About us

SUCHITRA INAMDAR is practicing Psychotherapy since 2002. She has had an extensive 3-year long work with Schizophrenia alone. She started her own centre, Ekavarta Psychotherapy Centre in the year 2006 in Malad (West), which is presently her primary workplace.

Over the years she has had the opportunity to work with innumerable clients with anxiety and depression issues; with family, marital or work-related problems; many having existential and alignment problems, psycho-somatic and psycho-sexual issues, fertility problems and so on. Suchitra has also worked with children’s problems, guiding parents for better upbringing. Childhood trauma, parents’ separation or children’s medical conditions have been a part of her professional experience.

She has been a consultant and Anthroposophic Psychotherapy practitioner for a few schools where she has taken a lead role in guiding the set up in creating holistic and therapeutic educational systems that cater to the true developmental stages of the children. Creating balance in the nurture of the hands, heart and head are seen as the hallmark of appropriate education by her.

Qualifications & Training

M.A. Psychology (Mumbai University) 1999
International Certification to practice and train in Anthroposophic
Psychotherapy by IFAPA (International Federation of Anthroposophic
Psychotherapy Associations) affiliated to the School of Spiritual Science, Goetheanum, Switzerland.
REBT & Hypnotherapy are other tools used for psychotherapy

PARIMAL PANDIT, after pursuing masters in Clinical Psychology from University of Pune, specialised as a clinical counsellor from MIMH (Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health , Pune) and was a psychotherapist and course facilitator at the same institute for the next four years. Practicing as a psychotherapist since two decades in various settings like multidisciplinary hospitals , schools, private clinics and special schools. She got introduced to Waldorf inspired school in Mumbai and met Anthroposophy in Chennai .

Currently working as a consulting Program-Director at V-Excel Educational Trust (An NGO Working in the field of Developmental Disabilities), she oversees the counselling and assessment unit of V-Excel across their three centres in Chennai. After getting qualified as Atnrhoposophic Psychotherapist her work has been greatly shaped and directed by the Anthroposophic tenets in every aspect. She has also completed the four years Biography course hosted by Living -Way (An organisation authorised to conduct certified courses for Biography) in Bangalore and is certified Biography Consultant. The work of biography and art is what forms the basis of her work with parents of children and young adults with disability.

Recently, she completed the three module course in Anthroposophic Psychotherapy Training conducted by IFAPA in UK since 2014. She has been faculty for various counselling courses, mainstream teacher training inspired by Waldorf and currently designed and delivered a two module course for high school teachers . She has been involved in Anthroposophic Psychotherapy training since last few years. She has been designing and lecturing at many counselling courses, colleges to introduce Anthroposophy and Anthroposophic Psychotherapy.

Going beyond the conventional Psychology and Psychotherapy to look at what is the purpose and intentions of each individual meeting the situation or the disease in oneself. This really forms her impetus to continue and develop the work in psychology rooted in India.

Dr. Sanjay Ranade has a Masters in Psychology with a specialisation in counseling. He has a PhD in Politics. Dr Ranade worked as a journalist with various news organisations for a decade before he founded the Department of Communication and Journalism in the University of Mumbai. Dr Ranade pursues research on Indian communities, Indian Communication Design and Indian psychology. He has published several papers in peer reviewed journals. He has also written and published books as well as chapters in international publications. Dr Ranade trained to be a therapeutic musician with Pandit Shashank Katti.

Leena Kasat is a commerce graduate with PG Diploma in computer management from Pune University. She has wide and rich experience of almost 15 years in Insurance sector.

Subsequently she is professionally qualified as psychologist from Mumbai. Her excellent human relations skills and her association with NGOs have contributed to many community development programmes to her credit.

1Why study Anthroposophic Psychology? What is the connection between body, soul and spirit?
Only body devoid of other two means death. Only soul devoid of other two cannot exist. Only spirit without the other two means no incarnation. That means no human being is devoid of any one of them in living life. Psychology literally means the ‘knowledge of the soul’ in Greek from where the term originates. Psychological studies and application must therefore aim at working with the soul from the window of the body and the spirit. Recognition and scientific application of this understanding in therapy is Anthroposophic Psychology.
2I am already practising some other therapy style. How will that be affected by this new learning?
AP will only enhance your insight and skills in any other therapy style that you are already using. In fact it will fulfill the dimensions and help you use your skills better towards a more assured and conscious healing process.
3Is AP also helpful with persons who do not have high cognitive functioning?
As it focuses on the healing of body, soul and spirit, success of AP tools is not dependent on and limited to the one-sided cognitive function of the client. With what population is AP most effective as a therapy? If one is a human being, then principles of AP are for her/him. With the same logic, irrespective of age, gender, intelligence, education, socio-economic status, cultural background, demographic details, language, ailment, challenges, problems, limitations, giftedness or any other aspect of human life; AP is approachable and applicable.
4I am not aspiring to be a Psychotherapist. But I work with people. Will training in AP help me?
Not everyone wishes to and can be a ‘Psychotherapist’. That is a very specialised work which requires much more than qualification and training. So, good and capable pure ‘Psychotherapists’ are a scarce number. If we as humankind depend only on this small number for Psychological healing, emotional support or treatment, we will be nowhere. But there are lot of professions that require a deeper understanding of Psychology in their work and life. The training in AP will only ensure more aware, sensitive and grounded medical professionals,counselors, educators, lawyers, social workers, special educators, parents, etc.
5What tools can AP give me as a Psychologist?
The four fold diagnosis of understanding an illness or issue from the four layers of human being, namely the Physical, Etheric, Astral and I is the most in depth way to understand pathology or deviations. The Humsn Biography of understanding the development of a life span in 7years cycle to see patterns and mirroring and transformation of body and soul in ones evolution.