Neha is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with an experience of 23 years. She is the founder of Sharnam Therapy and Healing, based in Juhu, Mumbai. She is a trained Arts-Based Therapy (ABT) Practitioner and Educator. Neha has designed many emotional well-being programs for children and adolescents which incorporate ABT, such as the Little Buddha and Teenage Buddha programs. She also runs ‘Aashayein’ – an ABT group to empower adults dealing with depression and anxiety. On a global level, she has co-founded an NGO based in the United States called RENEW – Reform Education for a New World which works in the field of bringing about awareness and change in the style and content of education. Neha is affiliated to various other counselling centres, hospitals, schools, and colleges in Mumbai.
“The energy and the ability to think out-of-the-box that Neha brings on board, in many ways complement and add different facets to this emerging gem which is the modality of Arts-based therapy. Like a cartoonist is able to convert a serious situation in a manner that enables us to have a laugh and lighten the load – I believe, Neha offers a similar ability to the experience of therapy and healing. She is able to handle pressures extremely well and dissipate them while still maintaining her vibrant energy.”
– NABHIRAJ MEHTA
Nabhiraj is the Founder and Trustee of a special needs school, Child-n-you, based in Mumbai. He comes with more than a decade of experience of working in the field and has been using Arts-Based Therapy (ABT) for more than 11 years with special needs children and mental health. He is a trained Arts-Based Therapy (ABT) Practitioner and Educator. He has worked with various organisations such as Chico State University California, Ambuja Cement, The Akanksha Foundation, JBCN School for special children, & Manuprem School for slow learners and children with learning disability. Nabhiraj has been trained in Autism Intervention under the guidance of Dolores Sheelan from Oregon, USA and Ummeed Child Development Centre, Mumbai.
“Nabhiraj exemplifies a wonderful capacity to organize and sequence different elements of the course together. He has the ability to integrate his thoughts, percepts, and creative ideas in a structured format that can be effectively delivered. To top it all, Nabhiraj is extremely warm and compassionate that creates such a lovely balance for me as a co-facilitator. He truly embodies the practice of ABT. He walks the talk!”
- NEHA PATEL