ALBERT ELLIS INSTITUTE, ATC, INDIA
SATELLITE CENTRE, MUMBAI
MAN IS DISTURBED NOT BY EVENTS
BUT BY THE MEANING HE GIVES THEM
Malvika Varma is a trained psychologist by profession with BA in Psychology Honours from Delhi University and a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. She has received Advance Training in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) from the Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA.
Malvika Varma's aStereoTherapy is now a Satellite Centre of Albert Ellis Institute, Affiliated Training Centre, India. It is situated in Citi Mall, Andheri West, Mumbai, which is Malvika Varma's personal and primary clinic for psychotherapy.
Malvika Varma also counsels at Springfield High School, Bandra West. She is a teaching faculty for Xavier’s Institute for Counselling Psychology (XICP), Mumbai. She practises at a Learning and Assessment Centre in Khar West.
She conducts several training programs in REBT/CBT and their applications for psychology professionals and students. She also conducts and facilitates various community based mental health workshops, including workshops for children and adolescents for problems concerning anxiety, depression, anger, weight management, parenting, relationships, work stress and so on.
AT aStereoTherapy, MALVIKA VARMA, BASED ON POPULAR
THERAPIES BY ALBERT ELLIS, AARON BECK, HELPS YOU BE
CLOSER TO WHO YOU REALLY ARE - A HUMAN!
Malvika Varma uses evidence-based short-term therapies of REBT/CBT to help you correctly identify your disturbance, recognise how it is influenced by your beliefs and help you adopt an alternative healthier way of thinking that will help you reach your goals.
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)/Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) belong to the cognitive school of thought. The basic tenet of these therapies being that the way we think influences the way we feel and act. Most people believe our misery is caused by external events/people only. Unlike most therapies, REBT shows you how certain unhelpful beliefs contribute towards creating and maintaining unhealthy negative emotions. This is helpful because even if these adverse external events cannot be altered we aren't doomed to feel miserable about them. Instead we have the choice to feel much lesser disturbed by adopting a healthier belief system. This is exactly what Malvika Varma will help you achieve through the course of her therapy.
"Before getting down to what ‘good’ mental health is, I would first like to share my views on what I think good mental health is not. A person with good mental health is not someone who never gets upset, is happy all the time, likes everyone, always puts others happiness ahead of his own, tolerates life’s difficulties endlessly, follows the social norms, etc. So who is a person with good mental health? A person who understands the essence of being human - who is true to the emotional experiences that he has, yet is able to regulate negative emotions effectively, has a high tolerance but chooses to tolerate when its worth it, pursues responsible hedonism, makes others happy but not at the cost of his own happiness, takes calculated risks, is not afraid to make mistakes."- MALVIKA VARMA.
aStereoTherapy HAS A WIDE VARIETY OF SERVICES WHICH
CATER TO YOUR MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH NEEDS
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Personal, one-on-one, counselling for various emotional and behavioural disturbances - anxiety, depression, anger, hurt, guilt, shame, procrastination, addiction, stress and more.
This is designed for couples to manage their relationship frustrations to enhance the quality of their partnership. This also includes premarital and marital counselling.
Counselling for a group with a common goal like anger management, relationship problems, family therapy, anxiety and more. Therapy happens on a cohesive level here.
Just like personal counselling, this is designed to better cater to children and adolescents with various emotional and behavioural disturbances and encourage healthier emotional development.
Counselling in the comfort of your home. People who don't wish to travel, living away from Mumbai, living in foreign countries that need counseling could book a session on Skype or FaceTime.
Free anonymous 40 minute support group meetings, supervised by Malvika Varma, to discuss on the day's topic and share their experiences to help others in the group and, in turn, help self.
Based on principals of Rational Emotive Education (REE), children and adolescents are trained in their life skills and other helpful emotional and mental health concepts.
Guidance and counselling for students, workshop with parents, teachers and students. Programs for dealing with stress from examinations and submissions and to prepare them for their professional life post-college.
Over a month's period of intensive internship with basic and advanced theory of REBT/CBT along with hands-on practical training in applied settings.
A comprehensive understanding of the theory and application of the principles of REE and how you can teach the same to children and adolescents in a classroom or small group setting, in the form of an activity based emotional curriculum.
RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY(REBT)/COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY(CBT) TRAINING PROGRAMS
Theory and application of REBT/CBT for students and professional of psychology imparted in an 18-hour format.
Corporate training based on principles of REBT/CBT for employees and management on topics like communication, inter-personal relationships, stress management, motivation, leadership and more.
Special one to two day workshops on various popular topics like mid-life crisis, relationships, anxiety, procrastination, depression, exam anxiety, or topics of people's choice.
Defined as deploying anger successfully, this is a workshop to train in temper control by techniques like relaxation, cognitive restructuring, problem solving and improving communication strategies.
Workshops designed for parents to manage stress, help them develop a better relationship with their kids and help them understand their children better. Specialised programs for parents during and after pregnancy to raise an emotionally healthy, happy child.
Based on 'The Beck Diet Solution', uses cognitive and behavioural techniques to teach dieters how to lose/gain weight and continually motivate them to maintain their desired weight.
One to two day workshops of understanding and overcoming psychological reasons for why we fail to communicate assertively, along with practical skills of assertive communication.
Understanding and modifying the unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours to fill the gap between where you are and where you want to be, with respect to any goal.