Avantika Malhautra 

Location: Mumbai

Work Experience: 7 years

Language(s) They Offer Therapy In: English and Hindi

Age: 32 years

Hourly Fee Range: INR 1200-1800

*Only offers online therapy currently

Master of Arts in Psychology, Delhi University

Post Graduate Diploma in Mindfulness & Presence-oriented Psychotherapy, Just Being Centre

Foundation in Expressive & Creative Arts Therapy, Studio for Movement and Arts Therapies

Foundation in Therapeutic Value of Art, Artsphere

Certification in Intermodal Expressive Arts, Swahansa

 Therapy Style 

Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?

My style of therapy is the humanistic approach to psychotherapy. It is person-centered, mindfulness and presence-oriented and trauma-informed. I also offer expressive arts therapy which is the intentional use of creativity, imagination and play through visual art, movement, music, drama and writing as part of the therapeutic process.

What’s that defining feature of your approach to therapy?

 

My approach to therapy is about bringing awareness to the mind-body connection, offering deep listening, flexibility, creative engagement and insight while prioritizing the client’s goals for therapy.

Humanistic approach: Focuses on a person’s individual nature, rather than categorizing groups of people with similar characteristics as having the same problems. Humanistic therapy looks at the whole person, not only from the therapist’s view but from the viewpoint of individuals observing their own behaviour.

Person-centred therapy: Uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction.

Trauma-informed therapy/approach: Recognizes and emphasizes understanding how a traumatic experience impacts a person’s mental, behavioural, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. This type of therapy is rooted in understanding the connection between the trauma experience and the person’s emotional and behavioural responses.

Presence oriented therapy: Supports deep listening and understanding of the client in the moment, and is also a framework for psychotherapy that fosters a deep client–therapist connection through various aspects, such as the awareness of bodily sensations, emotions, and perception.

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