Feeling Stressed Or Need To Talk? Five Affordable Therapists In Mumbai You Can Call

Bhavika posted on 10 October

Ten-Second Takeaway

If you’ve been feeling stressed out at work, and need someone to talk to, don’t let the false idea that therapists are ‘super expensive’ stop you from feeling better. We’ve rounded up some therapists in Mumbai who have been recommended by people who went to them, and they’re all super affordable. Here’s to mental wellness!

Aleeka Kumar

Dr Aleeka Kumar works with adults from the age of 16 upwards. Her approach is influenced by the psychoanalytic school of thought, and she believes not in using labels. Instead, she works on understanding the ‘why’ behind problems and working on how to make a change.

A lot of problems she usually deals with are those of anxiety, panic attacks, self-esteem issues, couples therapy and specifically, women abuse. A session is somewhere between 50-60 minutes and the fee charged is relative on the condition and frequency. It can range between INR 500-2,000 depending on the client.

You may email her at aleeka.kumar@gmail.com or give her a call on 9820240447.

Minnie Dastur

A highly renowned psychologist, Dr Minnie Dastur is available to see clients at her Churchgate office.

She uses the psychoanalytic approach, and the treatment used is to look deeper into one’s self and see how any problem first originated. She often treats and talks to people with problems ranging from depression, schizophrenia and marital problems. A 50-minute long session can cost you between INR 500-2000, and the frequency of the sessions depends upon the treatment. Contact her at 022 22820338.

Shweta Parekh

Shweta Parekh works with Dr Anjali Chabbra, a psychiatrist at a clinic in Juhu. She speaks to both children and adults up till the age of 25 years, and some of the problems she speaks to people about are depression, anxiety, substance abuse, addiction to gaming and even pre-marital counseling. Shweta first sits with you and takes counselling sessions, and through psychological standardised tests, history and reports, forms a diagnosis and a prognosis. If needed, the client is then referred to Dr Chabbra.

A session is between INR 1,000–2000, and they take sessions on Saturdays too, as well as on the phone or on Skype if needed.

SnehaJanaki Ramesh

Ms Sneha Janaki Ramesh is a psychologist and counselor in Mumbai, who’s got her MA in psychology at TISS, and currently practices out of her clinic in SV Roa, Andheri, and deals with issues such as low confidence, stress, gender & sexuality, and anger management. She charges INR 750 per session.

You may contact her via this website.

Dr Sneha Shah

Dr Sneha Shah who practises along with Dr Shashank Gupta takes individual therapy, but has great belief in the power of group therapy and sessions. She is a certified ‘Heal Your Life’ trainer and takes group workshops for younger adults as well as movie nights in which problems are discussed, films regarding ‘Heal Your Life’ are shown and you can talk to other people who may face similar issues.

These workshops are held at different studios and centres including Somayya Centre, Hotel Diplomat. You can find out more about these sessions here.