While stress helps the body mobilize existing resources to meet any threat that presents itself and is often acute;anxiety refers to being in a state of chronic stress that manifests even without an impending danger.
Those with anxiety feel a sense of prolonged uneasiness due to external causes like work pressure, problems in family, academics and so on or due to internal beliefs about one self, ghosts of the past etc.
Anxiety starts slowly by creeping into normal everyday situations, unknowingly, for example, while hearing about Covid 19 cases rising in one’s housing complex or anywhere closer to home or office making one just a little more paranoid than usual… just a little more sleepless… and fearful. It is ideal to address it at this stage to avoid it becoming an impediment to self-growth going forward… In an early stage, tracking these thoughts and trying to identify a pattern will help.
One must consult a mental health care practitioner when continuing with one’s daily routine, home life, working or maintaining relationships becomes difficult. Constant headaches, stomach problems, gastrointestinal trouble, palpitations, insomnia, may also serve as a warning signs to seek help.
Sadness is an emotion that generally comes in response to an immediate upsetting or negative situation in life. While depression is a pervasive sense of sadness that persists over time and may or may not have any underlying situational cause.
Depression could be caused by a number of factors
Depression is a serious yet treatable disorder. As a cause of disability, it impairs the individuals functioning across various facets of life like occupation academics, intimate and social relationships. One must seek mental health help at the earliest signs of the symptoms. A collaborative approach (psychological and pharmacological) to coping with both depression and anxiety is most ideal in case of severity of symptoms; but a preventive approach or early intervention by a qualified therapist is highly recommended to ensure that symptoms do not worsen.
A relationship requires the largest personal investment in a person’s life. While turmoil and disagreements are common, counselling intervention should be sought when either one or both individuals feel that their personhood is being reduced. Increased instances of instability in the relationship, growing indifference, stonewalling and poor communication also warrants that the couple seeks counseling.
It is important to understand that many of the symptoms may occur due to adjustment as well as a desire to establish independence in the household. If the symptoms are observed in regular intervals and with increasing intensity, mental health services must be availed. In case of incidences of self-harm and/or suicidal ideation, medical and psychiatric intervention should be sought immediately
While parenting is a rewarding experience, it is also isolating and overwhelming. One must speak to a mental health professional in cases of stress and disruption in daily activities, occupational functioning and during feelings of hopelessness. Additionally, a counsellor/therapist should be consulted in cases of increasec disruptive behaviour from the child.
How we can help
Anxiety Issues?Our counsellors are equipped to help a client with anxiety to identify triggers, trace unhelpful thinking patterns (like rumination, catastrophizing, discounting the good, thinking in absolutes alone, being overly negative etc.) and help you work through difficult, scary, and uncomfortable situations. We will also help you build effective communication skills, establish boundaries, and become more self-aware
Feeling Depressed?Our counsellors will help you address the underlying thoughts, feelings and thinking patterns during episodes of depression. We will help you reframe your thoughts and reprocess life events while teaching you better coping skills, building a healthier self-perception and self-worth
Relationship Issues?Our counsellors will help you to build better self-esteem, self-image, communication skills and problem solving strategies to navigate the muddled waters of a relationship more effectively. We also enable couples and families to identify their mutual dysfunctional patterns of interaction, communicate better, resolve conflicts respectfully, set boundaries, and teach you ways to facilitate a healthy relationship with one another.
Teenage Issues?Our counsellors will provide you with a safe and empathetic environment to help you build your self-esteem, communication, and daily habits to contribute to a healthy lifestyle. We will also help address and redirect family communication to facilitate problem solving and enable each family member to relate to one another in a conducive, supportive way
Parenting Issues?Being a parent is also juggling with daily demands of life and making attempts to meet ones own personal goals. In such a pursuit, a trained counselor/psychologist helps the parent manage their stress, practice better communication with family, practice skills for self compassion and set realistic goals for oneself. Additionally , a trained mental health professional helps parents address mental , emotional , behavioral and discipline issues the child in the household may be facing.
Corporate CounsellingWorkplace counselling to address employee stress, deal with negative feedback, self improvement and proactively improve employee mental health. We also help organizations implement the mental health policy according to government guidelines in order to enhance employee work on creating mental health policies aProviding corporates with tools to enhance employee engagement engagement and wellnessg
The Able Mind™ was started with an intent to provide professional, inclusive, easy-access psychological counselling services, while trying to keep it as affordable as possible. We believe that mental wellness initiatives need to be collaborative and holistic healing is only possible when the efforts of an individual is combined with support from family, mental health professionals and the society at large. We understand how hard it is to take the first step towards seeking help but let me assure you that your effort will not go in vain. The essence of good counselling is in providing genuine, confidential, non-judgemental support and counsel; and this is the ethical foundation upon which The Able Mind has been built.
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
Doing therapy with Rohini is like a self-care routine I give myself. She is very objective and doesn't molly coddle you but at the same time she is warm and approachable. I have been able to work with her through couple's therapy, past trauma and anxiety as well as work related stress. The appointment booking process is also quite smooth and hassle free. Overall, much recommended.
Therapy is a moment of extreme vulnerability and can be an overwhelming process to many - I was one of them. The starting troubles were apparent, but DeStress and Rohini's approach to conversation and the process made things a lot easier. Through our sessions, I have felt motivated to work on myself, be kinder to myself and those around me and be more aware of the impact my actions have on myself and others. While some sessions left me energized and excited for the future, some gave me a much needed outlet for reflection and introspection. I have a ways to go, I'm sure, but DeStress gives me a safe, trusting and non-judgmental space to start walking in the right direction. I started off scared and anxious, and while I still have my moments, I'm able to understand them better and cope with it all with a kinder hand than before, and Rohini 's guidance and professional help have been vital in the process. A bonus - Rohini's funny, so there are always laughs.
Rohini is the kind of person you can connect with instantly. She was recommended to me by a friend and I too have recommended to her to a few friends who have found her counselling to be invaluable and apt for them. Personally, I had two sessions with her which were super friendly and brought fresh and useful perspective to my life. The things we discussed still stay with me and helps me navigate my life with more discipline and positivity. She even spends time outside the paid counselling hours sometimes to text and send material to her clients that she might find helpful for them which is very reassuring and shows her commitment to your self-betterment. Overall, loved her professionalism and advice and would recommend her to people of all ages.
Rohini is an affirming and positive therapist. Very caring and listens well. She allows me to discuss my emotions. When I talk with her, I feel I'm talking to an old friend. She intently listens to me and I do not feel judged which I really appreciate. I always feel better after talking to her and feel like her advice was exactly what I needed to hear.
There is no lack of therapists in the city or the world right now but finding a therapist who understands you and is not condescending is the best thing that can happen to you. Rohini is one of them, she is kind, patient, empathetic, and truly a gem of a human. I have been fortunate enough to have Rohini as my therapist for over 2 years now. During all my sessions with her she has listened to everything I have to say and has not admonished my feelings or thoughts. As an over thinker with a varied amount of issues I have found that after every session with her I have felt relieved and valid. She makes you understand that your feelings are valid and guides you through it. She has helped me unpack my deep-rooted issues, taught me how to unlearn certain behaviors, get over bad relationships, bad choices, and given me advice and guidance which has helped my over-all life. I have been very vocal of her help in my life, due to which a lot of my friends have also consulted and benefited from her sessions. Rohini is an absolute professional and trust- worthy. Anything you say to her will be confidential. My mantra is all of us can benefit from therapy. If you are looking for a sign this is it. Please reach out to Rohini. You will not regret it. Hopefully, this helps whoever is reading this to decide on choosing her as your therapist.
This is hardly my first testimonial for Rohini. When someone changes your life for the better like she did mine, you simply have to pay it forward. A trusted friend introduced Rohini to me and I'm glad I took a bet on therapy. I didn't know what to expect but Rohini made it all too easy - I felt comfortable instantly, knew this was a safe space with zero judgement and no facades. Trusting her came easy. It's genuinely safe to say she changed by life and gave me confidence to keep faith and let good things happen. And I still reach out to her occasionally and she's always right there - rock solid. Several friends of mine - and even my mother - have benefited loads from taking a leap of faith and reaching out to Rohini. You should too.
Rohini is extremely professional and really helped me through a very tough time in my life. She helped me find myself when I was completely lost and depressed. In many ways, she saved my life.
Rohini put me back on my feet during a phase that I'd describe as the darkest of my 15 year old professional career. She is an empathetic, caring and sensitive counsellor who is interested in your well being. Over a period of 2-3 months, she helped clear the cobwebs in my mind and built back in me the confidence that I seriously lacked at the time. It's been more than three years since that time yet the advice she shared has stayed with me and has helped me understand myself as a person better. I break my head a lot lesser now on things that would worry me to bits earlier. It's incredible what a simple conversation with her can open up whether in terms of unlocking potential or unearthing a strength of yours you didn't know you have. I'd consider her as my counsellor for life.
Rohini is great at what she does. She relates to you and your problems easily and always gave me clarity of thought by the end of our sessions. There was very little "ramp-up" time required to get her up to speed. Unlike other therapists/counselor businesses, Rohini makes sure she's available for you, getting her time was never a problem. However know that your progress is on you entirely, she will not dictate a schedule/plan, she won't chase after you to get better. But when you do decide to get better, she's will be there to support you through it without a doubt. Rohini is also direct and tells it to you as it is, even if it's not what you want to hear. Overall, counseling was a new experience for me, but I'm glad it was with Rohini :)