Siddhi Hegde

M.A, M.Phil

I am a firm believer in the human capacity to grow and heal. I believe that every individual wants to grow and will do so when subjected to a suitable environment. I see it as my job to create an environment conducive to such development. I have deep appreciation and respect for the field of psychol...

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Siddhi offers therapy in

Anxiety
Depression
Stress
Anger
Grief
Negative Thinking
Overthinking
Self Esteem Issues
Sleep Disturbances
Bipolar Affective Disorder
OCD

Expert in Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Treatment Methods: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Narrative Therapy
Speaks English, Hindi, Marathi
5+ years of experience
Available on live, voice, and chat
3000+ hours in therapy

Thoughts my clients are struggling with

I get tired very easily
I have too much to deal with
It's tough to resist cravings
I keep thinking about my loss
I never feel refreshed after sleeping
My thoughts are always racing

Affiliations

Senior Consultant Psychologist at Amaha from Mar 2021 to present
Counselor at iCALL Psychosocial Helpline from May 2016 to May 2018
Counselor at SNEHA from May 2018 to Jul 2018

Why did you choose to become a therapist?

"The inspiration to become a therapist came from a novel I read at a very young age where a character had a complicated mental condition and I was awestruck by the perseverance of our minds to protect us from danger,unpleasant situations and memories. The field continues to be riveting. The more I learn, the more curious I become. In addition to the intellectual stimulation, the field also provides a unique opportunity to really listen to stories and experiences of people. I thoroughly enjoy that process. It gives me the opportunity to witness people growing and learning from their own selves which is beautiful to watch!"

What would you like to tell a client who comes to you for therapy?

"One aspect clients can expect is a very supportive, non-judgemental and open environment with me. I would want them to feel free to talk about anything, negative or positive, without any fear of judgement or unpleasantness. In a therapy setting, the clients can expect a relationship that is committed towards their growth and progress."

What does a first session with you look like?

"I prefer not to structure the first session a lot. A very talented colleague once told me,that when one tries to fit the client's narrative to elicit the information that is 'necessary', a lot of critical information is lost. I prefer to let the client take the lead in the first session and then frames my enquiries to gain better insights. "

What has been an important learning of being a therapist?

"I have had many learnings from my time in this profession. The most important one for me would be the immense potential that every human being has in themselves. The endless perseverance that a person can have. It is extremely inspiring to watch people emerge from difficulties. It, also, is a very fulfilling feeling to know that the space you provide to the clients is helping them achieve that growth. I personally obtain a lot of strength from my clients. "

Can you share a quote that resonates with you?

"People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner."" I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” ― Carl R. Rogers, A Way of Being"


₹600 for 30 mins | next slot on 4 Jul