Avani Naik (she/her)🏳️‍🌈

M.Phil in Clinical Psychology
Clinical Psychologist

First Consultations: OPEN


Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Therapeutic Approach

Avani takes a trauma informed approach in her therapy sessions and uses an eclectic approach to suit the needs of her clients. She uses strategies from various schools of thought such as cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness based approaches, EMDR, somatic practices and so on. She has been working closely with Individuals suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Personality disorders to name a few. Her strengths involve understanding needs and goals of her clients and designing interventions accordingly.

Additional Trainings / Certifications

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) from EMDR Association India
  • Queer Affirmative Counselling Practices by Mariwala Health Initiative


  • Poster presentation on “Peritraumatic stress and adaptation to COVID-19: A longitudinal mixed method study in Mumbai” at 32nd Annual Boston International Trauma Conference 2021.
  • “Depression and Suicidal Ideation in Patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder” in the International Journal of Indian Psychology, in June 2019.
  • Presented a paper on “”Dimensions of Personality and Internet Addiction in Young Adults in conference organized by Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists in February 2018.


  • Registered Clinical Psychologist with Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)
  • Professional Life Member of the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists

Additional information


English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi


Face to Face (Pune), Online

Experience in Years

3 – 5 Years


Adolescents, Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Geriatric (Age 60+)

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