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Shobhika Jaju, is the founder, psychologist (clinical) and psychotherapist at Silver Linings: Guidance & Counselling Centre. She completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Mumbai University and secured a university merit rank in her subject (Psychology - SM) and the course at the Bachelor’s level in Mumbai University. She is a Certified Career Counsellor and a Certified Queer Affirmative Pracititioner (QACP by MHI, Mumbai). Shobhika has qualified the NET exam for teaching at graduate / post – graduate level.
At Silver Linings, Shobhika practices using several therapy formats, including CBT-REBT, Relaxation / Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy, Person Centered Therapy. She also conducts career guidance & aptitude testing for students & professionals.
Other than her counselling centre, she is also working as an Assistant Professor in Psychology & Course Coordinator at Parvatibai Chowgule College, Goa for the M.A. in Child Psychology & Child Development Program. She is a consulting freelance psychologist for prominent institutions in Goa & Mumbai, including the Little’s Pre – Primary & Primary School at Fatorda, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and Navy Hospital, Vasco, to name a few.
She has an extensive clinical experience of working with clients from various age groups exhibiting a range of academic, behavioural & emotional difficulties. She has interned in the psychiatric OPD’s at hospitals across Mumbai and worked with Missionaries of Charity, private clinics, & schools, in Kolkata. Shobhika frequently conducts workshops on topics related to mental health for students, teachers, parents and corporates. She also frequently writes for several print and online media, including Planet Goa, Incredible Goa, ParentEdge, among others. She is a published researcher, has delivered several guest lectures, and has been invited to be a part of expert panels in conferences and seminars. Shobhika is an international affiliate of the American Psychological Association, member of the Global Movement for Mental Health, & Bombay Psychological Association.Read More
“This workshop on Self – Hypnosis was definitely beneficial & I look forward to seeing improvements in myself in coming days using whatever I have learnt here today. – Ms. K. Student”
“I personally liked the workshop because I updated myself on the anger management ways”. – A.D.’s experience of the two day course on anger management. “The workshop helped me personally and also in counseling with students”. – H.P.’s experience of the anger management course.
“First of all hats off to the beautiful work you’re doing. I really liked the session because it covered many things and helped me to update myself. It also helped me to learn and apply the techniques. Thank you. God bless…” – F.D’s experience of the certificate course on anger management.
I came to know for the first time that body pain can be released through the psychological methods. Thank you for the enlightenment.
“Today’s workshop on self – hypnosis is definitely going to bring a positive change in me. It was worth attending.” – Ms. S., Student.
“Very interesting workshop on Positive Communication & got great insights in the art of communicating.”
Congratulations Shobhika. I attended the program which Shobhika was handling in Margao. Very well organized, very well spoken & great support from the audience. Well done Shobhika.
“Thank You for your workshop. It was really helpful, very informative & to the point.” – A.F. & A.C., Psychology Students
“I found the workshop was very useful and will try this techniques on myself and my students to control their anger.” – S.M.’s experience about the anger management course. “It was simple, straight forward, timing well-kept and fulfilling.” – D.J.’s experience of the anger management course. “It was very good it helped me a lot.” – G.K.’s experience of the anger management course.
I attended counselling sessions with Shobhika because I was upset over many things. My grades were falling; I had become violent and depressed to the extent that I contemplated suicide. At first, I was apprehensive wondering if counselling would help at all. But as I opened up to Shobhika, I felt good about myself. My therapist helped me with my anger, equipping me with strategies to control it, and helped me in identifying my triggers. She also guided me in academic matters. I can claim to have a better control over my actions now and am no more bothered by any suicidal thoughts. I am thankful to Shobhika for her support and efforts with me. The things she said will always stay with me and help me in achieving my goals.
“It was interesting and good information. As a psychologist, this session will help me use of some of the techniques. Thank You.” – R.C., Psychologist
“I want to say that I was afraid my daughter will not interact and mix up with other kids. But she opened up and was doing all the activities as well as talking. I am glad I got her here.” – Parent of 3 yr. old participant for our life skills workshop.
“I would like to thank you for providing me valuable advises and guidance whenever i needed them. Thanks a lot again.” – S.S. after successful Career Counselling sessions.
“The session has helped me, especially in understanding Dyslexia more deeply as you shared some of the cases. Exercises were also something new I learnt. Thank you & keep me informed when you have other related workshops.” – P.S., Psychologist
Thank you for an enlightening session on mental health. We will organize many more such sessions in the future. Your efforts are much appreciated.
“The two sessions on career counseling have helped me understand the relationship between my personality and my future career options. It has helped me reach one step closer to my decision of choosing my future career. I am thankful to Silver Linings counseling institute”. – S.S. (Client for Career Counselling)
“Love your energy v& enthusiasm. Keep up the good work.” – V.V., Special Educator
“The Self – Hypnosis Workshop was very professionally delivered by Shobhika. It was interactive and she is a compatible person to work with. I would highly recommend this workshop to others interested in learning a new skill for personal development.” – By W.D., Psychologist.
“This is one of the enriching session, that will pay rich dividends whereby one gets to know oneself as well as get acquainted and comfortable with the demands and pressures of life. I would like to recommend her course to all the young and the not so young in order to cope with the challenges life throws and make life blissful. I wish Ms. Shobhika good wishes & blessings.” – By Dr. Smitha Kamat, Professor
“The psychotherapy sessions have really helped me build my confidence. And I am thankful to Ms. Shobhika Jaju for supporting me in my moments of crisis. Thank you!”- A.B. (Client battling depression – Therapy successfully closed)
“The workshop was quite interesting and the concepts were nicely explained and demonstrated.” – Psychology Student. “Helped me; got so much information. Learned a lot.” – 14 yr. old student.
We are NOW OPEN for in-person sessions at the centre. However, due to the ongoing situation, we are also offering ONLINE and tele-therapy options for all new and returning clients. Please contact us for more information or if you would like to schedule an appointment or consultation. Thank you!