AP_Ban6mod (1)

About Dr. Shefali Batra

Psychiatrist and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist

Dr Shefali Batra is an experienced Psychiatrist with keen interest in Cognitive, Behavioural and Mindfulness techniques. Her background in individual, couples, and group therapy, children’s behaviour analysis, lifestyle disorder management, and corporate programmes, informs about her competitive, mindful and holistic approach towards psychological wellness, and illness.

She is fuelled by her passion for understanding intricacies and nuances of the human mind, and is forever eager to enable people to recognize their strengths and limitations in order to maximize their existence. She considers herself a ‘forever learner’ and tries to keep in tune with current trends in medical science, healthcare research and human behaviour. She extensively uses technology in her practice of mindfulness and other cognitive techniques.

Her determination for turning information to action is visible through her background of diversity in clinical practice, training and research experience with renowned pharmaceutical companies, wellness programmes in leading corporates, service offered at the Defence (Navy) and Police Forces, news and media contributions, her blog as well as her debut book for adolescents called ‘Teenage Matters’.

Dr Shefali’s therapy techniques are focused on changing negative thinking that feeds into adverse lifestyles and derogatory choices. She believes that mindfulness is the key to personal and professional success – a tenet she lives out through her own interest in yoga, meditation, cookery, art and animal charity.

Dr Shefali offers medical consultation, mindfulness training, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other individual and group approaches for solving psychological, behavioural and emotional troubles. Powered by empathy, patience and the willingness to listen, she aims to promote positive living in order to prevent psychological turmoil.

  • Are the glucose uptake changes in Cannabis Dependence similar to Schizophrenia? An FDG PET Understanding (Presenting Author). Award winning paper of the Dr AV Shah Award at the 39th Annual Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society WZB October 2008
  • Academic Performance in Relation to Family Functioning and Supplemental Teaching in a Municipal School setup (Presenting Author). Award winning Poster at IACAM (Indian Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health) Biennial Conference November 2007
  • Cerebral Glucose Metabolism in Schizophrenia- An FDG PET Study (Co-Author). Award winning paper of the Dr JC Marfatia Best Paper Award at the 57th ANCIPS (Annual National Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society) Chandigarh, January 2005
  • Neural Effects of Cannabis: An FDG PET Study (Co-Author). Award winning paper of the Dr AV Shah Best Paper Award at the 38th ACIPS-WZB (Annual Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society Western Zonal Branch) October 2005
  • Neural Effects of Cannabis: An FDG PET Study (Co-Author). Paper presented at the BPSS (Bombay Psychiatric Society Silver Jubilee Award) Paper Session at the 58th ANCIPS (Annual National Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society) January 2006
  • Understanding the burden and management of psychiatric Illness in General Practice (Presenting Author). Dr AK Naik Award Presentation at the BPS Annual day (Bombay Psychiatric Society) April 2005
  • Psychiatric Referrals in General Practice (Author). Paper presented at the 58th ANCIPS (Annual National Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society) January 2006
  • Attitude towards Psychiatry in General Practice (Author). Poster presented at the 58th ANCIPS (Annual National Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society) January 2006
  • What the GPs say may go a long way (Author). Article in the 58th ANCIPS souvenir (Annual National Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society) January 2006
  • Sexuality and its Disorders (Co-Author). Chapter in the textbook Psychiatry in Asia
  • Sub-Investigator, Study Coordinator and Rater for Phase III Clinical Research Trials at K.E.M Hospital (International Multi-centric Studies for INDs)
  • Dr A.V. Shah Award (Author) at the 39th ACIPS WZB (October 2008)
  • Best Poster Award (Author) at IACAM-CON Conference (November 2007)
  • Dr JC Marfatia Award (Co-Author) at the 57th ANCIPS (January 2005)
  • Dr AV Shah Award (Co-Author) at the 39th ACIPS WZB (October 2005)
  • Sharda Vasant Desai Golden Jubilee Medical Award, III MBBS (October 1999)
  • Melarani Jaygopal Mohla Medical Prize, III MBBS (October 1999)
  • Dr Parab Memorial Medical Prize, III MBBS (October 1999)
  • Dr AL Nair Gold Medal in Medicine, III MBBS (October 1999)
  • Dr PF Soonawala Gold Medal in Medicine, III MBBS (October 1999)
  • Dr AL Nair and Venkatrao Prize in III Medicine, MBBS (October 1999)
  • BYL Best Medical Student Prize, III MBBS (October 1999)
  • Rose D’Souza Prize in Surgery, III MBBS (October 1999)
  • Dr AL Nair and M Venkatrao Prize in Surgery, III MBBS (October 1999)
  • Dr RL Prize in Surgery, III MBBS (October 1999)
  • Dr VK Nair Award in Surgery, III MBBS (October 1999)
  • Dr Gopa Kothari Prize in Preventive & Social Medicine, III MBBS (October 1999)
  • Pfizer Medallion in Medicine, III MBBS (October 1999)
  • Dr Dongarshi A Karla Prize, II MBBS (April 1998)
  • Dr VB Bhave Memorial Prize, II MBBS (April 1998)
  • Dr Prema Murthy Prize in Microbiology, II MBBS (April 1998)
  • Dr HA Maniar Prize in Forensic Medicine, II MBBS (April 1998)
  • Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Prize I MBBS, (October 1996)
  • Dr AL Baliga Prize, I MBBS (October 1996)
  • Dr SB Parchure Prize in Physiology, I MBBS (October 1996)
  • Are the effects of cannabis dependence on glucose metabolism similar to schizophrenia? An FDG PET understanding, Parkar SR, Ramanathan S, Nair N, Batra SA, Adarkar SA, Kund P, et al. Indian J Psychiatry 2011; 53:13-20.
  • Cannabis dependence: Effects of cannabis consumption on inter regional cerebral metabolic relationships in Indian population, Parkar SR, Ramanathan S, Nair N, Batra SA, Adarkar S, Pandit AG, et al. Indian J Psychiatry 2010; 52:236-42.
  • Regional brain metabolism in schizophrenia: The influence of antipsychotics. Seethalakshmi R, Parkar SR, Nair N, Batra SA, Adarkar SA, Baghel NS, Moghe SH. J Postgrad Med October 2007 Vol 53 Issue 4.

Naval Dockyard Mumbai

Mumbai Police Force

ICICI Bank

Reserve Bank of India

Bharat Petroleum Corp

Hindustan Petroleum Corp

Cipla

Janssen Cilag

Johnson and Johnson

Pfizer

Unichem Laboratories

United Health Care

Transperfect Language Solutions

McAfee India

Jet Airways

Wellinformed Health Services

Parirakshana Foundation

Classique Hospitality

GD Somani Memorial School

Balvikas Modern School

Gopi Birla Memorial School

Armed Forces Medical College

Zee Education

Our Vision

sidebar-1

Feeling good about life, dealing with adversity, and holding yourself in high regard ideally should be easy and instinctive. Our vision is to help manage your thoughts, emotions, and behaviour, to help you take charge of your life.

How you feel, matters.

Our Values

Commitment
To make a meaningful difference in your life

Quality
Evidence based approach to wellness solutions

Integrity
Highest standards of veracity in words and actions

Respect
Unconditional  regard for feelings and emotions

Accountability
To offer the most customised approach to help

Accreditation & Memberships