MSc Developmental Psychology, Lancaster University (UK), Certified Arts Based Therapy Practitioner (WCCLF, Pune), Solution Focussed Brief Therapy Practitioner (IASTI, International, Alliance of Solution-Focused Teaching Institutes)
Hi , I’m Kritika!
I am an Arts based therapist and a Developmental Psychologist. My endeavour is to create a safe space for children , adolescents, young adults and families to express themselves through art and play and various other modalities.
I truly believe each individual is an expert on their own lives and my expertise in the field will help navigate through a better understanding of self, emotions, thoughts and challenges which may be mental, emotional or even physical. My experience of over 8 years, working with children, adolescents, young-adults, families, at-risk populations, school mental health programs and training young professionals brings unmatched value and novelty to the table.
Even the strongest wave cannot undermine my faith in the efficacy of art therapy, it utilizes creative processes to help people explore self-expression and, in doing so, find new ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills. Through exploring art that they create , people can look for themes and conflicts that may be affecting their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Studies have shown engaging in any creative activity can reduce stress and have a positive effect on your mental health, regardless of artistic experience or talent. The creation or appreciation of art is used to help people explore emotions, develop self-awareness, cope with stress, boost self-esteem, and work on social skills.
Continuing to keep the creativity alive and reaping the benefits of early intervention in a vast array of concerns like ADHD, school issues, anxiety disorders, behavioral concerns, Autism Spectrum disorders, depression, family issues, peer relationships, adolescent issues, self esteem, developmental disorders and adjusting to other life's challenges.