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Understanding Therapy: A Psychotherapist's View

October 22, 2017

Pragya Lodha works in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, practises at Sion Hospital, Mumbai and is the Honorary Assistant Editor of the Indian Journal of Mental Health. She speaks to Sukanya Sharma for The Health Collective in our special series Understanding Therapy. Edited excerpts of the inte…

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Your Stories: The Great Meltdown and the Healing that Came Next

July 31, 2017

Our brave contributor shares her story, and would like to keep her identity anonymous.

July-August 2015 were bad months for me. My boyfriend of 4-odd years had broken up with me after months of strife, over Skype. I had found a photo of him on Instagram with a woman I didn't approve of (and who …

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Ask the Experts: How Does Therapy Work

April 23, 2017

This piece is part of a wider series, Understanding Therapy

By Ratna Golaknath

Deciding to give therapy a chance can be daunting, you might be worried about trusting someone, anxious that it should not prove to be a waste of time and money and in a vacuum about how and where to find a suita…

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Your Stories: Understanding Therapy

April 9, 2017

'Dialogue With A Therapist' shared by Pearl


TherapistWhat does your inner voice tell you?

Me: To go travelling (Giggles)

Therapist: Why are you giggling? Are you feeling embarrassed?

Me: Yes I am. People are doing community service, doing great things for their families, buildin…

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Your Stories: A Shrink Put Me Off Therapy

February 19, 2017

Thanks for sharing a bit of your story...


I have a very small thing to share ... I faced a lot of violence as a child. I suffer from anxiety etc till date. I recently gathered courage and consulted [a renowned psychiatrist] who also happens to be a distant relative.

He continuously across m…

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