Asha Hai school for children with extra needs in Hauz Khas

Aiming inclusivity and empowering young minds

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working together with cooperation as well as collaborating each child's creativity

Our Team


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..




Gunjan Bijlani

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.




Pallavi Singh

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

Occupational Therapist

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.


Nishu Sharma

Nishu Sharma is an occupational therapist at Asha Hai. She holds her bachelor degree with an upgradation course from PDDUIPH, Delhi University. She also specialises in Ares Sensory Integration from University of Southern California. She has extensive 20 years of hands on and clinical experience and expertise in fields of paediatric motors, SPD, Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Language and other development delays. She follows holistic therapeutic approach to help maximise and optimise participation in valued daily life activities and interventions including Inclusion of Children with disabilities in school and social platforms. She has also been a part of guest faculty lecturer at association for advancement and rehabilitation of handicapped. Teacher Training Centre and Consultant Occupational Therapist at New Delhi children Hospital and Research Centre (NDCHRC) New Delhi.



Sheetal Mehra

Centre head

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”




Komal Jain

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

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.



Shivangi Rai

Shivangi Rai is working as a Child Psychologist at Asha Hai. She has completed her graduation in Psychology from Delhi University and also holds a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology. Her internships at Max Hospital, Saket and Centre for Child and Adolescent Wellbeing (CCAW) and experience at Autism Centre for Excellence (ACE) have made her competent in working with children and delivering special education services. She enjoys playing and interacting with children. She believes in the saying 'The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.'



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