants to break stereotypes related to gender roles, body image and work-life balance. She keenly believes that love and compassion have the potential to change an individual’s life and strives to create a safe and empathetic space for all her clients.
Ishani Sengupta is working as a child psychologist at Asha Hai. She graduated in Psychology from Kamala Nehru, Delhi University and also holds a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Amity University, Noida. She has gained a lot of experience while interning at various hospitals and organisations such as Moolchand, Delhi Psychiatric Centre, and Vimhans. In addition, she has done a certification course on play therapy. She has been working with children for the past 3 years at Healing Nest, she has worked as a school counselor in Bhatnagar School. She enjoys playing and spending time with kids which makes working with children so rewarding and fulfilling.
Jaskiran Kaur is a budding psychologist. She holds a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Amity University, Noida. Her research work on Anxiety, Stress and Depression among Employed and Unemployed Individuals has been published in The International Journal of Indian Psychology. Her internships at Max Hospital, Patparganj and RML Hospital, New Delhi allowed her a hands on experience with psychological evaluations. Working with the aim of dispelling the stigma and numerous myths associated with mental health, she has extensive experience in working with children with special needs and counseling people in the arena of personal development, anger management and de-addiction.
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