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Dr. Joseph Washington, President, Counselling Chennai, is an able and a capable administrator with an excellent and proven track record in his field of activity. The University of Jerusalem has conferred Honorary Doctorate in Humanitarian Services, which is an added feather in his cap. He has acquired his M.Phil. in Psychology from the University of Madras. He is the lynchpin and the flag bearer of our team. He is the hub and the fulcrum around which the Counselling Chennai revolves. He has had an outstanding career as a Marketing Executive. He is a vivacious and a gregarious personality with a heart of gold. He is highly compassionate and benevolent by nature. As a preacher of God’s Word, he has played a pivotal role in the uplift of the poor, sick, needy, oppressed and the downtrodden, and his contributions in the field of psychology is exponential, commendable and laudatory.

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Dr. Ganapathy Vijayakumar is a well accomplished and a highly competent professional, is another vital link and a kingpin of our esteemed organization. He has a wide array and a plethora of qualifications and accomplishments which establish his stature and pedigree as a heavy weight in his chosen field of activity. Health Psychologist, Behavioural Trainer, Academic Counsellor, and Psychometrician – all these titles suit him to a T. His list of professional qualifications, undoubtedly, will blow one’s mind to bits. He has conducted many programmes on attitudinal change, creative thinking, communication skills, conflict management, etc., which have had an astonishing impact on the society and the individual at large. He has helped many an individual to find a meaningful tether in his life and also climb the rungs of the corporate ladder, very rapidly. His long list of affiliations, memberships, and accomplishments, are indeed astounding, bewildering and makes one to gape with awe. Needless to add, one is really wonderstruck and dumbfounded at this great man’s credentials. Most certainly, he will be the hub and the fulcrum and the mainstay around which Counselling Chennai revolves.

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Dr. Arputhanesan, Counsellor, Chennai Corporation AIDS Prevention and Control Society, is another invaluable and indispensable asset to Counselling Chennai with superb credentials and many great accomplishments under his belt. He’s an enthusiastic, charming and street smart individual. His core competency is his unique ability to strike an instantaneous rapport with people of all hues. He has attended many workshops on Psychological Assessment, Counselling Needs in Indian Context, Current Trends in HRD and Counselling Psychology, Media and Mental Illness, etc., which has helped him to make rapid strides in his chosen field of professional endeavour. He has also undergone training programmes in Basic Counselling Training, Refresher Counselling Training on Counselling in HIV/AIDS, etc., and has also conducted training programmes on Soft Skills, Life Skills, Study Skills and Personality Development, etc., which has immensely benefitted him, professionally. He is a charming individual with an unflappable equipoise and ready wit and humour to boot.

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Dr. Dominic Xaviar, Consultant in 104 helpline, GHH Foundation, NB Foundation, Red Hills, Chennai, is a young, dynamic and enterprising individual with a lot of inborn and latent talents and credentials. He’s another vital addition and an indispensable asset to our team. He has been awarded the Doctor of Philosophy (Honaris Causa) from Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Rural Education Development Vidyapith. He conducts training programmes on life skills, stress management, time management, counselling skills, etc. which has greatly empowered people from different walks of life and has helped them to ascend the rungs of the corporate ladder, very rapidly.

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Mr. Senthil Kumar. E, he is Consulting Psychologist at Immanuel Multi-Speciality Hospital, and Sairam Speech and Hearing Institute. Presently working in National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (ICMR). He is another invaluable and indispensable asset to Counselling Chennai with superb credentials and many great accomplishments under his belt. He’s an enthusiastic, charming and street smart individual. His core competency is his unique ability to strike an instantaneous rapport with people of all hues. He is also working as Visiting Professor at ACS Medical College, Chennai.  He has conducted many workshops on Psychological Assessment, Counselling Needs in Indian Context, which has helped him to make rapid strides in his chosen field of professional endeavour. He has also undergone training programmes in Basic Counselling Training, Counselling in HIV/AIDS, Certificate Course in Early Childhood – Special Education in Cerebral Palsy etc., and has also conducted training programmes on Soft Skills, Life Skills, Study Skills and Personality Development, etc., which has immensely benefitted him, professionally and also a member of Rehabilitation  Council of India(RCI).

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.Mr.B.Pugazhendhi, Legal Expert and Advisor, has been roped in as a counselling psychologist into our team. He has a 15 years of Bar Counselling Experience in MHAA as an advocate. He has also worked as a Legal Advisor for CMWSSB. Clients can solicit his help for addressing and solving complex and vexatious legal issues in the days to come.

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.Dr. Kalyani Kenneth, Psychologist, Counselling Chennai, is an individual with phenomenal accomplishments and a great track record in her chosen field of endeavour. She was a bright and a meritorious student that has passed with flying colours in her academic examinations. She is a talented person who wears so many hats. She has served with distinction in various capacities as a primary teacher, lecturer, and professor in multifarious institutions. She has also acquired her Ph.D. from the University of Madras, which is an added feather in her cap. That she has published papers in various national and international journals, speaks volumes of her calibre and pedigree. She has also organized workshops on Positive Youth Development Coping with Stress, Career Counselling, etc., and has played a focal role in empowering the youth to tap their inborn and latent talents and faculties. She has been the recipient of Psychometric Educational Services Award and Subbaraja Memorial Best Teacher Award, which indeed proves that she is a lady of many parts.

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Dr. R. Subasree, Assistant Professor, Department of Counselling Psychology, Madras School of Social Work, is a vital cog in the team of Counselling Chennai. Psychology has been her all consuming passion and her core competency. She is an outstanding student and she has completed her Ph.D. in 2003 from the University of Madras. Her thesis relating to Career Counselling earned rave reviews and was spoken of in glowing terms. She has published 20 research articles in various national and international journals. She has vast experience as a teacher at the graduate and postgraduate levels. Her niche areas include counselling skills, leadership training, soft skills training, etc. She is a multifaceted talent, voracious reader, and a great asset to our team.

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Mrs.Mullai Venkatesan, who is a Consultant Psychologist and Psychotherapist, is yet another capable and highly competent professional. That she is a brilliant student can be evinced from her outstanding and stupendous scholastic merits and splendid academic profile. She has done seminal and pioneering work in the areas of Motivational Speech, CBT, EBT, and Transactional Analysis, etc. Her professional endeavours has played a no mean role in helping many battered and bruised individuals to find real meaning, substance, purpose and direction in their broken lives. She has also paved the way for many students to come out with flying colours, academically, through her usual programmes on time management, developing self-confidence, improving memory techniques, maths made easy, etc. She has also participated in many workshops and published many papers in journals of repute. One can be rest assured that one will hear much more about her exploits, in her professional realms, in the none too distant future.

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Mrs. R. Lavanya, Assistant Professor, Chevalier T.Thomas Elizabeth College for Women, is another refreshing and welcome addition to the team of Counselling Chennai. She is an outstanding and brilliant student that has carved out a niche for herself, academically, with her resplendent and glittering performances. She also served the dual role of being the Assistant Professor and Counsellor, Chevalier T.Thomas Elizabeth college for women, Perambur, Chennai, with great efficiency and distinction. She’s a well-qualified Counselling Psychologist with rich and a wealth of experience in her profession, also serving as a Counsellor in SIP Home, for HIV infected students. Her sterling qualities and her great track record, professionally, will come in handy and profit one and all, phenomenally, in the eminently foreseeable future.

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Mrs.S. Meherunissa, Assistant Professor in Psychology, Department of Applied Psychology, JBAS College for Women, is another capable and dynamic individual with a splendid track record, exceptional credentials and sterling capacities and immense potential to her credit. Her vast experience, professionally, will no doubt go a very long way in empowering the youth to develop their hidden talents and abilities to the hilt. As an excellent teacher, she has handled complex and intricate subjects like Personality Development, Organizational Behaviour, Behaviour Modification, Training and Development, etc., with great competency and efficiency. She has also compiled many research papers and dissertations and attended workshops on Learning Disability, Teaching and Technology, Entrepreneurship Development Skills, etc., which amply proves that she is a lady of many parts. Her list of accomplishments are indeed mind blowing and staggering.

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Mrs.S. Niraja, Education Psychologist, V-excel Educational Trust, comes to our already strong and accomplished team of professionals like a gust of fresh air. She has great experience in counselling students and parents and as a special educator, which eminently qualifies her as an invaluable and priceless asset to our organization as a whole. She has published a paper on “Relationship between Perceived Parenting Skill and Self Esteem among Adolescents” which has earned her great recognition and appreciation from one and all. She has also attended workshops and conferences on Intelligence Test Batteries, Clinical Psychology Training and Practice, Research Method for Higher Education, etc., which has adequately and immensely equipped her to empower both individuals and the society, phenomenally.

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Mrs. Sudha Kartik, Head of Education, Swabodhini School for Special Children, is a wonderful addition to our team. Having worked as a Librarian and a Montessori and Primary Teacher, she found interest in the field of Psychology in the later part of her life and has pursued it ever since. She has completed her Masters in Psychology from the University of Madras and underwent training in the field of Counselling. She worked as a freelance Parent Counsellor in the Special Needs and Career Guidance areas. Having attended workshops in CBT and Specific Learning Disability workshops, her expertise in the fields of Special Education gets a boost. She is passionate about the field of Special Education, Life-Skills Training and Personality Development, etc. Having her in our team greatly broadens our fields of expertise.

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Dr. Anita Somerwell, who has acquired her Doctorate in Christian Counselling, University of Jerusalem, Chennai, is another beautifully talented and efficient individual. Teaching has been her overriding obsession and it can be evinced from her vast experience as a teacher and professor in various esteemed organizations. She possesses a plethora of skills and abilities in various spheres like teaching, leadership, management, counselling, and effective communications, etc. She has also attended seminars on Career Guidance and Psychological Assessment, Skilling of Persons with Multiple Disabilities, which have stood to benefit her immensely. Her list of academic qualifications will most certainly hold her in good stead and help her to reach the zenith of her profession, rapidly. Needless to add, her achievements and credentials will blow one’s breath away, beyond the pale of any doubt.

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Mrs. Sudha Dhamodharan, Private Psychologist, Yoga therapist, and a soft-skill trainer, is an enthusiastic addition to our already strong team. She is an ardent counsellor bringing energy to whatever she does. Her experiences in the field of Student Counselling, Parent Counselling, Career Guidance, etc., have been adding on to her wealth of experiences. She also has conducted workshops on Stress Management, Yoga for Human Excellence and Communication Skills. She is profoundly interested in employing her skills into counselling in Education, Family, Health, etc. Her participation in workshops such as, Techniques from Drama & Movement Therapy, Prevention and Early Intervention for Juveniles in Conflict with Law, Trauma Counselling – Role of a Counsellor, etc., has helped her to make rapid strides in her field of profession. She holds membership in organizations such as Chennai Counselor’s Foundation (CCF), Chennai Volunteers, and Voice of People.

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Mrs.Mubeen Asif Ali, currently volunteering as a Student Counsellor, Stella Maris College, Chennai, is yet another ambitious, dynamic individual that is aspiring to scale dizzy heights and make giant strides, professionally. She was a bright student with wonderful scholastic abilities. Her accomplishments, academically, vouch safe for her brilliant scholastic merits. Her vast experience in her professional realms, in multifarious capacities, proves that as an individual she wears so many hats. Her good communication skills, proficiency in various languages, her ability to strike a great rapport with people, her burning ambition to utilize her knowledge for the benefit of the society, will no doubt help her go a long way in reaching the acme of her profession. Society, most certainly, will stand to benefit immensely from her knowledge and expertise.

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Mrs. R. Sasi, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women, Teynampet, has been welcomed into our team, Counselling Chennai. She has carved out a niche for herself and is an expert in the areas of Positive Psychology, Positive Parenting, and Health Psychology Interventions. She has 13 years of experience as a professor and has also worked in V Excel for six months, with the learning disabled and special children. She also has done courses like BSS Master Diploma in Learning Disability, Advanced Diploma in NLP, and ‘Healing the Inner Child’, which all add to her huge wealth of knowledge..

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Mrs.Alima Zehra, Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of psychology, CTTE College for Women, is another wonderful and welcome addition to our team, which is already staggering and brimming over with highly competent and accomplished professionals. A brilliant student with great scholastic merits, she has passed all her academic examinations with flying colours. She has greatly distinguished herself with her meritorious and sterling performances in her various capacities as an Educational Psychologist, Coordinator etc., That she has participated in many national and international conferences on Enhancing Personal Effectiveness, Psychological Support Services for Youth and Adolescents etc., speaks volumes of her stature and credentials. She has conducted workshops on Character Building, Self Confidence which hasgreatly empowered the youth and infused them with great energy and dynamism. Her other lists of accomplishments are indeed mind blowing and astounding. Needless to say, this demure, quiet and self-effacing lady has many promises to keep and miles to go before she sleeps (in perfection).

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Ms.Vaishnavi, a welcome entrant to our team of highly competent and efficient professionals, has formidable credentials and skills to her credit. Her academics accomplishments and performances are a clinching proof of the fact that she is a bright student with good scholastic merits. She has won the Proficiency Prize in M.Phil. and also secured the Endowment Award from the Madras University, which conclusively establishes her excellent and proven track record. Her paper on Stress and Wellbeing at work earned rave reviews, accolades and plaudits of one and all. She has also attended workshops on Research Methods, Social Intelligence etc., and International Conferences on Clinical Psychology, Psychological issues and services, which is a noteworthy achievement to her credit. She had the privilege of being the Guest Speaker and the Chief Guest of many important programmes that were conducted by Institutions of great repute. One can be rest assured that she is destined to go places, as a professional, in the near future.

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Dr.Ragitha Radhakrishnan, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Dr. M. G. R. Janaki College, is an excellent and invaluable addition to our team which is top heavy with Superb Professionals. She is an excellent student with impeccable academic achievements and has a splendid array of many awards and accomplishments under her belt. Her niche area of interests include Positive Psychology, Disability Psychology, Indian Psychology and Research Methodology etc., just to mention a few. Her core competencies are communication skills. Leadership qualities, presentation skills, punctuality and discipline. That she is a lady of many parts can be ascertained from the fact that she has played various and differing roles in her career with distinction and to perfection. She has conducted and taken part in many workshops, and published many research papers, which incontrovertibly proves that she is a professional of rare merit. And altruist by nature, she is willing to employ her skills and expertise for the uplift of the individual and society at large.

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Ms. Priya Magesh, Assistant Professor Department of Counselling Psychology, Madras School of Social Work, is an enterprising and dynamic prospect with fine credentials. That she wears so many hats is amply evident from the fact that she has held many plum positions with felicity and aplomb. Her vital area of interest include child mental health and adolescent problems, human resource management, cognitive function in clinical population and psychological problems in women. Her core competencies and strengths are good analytical and problem solving skills, multitasking, ability to jell with a team and work under highly stressful conditions, good communication and inter personal skills. That she has participated in many internships, programmes and published many papers in reputed journals is a clinching evidence that she has a magnificent array of accomplishments under her belt. She is profoundly interested in employing her skills for the empowerment of youth and the society by and large. She will most certainly scale dizzy heights, in the professional realms, in the eminently foreseeable future.

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Mrs. Hannah John, Psychologist and Assistant Professor, Madras School of Social Work, brings along with her wealth of experience in the field of counselling. She has carved out a niche for herself in the areas of family counselling, behaviouralcounsellingfor children and adolescents and psycho education for parents. She has great expertise in client-centred therapy and it is her burning ambition and all consuming passion to ensure that children experience positive parenting and couples enjoy unconditional love and acceptance. She has recently submitted her Ph.D. thesis on effectiveness of behaviour therapies in managing parenting stress of ADHD children in relation to parenting stress, which undoubtedly qualifies her for the big league in the none too distant future.

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Dr. Finita Glory Roy, who has completed her P.hd from the Bharathi Dasan University, Trichy, is welcome and refreshing addition to our organisation, which is top heavy and overloaded with talented and competent professionals. That she is a meritorious and intelligent student, can be gleaned from her excellent academic performances and track record. She is a lady of many parts and accomplishments. She has played many diverse and multi various roles of a lecturer, co-ordinator, and professional consultant with great efficiency and distinction. Her core competencies include General Psychology, Abnormal  Psychology, Audiology and Speech Therapy, Family and Child Care just to mention a few. She has also delivered a plethora of lecturer and taken part in many international and national conferences and has an array of publications to her credit. An altruist that is benevolent by nature, it is her burning ambition and desire to employ her knowledge and expertise for the welfare of the society and the individual at large.

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Mr. S.Vijay Anand, is a young, dynamic and enterprising candidate with a  lot of inborn talent and hidden abilities and potentials to boot. He has also won a lot of awards and acclaim, which establish his sterling qualities and credentials beyond the pale of any doubt. His academic performances conclusively establish the fact that he is a good student with fine scholastic merits. He has played many various roles as lecturer, professor etc with distinction and aplomb. It is only goes on to prove that he wears many hats and is a professional of rare merit. There is no doubt that the society and the organisation will stand to benefit immensely from his knowledge, experience and expertise in the near future.