psychotherapist in India by Mansi Poddar psychotherapist in India by Mansi Poddar

Hi, I am Mansi

I'm a psychotherapist specializing in trauma therapy through somatic and narrative practices. Two highly effective therapies that help you process traumas, life issues or simply seek self growth.

I got my Master’s degree in Counselling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University in 2009. Currently, I practice privately providing quality psychotherapy and psychological testing globally.

I have over 13 year’s experience in working with childhood trauma, anxiety, life issues, sexuality, women’s issues, grief counselling, premarital counselling, anger management, marital therapy, infertility, mood disorders, personality disorders, depression, anxiety and schizophrenia, to name a few.

I am also a queer affirmative therapist and specialise in suicide prevention.

I have been featured as an expert in various media outlets like Times of India, The Hindu, Taza TV, Sanmarg, Salaam Duniya, The Telegraph, The Statesman, Complete Wellbeing Magazine, News Mania, All India Radio, Business Economics, Psychologs Magazine, Women’s Health, Bharat Ek Nazar, BRUT, BBC, Nas Daily, T2, Huffpost, Livemint,, etc.

In 2017, I was awarded by SRL laboratories for my work in mental health.

I also work as a mental health writer and have contributed to Life Positive, Complete Wellbeing, The Hindu, Times of India, and is an expert blogger on parenting for I was also a columnist for T2 Online.

Besides this, I do corporate workshops and have collaborated with HSBC, Justice and Care, Johnson & Johnson, Aditya Birla, Reserve Bank of India, The Westin, ICSI, Sureka Group, Tilottama Foundation, Aditya Birla, Prerna Charity Trust, Digestive Surgery Clinic, ABP Education, Endorphins, Jadavpur University and other corporates.

Having struggled with C-PTSD, eating disorders and suicidal ideation, I will meet you with compassion and understanding that also comes from life experiences and my own healing journey. To know more about some my life challenges you can watch my Josh and Brut Talk.

  My Educational Qualification

  • Masters in Counselling for Mental health and Wellness - New York University
  • Queer affirmative Counselling Practices - Mariwala Health Initiative
  • Narrative Therapy Practice Training - Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy
  • Certification in Narrative Therapy - Umeed, Mumbai
  • Narrative Apprenticeship - With David Epston, Kay Ingamells and Tom Carlson
  • Certification in Gottman Method of Marital Therapy - Eagles Mediation and Counselling Center, Singapore
  • Certification in Anger Management - International Association of Trauma Professionals, Florida
  • Certification in Trauma Focused Psychotherapy
  • Certification in Psychospiritual Psychotherapy - Association for Psychotherapy and Spirituality, New York
  • Certificate in Suicide Attention Training, Compassionate Inquiry by Gabor Mate
  • Professional Training Program in Compassionate Inquiry


Clinical Counselling Intern

Christ Hospital, New Jersey

Employee Assistance Counsellor

Human Dynamic

Fertility Counsellor

Neotia Bhagirathi Woman and Child Care Centre, Kolkata & Medica Hospital, Kolkata

Trauma Counsellor

International Justice Mission

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