“Not all wounds are visible- it’s true when it comes to a psychological wound. It is something beyond being sad and it leaves an emotional scar deep inside you for the rest of your life. I would say every human is struggling every single day on their own terms and I feel that if you are broken at some point you need not stay broken till your death.
My dream of following my career began when I was young, after undergoing a lot of family traumas, personal issues and study breaks unlike any other teen I enrolled myself for Bsc psychology, then did Msc , started working as a psychologist and now into PhD. I would say my real career started that day when I was posted for a duty in a Multi speciality hospital as a psychologist, A son admitted his dead father in that hospital with tears and shivers not knowing that his father is dead already and the management started doing its work by admitting him at emergency and etc, that is the day when I resigned myself from that organization when that son came to me hiding from all others and broke while talking and he begged me saying that he has an intuition that his dad is dead he begged me to confess that he is dead so that he will take him home and do the final rituals with the left over money in his hands. I really felt helpless, suffocated, not knowing how can I help him , the only thing I could do to take right decision is to leave that place. And I resigned. My parents are very kind and supportive to me at all phases of my life hence they accepted that the profession I belong is not meant to make money, and they reassured me to take decisions based on my opinion and they will support. And then my real career began , I started a small startup for mental health service sand have other professionals as well as a team. had friends and doctors who supported me in that and we dint market at all , the name and the service spreads only through word of mouth. The reason why I started this initiative is the question “why” why did that son came to me and asked ? why not others? I felt there is some compassion , and empathy I showed him in his desperate situation. I find this profession is the most sacred on the planet because someone comes to you and spend their time with you in their difficult life situation. This happens only to the service oriented people and the professionals. And I started framing the grounds for my start-up with strict morality and human values as the first core thing , money and fame comes next. Currently I consult as a Psychologist in almost 5 hospitals, covered almost 3k participants through my webinars and workshops, inspired more than 10k students and interns through teaching and training. There are many organizations and people are into helping profession but I don’t know when and why the materialistic benefits overtake humanity. Hence I decided to be strict with the moral values and professional ethics.
The idea behind this interview is not branding or any it is purely to give the take away message to readers that every human struggles at one point or the other, but they don’t want to struggle silently. Taking mental health support is like taking treatment for your fever or physical illness when you have one. There is nothing to be ashamed of, hide, or being judgemental about that. Me, basically being a non-judgy, kind and agreeable person in nature, only the good aspects of people will go into my head first , the rest comes next. Having this trait in me I find it very easy to connect with people and I feel very satisfied after every therapy session thinking that how blessed I am to get into this profession not only for transforming lives but for just “being there” with their struggles when no one else does for them. I get the same satisfaction in return from my clients by seeing their progress and the therapist- client relationship they maintain and the little remembrance they have in their life about me is what the real blessing is.”