Dr. I R Rajkumar- Medical Director

Dr. Rajkumar is an experienced Honorary Psychiatrist who has been practicing for over 30 years. He received his postgraduate medical studies degree at Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital in Mumbai. He also received the JC Marfatia Gold Medal for his proficiency in Psychological Medicine at the MD examination of Bombay University in 1982.

Dr. Rajkumar is passionate about helping others struggling with substance abuse and emotional challenges. His expertise extends to people of all ages. He is well trained in psychopharmacology, behavior therapy, and psychotherapy.

Dr. Natasha Ryntathiang- Clinical Director

Dr. Ryntathiang is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 10 yearsof experience. She graduated from Delhi University with M. Phil in Clinical Psychology (IHBAS), MA in Clinical Psychology and BA Honors in Psychology. She has worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in mental health institutions for the government (Lecturer, Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health, Pune) and privately (VIMHANS, Delhi), as well as in the field of education and research. In the course of her practice, she has conducted many workshops on psychotherapy, psychological assessments, counseling skills, and CBT, and has trained many students and professionals in their clinical and academic work. She has developed curriculum for courses in psychology. Dr. Rynthathiang is also guest faculty at MSU.

Dr. Ryntathiang manages the clinical team to define goals and plans in the therapy programs for all clients. She also conducts group therapy sessions for our clients and group family counseling.

Dr. Shweta Tripathy- Primary Therapist

Dr. Thripathy is Alpha Healing Center’s Primary Therapist with 10 years of experience in serving youth and adults. She helps people who struggle with mental health, addiction, and coping issues, such as depression, anxiety, and interpersonal relationships. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Utkal University in Odisha. She has also contributed at National and International levels in academic journals in the area of Yoga Nidra and Sports Psychology.

Dr. Ashwin Patkar- Advisory

Dr. Patkar is a psychiatrist in Durham, North Carolina,and affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area including Duke Regional Hospital and Duke University Hospital. He received his medical degree from Seth G.S. Medical College and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Dr. Parth Soni- Psychiatrist

Dr. Soni is Alpha’s in-house psychiatrist. He completed his MBBS from MSU Baroda and DNB in Psychiatry from K. J. Somaiya Hospital in Mumbai. Dr. Parth has also completed his PG Diploma in Geriatric Medicine from NIMS University, Jaipur, and PG Diploma in Clinical Trial Management from Gujarat University. His main areas of interest include treatment and recovery from substance abuse, sexual-related addictions, and preventing suicide. Dr. Soni is a dynamic doctorwho strives to provide new and evidence-based approaches topatient treatment.

Yogini Dighe- Occupational Therapist

Yogini Dighe is the full-time licensed Occupational Therapist at Alpha Healing Center. She completed her M.O.T. from Manipal University and has over 6 years of experience in her field helping patients in lifestyle modification, developing a proper routine, and relearning daily activities and self-care skills.

Dr. Tarak Vachharajani- Hypnotherapist

Dr. Vachharajani is a life coach, motivator, and clinical hypnotherapist at Alpha Healing Center. He has 20 years of experience in the field of Dentistry. He completed his post-graduate degree in Clinical and Applied Hypnosis from MS University in Vadodara. He devotes his time and professional work helping people with depression, phobia addictions, and low self-esteem. Dr. Tarak Vachharajani loves to train and educate people to be motivated and understand how to tap into their power of the subconscious mind.

Mridula Mishra- Art Therapist

Ms. Mishra is the Art Therapist at Alpha Healing Center. She completed her Masters in Visual Arts and Sculpture from MSU Fine Arts. In the last 4 years, she taught sculpture and photography to architecture students at SVIT VASAD. In the last 6 years, she participated in over 15 shows, 10 exhibitions, and 5 residencies. At Alpha, she helps clients develop self-awareness and personal insight using creative art sessions and assignments. She encourages self-expression to improve confidence and self-esteem.

Deepmala Patel- Yoga Therapist

Deepmala Patel is a full-time Yoga Therapist at Alpha Healing Center. She completed her BS in Yoga from Lakulesh Yoga University in Ahmadabad. She has worked at the Institute as a professor of Yoga Practical for 2 years. In Khel Mahakumbh in 2016, Ms. Patel had the opportunity to instruct 600 youth in practicing Yoga for 20 days to help with physical fitness and emotional balance.

Swati Patel- Consulting Dietitian

Ms. Patel is a Dietitian/Nutritionist with 24 years of experience. She currently works as the Consulting Dietician at Alpha Healing Center. She completed a BS in Dietetics/Nutrition from the University of Mumbai in 1992, her post graduate in Dietetics and Applied Nutrition from the University of Mumbai in 1993, and a post graduate in Hair and Skin Aesthetics from Tulip International Australia in 2015.

Mr. Amit Thakkar- Motivational Therapist

Mr. Thakkar has lived in recovery from alcohol and nicotine addiction for the last 30 years. He follows the Twelve Steps therapy method and instructs others on how embracing its philosophy can change their life.


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