BA, MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, PhD - Psychology
98% (60 votes)
Dr. Mala Muralidhar is a Consultant Psychologist currently practicing at Dr. Malathi Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. she is also a Ph.D. holder. Using her immense experience, she treats conditions like mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and stress management, and is also well-versed in clinical psychology, counseling, and psychotherapy. She works extensively with adolescents and adults and always puts her best efforts to help in the betterment of her patients. Dr. Mala adds that psychological conditions are very common in the society and mostly undetected and untreated, and hence public awareness and early intervention can bring about improvement in society. She is currently working with manipal hospitals
I have been getting intrusive thoughts for the last 4 years and then recently it worsened and I got an anxiety attack. I decided I needed to see a psychologist, a thought which I had been contemplating for the past 3 years. I found Dr Mala through practo and she agreed to meet me immediately the next day as I had mentioned I needed help urgently. ( that was very rare as we need to wait at least a couple of days for an appointment with any psychologist now a days).
Also the wait time to see the doctor was less than 5 mins for me which is another important factor.
Dr Mala allows us to speak whatever things we are comfortable about and never judges us based on what we say. The first week was the hardest for me I felt all my fears were coming to me at the same time and I even called her and she reassured me that it was normal and I continued therapy.
She made me realize the reason why I am undergoing obssessive complulsive disorder as the cure to anything is to realise why we got it in the first place. I am half way through therapy and yes even now there are very bad days and there are really good days. I know this healing process is not easy , but with Dr Mala by my side I am sure it is not going to be hard as I thought and it is very much possible.
I completely recommend Dr Mala for all of you who are searching for inner peace and want to heal from inside!
The doctor was able to understand my situation and provide constructive insights on the underlying thought process.
I was looking for a therapist for my anxiety issues and glad I found Dr.Mala. She was able to diagnose the problem and helped me to figure out the root causes. I am feeling much better now after a few sessions with the doctor and she is helping me to cope with the problem and ways to tackle it.She is a very good listener and I feel like I am talking to a friend, not a therapist. Thank you doctor for all the help in getting me back to normal life.
We have been consulting with Dr Mala from quite some time now. She is very patient, takes time to understand whats going on and suggests small, doable steps to overcome problems
I was looking for a Psychologist from long and approached many Dr but unfortunately unable to build the faith and connection.
But in the very first session I got the positive feeling and connection with Dr Mala. I can strongly say Dr Mala is my life changer and helped me to come out from the problem where I was trapped very badly.
She is an awesome listener and expert in finding the root cause of the problem which is very much needed. Her suggestions work as miracle and are not very difficult or impossible to implement.
While searching out for a psychologist I had looked out for various aspects like qualification, age , experience etc. I had also come with certain expectations since the previous experience with another doctor was not satisfactory.
My first session with Dr. Mala Muralidhar created a favorable opinion in me since she listened to me patiently much beyond the prescribed time. She prodded me to speak more about my past/ experiences without any interruption. She with her warm smile and friendly approach made me feel comfortable and at ease which helped me speak without any reservations.
The succeeding sessions over the last 2 months reinforced my trust in her and slowly my confidence built up. Dr. Mala helped analyze the root cause of the issues faced by me which made it easier for me to understand and deal with the same effectively. The activity prescribed helped me bring about positive changes in myself and my thought process. Dr. Mala also helped me to dispel my fears , anxiety and inspired me to build up my self-esteem.
As of date I feel that the sessions have lifted me up to a great extent and I look forward to being my cheerful normal self at the earliest.
Thank you so much Mala maam :)
Being a victim of harassment in childhood, I developed ample insecurities that eventually manifested into bigger problems. Dr. Mala helped identify the root cause and has been helping me cope with the issues and get over my fear and rebuild me as an individual wholly. -
My story is below-
I am a victim of #metoo. What happened to me when I was a kid, happened in my neighborhood. A guy my parents entrusted my responsibility with took advantage of the ‘kid’ in me and harassed me. But the ‘kid’ in me was clueless about what was happening although I do remember being repulsive.What happened after the incident was more traumatizing than the incident itself. The boundary of individuality in me slowly erased without my knowledge, etching a sense of fear about every man around me. I developed 2 extremes- either trust someone completely or never trust a person at all. And for any individual, a boundary is extremely important to be able to let the right people into one’s life and keep the ones we don’t want, away- which I apparently did not really have- all thanks to the "gentle"man who abused me. When I did realize what had happened, which was few years down the line, I did briefly mention about it to my mother but she dismissed it immediately not understanding the intensity or impact it would eventually have on me. She probably thought moving on by putting it under the carpet was best then. So quite obviously I couldn’t trust anyone at home and told myself I would need to fight my case myself if such a thing happened in the future again.
It’s extremely important for folks at home to let the kids know- be it a girl or a boy that ‘Hey. I am there for you. I will stand by you and I shall protect you always.Talk to me’, lest the kid might bottle up any ‘wrong’ doing that’s happened to her/him and it manifests in inexplicable ways.
Dr.Mala is helping me get over my fear and helping me in rebuilding the ‘I’ in me as a whole. I tell myself I will not let anyone take advantage of me anywhere- be it at work, be it in family, be it in public places. Where I am a witness of such a wrong doing, I will stand up against it.
Dr. Mala has been a very patient listener and could help me understand my problems with a clear explanation and in a few sessions she has helped me to get a better perspective of my condition. I have started feeling better these days! Thanks a ton doctor ☺️
I liked the way she advised us. I liked her advice. However it will take time to implement the advice. But we will try.
When I had went to see her, at first I thought she wasn't connecting to my problem, But now when I look back I am grateful that even though I was adamant in accepting about my problem she made me realize my thought pattern and hypervigilantism.
I would totally recommend this doctor.