A Therapeutic Conversation (TC) is a 50 min session in an individual setting. At this point you may or may not know whether you require professional help, and this conversation will help you clarify your need as well as make the necessary decision. The intention is to give you a space where you can talk, express, be heard, and feel understood and supported, following which you can choose to move to the next step which is an assessment. Sometimes it can take up to a maximum of 6 sessions for you to make a decision.
An Assessment is recommended if you are sure about engaging in therapy. The goal of an assessment is to understand your current psychological needs and identify therapy services that would best meet those needs. This assessment is conducted over three sessions of 50 each i.e. a total of 150 mins.
The first part is a 100 min (2 combined sessions) information intake session. The assessment team (1 or 2 therapists) will focus on gathering information regarding your family, current support system, current difficulties, and a sketch of the most significant events in your life story.
Post the first 100 mins, the assessment team will put together a report (after a discussion with the clinical team) describing a preliminary understanding of your emotional needs and difficulties in the context of your life story. They will share a draft copy of this report with you within a span of 10-15 days and call you for a report discussion.
The report discussion is another 50 mins space where you are invited to engage in a discussion on the written report and recommended services. This is an opportunity for you to express your thoughts and feelings about what is presented in the report, and rectify facts or misrepresentations, if any.
You can collect the hard copy of your edited final report when you come for your first therapy session or within 2-3 days after the discussion.
The entire process takes about 2-3 weeks from the date of your assessment.
Our approach to individual psychotherapy helps people recognise the impact of early experiences and significant relationships in the development of their personality, and attempts to help them understand their patterns of thinking and feeling in relationship to self and others. This is an intensive reflective process focused not only on problem solving but also on holistic personal growth. An essential aspect of individual psychotherapy is building a trusting relationship with your therapist who contributes to this continuous process of self-discovery and personal growth. The broader aim is to support you in discovering your strengths and abilities thereby developing agency. In addition, the process may involve an evaluation by our consultant psychiatrist (if and when required).
The group psychotherapy sessions offer a safe space for individuals to recognize relational difficulties that emerge in a social context. Participating in a group helps deepen the individual’s understanding of their own difficulties and the impact of social influences such as gender, class, caste and culture. Through all this, the group continues to function as a source of support to all its participants. Group analysis aims to achieve a healthier integration of the individual in his or her network of relationships.
Risk assessment and management is a separate service that supplements the psychotherapeutic work in the organization. The risk management team works with patients who are in overwhelming distress and are at risk of hurting themselves or someone else. The focus is on de-escalation, ensuring the person’s safety and the safety of those around the patient. The team engages with the patient by drawing out a comprehensive plan which presents a summary of the crisis and associated risks, identifies triggers and resources and provides supportive spaces for containment. The intent is to collaboratively develop a process to be followed in the event of a crisis.