No matter how well-built or healthy you appear, you are not healthy if you're not mentally well. It's important to understand that focusing on mental health is just as crucial as focusing on physical health. Unfortunately, many people tend to underestimate the importance of mental health, often leading to experiences of anxiety and depression.
Thankfully, some individuals recognize the significance of mental health and work as mental health counselors to help and support others. One such counselor is Shaira Kohli. Let's explore Shaira's journey as a mental health counselor and the positive impact she has made on people's well-being.
Shaira Kohli earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Delhi University and pursued a Master's in Clinical Psychology. With experience in various fields, including schools, NGOs, and rehabilitation facilities, she discovered her passion for individual psychotherapy.
In 2019, she embarked on her independent practice as a mental health counselor to help people manage stress. Over the years, she has worked with more than 500 clients, including various age groups, from three-year-old children to 85-year-old adults, addressing a wide range of mental health concerns. Her services include individual psychotherapy, support groups, workshops, and training programs. Shaira has also organized workshops, support groups, and internships for students aspiring to enter the field of psychology. Additionally, she has worked with underprivileged children in NGOs.
Shaira is one of the four counselors behind the mental health organization "Theraweave." This organization is dedicated to building a community that enhances awareness, accessibility, and acceptance of all aspects related to mental health.
Shaira employs various approaches to assist her clients based on their individual needs. She is well-versed in trauma-informed care and is supportive of individuals with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations. She acknowledges that each person is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy.
She resonates with the quote the most is "Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they are never weakness."
Shaira aims to collaborate with different industries, including educational institutions, corporations, and healthcare, to promote a more open and accepting perspective on mental health.