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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

She is a distinguished Neuropsychiatrist, brings over two decades of dedicated experience in both the medical and helping professions.

 

Her extensive career is marked by her unwavering commitment to improving mental health and her profound impact on the lives of countless patients.

 

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

He is the founder and director of Wisdom Matters and one of the pioneering CEB (Cultivating Emotional Balance) teachers in India, trained by Dr. Alan B. Wallace and Dr. Eve Ekman at the Santa Barbara Institute, California. Additionally, he is a certified Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner. He holds a Diploma in Buddhist Psychology and Ethics from Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU).

He is also the co-founder of Vajradhatu: Centre for Study and Practice of Indian Mind Traditions, where he contributes to the exploration and dissemination of traditional Indian mind practices.

As an advocate for mental health and community well-being, he spearheads numerous awareness and empowerment programs. His expertise is sought after by various NGOs working in the fields of HIV/AIDS and suicide prevention.

 

He has conducted extensive training programs for the Maharashtra Police and delivered guest lectures at esteemed institutions such as Bharthi Vidyapeeth, Symbiosis, Fergusson College, MIT, Salaam Baalak Trust (Delhi), Snehadhara Foundation (Bangalore), Evolve (Ahmedabad), and Lighthouse (Mumbai).

His multifaceted approach and dedication to mental health and community service make him a pivotal figure in this field.

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Dr Trupti Vedpathak

Consultant Psychiatrist

  • Dr Trupti Vedpathak

She ​is a highly skilled and experienced Neuropsychiatrist, with a specialized focus on Addiction, Mood, and Anxiety Disorders.

 

With over 15 years dedicated to these areas, she has developed a deep understanding and expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide range of related conditions.

 

Her extensive experience allows her to offer nuanced and effective care tailored to the unique needs of each patient.

 

She has completed her postgraduate training in Psychiatry at the prestigious Grant Medical College and JJ Hospital in Mumbai.

 

Her pursuit of excellence led her to further her education in England, where she earned the Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) and holds a registration with the UK Medical Council (GMC). This esteemed qualification is a testament to her advanced skills and knowledge in the field of psychiatry.

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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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Dr Deepti Meshram

BAMS, Medial Officer

With a BAMS, she brings more than 5 years of dedicated experience working in the field of mental health.

 

Her extensive experience encompasses handling and counselling patients with a range of conditions including drug addictions, schizophrenia, bipolar mood disorder, and OCD.

 

She closely monitors patients' health, guiding them towards healthier lifestyles, and establishing routines designed to expedite their recovery.

 

In addition to her degree, she has earned a Diploma in Yoga Therapy (DYT) and possesses proficiency in its healing techniques.

 

Her approach is holistic, aiming to provide comprehensive care that addresses both the mind and body, fostering a balanced and sustainable path to healing.

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Clinical Psychotherapist and Counsellor

  • Shalmalee Gadgil

With a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and certifications as an NLP Master Practitioner, Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapist, and Arts-Based Therapy Practitioner, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her practice. She is also a seasoned Group Therapist and an expert in Psychometric Testing and Diagnosis, ensuring top-of-the-line counselling and psychological services tailored to meet your unique needs.

Her mission is to heal and care for individuals struggling with a wide range of mental health issues, including trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, OCD, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, burnout, alcohol and drug addiction, behavioural addictions, schizophrenia, and dual-diagnosis. Her approach is comprehensive, aiming to facilitate true healing and recovery.

Since 2016, she has accumulated 8 years of experience providing specialized therapeutic services to those facing challenging life experiences. She single-handedly manages the outpatient department (OPD) for individuals with mental health concerns, demonstrating her dedication and expertise in this field.

 

Her commitment to her clients is evident in the personalized and compassionate care she delivers, helping them navigate their mental health journeys towards recovery and well-being.

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Simran Suryawanshi

Clinical Psychotherapist and Counsellor

A devoted and passionate psychotherapist with over three years of invaluable experience in the field. She has made it her mission to help individuals navigate the complexities of addiction, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and trauma.

 

Her work is characterized by a deep commitment to understanding and addressing the unique challenges faced by each of her clients, providing them with the support and guidance they need to heal and thrive.

She holds a Master's in Clinical Psychology with a solid foundation in various therapeutic modalities. To further enhance her holistic approach to mental health, she has completed a certificate course in Nutrition and Dietetics (and currently pursuing a master's degree in the same). Recognizing the profound impact that nutrition can have on mental well-being, she integrates this knowledge into her therapeutic practice.

Sakshi Birla

Clinical Psychotherapist and Counsellor

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  • Shalmalee Gadgil

She holds a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London, and is a Certified Rorschach Test Administrator.

 

With over two years of experience in the mental health field, her deep sense of empathy drives her commitment to providing compassionate care for individuals facing a wide range of mental health issues, including trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, and various addictions. 

Believing in the importance of individualized care, she tailors an integrative approach to meet each client's specific needs. Her ultimate goal is to help clients discover their resilience and equip them with the tools they need to thrive. She is passionate about creating a supportive space where clients feel safe, understood, and encouraged to challenge and transform their narratives, fostering personal growth and well-being.

Advocates of Mental Health

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Pranaya Donjekar

Assistant Psychologist

  • Pranaya Donjekar

Pranaya holds a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Fergusson College, Pune, and has been a dedicated member of our team for over 7 years.

In addition, she has earned a diploma certificate in Buddhist Psychology and Ethics from Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) and is a certified Signature Analyst.

As the founder-director of Pranah Mental Wellness Centre, she offers expert guidance and support at Wisdom Matters. 

Moreover, she is a licensed Zumba instructor. Her innovative approach combines physical activity with psychological well-being, creating a holistic and engaging therapeutic experience.

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Shreeta Ambekar

Assistant Psychologist

  • Shreeta Ambekar

She holds a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) and is certified in Arts Practices for Inclusion. Additionally, she is a Master Practitioner of Graphoanalysis and Therapy, showcasing her diverse expertise in psychological assessment and intervention.

For the past four years, she has been a valued member of Wisdom Matters, where she coordinates events, training sessions, internships, and educational programs. Her counselling skills and dedication have significantly contributed to the well-being of the participants.

As a classical Kuchipudi dancer, she brings a unique blend of creativity and innovation to her group therapy interventions. Her background in dance allows her to incorporate artistic expression into therapeutic practices.

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