Nikita Barretto (M.A. Clini. Psy)

Clinical Psychologist and Counsellor

About

Nikita Barretto is a clinical psychologist from Mumbai, India. Post completion of her Maters in Clinical psychology in 2012, she has worked with children and adults with various mental health issues. Her eclectic experiences during her career working in different clinical setups has provided her with the knowledge and understanding to deal with the diagnosis, treatments, therapies, and targeted interventions.

Early on in her career she has worked at G.T. Hospital, under Dr. Matcheswalla, where she helped in the diagnoses and rehabilitation of patients with Schizophrenia, Clinical Depression, Bipolar disorder, Substance addiction and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. She has worked extensively in diagnosing and treating children with Autism, ADHD, Learning disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities and behaviour concerns at various other clinics and organisations in India and UAE.

She is licensed with the Dubai Health Authority (Government of Dubai, UAE) to conduct psychometric and psycho-educational assessments for children with learning difficulty and neuro-psychological conditions; and personality assessments for adolescents and adults.

Trained in various therapeutic intervention such as CBT, Mindfulness, REBT, Play therapy, Art therapy, etc., Nikita is proficient in conducting individual/group therapy session for mental health issues such as Depression, Mood disorders, Anxiety disorders, Stress related issues, Adolescent issues, Behavioural concerns etc. She has worked as a school SEN counsellor providing remediation and counselling to children with special needs; and psycho-education to parents. She has conducted various training and workshops for psychologist, parents and other professionals.

As part of her continuous professional development she has undergone training in advance psychometric testing in children, Art therapy, Neuro-linguistic programing, EFT and marriage counselling. She is passionate about her work and has a recovery-oriented method of working with people.

Services provided

Psychometric Assessments :
  • General/ Intellectual Ability (IQ)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Learning Disability (LD)
  • ADHD
  • Personality Disorder
  • Developmental Delays
  • All Psycho-diagnostic Assessments
Therapeutic Interventions/ Counselling :
  • Behavioural issues in children
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Stress related issues
  • Mood disorders
  • Marriage/ Relationship counselling
  • Life coaching