Our Team

Roshni Counselling Centre is an association of professionally qualified, trained mental health professionals with diverse backgrounds and unique experiences. Each of our clinicians is specialized in providing caring expert assistance on issues related to children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.

The Management Team

Ms. Shashi, Ms. Shanthi, Ms. Poonam, Ms. Shiri

Dr. Srilakshmi Pingali


Dr. Srilakshmi Pingali has done her MD in Psychiatry from Lady Harding medical college, New Delhi. She is an Assistant Professor at Institute of Mental Health, Hyderabad. She is a consultant psychiatrist for a children's hospital at Hyderabad, a consultant psychiatrist for a rehabilitation and deaddiction Centre at Secunderabad. She has teaching and training program experience ranging from educational institutions to corporate sector.

Dr. K. Niranjan Reddy

Clinical Psychologist

Formerly Prof. of Clinical Psychology, Institute of Mental Health, Erragadda, Hyderabad. Formerly Prof. of Rehabilitation Psychology, Sweekaar Academy of Rehabilitation Sciences, affiliated to Osmania University. Honorary Principal DRFHE (Dr. Reddy's Foundation for Health Education). Formerly columnist in Deccan Chronicle daily newspaper, presently columnist in Eenadu daily news paper. Renowned person in the field of psychology whose opinions are most respected and welcomed by most of the print and electronic media. Four decades of clinical and teaching experience.

Dr. S. Bhaskar Naidu

Clinical Psychologist

Formerly Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Sri Venkateshwara Medical College, Tirupathi, presently - Professor of Clinical psychology, Institute of Mental Health, Hyderabad. Columnist in Andhra Jyothi daily news paper. Renowned person in the field of Psychology whose opinions are most respected and welcomed by most of the print and electronic media. 33 years of clinical and teaching experience.

G. Shiva Kumar

Clinical Psychologist

G. Shiva Kumar is a Clinical Psychologist with Professional License in clinical psychology. He has 4 years of experience in Clinical Teaching and Practice.
He has received extensive clinical training in carrying out detailed psychological assessments (Intelligence, Learning Disability, Autism, Behavioral   Conduct Disorders, Memory, Personality, Adjustment, Diagnostic Assessment and Neuropsychological testing) for various psychological conditions which could help in identification, diagnosis and effective management of psychological disorders.
In addition to conducting psychological assessments he has received specialized training in conducting structured Psychotherapies, Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Sex Therapy, Marital   Family Therapy.
He has got wide research experience in Male Sexual Health Problems.


  • Anxiety Disorders (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, & other phobias)
  • Depression   Mood Disorders
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Male Sexual Dysfunctions – (Erectile Dysfunction, Premature Ejaculation)
  • Emotional   Behavioral Problems in Children   Adolescents
  • Stress Management
  • Addiction Counselling
  • Marital   Family Therapy

Dr. Jayanti Sunder Rajan


Ms Jayanti has an Integrated Undergraduate degree in Psychology with a Major in Child Development and Postgraduate degree in Clinical Psychology from SNDT University, Mumbai. Her career as a Clinical Psychologist began at MGIMS, Sewagram. where she Dealt in Special Clinic for Children with low IQ and Behavioural Problems, Handled Cases of Grief Management of Parents with critically ill babies, Preparing Patients undergoing major surgeries including terminally ill cases, Specialized in resolving conflicts of patients showing Hysterical symptoms, Rehabilitation of patients recovered from Mental Illness .
Her core areas of expertise are:

  • Psycho educational assessment for children with problems memory, attention, concentration, reading, writing, spelling and comprehension
  • Developmental assessment for children with delayed speech ,motor activities and social skills
  • Behavioral Assessment for children, adolescents and youth with problems related to behavior like lying , cheating, short temper, emotional disturbance.
  • Behavior Management and Behavior Therapy
  • Parental Counseling and Guidance
  • Clinical Assessment for individuals suffering from fears, overwhelming emotions, sadness, worry, unresolved conflicts and its management through therapeutic intervention.
  • Family Counseling/Couple Counseling/Corporate Counseling/Psychotherapy
  • Corporate Training in Team Management, Intrapersonal and Interpersonal skills and Communication Skills
  • Teacher Training in early childhood education
  • Workshop on Life Skills for children
  • Workshop on Art of Positive Parenting, Milestones Education, Needs of Children

Ms Jayshree Sarda

Consultant Psychologist

Jayshree Sarda is a gold medalist in both under graduate and post graduate programs provided by University of Calcutta specializing in Medical Psychology at the Masters level. She has done her M. Phil. in Rehabilitation Psychology from the National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped (NIMH), Secunderabad under Osmania University. After completion of M Phil in 2006, she has been involved in teaching, research as well as clinical consultation. She is a guest faculty at Hyderabad Central University, National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped and the International Centre for Alternate Dispute Resolution. She follows a client centered approach to counselling and is trained in various psychotherapies from deep therapy to behavior therapy and cognitive behavior therapy. Her areas of interest include developmental disabilities, parenting, personality development, handling behavior problems of children, stress and coping, pre marital and marital counselling and developing life skills especially assertive communication to name a few.
She has been conducting workshops and facilitating various group. Recent ones include:

  • Brain Health- for Novartis International
  • Parenting Skills- for Bayer
  • Stress and Well being- for Cathay Pacific Airlines
  • Working in the night shift- Oracle Software
  • Time Management- PNB Metlife
  • Assertive Communication- Reliance General Insurance
  • Stress and Work Life Balance- WAP- Aga Khan



Sucharita was trained by Life Line at Australia, in crisis counselling. Her work in crisis intervention team involved supporting clients with mental health issues, suicidal behavior and other emotional problems. She is skillful in evidence based therapies such as dialectic behavior therapy, emotion-focused brief therapy, marital therapy and cognitive behavior therapy. She has been certified for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) by LivingWorks, a suicide intervention training company recognized in Canada, Australia, Norway, and the United Kingdom.Sucharita is a PhD in Psychology and also has an M.Phil in Counselling Psychology.


Special Educator

Ms.Syamala is a trained Special Educator who has obtained her Masters in Applied Psychology from Annamalai University, Chidambaram, B.Ed in Special Education (MR) from Bhoj University, Madhya Pradesh and Dip. in Special Education (Learning Disabilities) from Banglore.

She has proficiency in working with children with Learning Disabilities, Borderline intelligence, ADHD, Mental Retardation and Autism. Remedial teaching, giving need based IEP, counseling parents on various Psycho-social aspects of disability, conducting training programs for teachers are her areas of interest.


Deaddiction therapist and family counselor

Mr. Surya is the founder-President of 'Maarpu' foundation. He holds a post-graduation degree in counselling. He specializes in treating alcoholics and drug addicts and has an experience for more than 10 years. Completed credits from EACC and IC&RC, IADCC (International Alcohol & Drug Counsellors' Certificate) Trust for India.

Areas of work:

  • Rehabilitating Drug addicts and Alcoholics (Out Patient/In-patient)
  • Family counseling
  • Personality Development
  • Deaddiction therapist and family counselor - On Call

Gayatri Uppalapati

Counseling Psychologist

Gayatri has done M.Phil in Counselling Psychology from Andhra University. She has been working in the field of Counselling & Training since 7 Years. She has worked with ICFAI Business School, District Rural Development Agency, Aditya Birla Retail Limited, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited as a Soft Skills Trainer & Psychologist.

Areas of Interest:

  • Depression
  • Behavioural & Emotional Problems in Children & Adolescents
  • Personality Disorders
  • Marital Counselling
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Organizational Counselling
  • Career Counselling

Skills/Therapies used:

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT)
  • Relaxation Techniques (JPMR)

Key Areas of Expertise:

  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Decision Making
  • Conflict Management
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Goal Setting
  • Team Building & Leadership skills
  • Effective Communication Skills

Dr. Jyothi Priya

A competent and motivated professional having comprehensive experience in patient care. She pursued MD in Psychiatry from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi and MBBS from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi. She worked as a junior resident in GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi for 3 years and moved to Asha hospital, Hyderabad afterwards. She has been active in research, academic programs, awareness programs. Her compassion and soft spoken skills makes patient comfortable to voice their problems. She has a holistic approach taking into consideration both physical and psychological well being of her patients. Her vision is not merely treating mental disorders but also mental health promotion.

Special Interests:

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • De-addiction
  • Psychotic Disorders

Shama Lakhani

Special educator

Shama Lakhani is a rehabilitation specialist and special needs educator specializing in learning disabilities, Behaviour management, ADD/ADHD. She has over 8 years of experience in the field, and is resolute in growing her knowledge base in the area of special education. She has worked at various schools, and dedicated a lot of her time to Dyslexia Association of Telangana (DAT). Also associated with Roshni Child Guidance Clinic.

Her educational qualifications include:

  • B.Ed special education from THPI
  • Remedial Intervention and Cognitive Training by Dyslexia Association of Andhra Pradesh (DAAP)
  • Developmental Issues and Behaviour Problems in Children by Nice Hospital
  • Pearson Clinical Assessment by Pearson Academy India
  • Comprehension Booster Program by Dyslexia Association of Andhra Pradesh (DAAP)
  • Early intervention program by APAWMR (Andhra Pradesh association for the welfare of the mentally retarded)
  • Spoken English for Enhanced Development SPEED, by IL&FS / Education
  • Incheon strategy effective implementation in Indian context by NIMH
  • Association for Behaviour Analysis by ABA
  • Theatre as alternate therapy at meridian school banjara hills
  • License certificate for PREP&COGENT.
  • License Certificate for Cognitive Assessment System (CAS)
  • ESOL international by Trinity college London
  • Early childhood, primary and middle school teacher etc.

Her work ethos is reflected in her holistic approach in supporting children, with self-esteem building and self-discipline training. She is dynamic and doesn’t restrict herself to helping children one-on-one, she firmly believes in educating schools, and parents about learning difficulties.

She is the founder of ‘Unique Intelligence’ a center for learning difficulties. Over the years she has spoken on various aspects of education, ranging from teaching aids, Montessori material, LD awareness, brain development etc. She takes her role as a special educator seriously and believes in removing the taboo attached to it, helping educate the society every opportunity she gets, and giving the parents an overall support system to deal with the challenges of a child with LD. She is a firm believer in professional development and continues to actively attend workshops, courses, etc. to enhance her skills and gain exposure to be able to cater to her best ability.