PhD - Clinical Psychology, M.Phil - Clinical Psychology
96% (50 votes)
Dr. Renu E George is a Clinical Psychologist in Arekere, Bangalore and has an experience of 15 years in this field. Dr. Renu E George practices at Brain To Mind: Center For Psychological Assessment & Psychotherapy in Arekere, Bangalore. She completed PhD - Clinical Psychology from National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in 2010 and M.Phil - Clinical Psychology from National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in 2005. She is a member of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Psychological Assessment,Neuropsychological Assessment,Cognitive retraining post head injury, stroke, epilepsy, dementia,Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, Phobia, OCD, Panic, etc and Psychotherapy etc.
I approached Dr. Renu E George who is a Clinical Psychologist in Arekere, Bangalore via practo portal when my adult daughter had been suffering from boots of depression and anxiety.
Initially my daughter was not that co-operative like failing to turn up for the counselling sessions at appointment time . In spite of that Dr.Renu E George has been very considerate and took valuable counselling sessions. She is intellectually brilliant, a compassionate and understanding listener. She encouraged my daughter to analyze her problems from various angles so that she could develop a deeper understanding of her and her negative thoughts .Every counselling session of her made my daughter to become self aware, and started slowly healing the various types of insecurities of my child and made her aware about her shortcomings like low self esteem and other negative traits. She did a tremendous job and virtually ensured that without taking medicines my daughter was almost able to overcome the depression and negative thoughts and able to lead a normal life. Even though every session is to be timed for 1 hr depending upon the need and without charging any extra money the Doctor used to extend the sessions for more than 1 hr and sometimes it went upto 2hrs. For Dr.Renu George money is only secondary, but her prime objective is treating her patients successfully and enable them to overcome the stigma associated with mental illness like depression and anxiety. Myself and our family will be ever grateful to our great clinical psychologist Doctor Renu George in Arekere,Bangalore for her great service towards humanity in eradicating the mental illness.
I have visited her for marital issues. In couple of sessions she figured out my individual personality issues which were creeping into and degenerating the marriage. She helped me realise the personality disorders I am having and how to manage them. She used to listen to me very patiently and helped me heal from all the past emotional abuse I had gone through...Everytime I came out of session feeling more positive, confident and happier....She not only counseled me inside a closed room during the session but was available over phone, text etc. I had anxiety and I used to bug her often over phone, emails...but she was very patient and never got irritated or asked me to go elsewhere. She helped me as much as possible and when she noticed it is becoming a habit, she gradually pulled back her support because that was unhelathy and as a therapist she is supposed to make me independent in solving my problems on my own and not to depend on her always. I used to question her or argue with her at time when a solution suggested by her seemed unreasonable and she always clarified it without feeling offended. I was wretched, after meeting her I felt peaceful, satisfied and confident to pursue my bucket list which I had postponed for the longest time due to lack of confidence and fear of failure.
Our marital issues are still not resolved and is in progress. So it would be unfair to comment on it now. Once, we are out of therapy I will post the feedback on marital counseling.
Overall, she loves her job and is very good at it. She is unlike other doctors whose aim is to see the patient, suggest few things and send them back home or keep money milking. It was she who asked me to stop therapy as my issues were resolved, when I was insisting on seeing her because going and talking to her had become a part of my life. I was in therapy with her for almost 2.5 years and therefore I know her very well. However, sometimes the language and the way they counsel is quite confusing at times and I have always given her this feedback but I guess this is how it is supposed to be done. Due to one of my PD, I really have high standards to evaluate people and it is not easy for me to appreciate somebody. ** **** ***** ****** **** ** ********* ***** *** **** ** * ****** **** ****** **
I visited her for anxiety counselling. I was impressed by the analysis she made during first session. But, I couldn’t continue sessions with her due to her family health issues. I tried to reach her couple of times after a month but couldn’t reach her
I approached Dr. Renu when I was going through chronic stress, and the resultant anxiety was affecting my decision-making and problem-solving abilities in a very negative way. I found her friendly, approachable, sensitive, and very patient as a listener. She encouraged me to analyze my problems from various perspectives so that I could develop a deeper understanding of myself and my automatic thoughts.
In 7 sessions, she could lift me out of my state of persistent anxiety to a place where I could attack back my negative thoughts and find the solutions to my problems. Though my last session with her was more than 1.5 months back, she continues to be available for suggestions on mail.
All in all, I highly recommend her.
I went to Renu individually to help her control my physical outbursts during argument with my partner. My response was out of my personality and I knew I need expert’s help to understand and combat my reactions. She was great, empathetic, for the first 3sessions. On the first session she assured me, it is a relationship issue, and she would like to see my husband as well, if possible. She also assured me to “teach” how to control my reactions better. We saw her for almost a year. She never shared any solutions, or suggestions for helping me with my behaviourial issues. Insisted on weekly couples therapy. And during those sessions I was simply getting bashed and verbally abused by my husband. Renu visibly empathised with him. I entered deep depression. I used to come back from the sessions unable to communicate my thoughts and battered Badly every time. I repeatedly requested for twice a month visits, so that I can digest all the abuse and allegations, collect my thoughts and go back for hopefully a productive session. However Renu kept insisting for weekly visits. At one point I felt she is responding in ways my spouse is responding, and I shared this with Renu. Up on which, very professionally she thanked me for sharing the “feedback” which she disclosed will help her future approach. After a few more weeks, when I could not perceive any betterment of the approach, I called her to say that I would not like to see her, since I do not think it is working out. Renu used to communicate between me and my husband, for sharing informations like appointment schedules. At the time of the call, I asked her if she wants she can continue having individual sessions with my husband and she can communicate my decision to him. To which she said she will not see my husband separately and (rightly) said, I need to directly communicate with my partner about my decision of not seeing her. Good. So I communicated with my spouse and communicated back to her that my spouse is aware that we are not seeing her anymore. Now comes the interesting part.
Renu was aware that my spouse has the habit of blackmailing me using my depression (which was also due to my postpartum state) as a weapon. She said upfront that she does not support this attitude of his, and we shared how I think mental health issues are taboos for our society. A few months later my forever blackmailing husband, who even in Renu’s presence shared that he is correct in threatening me, shared with me a recording of a phone call between Renu and him. This call was clearly made from Renu’s side after it has been communicated with her over call and text that we will not be seeing her anymore as a couple. In the call, she goes on to share with my husband how stubborn I am, and how I think she is colluding with him, and I would only do what I think is correct. *** ********* **** ******* ********* ** ** ******* *********** *** **** ***** ****** ** *** *** **** ** ****** *********** ** ****** ** **** *********** ********** *** *** ******* ** ***** The cherry on the cake: She said, if she could she would wring my arm and drag me for therapy.
So much for patient doctor trust levels and openness.
Therapists are humans too. **** *** ******** ** ***** ****** ** ******** But when you are in the occupation of saving peoples lives and minds, you need to be a bit more cautious and perhaps a little less confident of your ability to help.
I went to Doctor Renu for CBT as a part of treating Clinical Depression. My treatment with her began at a note of immediate comfort.
She heard out my entire story with an immense amount of patience and in a very compassionate way. What's more - She wanted to understand me and my circumstances from a different point of view as well and spoke to my family member to get a deeper understanding.
Ever since, I have had multiple sessions with her. I found her to be deeply perceptive. She views and points out the not-so-obvious and buried parts of a situation or of people. This she does with a lot of softness and care. She is intellectually brilliant, a compassionate and understanding listener, and appreciative which made each of my session with her feel like some bit was healing as we were communicating with each other.
I am in a much better and calmer place today, with a better understanding and grip of my life because of our sessions. She is somebody that I would blindly recommend for a person who is in requirement of counselling (for different reasons) because of the kind of person that she is - warm, empathetic, intelligent and someone who makes you hopeful. :)
I consulted Dr Renu George for anxiety, particularly exam anxiety, something that I have been struggling with for many years. I found the sessions extremely insightful and informative..she is very friendly and approachable and u can see that she is very committed to what she does. In fact I started noticing a marked improvement after the very first session! Her tips and tactics helped me focus better and avoid anxiety during the nerve wracking months before my competitive exams. I am so grateful to her, for helping me when I most needed it :)
I had visited a few psychologists earlier with no positive results but dr. Renu helped me not only tackle the symptoms of my anxiety but also helped me understand and rationalise the reasons behind it. She is a great listener and provides very relevant insights. Even though medication has also helped me a lot, I firmly believe that I would not be able to control my anxiety without her. I am doing much better now personally even though I am going through a big professional crisis and it is all thanks to Dr. Renu.
I went to see Dr. Renu when I was going through an especially trying time. I had never done therapy before and she eased me into the process in a way that made me feel instantly comfortable. Over the course of a year, she helped me achieve a sense of clarity and confidence about things I was terribly anxious about in the past. I gained a sense of control over my anxiety and learnt how to rationalise things in a positive way.
Even after I moved cities, she continues to guide me through difficult days. Her sense of calm and understanding has gone a long way in helping me recover and I would recommend her to anyone going through a tough time in a heartbeat.
I strongly recommend visiting doctor renu. She analyses the problem and gives us a good solution. She is friendly and approachable. I'm glad I chose the right psychologist and I would definitely suggest everyone else to do the same
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