Type: Therapist, Therapy, Psychologist :

Rishmita (She/Her)

Rishmita (She/Her) is a mental health therapist from Mumbai who practices online and offline. They’re based out of Andheri West.

Rishmita is 30 years old, with at least 6 years of experience.

Therapy Services:   Individual Therapy (For Everyone) Grief Counselling Also Works With Queer Folks 🏳️‍🌈

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  • Practicing Since: 6 years
  • Appointments Via: Phone Call, Email, WhatsApp
  • Medium:
    • 🌐 Online
    • 📌 Offline
  • City: Mumbai
  • Area: Andheri West
  • Qualifications:
    • MA Psychology, Counselling, SNDT University, Mumbai
  • Languages Known: English, and Hindi (English might be their primary language for therapy)
  • Hourly Fee (₹): 2,000
  • Payments Via: Bank Transfer, PayTM & Online Wallets, Credit/Debit Card (Through A Local Machine), UPI/Google Pay, Cash
  • Available On: Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Notes: Fee for NRIs: Rs.3000
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  • Why did you choose to become a counsellor?

    For me, I’ve grown up with counsellors around me, my mother, elder sister and uncle. However, being a counsellor for me has been rewarding and fulfilling. Helping others for me as a counsellor provided me the opportunity to make a positive impact on my client’s lives and help them overcome challenges and improve their well-being.

    Also importantly, my work gives me space for personal growth: Working in counselling often requires self-reflection and continual personal and professional development. I do engage myself in the same.

  • What excites you about your work as a counsellor?
    I enjoy to see how the discussions of the session helps my clients to grow and transform themselves in their personal and professional life. It’s gives me a sense of joy in that moment.
  • What do you hope for your clients to experience after their first session with you?
    The first session is an opportunity for me to create a safe space for my clients where they can be themselves with ease. I want my clients to feel they are in a safe, non- judgemental space and empowered as an individual, ready to heal themselves.
  • What would you wish to tell a client who is thinking about seeking counselling?
    First thing, I’m glad you are choosing and committing yourself to therapy, because it’s not that easy to come to that decision. I would like to inform that even I go for counselling for own growth and transformation. So you’re at the right place. I believe that finding the right therapist for anyone has always been challenging. It’s like a lock and key relationship, you’ll find your key soon. Two questions that can help you choose the right therapist: Q1. Do I feel safe (being your own self) around this person? Q2. Do I feel empowered around this person? If you get a yes for both questions, then continue with the therapist. If no, don’t give up, there’s someone out there whose made for your healing and growth :).
  • Describe the relationship that you would wish to build with your client in counselling.

    My aim is to create the following space for my clients:

    • easy to approach
    • a non- judgemental space
    • feeling of safety
    • feeling of empowerment

    I also want my clients to be self- sufficient even if they are not in therapy. My tools and techniques revolve around this. I’ve seen effectivity of these tools on more than 100+ clients.

  • In your counselling work so far, what has been your greatest learning from your clients?
    My clients have contributed to my growth as a human so much. But my greatest learning was to understand how a psychosomatic illness could be relieved just by sharing, acknowledging and expressing of what you are actually going through.
  • What are some of your strengths as a counsellor that you value and appreciate?
    My professional strength is the ability to create a non- judgemental space for my clients, patience for client’s to get it to their goals and provide techniques for self- efficiency to deal with everyday stressors and problems.
  • What are some of the things you like to do in your free time?
    I enjoy in engaging myself in activities that require creation of novel objects like in the past, I’ve created workshops for counsellors and self- growth programmes. I also engage myself in creating books. Creating things has always been fun for me. Also, enjoy organising objects in place, giving a beautiful touch to the spaces around me. Apart from this, I feel joy when I’m dancing and singing. I’ve been doing this since a very young age and would like to hold on it for life. I connect with nature, have been travelling to different places when not working. One of my favourite destinations would be the Spiti Valley of Himalayas.
  • What are the areas of concern you address in counselling? Do you work with specific populations?

    I work on the following:

    Personal growth and self-improvement: I work with clients who want to make positive changes in their lives and reach their full potential.

    Relationships: I help the clients improve their relationships with friends, family, and romantic partners.

    Mental health disorders: I work with clients who have a wide range of mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, or eating disorders.

    Trauma: I work with clients who have experienced traumatic events and help them process and heal from their experiences.

    Life transitions: I help clients navigate major life transitions, such as divorce, retirement, or becoming a parent.

    Substance abuse: I work with clients who struggle with substance abuse or addiction.

    Grief and loss: I help clients navigate the grieving process and find ways to cope with loss.

    Career and work-related issues: I work with clients who are facing challenges in their careers or work environment.

  • What is the therapeutic approach you use? How would you describe it to someone who wants to consult you for therapy?

    My approach is dependent on my client’s needs and healing. My aim is to explore the unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, helping to gain insight into a person’s emotional struggles, focuses on changing negative patterns of thought and behaviour.

    I often, find clients struggling with their everyday problems, hence I do focus on finding practical solutions along with the client’s current problems for better coping mechanism. Procrastination and distraction has been one of the major setback of our world, time and again incorporating mindfulness techniques have helped people manage their life better.

    We cannot remove a person from the society or family, addressing family dynamics and patterns of communication that may be contributing to a client’s emotional struggles.

    The massive goal is to persistently work on development of empathy, self-discovery, and personal growth.

  • How do you make your therapeutic practice a safe and affirmative space for queer and trans* folx?
    I constantly educate myself about LGBTQ+ identities, experiences, and issues to provide informed and culturally competent care.I try to create a physical and emotional environment that is inclusive, welcoming and respectful to all gender identities and sexual orientations. I am conscious of my language that validates and affirms the client’s experiences and identities, rather than stigmatising them, is important in creating a safe space. I acknowledge and value the diversity within the LGBTQ+ community, and to recognise the unique experiences and challenges faced by each individual. Most important of all is ensuring client confidentiality and respecting privacy for creating a safe and affirmative space for queer and trans* individuals. If a client experiences or expresses fear, shame, or discrimination related to their identity, I address these issues and provide support. Lastly, working collaboratively with clients, valuing their perspectives and empowering them to be active participants in the therapeutic process, helps to create a safe and affirmative space.
  • The Quote Rishmita Resonates With

    You will not know, unless you give it a try.

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