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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, which is the tertiary referral center for the state of Telangana. Her areas of interest are child and adolescent psychiatry, drug deaddiction (having formerly worked with a drug deaddiction center) and fighting the stigma associated with mental illness. She actively participates in various TV shows, workshops and writes articles to this end. 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.

G. Shiva Kumar - Clinical Psychologist

G. Shiva Kumar is a Clinical Psychologist with Professional License in clinical psychology. He has four 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 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 is a PhD in Psychology and also has an M.Phil in Counselling Psychology. She has received a gold medal in the Masters Program from Andhra University. She is a columnist for Deccan Chronicle since 2012, addressing the personal issues of readers across India. Sucharita was trained by LIFE LINE Australia, in Crisis counseling. Her work in the crisis intervention team involved supporting clients with mental health issues, suicidal behavior and other emotional problems. She is skilled in evidence-based therapies such as dialectic behavior therapy, emotion-focused brief therapy, marital therapy and cognitive behavior therapy. She has experience in handling adolescent problems,career assessment, marital counselling and grief counselling. Her qualifications have been assessed by the Australian Psychological Society. She holds a short course certificate from South West TAFE in Grief and Loss Counseling.

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 worked in the 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 and Rehabilitation of patients recovered from Mental Illness.
Her core areas of expertise are:
  • Psycho educational assessment for children with memory problems, 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 behaviors 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

Jayshree is a gold medalist in both under graduate and post graduate programs provided by University of Calcutta specializing 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. After completion of M.Phil in 2006, she has been involved in teaching, research as well as clinical consultation. She is a guest faculty at Hyderabad Central University, National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped and the International Centre for Alternate Dispute Resolution. She follows a client-centered approach to counselling and is trained in various psychotherapies from Deep therapy to Behavior therapy and Cognitive Behavior therapy. Her areas of interest include developmental disabilities, parenting, personality development, handling behavior problems of children, stress and coping, pre-marital and marital counselling and developing life skills (especially assertive communication), to name a few.
She has been conducting workshops and facilitating various group. Recent ones include:

  • Brain Health - for Novartis International
  • Parenting Skills - for Bayer
  • Stress and Well-being - for Cathay Pacific Airlines
  • Working in the Night Shift - Oracle Software
  • Time Management - PNB MetLife
  • Assertive Communication - Reliance General Insurance
  • Stress and Work Life Balance - WAP- Aga Khan

Syamala R –
Special Educator

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, and conducting training programs for teachers are her areas of interest.

Surya – Deaddiction Therapist and Family Counselor

Surya is the founder-President of 'Maarpu' foundation. He holds a post-graduate degree in Counselling.  He specializes in treating alcoholics and drug addicts and has more than 10 years of experience. 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 & Stress Management Specialist
Bhavna 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 Expertise:

  • Crisis Intervention: Depression, Suicidal Tendencies, Sexual Assault
  • Immigration, Repatriation and Acculturation Issues
  • Anxiety: Work, Adolescence, Education, Relationships, Health
  • Marital: Pre-marital, Co-habitants, Divorce, Marriage
  • Inter-cultural Relationships: Communication, Respect and Empathy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Issues

Gayatri Uppalapati - Counseling Psychologist

Gayatri has an M.Phil in Counselling Psychology from Andhra University. She has been working in the field of Counselling & Training since seven years. She has worked with ICFAI Business School, District Rural Development Agency, Aditya Birla Retail Limited and Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited as a Soft Skills Trainer & Psychologist.

Areas of Interest:

  • Depression
  • Behavioural & Emotional Problems in Children & Adolescents
  • Personality Disorders
  • Marital Counselling
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Organizational Counselling
  • Career Counselling

Skills/Therapies used:

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT)
  • Relaxation Techniques (JPMR)

Key Areas of Expertise:

  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Decision Making
  • Conflict Management
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Goal Setting
  • Team Building & Leadership Skills
  • Effective Communication Skills

Haritha Raju- Clinical Psycologist - On break

Haritha has 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.

Potay - Psyhcologist - On Break
  • Sujata Potay is an innovative and visionary mental health professional with 22 years of experience in Integrative Psychotherapy, Counselor Training and Workshop Facilitation. She maintains a private practice where, besides individual consultations, a majority of her work involves couples with relationship or parenting challenges.
  • Sujata's passion for teaching finds expression as the Program Director/ Primary Facilitator of "Dialogue for Transformation", an Entirely Experiential Course that trains participants in Basic Counseling Skills. Using the Body as a Learning Tool to Heighten Self-Awareness, Facilitate Self-Discovery, Enhance Empathy and Clarify Life-Purpose, the course Enables participants to Counsel Self and Others.
  • In the corporate world, Sujata offers workshops on Emotional Intelligence, Empathic Leadership, Employee Counselling/ Mentoring, Conflict Resolution, Stress & Time Management, etc. Sujata also offers public seminars & workshops for personal growth and relationship enhancement.
  • During her five year stay abroad, Sujata trained in Past-Life Regression with Drs. Brian Weiss, (late) Dr. Roger Woolger & Henry Bolduc. She attended Dr. Bert Hellinger's workshops on Family Constellations, a unique technique for trans-generational healing. She also has certifications in Kinesiology, Hypnotherapy & Pranic Healing.
  • Born and brought up in Hyderabad, Sujata received a gold medal from Osmania University for her M.A. in Psychology. She did her M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology from the prestigious National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru and is a Life Member/ Fellow of reputed professional bodies in her field.
  • Sujata is the Founder of Inner Horizons, whose mission is to "promote and facilitate the Pursuit of Self-Actualization in individuals and organizations.

The Management Team 
Ms. Shashi, Ms. Poonam, Ms. Shanthi, Ms. Shiri