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Dr. Aparna Methil
Vice President - Operations
MBBS,Diploma in Diabetes[Mumbai University]MBA[Healthcare]
Dr. Aparna Methil is a competent medical professional with expertise across Medical operations, Hospital operations and Quality Assurance. She has more than 16 years of significant experience in managing complete hospital operations involving technical, administrative, medical and P& L management.Her previous associations include - S.L.Raheja Fortis Associate Hospital, Mahim, Mumbai, Terna Sahyadri Hospital, Navi Mumbai and Terna Speciality Hospital, Navi Mumbai
Dr. Zirak Marker
Senior Psychiatrist & Advisor
M.B.B.S, D.P.M, D.P.B
Dr. Zirak Marker is a renowned Child, Adolescent & Family Psychiatrist and psychotherapist with clinical training at the Westchester Medical Centre, New York University.
He is also a 'Youth Mental Health First Aider' - Accredited by Mental Health First Aid ( MHFA) - Australia.
He has over 19 years of clinical experience with educational psychology and guiding children with learning disabilities, developmental delays, autism and emotional, behavioural or psychological problems.
He is the Medical Director at The Aditya Birla Integrated School
He has authored a book - 'Parenting in the age of Anxiety' which is a unique publication covering topics such as bullying, abuse, adoption, academic stress, disabilities and death amongst other hard hitting parental concerns.
His second book - ‘Conversations That Matter ‘ - is about Fostering emotional well-being in children whilst talking about the hard stuff.
Dr. Sapna Bangar
Psychiatrist & Head, Mpower - The Centre
M.B.B.S, M.D ( Psychological Medicine),D.P.M, CCT in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists,UK
Dr. Sapna Bangar is a Specialist Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with Certificate of Clinical training from The Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK. Dr. Sapna has over 14 years of experience working as a Psychiatrist with children and has a special area of interest in neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism and ADHD, Eating disorders and emotional problems including self-harm in young people. She believes that every child is unique and should be treated as such whilst making treatment plans working on their individual strengths and weaknesses. She has numerous publications in research journals.
Dr. Vinod Kumar
Psychiatrist & Head, Mpower - The Centre
M.B;B.S, MRCPsych, DPM( Nottingham Uni),CCST(UK),Certified Psychodynamic,Cognitive behavioural and Interpersonal Psychotherapist.Certified Group Analyst
I have trained extensively in the UK and have qualifications and skills in various psychotherapeutic modalities. I trained and worked in the National Health Service (UK), from 1997 to 2011 on a substantive basis. I completed my core training and specialist training in psychiatry leading to gaining MRCPsych and Certificate of completion of specialist training with Royal College of psychiatry endorsement in Liaison psychiatry and Eating disorders. I have also acquired qualifications in psychodynamic psychotherapy, interpersonal psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy.Since 2011 I have worked in various settings in bangalore and have been the Head of the Centre,Mpower, Bangalore, since January 2019.I have endeavoured to develop a truly holistic approach to mental health issues and work with a particular emphasis on pstychodynamic psychiatry where in apart from the biological issues emphasis is laid on the individual personality and the way that interacts with the ilness.This approach paves the way for interventions which are appropriate for the client at that point in time.
Dr. Ambrish Dharmadhikari
Head, Medical Services (Psychiatrist) - Mpower - The Foundation
DPM, DNB (Psychiatry), MNAMS
Dr. Ambrish Dharmadhikari is passionate Adult Psychiatrist and Researcher. He has over 7 years of experience and published 20 plus research articles. Among many accolades, he was awarded 'Young Psychiatrist track award' for year 2016 by World association of social psychiatry. He has worked extensively in community for underprivileged. Dr. Ambrish believes in providing affordable mental health care to each and every individual of society irrespective of their economic status.
Head - Outreach & Collaborations
MA- Applied Psychology, PG in Counselling Psychology, Master Trainer – Career Education & Practice, the Australian Centre for Career Education. Member of NART (National Adolescents Resource Team for Ministry of Youth affairs.
Parveen Shaikh is a Counselling psychologist, Trainer, Life skills and career coach working in the Mental health, Educational & development Sector for the past 22 years. She has extensively worked with schools, colleges, corporates, NGO’s and various government agencies across various regions in India on Mental wellness, life skills training, career counselling related projects. She has developed teacher and counsellor training projects in association with various states and central government as well worked with international organisations like UNICEF and USAIDS. She has worked for Professional development of employees and various CSR projects for corporates like Unilever Ltd, Indian Oil Corporation, Konkan Railways, Siemens India, NABARD Bank, IOC, Merrill Lynch and so on.Parveen is a certified Master Trainer in Career development and Practice by the Australian Centre for Career Education. She is also a member of NART (National Adolescents Resource Team) for Ministry of Youth affairs and has developed modules on teacher training on Mental Health, career counselling, life skills and various career resources. She has also been trained by Dr Waldroop, Director Career Services Cell - Harvard University on the CareerLeader assessment and counselling.
Head- Mpower Cell Management.
MA psychology, PGDGC in Guidance and counselling, Foundation course in Education of Children with Disability, Teacher Training Program in Remedial Education.
Mayuri Sangharajka is a Psychologist, working in the field of Mental Health for the past 18+ years. She has worked extensively with children, adolescents and adults in various sectors including Education and Healthcare in commercial organizations as well as NGOs. Ms. Sangharajka graduated in Human Development and has a Masters in Clinical Psychology. She specializes in REBT, has been a guest lecturer for the certificate course in counselling at SNDT University and mentored and supervised Masters students.Her clinical expertise spans a wide spectrum working with Depression, Anxiety, Autism, Conduct disorder, Learning disability, Behavioral issues in teenagers, Family conflict and Interpersonal concerns. Her eclectic clinical approach allows for a collaborative process within the therapeutic relationship, thus giving her style of therapy a personal touch.
Head Counsellor (Helpline)
M.A Counselling Psychology
8 years of counselling experience, worked with schools, hospitals and corporates. Also conduct soft skills and dramatherapy workshops with colleges and corporates