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Wisdom Matters is a Neuropsychiatry and Wellness Centre specializing in the treatment of addiction and mental health issues. We are a team of professionals working towards finding the best treatment options to help patients with Addiction, Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Anxiety, OCD, and more.

 

We lead prevention programs for students and organizations. The aim of these programs is to address the problem when it is still budding.

Our qualified team of subject matter experts also run training programs for young professionals to help them develop the necessary skills for working with individuals and families in distress.

Meet The Team

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Dr Chhaya Sualy

Chief Psychiatrist

  • Dr Chhaya Sualy

A Neuropsychiatrist with over 20 years of experience in the medical and the helping profession. She is a
certified member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) as well as the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS).


She graduated with honours from Mumbai as a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS). She also has a
P. G. Diploma in Psychological Medicine (D. P. M.) and PG Diploma in Medico Legal Systems.

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Indrajit Deshmukh

Co-founder, Director

  • Indrajit Deshmukh

The founder-director of Wisdom Matters, Indrajit Deshmukh is one of the first CEB Teachers in India trained by Dr Alan B Wallace and Dr Eve Ekman (Santa Barbara Institute, California), a Hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner and a proponent of Buddhist Psychology and Ethics.

He is also the co-founder of Vajradhatu: Centre for Study and Practice of Indian Mind Traditions.

He spearheads many awareness programs and community empowerment programs. He is also a resource person for other NGO’s who work in the field of HIV – AIDS and Suicide Prevention. He has conducted numerous training programs for the Maharashtra Police and guest lectures for Bharthi Vidyapeeth, Symbiosis, Fergusson, MIT, Salaam Baalak Trust (Delhi), Snehadhara Foundation (Bangalore), Evolve (Ahemdabad), Lighthouse (Mumbai).

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Dr Trupti Vedpathak

Consultant Psychiatrist

  • Dr Trupti Vedpathak

With vast knowledge and expertise in areas of Addiction, Mood, and Anxiety Disorders; she has over 15 years of experience in this field.

 

Post Graduation in Psychiatry from Grant Medical College, JJ Hospital Mumbai, and MRCPsych from England. She also holds a UK Medical Council (GMC) Registration.

The Assistant Staff

Advocates of Mental Health

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Rashi Thole

  • Rashi Thole

Rashi is currently pursuing her Master's in Clinical Psychology from Symbiosis College, Pune. She has completed her Bachelor's in Psychology from Fergusson College and also holds a Diploma in Liberal Arts.

 

She is the Project Lead for our 'Support Groups' initiative.

She is also a certified REBT practitioner and is skilled in conducting group and individual sessions. In addition, she is a Mandala Artist and conducts ingeniously crafted sessions using creative arts as a tool. 

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Shreeta Ambekar

  • Shreeta Ambekar

Bachelor of Arts with Psychology as a specialisation from Fergusson College, Pune.

 

She has been associated with Wisdom Matters since the past 2 years and co-ordinates our events, training sessions and internships and educational programs. 

 

Being a classical dancer herself, she is able to weave creativity and innovation into her group therapy interventions.

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Mrunal Mohite

  • Mrunal Mohite

Bachelors in Arts with Psychology as specialisation (Fergusson College, Pune)

 
She has been associated with us for the past 2 years and has contributed to the recoveries of people battling mental illnesses. She manages
internships and other events at the centre. 


She has effectively learnt to use creative means such as drama or story telling in therapy and have therefore improved her skills of conducting group and individual therapeutic sessions.

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Pranaya Donjekar

  • Pranaya Donjekar

With a Master's in clinical psychology from Fergusson college, Pune, Pranaya has been associated with us for over 5 years.

 

She holds a diploma certificate in Buddhist Psychology and Ethics from SPPU, and is also a certified Signature Analysit. 

 

Pranaya is also a licensed Zumba instructor. She craftfully and effectively conducts Zumba sessions for the participants at the centre with a genuine intent of healing.

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Tavishi Singhal

  • Shreeta Ambekar

Tavishi is currently persuing her Master's in Clinical Psychology from Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce, Pune, and also studying Clinical Hypnotherapy at ICHARS, Mumbai.  

 

She has a strong affinity towards community and social services, with diplomas in Women Studies and Liberal Arts. In her practise, she leans towards a solution-focused approach, ensuring to assess and analyse the intricacies of every case she's presented with.

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Riya Singhal

  • Mrunal Mohite

Riya is currently pursuing her Master's in Clinical Psychology from Symbiosis College, Pune. She has completed her Bachelor's in Psychology from Fergusson College and also holds a Diploma in sports psychology.

She has been associated with us for the past two years and co-ordinates various projects in the organisation. She actively conducts psychometric tests with the participants as well as facilitates group sessions by incorporating positive psychology to enhance well-being.

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Dr Shailesh Joshi

Senior Advisor

With a Doctorate in Biochemistry, he has teaching experience spanning 15 years in subjects ranging from
yogic meditation to research methodologies. He has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and a diploma in medical
laboratory techniques.

 

He has completed a Post-graduate diploma in Applied Mahayana Buddhist Ethics & Psychology from the prestigious Pune University. 

Dr Joshi has also completed a basic course in Transactional Analysis (ICTA, Kochi) and is trained in Counselling with Mindfulness from Just Being, Pune.

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Sonal Oswal

Graphotherapist

  • Sonal Oswal

A Graphologist with a master's in Clinical Psychology with a keen understanding of Buddhist Psychology. She has been practicing and designing therapies for people suffering from psychological disorders, helping them to change their lives for the past 8 years in various parts of the world such as Sri Lanka, Australia, Nigeria, Singapore, India, and more.


She is also a Reiki Healer, a technique that uses Meditation and Vedic mantras as tools for healing. As a mental health practitioner, she uses a unique combination of Graphology, Graphotherapy, and Meditation. 

 

She has also conducted workshops and training sessions in schools, colleges, corporates, and Rotary Club. Her work has been published in Times of India, Pune and Sakaal Times.

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Clinical Psychologist

  • Shalmalee Gadgil

As an M.A. Clinical Psychology, certified NLP practitioner, Cognitive Hypnotic Coach, Arts Based Therapy Practitioner, Psychotherapist, Group Therapist, and with a knack for Psychometric Testing, she can guarantee top-of-the-line counseling and psychological services catered to your needs.

 

She strives to aid individuals struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, OCD, personality disorders, bipolar, burnout, alcohol addiction, drug addiction, behavioural addictions, schizophrenia, and dual-diagnosis to truly heal and recover.

 

Since 2016, she has provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to those dealing with challenging life experiences. 

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Shrikant Anekar

Peer Educator

Shrikant Anekar is an integral member of our team. He has over 25 years experience in the field, and a resource person for Addiction and related issues.

 

He strives to spread awareness about the destructive nature of addiction, understanding the nature of our mind and developing healthy coping mechanisms through the skilful use of the acquired practical knowledge and vast experience.

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Devji Varchand

Hospitality Manager

  • Sonal Oswal

A Diploma in Business Management from Dimensions University, Singapore.

 

His own recovery journey with addiction enables him to empathize with his peers and help them out in an efficient manner. He plays a pivotal role in managing the day-to-day functioning of the centre and meeting patients' needs.

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Girish Gokhale

Centre In-charge

Girish is a multi-talented member of our team who handles tasks ranging from admission procedures, networking, business development and patient care. 

He has been working as a caregiver for the last 15 years. He has worked in some of the top rehabilitation centres in Goa and Maharashtra.

He has also done several counselling programs to enhance his skill-set and is known for his empathetic approach towards patient management and recovery.