Bengaluru Therapists/ Counselors

Kanusha Y.K

M.Sc. Clinical Psychology (Manipal University, Manipal), B.A. Psychology, Journalism, English Litera

cat-icon Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Sanskrit Ramanathan

A Psychology Graduate from St. Anne's First Grade College For Women, Bangalore. Passionate about pro

cat-icon no 222, Sahakara Nagar Main Road, Park View Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Diana Sam V

I have 2.5 years of experience in the field of corporate working with a leading EAP organization in

cat-icon Lalli Lane, Kasavanahalli Village, Marathahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Kiran Hemnani (M.A Psychology)

Psychologist, Certified Relationship Counselor and Assistant Rehabilitation Therapist with more than

cat-icon Koramangala 8th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Malavika Nandagopal Nair (M.Sc in Counselling Psychology)

Completed my Masters in Counselling Psychology from the Indian Institute of Psychology & Research, B

cat-icon Building 102, Flat 204, 5th Cross, Brindavan Nagar, Tavarekere - 560029

Online therapy in Bengaluru

Online therapy in Bengaluru is becoming more common as the world becomes more connected.

Online therapists help those who may feel anxious about meeting face to face in a therapist’s room, those who can’t afford offline therapy or those that simply prefer the convenience and anonymity of online counselling and psychotherapy.

The world of online counselling is vast, but many people are still unconvinced about the validity of online therapy, with some feeling that it is not real therapy.

However, there are plenty of therapists who can provide solid support and guidance through your issues via Skype or other messaging apps.

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Mental Health in Bengaluru

In Bengaluru, Mental health conditions can be found in people from all communities and age groups, usually as a result of events occurring during the individual’s lifetime. Because many mental health disorders have their onset at a young age, it is common that those with mental illness from developing from tragedy or abuse. Generally speaking, rates of suicide are higher among those with serious mental illness.

Statistics show that one in 10 children and adolescents have a moderate to severe form of a diagnosable psychiatric disorder in a given year. For instance, by the time they reach 18, three out of four girls and two out of four boys will have had an anxiety disorder. According to WHO estimates over 41 million Indians suffer from some form of mental illness. The causes for mental health are genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors.

The WHO estimates that 5% – 6% of the population in Bengaluru suffers from Schizophrenia. It is believed that about 2 million people suffer from mental illnesses in India, which is more than 7 percent of all adults. The most common are depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders. Mental health awareness among children has increased but so many children are deprived of treatment due to a lack of resources or infrastructure.

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International studies have shown that around 23 million Indians suffer from depression while 3-5 million Indians suffer from schizophrenia with abnormality in their thought process. Studies also show that one in every four suicide victims suffered from some form of mental stress before their lives.

Best Therapists in Bengaluru

Dr. Radhika Rao

She has been practicing as a therapist for over two years now. She has a keen eye for understanding people and can offer them the right guidance to deal with their problems. In addition to her personal practice, Dr. Rao also works as a Clinical Psychologist at an NGO that specializes in helping young mothers and children. She studied at Bangalore University and went on to pursue her Masters from the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences.

Dr. Jyothi M Pai

She is a famous Psychologist from Bangalore who has been practicing for over 11 years now. Dr. Pai specializes in the field of Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology, Counseling Ethics, Adult Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis among several other areas related to mental health and neuroscience research. She is currently the Head of the Department of Psychiatry at St John’s Medical College Hospital in Bangalore.

Dr. Leena Chacko Mathew

Dr. Leena Chacko Mathew practiced as a clinical psychologist for over eleven years now has received an award from the Indian Psychiatric Society due to her contribution in developing various child intervention programs like ‘Training For Life-Skills (TFL) for children, ‘Edu-Therapy’ and the ‘Prevention of Chronic Diseases in Children’. She is a well-known clinical psychologist who has been practicing at the Father Muller Charitable Institution in Mangalore since 1989.

Dr. Renu Mary Jacob

Dr. Renu Mary Jacob graduated from Bangalore University with a degree in psychiatry and currently works as a counselor at The Live Love Laugh Foundation, an NGO that focuses on providing therapy to young people to deal with problems related to self-esteem, depression, anger management, anxiety among others. During her nine years of practice, she has helped over one thousand individuals work through their issues and get their lives back on track.

Dr. Seema Hingorrany

Dr. Seema Hingorrany specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Functional Analytical Psychotherapy, Attachment Play Therapy, and Group Therapy. Dr. Hingorrany has been practicing for over seven years now with a private clinic in Mumbai where she works primarily with children between the ages of 8-14.

Types of therapists in Bengaluru

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Common types of therapies in Bengaluru

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Bengaluru is where the therapist challenges your negative thoughts about you and the world. He tries to alter unwanted behaviors or treat disorders such as depression.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Second most common therapy approach in Bengaluru is which the therapists teach behavioral skills (mindfulness & emotion regulation) to help clients enhance motivation. DBT is often used for mental health issues including eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorder, self-harming notions.

Existential Therapy

3rd most common therapy treatment in Bengaluru focuses on self-actualization in the face of people’s challenges. Existential therapy aids clients in confronting hard and distressing truths about life and death.

Other therapy approaches include:

ACT Therapy in Bengaluru, Art Therapy in Bengaluru, Behavioral Therapy in Bengaluru, Contemplative Therapy in Bengaluru, Play Therapy in Bengaluru, EMDR Therapy in Bengaluru, Emotionally Focused Therapy in Bengaluru, Existential Therapy in Bengaluru, Experiential Therapy in Bengaluru, Gestalt Therapy in Bengaluru, Hypnotherapy Therapy in Bengaluru, Music Therapy Therapy in Bengaluru, Narrative Therapy in Bengaluru, Psychodynamic Therapy in Bengaluru, Psychoanalytic Therapy in Bengaluru, and Somatic Therapy in Bengaluru.

FAQ's

Psychologists or therapists in Bengaluru help people understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues.

They diagnose and treat mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.

You should expect to pay between $100 and $250 for a face-to-face therapy session with a Bengaluru area therapist.  Online therapy in Bengaluru is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in Bengaluru via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the Bengaluru free helpline number. There are a few online therapy options that can be free or low-cost. At MantraCare, therapy can cost you as low as $10.

Anyone interested in working as a therapist or counselor in the Bengaluru area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work. Bengaluru also has some continuing education requirements, and every counselor or therapist is required to know all the rules and laws that pertain to their profession.

Listing on MantraCare is Free for therapists from Bengaluru or any part of the world. Therapists or Psychologists just need to submit their details with certificate via the Add listing button.

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Bengaluru Counselor or Therapists Directory

MantraCare offers a comprehensive and free directory listing of therapists in Bengaluru. If you’re a therapist starting your own private practice in Bengaluru, you can market your practice via our Free therapist directories