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Roshni Counselling Centre is an association of professionally qualified, trained mental health professionals with diverse backgrounds and unique experiences. Each of our clinicians is specialized in providing caring expert assistance on issues related to children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.

Meet Our Clinicians

Dr. Srilakshmi Pingali - Psychiatrist
Dr. Srilakshmi Pingali has done her MD in Psychiatry from Lady Harding medical college, New Delhi. She is an Assistant Professor at Institute of Mental Health, Hyderabad. She is a consultant psychiatrist for a children's hospital at Hyderabad, a consultant psychiatrist for a rehabilitation and deaddiction Centre at Secunderabad. She has teaching and training program experience ranging from educational institutions to corporate sector.

Dr. K. Niranjan Reddy - Clinical Psychologist
Formerly Prof. of Clinical Psychology, Institute of Mental Health, Erragadda, Hyderabad. Formerly Prof. of Rehabilitation Psychology, Sweekaar Academy of Rehabilitation Sciences, affiliated to Osmania University. Honorary Principal DRFHE (Dr. Reddy's Foundation for Health Education). Formerly columnist in Deccan Chronicle daily newspaper, presently columnist in Eenadu daily news paper. Renowned person in the field of psychology whose opinions are most respected and welcomed by most of the print and electronic media. Four decades of clinical and teaching experience.

Dr. S. Bhaskar Naidu - Clinical Psychologist

Formerly Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Sri Venkateshwara Medical College, Tirupathi, presently - Professor of Clinical psychology, Institute of Mental Health, Hyderabad. Columnist in Andhra Jyothi daily news paper. Renowned person in the field of Psychology whose opinions are most respected and welcomed by most of the print and electronic media. 33 years of clinical and teaching experience.

Ms. Sujata Potay - Psychologist - On break

Ms. Sujata Potay is a reputed mental health professional in the twin cities, with over 20 years’ experience in the field of psychotherapy, counselor training and workshop facilitation.
Born and brought up in Hyderabad, Ms. Potay received a gold medal from Osmania University for M.A. in Psychology. She then went on to complete her M.Phil in Clinical Psychology from the prestigious National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru. Ms. Potay is a Life Member or Fellow of reputed professional bodies in her field.
Ms. Potay maintains a private practice where a majority of her work involves couples having relationship/ marital and/ or parenting challenges. She also works with individuals facing existential concerns.
In addition to being a certified Louise Hay Heal Your Life workshop leader, Ms. Potay periodically conducts her own personal growth and couples workshops.

G. Shiva Kumar -
Clinical Psychologist

G. Shiva Kumar is a Clinical Psychologist with Professional License in clinical psychology. He has 4 years of experience in Clinical Teaching and Practice.
He has received extensive clinical training in carrying out detailed psychological assessments (Intelligence, Learning Disability, Autism, Behavioral & Conduct Disorders, Memory, Personality, Adjustment, Diagnostic Assessment and Neuropsychological testing) for various psychological conditions which could help in identification, diagnosis and effective management of psychological disorders.
In addition to conducting psychological assessments he has received specialized training in conducting structured Psychotherapies, Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Sex Therapy, Marital & Family Therapy.
He has got wide research experience in Male Sexual Health Problems.


  • Anxiety Disorders (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, & other phobias)
  • Depression & Mood Disorders
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Male Sexual Dysfunctions – (Erectile Dysfunction, Premature Ejaculation)
  • Emotional & Behavioral Problems in Children & Adolescents
  • Stress Management
  • Addiction Counselling
  • Marital & Family Therapy

Dr. V S Anita- Counselling Psychologist

Anita V. S is a trained counsellor who has obtained her Master’s degree and Master of Philosophy degree in Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy from the University of Madras. She has completed her Doctoral Research in the field of Emotional - Social Intelligence. She has obtained significant additional training in counseling through Christian Counselling Center, Vellore and Emmaus Counselling and HRD Center, Chennai. Has good experience in working with adolescents and adults in the fields of Pre- Marital Counseling, Career Counseling, Suicide Prevention, Teaching Life Skills and Personality Development. She has rich experience in conducting training programs.

Dr.Sucharita -
Sucharita was trained by Life Line at Australia, in crisis counselling. Her work in crisis intervention team involved supporting clients with mental health issues, suicidal behavior and other emotional problems. She is skillful in evidence based therapies such as dialectic behavior therapy, emotion-focused brief therapy, marital therapy and cognitive behavior therapy. She has been certified for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) by LivingWorks, a suicide intervention training company recognized in Canada, Australia, Norway, and the United Kingdom.Sucharita is a PhD in Psychology and also has an M.Phil in Counselling Psychology.

Dr. Jayanti Sunder Rajan - Psychologist

Ms Jayanti has an Integrated Undergraduate degree in Psychology with a Major in Child Development and Postgraduate degree in Clinical Psychology from SNDT University, Mumbai. Her career as a Clinical Psychologist began at MGIMS, Sewagram. where she  Dealt in Special Clinic for Children with low IQ and Behavioural Problems, Handled Cases of Grief Management of Parents with critically ill babies, Preparing Patients undergoing major surgeries including terminally ill cases, Specialized in resolving conflicts of patients showing Hysterical symptoms, Rehabilitation of patients  recovered from Mental Illness .
Her core areas of expertise are:
  • Psycho educational assessment for children with problems memory, attention, concentration, reading, writing, spelling and comprehension
  • Developmental assessment for children with delayed speech ,motor activities and social skills
  • Behavioral Assessment for children, adolescents and youth with problems related to behavior like lying , cheating, short temper, emotional disturbance.
  • Behavior Management and Behavior Therapy
  • Parental Counseling and Guidance
  • Clinical Assessment for individuals suffering from fears, overwhelming emotions, sadness, worry, unresolved conflicts and its management through therapeutic intervention.
  • Family Counseling/Couple Counseling/Corporate Counseling/Psychotherapy
  • Corporate Training in Team Management, Intrapersonal and Interpersonal skills and Communication Skills
  • Teacher Training in early childhood education
  • Workshop on Life Skills for children
  • Workshop on Art of Positive Parenting, Milestones Education, Needs of Children

Ms Jayshree Sarda -
Consultant Psychologist - On Call

Jayshree Sarda is a gold medallist in both under graduate and post graduate programs provided by University of Calcutta specialising in Medical Psychology at the Masters level. She has done her M. Phil. in Rehabilitation Psychology from the National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped (NIMH), Secunderabad under Osmania University. She has teaching and research experience in the field from last 10 years. Her areas of interest include counselling, psychotherapy specifically behaviour modification, parenting skills as well as personality development and training for various groups.

Syamala.R –
Special Educator

Ms.Syamala is a trained Special Educator who has obtained her Masters in Applied Psychology from Annamalai University, Chidambaram, B.Ed in Special Education (MR) from Bhoj University, Madhya Pradesh and Dip. in Special Education (Learning Disabilities) from Banglore.

She has proficiency in working with children with Learning Disabilities, Borderline intelligence, ADHD, Mental Retardation and Autism. Remedial teaching, giving need based IEP, counseling parents on various Psycho-social aspects of disability, conducting training programs for teachers are her areas of interest.

Surya – Deaddiction therapist and family counselor

Mr. Surya is the founder-President of 'Maarpu' foundation. He holds a post-graduation degree in counselling.  He specializes in treating alcoholics and drug addicts and has an experience for more than 10 years. Completed credits from EACC and IC&RC, IADCC (International Alcohol & Drug Counsellors' Certificate) Trust for India.
Areas of work:

  • Rehabilitating Drug addicts and Alcoholics (Out Patient/In-patient)
  • Family counseling
  • Personality Development
  • Deaddiction therapist and family counselor - On Call

Bhavna Satya -
 Crisis Intervention, Anxiety & Stress Management Specialist
Bhavna Satya is a trained Crisis Intervention Advocate and a member of Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) from California, and has several years of experience in assessing and helping individuals with psychological, physical as well as emotional abuse (depression, anxiety and suicidal tendencies). She has an Outstanding Masters Award and was a member of Pi Lambda Theta, an international honour society. Having moved back from USA 8 years ago, she is well equipped to handle repatriation and acculturation issues both in the Indian and Western context. Her keen interest lies in guiding individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, decision making, inter-cultural relationships as well as issues related to resettlement and immigration. She has co-authored a book on Inter-cultural education, published research work and written informative articles on prevalent socio-cultural issues.

Areas of Interest:

  • Crisis Intervention: Depression, Suicidal tendencies, Sexual Assault
  • Immigration, Repatriation and Acculturation issues
  • Anxiety: Work, Adolescence, Education, Relationships, Health
  • Pre-marital and Marital issues
  • Inter-cultural relationships: Communication, respect and empathy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) issues
Haritha Raju- Clinical Psycologist - On break

Haritha is an MA in psychology from western institute for social research California and Psychology in clinical psychology from Centre for Psychological Studies in Berkley U.S.
She has worked extensively with those diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, major depression or disociative disorders. She has also dealt with marital issues, PTSD (trauma), addiction, depression, anxiety disorder, play therapy for absurd children and family counseling. Haritha has worked at AASRA- Fremont a domestic violence shelter for Asian women.

Sumbul Alladdin - On Break
SUMBUL Alladdin has a Masters in Psychology (with distinction) from Osmania University and has a Diploma in Counselling. She has been working as a School Counselor at the Hyderabad Public School, Ramanthapur since five years. She counsels students, parents and teachers. She also conducts life skills coaching sessions.
Sumbul has also been associated with Roshni NGO (a suicide intervention centre). During that time she has handled clients with emotional problems, depression, adjustment problems, work-life balance and relationship problems for all age groups.
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