MBBS, M.D. (Psychiatry)
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Dr. Shwetank Bansal is a Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist at BLK (BL Kapur) Super Speciality Hospital, Karol Bagh and at Better Me Healthcare, New Delhi. After completing MBBS from the University of Delhi, he pursued MD in Psychiatry from the prestigious Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (Delhi University), which is one of the premier neuroscience institutes of the country. Thereafter, he underwent training as a Post Doctoral Observer at the University of Michigan, USA. He has a special interest in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and has trained in CBT from the esteemed Beck Institute for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Pennsylvania, USA. He has been trained in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, one of the latest modes of treatment in Psychiatry and Neurology, from the prestigious Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. He has also made numerous contributions to national and international research journals.He has previously been Consultant Psychiatrist in the Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in South Delhi, Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, and Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon. An active member of the American Psychiatric Association and European Psychiatric Association, Dr. Bansal believes that preventive Mental Health is the road to the future, and is routinely cited in media on issues of positive Psychology and Mental Health and has made numerous special appearances on national TV and news shows for the cause of the furtherment of psychological health. His clients and their families appreciate him for his humane and compassionate approach.
GODLY gifted principles of the law of Karma and patiently making the patients understand about the medicinal values is very well managed by the team ~ Better Me. Duly accepting the DRAMA and the Role .of the family members and the environs in every situation each one faces ~ is the key. The best is presented to every one of us by the Dr. May V all prosper in every aspect of healthy living. ALMIGHTY GOD has blessed us ALL with the best !!! V co-operate with the Dr and realise
the importance of how best to proceed further ~~~~~~ !!! GOD bless All •••••••!!!
Doc treats depression as a real problem and listens and understands each and every thought process . Meds were given to break the stereotype of addiction and gradually reduced the doses keeping in mind the recovery rate. Treatment is mostly therapeutic and working on the attitude and way of life.
I believe Therapy is a collaborative process- a mutual exploration of your self. And the most important thing for any patient to recover is to FEEL SAFE with the therapist. The critical question you is this : Do you feel that your therapist is curious to find out who you are and what you, not some generic "diagnosed patient", need ? Are you just a list of symptoms on some diagnostic questionnaire, or does your therapist take the time to find out why you do what you do and think what you think ?
And exactly this was the best part of my experience with Dr. Shwetank Bansal.
First, he actively "listened". He didn't judge me. He did not invalidate my feelings, emotions and actions. He made me feel safe. He become someone I could share my heart out (which is really important for someone dealing with uncomfortable emotions--(depression/anxiety are just diagnosis). The basic human needs are to be seen, to be heard. Most emotional issues comes when these needs are not met. So, he gave me this safe space where I was seen and heard objectively without any judgements. I opened up to many things in my present and past that I thought could have been causing all the troubles I was having. Then, he made sure we always communicate rather than just me speaking or him imposing some remedies. He did gave some practical tips. Always. Medicine was his last resort which I always appreciated. After giving some invaluable tips he ended with keeping them same or altering my medicines. To be honest, medicines did work for me but only for sometime. I think it can be a part of the process but medicines can never "cure" such conditions. And when after sometime, I always found myself back to the deep hole over and over again. I gave up. I started to look for another doctor. In the process, I was not taking responsibility to try what Dr. Shwetank had suggested and was rigid in staying in my comfort zone. I don't go hard on myself either. It's not easy. I know where I had been. It was darkness. I am writing this after 1 long year of giving up on the doctor, consulting a couple of doctors, and then eventually tapering off the last prescribed medicines myself and went the holistic way. I wouldn't recommend anyone to do this on their own. I took a risk. And, it has been paying off. I don't miss the medicines at all. In fact, I am better off without them. But I do miss someone like Dr. Shwetank. Just to talk. Just to have someone who "listens". I would say he really helped me a lot figure out myself. I think deep down he believes in the healing power that everyone has in their own hands and that he can be a guide, a friend, a helping hand who can show someone that. I wish I'd have given him the chance to complete my recovery. But this is to tell you, you are amazing Dr. Shwetank. Thank you for being there when I needed you the most. Thank you for being a mentor. This is also to tell you that I am much better. I have started to befriend the uncomfortable emotions. I sit with my feelings. I don't push them away. I have realized the fact that suffering and pain are inevitable. They are part of the deal we made when we signed up for a human experience. And that it's not about what happens to you but how you choose to respond. I don't let uncomfortable emotions to derail me anymore. Thank you again!
P.S. I recommend you and everyone reading "The Body Keeps The Score" by Bessel Van Der Kolk. It's a must read for all professionals I believe. And I am sure someone like you will definitely appreciate the read.
Thank you again. Sending you lots of love. Stay safe Doc :)
It's been just 2 days since I visited first.its very short span to judge BT still what m experincing in last 2 days I found important to share.
Wen I went to doctor I was so confused about what to tell from where to start.unorganised thoughts were rushing up.prior to visiting him i was expering such attacks of negative thoughts from long time.I was just putting information randomly in words but doctor could guage my condition.He asked me some to the point questions and some questionnaires (2 to b precise).He prescribed me medicine about which I was hesitant BT he explained me scinetificaly which changed my opinion.from 2 days m taking medicine n following his instructions.In 2 days m feeling better but 5 more days to go.Hope so it will work.In Next visit may b more areas will b highlighed.As of now m very satisfied n happy n feeling much better.
Plz whoever is reading this or encountered this review in search of counselling or psychological help of any kind plz do visit psychiatrist whoever will b convenient to you.If u r in delhi u can visit dr.bansal.Its not wrong.I wasted so much crucial time in thinking how to go to psychiatrist.I was also feeling it bad BT don't repeat my mistake.whoever is reading this plz do visit once may b u r absolutely alright then it's surely happy thing n psychiatrist or psychologist will let u knw.BT if it's not then u ll b saved from damaging ur life which can be shaped d way u want.coz of preconceived notions of our society if u decides not to go then u ll spoil ur future which can b bright.
At the outset, I would like to thank Dr Shwetank Bansal from the bottom of my heart ❤️ for bringing me out of my predicament, and completely curing me, and for not requiring further medication.
I found the entire approach and interaction with Dr Bansal and his team highly professional, at each and every stage of my interaction. Right from seamless management of appointments (fixed to suit my convenience), reminders for follow-up consultation meetings, making of payments, prompt response to queries (I love the simple interactive chat for initially fixing an appointment), ease and accessibility of Better Me team for queries/ clarifications and their noteworthy speed of response, sometimes even late in the evening beyond their working hours. Consultation Appointments and Dr Bansal coming online for the Skype Consultation were always on time. Dr Bansal has always been so patient in listening, comprehending and advising the correct course of action during the consultation. The entire experience was truly world class. I am indeed overwhelmed.
Thank you once again Dr Bansal. May God Bless You Forever.
I shall always remain grateful and will not hesitate in strongly recommending Dr Shwetank Bansal to anyone requiring Psychotherapy or Psychiatric treatment.
With Warm Regards and Best Wishes for a bright future to Dr Shwetank Bansal and team Better Me.
(A very, very satisfied patient of Dr Shwetank Bansal)
Caring and professional doctor.
This is my comprehensive feedback of Dr Shwetank Bansal. ** *** ********* ** ** ***** *** **** ** *** ***** *** my personal experience has been wonderful.
I have been visiting him for anxiety, avoidance and suicidal tendency related issues for about 7 months now. The following feed back is from my personal experience and it should be read in this context.
I have not only recovered from the dogmas of self doubt, low self esteem and regards entire gamut of undesirable externalities that go with them, but I also feel confident that I can face any future challenges with grit and courage.
One of the very first things sir told which later proved to be right was - anxiety, depression and most psychiatric conditions- are like seasonal flu which can affect any random person but the recovery can be complete and certain with professional help. He is a very good listener and puts you at ease right from the very first minute. He tailors his approach to our conditions and and the prescription is minimal to suit our need. His USP - 'non-judgemental' approach - convinces us to let go of our inhibitions and share all our woes and worries with him. The subtelty of his expression -either empathy or concern- is profound and utterly compassionate. He prefers a friendly rather than a ' you do not know, listen to me' prescriptive approach. He is like a friend and an elder brother who happens to be a very qualified psychiatric at the top of his profession. He neither gives false hope nor has any silver bullets to offer. He follows a professional prognosis bespoke to your condition. He reiterates the reality as it is with a positive outlook. He had time and again reassuresd me that my condition is temporary and there is light (flood light, infact) all around me, which I was refusing to look at. Every encounter with him gives us hope and leaves a soothing effect that lingers with us for a long time. It feels like our elder brother is just a consult or mail/ text message away from us. A qualified doctor and a wonderful person to seek help from. He makes therapy looks like a causal chat with a childhood friend. Rest assured, look no further.
Polite, friendly and dedicated staff. They manage the appointment process really well. The appointments are usually on time with rare exceptions of emergencies. We are intimated of any delays or rescheduling. We are asked to pay the consultation fee a few minutes before the appointment and no prior commitments are sought.
The ambience though not swanky and posh, are very decent and reasonable.
All in all a wonderful experience. Deserves nothing but 100 marks.
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My comprehensive feedback of Dr Shwetank Bansal sir. For those looking for a one sentence review - he is a caring and thoroughly professional doctor, look no further.
This is my from my personal experience and any generalisations have to read in this context.
I have been visiting sir for anxiety, avoidance and suicidal tendency related issues for about 8months now. I wish to give a comprehensive feedback so that it might help others looking for psychiatric help.
He is a thoroughly professional and caring. His USP is 'non-judgemental approach', which is rare to find. He is a very good listener and puts us at ease right from the first minute. We feel completely confident to go off guard, let go of our inhibitions and share with him all our woes and worries. In my case the diagnosis and recover process has been excellent. He tailors his advice to perfectly suit your need. The very first thing which he told me and later proved it right was- depression, anxiety and most psychiatric conditions are like the seasonal flu which can affect any random person and they recovery is certain with professional help. I have not only recovered from the miasma of unhealthy mental condition but I also feel confident that I can face the future challenges with grit and courage. His advice is devoid of false hope and silver bullets. He reiterates the reality as it is with a positive inclination. The subtelty of his expression, either empathy or concern is profound and utterly compassionate. He strives to empower you to deal with the issue rather than following a - listen to me, you do not know- prescriptive approach. His prescription is minimal and bespoke to your condition. He is also accessible through email and text. It's like seeking help from an old friend, who happens to be a highly qualified doctor, *** ** *** **** ** *** ****** *** ****** **** ** *******.
Staff is dedicated and professional. And they manage an excellent appointment process which is user friendly. The appointments are largely on time with slight delays now and then to accommodate emergencies or unforeseen circumstances. We are billed a few minutes before our appointment and no prior commitments are sought. The waiting lobby is decent, and the washroom is functional if not luxurious. All in all a very decent experience.
The feedback is for the Better me clinic in Patel Nagar and I cannot vouch for the same for the evening slots at BLK hospital.
The minor changes I would wish for:
This is not regarding the professional services but other minor ones. It would be great if each patient gets a dedicated time slot and any delays of more than an hour intimated through phone.
It's a place where almost everything goes right. Nothing less but 100 marks.
Just awesome! A few years ago my family and I shifted from U.S.A. I had been undergoing adult ADHD treatment since 2008. Not only did the doctor take my issue seriously (I absolutely appreciate that) he was able to start me back on meds. Thanks so much Sir! If anyone is wondering if this Doctor is professional, the answer is Yes! Is this Doctor one who listens and genuinely cares about the patient and what they have to say, the answer is Yes! Is this a Doctor I can trust for long term care? I believe so. I was not intimidated, scoffed at, or anything negative at all. It was a very comfortable, open and productive day for my mental health and me😄. Please, if you are reading this review wondering if you should get help, it doesn't mean you are weak. If you can decide that you want to make life better for yourself, you have taken the first step and it's all uphill from here. Mental health is a necessity if you want to feel full filled in any aspect in life I believe. It's not your fault there is something going on inside your mind that you don't understand and/or can't control. It's your job to take the best care of you that you can. You are worth it, we all are. Be strong and get help proudly😊
I am an author, staying in Greater Kailash, and I found Dr Bansal's profile on Practo. Having visited several psychiatrists in the past 2 years without much long-lasting benefit, I decided to give him a try after reading the patient reviews. I used the instant booking feature for scheduling my appointment. I would recommend getting a appointment at least 48 hours in advance since they aren't able to fit walk-in patients into the schedule of the doctor, since they have a system of a dedicated slot for every patient. Getting an early appointment for a non emergency case can be a matter of luck.
The reception area is nice, dotted with informative display. The staff is very polite and accommodating. There is a general calmness about the place. My session started on time. Dr Bansal is a very polite and well spoken professional. He goes about his practice in a leisurely manner that can be soothing by itself. Even though it was my first session, within a few minutes I felt like I was sitting in front of an old friend. I felt calm merely by his demeanour.He discussed the treatment options in detail. I was pleasantly surprised to find a psychiatrist who doesn't start scribbling on his prescription pad the moment the patient utters a word. At the end of the session, he highlighted the future course of treatment and the timeline for recovery, which I found especially relieving. He provided me with some reading material too, which has been really helpful.
I stepped out feeling lighter and cheerier, and am looking forward to my next session, after a week. Highly recommended !