Our Counselors

our counselors

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Anjal Bhatta

Mr Anjal Bhatta has been working in the field of mental health for the last 4 years with specialisation in anxiety disorders, addiction, PTSD, and depression. With an eclectic approach to the practice, he draws from Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Solution focused Therapy and Mindfulness Practices. He is done with Masters in counselling Psychology and passionately and skillfully working in youth issues from the beginning of his career.

Sita Maya Thing Lama

Ms Sita Maya Thing Lama received her Master in Clinical Psychology from Tribhuwan University and practices the Gestalt school of psychology. She has more than 15 years’ experience working with women and children, and she has also worked extensively with survivors of gender-based violence, trafficking, and trauma. She believes in a holistic, humanistic approach to psychology which makes her amazing counselor she is today. She enjoys traveling and exploring when she isn’t working.

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Sunika Joshi

Ms Sunika Joshi is a dedicated social and cross-cultural psychologist with 5 years of experience in the field of counseling. Skilled in the Person-centered Therapy (PCT) approach, she specialises in cross-cultural management, socio-cultural aspects in mental health, social inclusion, diversity, and gender-based violence. Her experience includes counselling refugee children, children with HIV/AIDS, and survivors of gender-based violence. An avid reader, Ms Joshi is also our Director of Community Engagement at Mankaa Kura, whose hobbies include travelling and drinking freshly brewed coffee.

Kripa Sigdel

With over 7 years of experience in the field, Ms Kripa Sigdel is a passionate mental healthcare professional specialising in youth and relationship counselling. She is skilled in both the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Person-Centered Therapy (PCT) approaches to clinical psychology and is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Counseling and Mental Health. At Mankaa Kura, she is our Head of Programs. When not in session or teaching Psychology, Ms Kripa enjoys thinking, reading, and writing about food and places.

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Pratiksha Rajopadhyaya

Pratiksha is a passionate mental health practitioner with experience working with sexual trauma survivors, young people with self esteem issues, anxiety and depression. She believes in the power of storytelling, and uses Narrative Person Centered Approach of counseling. Through her work, she aims to create safe trauma informed spaces for people to be able to share their story, be vulnerable, and find comfort in healing. When she’s not working, she likes to read voraciously, travel, practice yoga, and spend time with animals.

Bhumika Saru Magar

Bhumika Saru Magar holds a deep passion and dedication to work in the field of mental health. With over two years of experience working with adolescents (12+) and youth, her areas of expertise lie in working with issues related to interpersonal relationships, mild anxiety and depression and emotional regulation. She employs eclectical theoretical approach, focusing on client’s holistic well being, inclined majorly in psychodynamic and humanistic approach. Other times, Bhumika likes her books, and is an avid reader. She also likes doodling on her art journal and exploring cinema.
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Bina Shrestha

Ms. Bina is a seasoned counselor with over a decade of expertise in the mental health domain. She holds a Master’s degree in Psychology and has other academic degrees. Specializing in Gestalt therapy, she is adept at exploring emotions and behavior patterns.

Throughout her career, Ms. Bina has actively contributed to mental health initiatives at local and national levels. Her extensive work encompasses challenging cases, from individuals dealing with suicidal ideation and mental stress to those affected by domestic violence and trafficking. These experiences have equipped her with the skills and sensitivity needed to address complex issues effectively.

Ms. Bina’s dedication to the field and commitment to helping others make her a valuable asset in the realm of psychosocial counseling.

Ruban Dahal

Mr. Ruban is a seasoned mental health professional with 12 years experience. His expertise spans working with diverse age groups, including children, youths, and adults. Mr. Dahal is well-versed in addressing a range of mental health concerns, such as anxiety, low self-esteem, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), sexual violence, trauma, and more. He also has experience helping guys with sex related performance issues.

In addition to being a certified gestalt psychotherapist, he skillfully applies various therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy (PCT), Hypnosis, and Dance Movement Therapy (DMT). 

Beyond his professional commitments, Mr. Dahal finds joy in pursuits such as dancing, traveling, and music, adding a personal touch to his well-rounded and compassionate approach to counseling.

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Ashish Subba

Mr. Ashish is a skillful mental health professional with five years of diverse expertise. He has actively contributed to mental health advocacy through various NGOs and government partnerships. He also has academic experience as he lectures in psychology at the undergraduate level , and demonstrates proficiency in addressing a spectrum of psychosocial issues and psychopathology.

He has helped hundreds of individuals through challenges such as mood disturbances, self-harm, trauma, and addiction, Mr. Ashish is also proficient with group therapy. He applies behavioral and cognitive science-based interventions with a multicultural and humanistic approach.

Beyond his professional commitments, Mr. Ashish is passionate about arts, literature, philosophy, and exploring diverse cultures. His well-rounded background reflects a genuine dedication to enhancing mental health and well-being.

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