Our understanding of healthcare is limited to reaction and problem-solving. It needs to be more preventive and focused on creating well-being.
Shraddha Shah founded Synapsium Brain Health Clinic to provide superior clinical, psychological and neuropsychological services to adults and the elderly in 2013. The Classroom, a Synapsium Initiative was introduced in 2018 to address the need for creating awareness and negating mental health stigma in our community.
She discovered her passion for the workings of the human brain while completing her Bachelors in Neuroscience in New York and then pursued a Master’s degree in Psychology in Mumbai. She continued her training in Neuropsychology at KEM Hospital, Mumbai and is currently, a PhD Scholar conducting research in the area of Positive Neuropsychology.
Ms. Shah strives to bring newer therapies of neuropsychological rehabilitation through continued learning from international faculty and training experiences such as, at the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation, New York.
Apart from her extensive work at Synapsium, she is also a Consultant at Sir HN Reliance hospital and Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai. She also enjoys teaches neurocognition to Masters students at the S.N.D.T. University.
Ms. Shah has presented her research at Conferences such as, the prestigious annual Epilepsy Conference and Indian Conference of NeuroRehab. Her research won the “Best Poster” award at the Indian Conference of NeuroRehabilitation in 2016 and 2017.
Ms. Shah is a fellow of the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists, Indian Federation of NeuroRehabilitation, World Federation of NeuroRehabilitation, Indian Epilepsy Society, Indian Epilepsy Association and the Bombay Neuroscience Association.
Ms. Shah is passionate, creative and a person of many talents. Her interests include photographing human interactions, studying philosophy, and exploring novel experiences and places. The practice of mindfulness meditation and Vipassana have facilitated her journey of self-discovery and helped her find meaningful purpose in life. She has always loved animals and volunteer work has taken up a lot of her early adult life.
Rahat Sanghvi is a Clinical Psychologist at Synapsium Brain Health Clinic. She graduated from St. Xavier’s College, and went on to complete her Master’s in Psychology with a specialisation in Clinical Psychology from S.N.D.T. Women’s University.
Her passion for psychology and neuroscience led her to pursue a career in neuropsychology. It was also the reason she sought internships during her Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes that aided her professional development
Ms. Sanghvi has been trained in psychometric and neuropsychological assessments, neuropsychological rehabilitation and geriatric care.
She has had the opportunity to participate in and organise workshops focused on psychotherapy and well-being. She has also worked with organisations to promote child and geriatric health.
Ms. Sanghvi is passionate about encouraging psychological research in India and has contributed to the field as a part of an epidemiological study on Traumatic Brain Injury, presented as a poster at the World Congress for Neurorehabilitation.
She is interested in working with Acquired Brain Injury patients and their caregivers. Her approach to Neuropsychological Rehabilitation is patient and family focused. She is keen on working with caregivers to prevent caregiver burnout.
She strongly believes that every person can live a healthy and purposeful life and uses evidence-based techniques to guide her clients to become the best versions of themselves. As a therapist, her focus includes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy & Acceptance Based Therapy, along with Mindfulness Based Interventions.
Besides her working as a Clinical Psychologist, Ms. Sanghvi is also part of community outreach programmes and awareness building initiatives. She has created and conducted workshops in different areas of lifestyle management. Ms. Sanghvi’s two big loves are dogs and coffee. If you don't see her on her morning runs, you can find her with her nose buried in her Kindle or giving free belly rubs and love to any animal in sight.
Vishwa Modi is a Clinical Psychologist at Synapsium Brain Health Clinic.
After completing her Bachelor's in Psychology from Mumbai University, she went on to pursue her Master's in Psychology, with a specialisation in Clinical Psychology from S.N.D.T. Women's University. During this period, Ms. Modi also undertook research projects and has managed to publish two research papers, nationally and internationally.
Additionally, Ms. Modi has experience working with young adults and the elderly. She is trained in psychological assessments, neuropsychological assessments, therapy, neuropsychological rehabilitation and elder care. She also works in the area of social media and mental health awareness. Ms. Modi’s work focuses on Dementia care and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. She incorporates her passion for the arts during the rehabilitation process. She is focused on finding new ways to provide dementia care according to her patient’s problems.
Ms. Modi strongly believes in reaching out and creating a responsible and a stigma-free society. Her focus includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Transactional Analysis, and she includes Mindfulness Based Interventions in her practice and various other evidence-based therapies. As a part of her continued education, Ms. Modi has attended several workshops, seminars and has organized various events and workshops and continues to do so through Synapsium’s Initiative - The Classroom.
Ms. Modi is an ambitious, optimistic and a fun-loving person. She is passionate and dedicated about her work. She is a lover of the expressive arts, reading and playing sports. She has been professionally trained in classical music and folk dance. She spends her down time participating in various art performances. She has often tried to incorporate the same in her practice.
Pia Sanghvi is a Psychotherapist, currently working at Synapsium Brain Health Clinic. She graduated from Mumbai University with a Bachelors in Psychology and completed her further education from S.N.D.T. University with a Masters in Psychology, specialising in Counselling Psychology.
Her prior work experience includes practicing as a School psychologist, counselling children, adolescents and parents. She has conducted individual and group therapy sessions at centres specializing in the areas of de-addiction rehabilitation and psychiatric disorders. Along with the above, Ms. Sanghvi has worked with several non-governmental organisations to improve the wellbeing of others.
After her graduation, Ms. Sanghvi contributed to a book on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, published research papers in reputed journals and worked towards constructing a national database for mental health professionals in India. She has given considerable importance to continued education as well as learning of new skills to enhance her practice and personal growth.
At Synapsium, Ms. Sanghvi conducts therapy for a wide-ranged population with varied concerns. Her therapeutic process is guided by techniques and strategies from evidence-based therapies. Some of which include - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness-based interventions. She believes in following the tenet of 'helping you help yourself' and guides her clients as they move through their journeys of self-exploration. She has received training in understanding psychological evaluations, providing geriatric care, and conducting neuropsychological rehabilitation. Additionally, she works in the areas of research and community outreach.
In the past, Ms. Sanghvi has conducted workshops at educational and community organisations. Presently, she plays a vital role in organising workshops and programs for community members through Synapsiums's initiative - The Classroom.
Ms. Sanghvi is helpful, enthusiastic and intuitive. She is driven by her personal philosophy - explore, experience and enlighten. Her passions include being amongst nature, participating in adventure activities, exploring new cultures and spending time with animals.