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Clinical Team

Clinical Team

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Meet Our Dedicated Team at Childrenplus

Expert Child Psychologists

Ria Mahanty

RCI registered Clinical Psychologist - ChildrenPlus Noida

Ria is a dedicated and compassionate, RCI licensed, clinical psychologist with a profound understanding of mental disorders and a specialization in child neurodevelopment. Her expertise lies in conducting psychometric assessments to identify and address various neurodevelopment issues in children, such as autism, ADHD, and behavioral

challenges. As an experienced professional, she takes pride in empowering parents through comprehensive parent skill training, enabling them to manage and cope with their child’s behavioral issues effectively. Additionally, she excels in conducting full-scale IQ assessments and developing tailored treatment plans for children with intellectual disabilities.

Her passion for helping children extends to providing therapeutic support for those facing anxiety, depression, and school bullying. She approaches each case holistically, fostering a deep understanding of the child’s unique concerns and providing effective interventions.

With a focus on empathy and effective communication, she strives to create a safe and supportive environment for both children and their families, enabling them to navigate challenges and achieve positive outcomes.

Rashmi Pandey

RCI registered Clinical Psychologist - ChildrenPlus Noida

Rashmi is an RCI Registered clinical psychologist with more than fifteen years of experience in the field. She completed an MA in Psychology from the Banaras Hindu University and her M.Phil in clinical Psychology from the prestigious Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP) in Ranchi. She is dedicated to serving clients in a meaningful way, listening to their

concerns, and helping them learn how to approach their mental, emotional, and behavioural problems. 

Rashmi has extensive experience in Psychological testing and therapies in children and adolescents. A passionate mental health advocate, she has been resource person for RCI CRE programs, an invited speaker at various forums. She has a wide experience of conducting workshops on different mental health related themes.

As an experienced clinical supervisor she has trained various therapists who are currently working both nationally and internationally. She has also published in national and international journals. She is based out of Noida.

Nooraa Sinha

Counselling Psychologist - ChildrenPlus Noida (Online Only)

Nooraa is a counselling psychologist and trainer with 25 years of experience. Her therapeutic orientation and conceptualization is integrative in its approach. She is trained in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. She has Counselled and provided Training in settings that include; hospitals, schools, NGO’s and the corporate sector. She began

her career with Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi. In her recent role, for 6 years she has been with the Shiv Nadar School Noida, where she heads the Wellbeing and Counselling team.

Her areas of interest and expertise are working with children, effective parenting and relationship counselling. Nooraa has a growing interest in spiritual psychology.

Manvi Bakshi Psychologist

Manvi Bakshi Jaggi

Consultant Psychologist - ChildrenPlus Noida

Manvi is a highly experienced psychologist with a strong academic and professional background, a diverse skill set, and a passion for helping individuals and organizations reach their full potential. She brings over 15 years of experience working in various capacities, including as a school psychologist, organizational psychologist, and freelance consultant. She has expertise in psychometric assessments, counselling, workshop facilitation, and training. Proven ability to create positive and lasting change in the lives of others and is committed to providing high-quality services and maintaining the highest ethical standards.

Rhea Joseph

RCI registered Clinical Psychologist - ChildrenPlus Noida

Rhea is an RCI Registered Clinical Psychologist expereinced in providing assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to individuals with diverse mental health needs. Skilled in administering a range of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Experienced in supervising and mentoring junior clinicians and collaborating with interdisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive care. Passionate about improving the lives of patients and committed to ongoing professional development and staying current with the latest research and practices in the field of psychology.

Prof. Nimisha Kumar

Senior Consultant Psychologist, President of the Indian Association for CBT - ChildrenPlus Noida (Online Only)

Dr. Nimisha Kumar is a Senior Consultant Psychologist and trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in New Delhi. She has a Ph.D. in Psychology from University of Delhi and an MSc in CBT as well as a PG Cert in Clinical Supervision from the University of Derbyshire, UK.

Dr. Kumar is the Founder-President of the Indian Association for CBT (www.iacbt.org), President-

Elect of the Asian CBT Association (www.acbta.org) and Founder-Director of Ascend-PsyCare

(www.ascendpsycare.in), a private mental health enterprise based in Delhi. She is also an Associate

Professor at the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, SGT University, Gurugram.

Dr. Kumar has over 15 years of experience in clinical practice, teaching, and research at prestigious institutions in New Delhi. She has written papers in Indexed and refereed Journals, presented papers at National and International conferences, and mentored a number of Masters and Doctoral research dissertations. One of the special focus areas of research for her has been the Cultural Adaptation to CBT in the Indian context.

Dr. Kumar is available for telehealth appointments. 

Sneha Das

RCI registered Clinical Psychologist - ChildrenPlus Noida

Sneha Das is a licensed Clinical Psychologist (Rehabilitation Council of India). She is currently working as Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at Amity Institute of Behavior and Health Sciences (AIBHAS), Amity University Uttar Pradesh (AUUP). She specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry, mood and anxiety disorders, psychological trauma

and personality disorders. She extensively practices Dialectical behavior therapy and other cognitive based third wave therapies. She is well-versed in psychological assessments including projective and neuropsychological batteries. She has keen interest in research and the application of various research methodologies. She is experienced in consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, treatment related to medico-legal cases, case supervision and consultation, and tele-therapy.

Papiya Sinha

Senior Psychologist - ChildrenPlus Noida

Mrs. Rizvi is a Postgraduate in Clinical Psychology from University of Delhi, with professional training in psychotherapy at University of Delhi, Shahadra Mental Hospital, Delhi and National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore. Professionally trained in Human Resources Management and Development by

Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft (CDG) in Germany.

Papiya has been a practicing psychologist, trainer, consultant, researcher, and teacher with various private and public sector organizations in India, Bangladesh and Germany. She has also been a

Research Associate in a World Health Organization (WHO) assignment at the SP Jain Research Centre, Faculty of management Studies, University of Delhi, Consultant with AusAid for BWSSB for the Govt. Of Karnataka.

For past 25 years she has been playing the role of an active facilitator in equipping individuals and organizations to tide over their respective existential issues. She practices a combination of techniques of psychotherapy, training and consulting for assessment, goal setting, intervention, and follow-up. As a psychologist she has been offering therapeutic interventions to youth and adults on issues of depression, psycho-social anxiety, personality disorder, maladjusted life patterns, behavioural problems, marital discords, abusive behaviour, victimhood, gender issues, sexual abuse and disorientation.

Anjali Shah

Counselling Psychologist - ChildrenPlus Noida (Online Only)

Anjali Shah is a counselling psychologist, mental health expert and personal development coach with 20 years of experience in counseling people from diverse backgrounds and across all age groups. She is a postgraduate in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She started her career working in a prestigious institution as a senior psychologist

She soon became an esteemed part of the institution as she rigorously worked towards sensitizing the teachers and parents about the issues faced by teenagers. She counseled children and conducted, workshops, seminars and talks on topics of mental health for all stakeholders till she worked there. She was also part of a prestigious project initiated by the Ministry of HRD called the Adolescent Education program. As a life skills trainer, she trained peer trainers creating a community of mental health warriors. Since then She is working independently.

Although she is trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, her approach is integrated.She

believes in the efficacy of mindfulness approaches and positive psychology for modern day issues.

She has been guiding people struggling with varied issues ranging from stress, anxiety,

depression, overthinking, low confidence, low esteem, obsessive-compulsive disorder,

parenting issues , emotional and behavioral challenges.

Counseling for her is a process of empowerment which connects individuals to their empowered Self, help them practice self-compassion and challenge their negative beliefs.

Aparna Verma

Mental Health Counsellor - ChildrenPlus Noida (Online Only)

Aparna completed her Masters in Mental Health Counselling from Monash University in Melbourne Australia. She brings over 15 years experience as a Human Resource Leader to her rigorous mental health training and aims to provide individual and group mental health counseling in alignment with evidence-based practice and clinical models.

Aparna is inspired by human capabilities and resilience and is guided by the fundamental principle of mental health counselling – unconditional positive regard.

Speech Therapists, OTs & Special Educators

A photo of Deepika Singh, Occupational Therapist

Deepika Singh

DCPTOT registered Occupational Therapist and Team Leader - LeadingSteps, Greater Noida

Deepika is a passionate OT who helps people unlock their full potential through creative and compassionate occupational therapy. She excels at creating personalized interventions that empower individuals and address their physical challenges. Her goal is to make therapy an unforgettable experience and transform everyday tasks into adventures filled with

growth, resilience, and self-discovery, focusing on everything from fine motor skills to psychosocial well-being.

She goes beyond individual sessions, fostering a supportive community with families, caregivers, and other professionals. Together, we create a holistic approach that brings smiles to everyone’s faces.

In her free time, she is constantly learning and innovating to enhance her practice.

Saumya Srivastava - RCI Reg Special Education Teacher

Saumya Srivastava

RCI Reg. Special Education Teacher - LeadingSteps, Greater Noida

Saumya is a highly skilled, well-educated and licenced professional in the enormously varied field of special education.
Holding Master’s degrees in both Special Education and Sociology, she brings nearly 7 years of dedicated experience, whilst updating her skills and knowledge constantly.
Her career encompasses roles as a lecturer where she has developed human resources for our children with diverse needs and as a special educator, where she has had the privilege of working with children experiencing a wide range of delays and disabilities.

Throughout her career, she has been a staunch advocate for disability awareness and the recognition of the abilities of individuals with special needs. She is passionate about promoting inclusivity and providing the necessary support for every child to reach their full potential and independent living.

In addition to her professional endeavours, she has been trained in music for six years. Also, she is enthusiastically working on her podcast channel where she strives to raise awareness, entertain, and share new knowledge with her audience.

Vidhi Sharma - Speech and Language Pathologist

Vidhi Sharma

RCI Reg. Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologist - LeadingSteps, Greater Noida

Vidhi is an Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologist. Vidhi graduated as a Gold Medalist from Amity University Haryana, and has always strived for academic excellence.

She is deeply involved in community healthcare, volunteering at the Delhi branch of the Indian Speech and Hearing Association. She finds it fulfilling to contribute to improving healthcare services for individuals with speech and hearing impairments.

Aside from her healthcare roles, Vidhi is also passionate about CG and digital art. It’s where she gets to express my creative side. Her diverse skill set reflects her commitment to making a positive impact in both healthcare and artistic realms.

Meet Our Interns

Vedika Anand

Intern at Childrenplus - ChildrenPlus Noida

Vedika Anand is currently persuing her undergraduate in Applied Psychology from Amity University and doing her summer internship at Childrenplus. She has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, which allows her to establish rapport and effectively engage with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Vedika is an empathic person who is passionate

about exploring therapeutic interventions and techniques for enhancing emotional and psychological well-being and her ultimate goal is to pursue a career in psychology and become a licensed therapist.

Mahika Tampi

Intern at Childrenplus - ChildrenPlus Noida

Mahika is a student of psychology with a passion for the study of the human mind. Her penchant for the subject has traversed immersive internships in MNCs like Indiamart to valuable learning experience under a clinical psychologist, gaining first hand knowledge of the importance of therapy for adolescents. She has been volunteering with NGOs to sensitize

women in rural areas in NCR about reproductive health and wellbeing. As the founder of Cacophony, a clothing brand that celebrates inclusiveness and self-expression, Mahika leverages her entrepreneurial spirit to address body dysmorphia, body shaming and other related issues. Recognizing the transformative power of art, she has also explored human emotions through acting in short films and showcasing her paintings in local exhibitions.  Having completed her first year studying psychology in the city of Bath, she has returned to her homeland in India to continue her academic journey. 

Jaahanvi Sharma

Intern at Childrenplus - ChildrenPlus Noida

Jaahanvi Sharma is an undergraduate student pursuing her studies in International Relations at Shiv Nadar University. Currently, she is undertaking an internship at Childrenplus, an organization dedicated to helping children in need. With her remarkable interpersonal and communication skills, Jaahanvi excels in establishing strong connections and

effectively engaging with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

 

At Childrenplus, Jaahanvi plays a crucial role in strengthening the organization’s presence on various social media platforms. Through her strategic approach and creative thinking, she contributes to the development and implementation of effective social media campaigns. Jaahanvi’s responsibilities include crafting engaging content, managing social media accounts, and fostering meaningful interactions with the online community.

 

By leveraging her expertise in International Relations, Jaahanvi brings a unique perspective to her role, ensuring that the messages conveyed through social media align with Childrenplus’s mission and values. Her passion for making a positive impact on children’s lives is reflected in her dedication to spreading awareness about Childrenplus’s programs and initiatives through compelling storytelling and impactful visuals.

With her proactive attitude and ability to adapt quickly, Jaahanvi embraces new challenges and consistently seeks innovative ways to enhance Childrenplus’s online presence. She collaborates with the team to analyze social media metrics, identify trends, and refine strategies to effectively reach and engage a wider audience. Jaahanvi’s commitment to continuous learning and her passion for social change make her a valuable asset to Childrenplus’s mission of improving the lives of children in need.

 

Through her internship at Childrenplus, Jaahanvi not only hones her skills in international relations and communication but also gains firsthand experience in the nonprofit sector. Her dedication, empathy, and determination make her a promising advocate for the rights and well-being of children, both within the organization and the broader community.