Archana Sharma:(Clinical and Child Psychologist)
I specialize in imparting psychotherapy for various psychological issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Personality Disorders. My other area of expertise is in psychological testing with children and adolescents as well as management of their emotional and behavior problems including gaming addiction and screen addiction.
I see a wide range of clients- including children and families, college students and adults. I have had extensive experience in treating a wide range of Child and adolescent mental health issues, as well as in carrying out parental counselling. Anger Management, Relationship Counselling, Stress Management, procrastination, overthinking, poor self-esteem, past histories of trauma are other areas I often deal with as part of my clinical practice.
In order to treat a plethora of mental health and psycho-social issues, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, techniques of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-based interventions. I also practice Single Session Therapy (SST) systems, applying CBT as a scientific psychotherapeutic modality.
As a clinician, I use a variety of tools to help my clients learn about their strengths and weaknesses, and to gain useful insights to challenges they are facing. I think therapy should be a collaborative and creative interpersonal problem-solving process to understand your concerns, see your strengths, and find your solutions.
As a mental health professional, I often feel that stigma associated with mental health issues and reluctance to seek help are common roadblocks in our society. I try to integrate these issues in my therapeutic intervention, which enhances the effectiveness of psychotherapy. I strive to create a warm and collaborative environment where you can be at ease to share your struggles, reflect on past experiences, and build mastery without the fear of being judged. Through cognitive behavioral strategies, I help clients develop practical everyday solutions as well as a deeper and meaningful understanding of themselves.
I completed my Masters in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology from University of Delhi and M. Phil in Clinical Psychology from Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences (IHBAS). During my course of education, I have been trained in the use of various psychotherapeutic modalities, including CBT and psychological assessment including intelligence, educational difficulties, developmental, personality and neuropsychological assessment.
Apart from being a full-time clinical and child psychologist, my areas of interest extend to helping people overcome the stigmas related to mental health and wellness. Over the years of my medical training, counselling and practice experience, I’ve conducted live sessions on topics like – stress, career choices, clinical psychology, etc. I am of the belief that mental health is as much important as your physical and emotional health, and I integrate this core belief in my therapy to improve the effectiveness of my counselling sessions.
Working With :
Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, Paschim Vihar
Genesis Hospital, Janakpuri
Sehgal Neo Hospital, Paschim Vihar
UDAI NGO – Janakpuri
Sanjivani Therapy Center – Hauz Khas
Subha Therapy Center – Pitampura