Ms. Ankita Khanna – Child Psychologist
A child of the mountains, Ankita holds a Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi, with a specialization in Clinical Psychology. After finishing her masters in Psychology, she worked as a School Counsellor at The Shri Ram School, Gurgaon, for four years, before moving into full time work at Children First. Ankita currently heads the Children First Gurgaon Centre and now has more than a decade of experience in assessments, psychotherapy, teacher training, and group work. She also practices as a certified Arts Based Practitioner and a Village Music Circles™️ Facilitator, using the arts, such as music, drama, storytelling and dance, for therapeutic benefit with children and young people. Ankita loves all things homegrown and handmade, clever words, art, and a good cup of coffee.
Child counselling is a sort of therapy aimed at young children, teenagers, and adolescents who are suffering from one or more mental diseases. It also helps young people who have been through trauma or who live in a dysfunctional or stressful home situation. Many of the challenges these children confront are similar to those that adults face on a daily basis. The goal of child counsellors is to assist children in better interpreting the challenges they are dealing with and/or the trauma they have experienced. Child counsellors are trained in the treatment of various issues like anxiety, depression,Child Bullying, behaviour difficulties, bullying, hyperactivity, low self-esteem, self-harm, and even post traumatic symptoms
Child counsellors can also assist youngsters with learning and physical problems. They can assist children who are on the autism spectrum.
Many child counsellors are usually qualified psychologists who have taken up a specialisation in working with children. They can also be occupational therapists and speech therapists who assist children with sensory, motor and language concerns, in addition to mental health struggles. Book an Appointment