“Tell me how it feels when you toss a kid in the air and the kid smiles back in response? It is the TRUST what that kid shows up on you.” That’s how I feel when I see the trust of my client. The satisfaction I get when I see that smile back on my client’s faces is what they were striving for. Probably this was the foremost reason why I got into this field. It’s a delight to me to be a helping hand for the people who are missing their old selves. Ask Divya is a platform for you to get back to the real you. The self what you are missing but not finding a way to get it back.
Education And Experience
Ask Divya is started not because I had completed my education in psychology. In fact, I chose to pursue an education in psychology with the idea of serving people to deal with their struggling issues. While studying aircraft engineering, I developed an interest in studying human engineering too. That is how it started. While I finished my master’s in psychology, I got the opportunity to work in the Mini Ratna- Pawan Hans Helicopters. It was all on the basis of my technical education in aircraft maintenance that I got a job in the PHL. But the love for psychology was always alive deep in my heart and I kept continuing my learnings in therapies while being on the job. I got associated with an education society named Baba Gurar Das Education Society, where I served people on weekends or after my duty hours. The main task over there was centered towards terminally ill patients and obviously with their family members. Over there I learned to deal with the topics like stress management, relationship issues, anger management, self-esteem issues, phobia, psychotherapy, psychoeducation, etc. Assisting eminent counselors, I was able to provide grief counseling to the family members of terminally ill patients.
Even in the Pawan Hans, I was engaged in the Human factors training along with my usual technical work. I must say it was an utterly pleasant experience to work in Pawan Hans. But I had to part my ways to pursue further education in psychology. This is where the actual journey started. Before starting to pursue a doctorate I completed PGDCFT i.e. Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Family Therapy. Working in VIMHANS hospital was an enchanting experience where I got the real practical experience of using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, RE-Attach therapy, Hypnotherapy, and couple therapy.
Apart from this, I had also been a part of marital and parenting counseling training, which escalated my skills and sharpened the way to handle such issues.
When you dream big, you can’t settle for less and this is where I opted to go for doctoral studies in psychology. The topic of my doctoral studies was majorly Post Partum Depression, where I researched on Personality of an individual, marital relations, stress, and the family with respect to depression among individuals. The research duration was a big-time learning experience and it refined my knowledge to much extent. Even during my research I kept using my counseling skills and kept associated with numerous counseling organizations like Institute for professional Learning & Mental Health, Your Dost, etc.
Now I am ready to roar with all the theoretical and practical knowledge and use all to the fullest for the betterment of society.
With a promise given to myself to be there for the people who need my help, I crave to bring your smile back. Ask Divya is a platform to help you to meet the better you.