Shivani Naghnoor | Counseling Psychologist

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your journey as a psychologist.

I have a background in health science, biotechnology, and mental health. I am therefore familiar with diseases of the body and mind. My journey as a psychologist started after completing a course in Counseling Psychology from Banjara Academy in the year 2016. I also have an advanced Masters in Biotechnology from the University of Queensland and here I have specialized in nutraceuticals and nutritional psychology research. As a counseling psychologist, I offer therapy services to treat anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, phobia, mood disorders, personality disorders, confusion, mental health disorders, and substance abuse. With a background in biotechnology, I am able to help clients who are going through emotional issues caused by physical health ailments such as heart disease, PCOD, hypothyroidism, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, HIV, pregnancy issues, migraine, COVID-19 pandemic, and so on. I specialise in person-centered therapy.

When did you first become interested in a career in psychology?

Being a certified counseling psychologist has given me an edge to explore the field of health psychology and mental health counseling. My passion for psychology lies in helping people attain overall wellbeing by suggesting stress management techniques and lifestyle changes that can reduce stress and foods that can calm the mind.

What is your greatest strength as a psychologist?

Throughout my education, I have gained significant knowledge of diseases of the body and mind. I am also well-versed with foods that can calm anxiety. My greatest strength as a psychologist comes from being able to help individuals who are suffering from physical and mental health issues. For example – I help clients who are feeling depressed because of circumstances at work, home, or relationship issues, and I also help clients who are depressed because of physical health ailments such as cancer, hypothyroidism, heart disease, and so on. I also assist clients with dietary changes that can be made to feel calm.

What’s your source of motivation?

My source of motivation is to create a positive impact and help individuals realise their potential and live a meaningful life.

What keeps you going?

I feel good when I am able to help individuals live their best life possible. I also feel satisfied when I can guide people on how they can feel happy with themselves.

What advice would you give to someone starting out?

Psychology is an interesting career if you want to make a difference in the lives of people and help individuals appreciate themselves for who they are. Every individual wants to be heard and accepted and being a psychologist will enable you to treat individuals with a lot of empathy and kindness.



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