Shobhika Jaju is a psychologist with a passion to excel in the field of mental health. She has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Mumbai. Backed by an excellent academic record, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Sophia College for Women, Mumbai and secured a merit rank in her subject area as well as in the Bachelor of Arts program across 250 plus colleges from Mumbai University. Shobhika is a Certified Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (Advanced Level), from the Albert Ellis Institute, New York. 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, and Person Centered Therapy. She also conducts Career Guidance & Aptitude Testing for students & professionals.
Shobhika has authored several research papers, is a published researcher and writes frequently for print and online media as a freelancer. Shobhika facilitates workshop on topics related to psychology and has conducted workshops for teachers, parents and students as well as corporate institutes. She has delivered several guest lectures and has also been invited as a panelist for seminars. Her work in the field of psychology has was covered by the Times of India and Café Herald (Goa Edition), during the pandemic in 2020.
Over the years, Shobhika has worked with and assisted children, adolescents, adults and the elderly with various concerns of the mind & behaviour. She has developed a keen interest in the workings of the mind and strongly believes that any mental, emotional or behavioural concern can be solved by training the mind.
Shobhika has been trained in several therapeutic modes, among which are Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and Hypnotic Induction. She is also adept with pain management, dementia management, and psychological first aid. She uses these and other therapeutic approaches in combination to help her clients. Some of her preferred modes of therapy include behaviour therapy (in various forms for children and adults), anger management, relapse – prevention from substance abuse, relaxation strategies, play therapy, and study skills, among others. With a firm belief that learning is life long, Shobhika continues to get trained in newer therapy modalities with an aim to help her patients live a better life.
Shobhika has worked with patients exhibiting several different mental disorders in demanding situations and is well – versed with the administration of some of the most important psychometric tests. She has helped clients with various mood & anxiety disorders, somatoform disorders, & schizophrenia, among other conditions. She has worked with children exhibiting symptoms of attention deficit, hyperactivity, learning disability, autism, bereavement and suicidal tendencies.
- Mood Disorders (Depression & Anxiety)
- Post – Partum Depression
- Pre-natal emotional management
- Adjustment Disorders
- Relationship Counselling (Dealing with a break – up / Marital Issues)
- Academic difficulties
- Anger & Stress Management