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.
Tried a lot of "Best" "Senior" and so on...psychiatrists in Delhi NCR. The day I ended up reading an answer on Quora which mentioned Dr. Swetank Bansal's excellent treatment, I feel there my journey of finding the "right doctor" for me, was over. 2 years later, now I am getting of my medications and almost completely healed from the deep psychological wounds I had. I 100% recommend him and writing this review only after I have experienced things.
The doctor makes u comfortable from the word go... He is very understanding and responsive to each feedback. He allows to share ur thought with complete freedom...
He explained me both the symptoms and the course of treatment that he is planning to take, in an elaborate way...
I have had 4 sessions with him, but never had to wait much...
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 :)
I loved the experience, Dr Shwetank is amazing and so understanding, talking to him is a pleasure and always leaves me reassured me that I can get better! He ** ********* ************* *** gives such great guidance!
Hi I'm manojkumar I have insomnia I visit number of hospitals I spent more than 2 lakhs rupees for sleep but I couldn't get sleep after even taking medicine also but after visiting bansala doctor I'm getting better he's awesome
Do not gives confidence to anxious patient.Not sure about the working of meds.*** *********Tells that meds will not lift u but only prevent u from falling.
** ** *** **** ****** ** ****** i have already recommended many people around me and i strongly recommend to everyone who are afraid to go to psychiatrist, i think you must meet and share your problems with Dr. Shwetank Bansal. I feel myself after so many years, my anxiety is completely gone, my personal life is as perfect as everyone dream in the fairyland and my professional life back on the track as I always wished and everything happened with his help only. If i would have not taken counselling from him i dont know where i would have ended now. There are lot of myths about taking-treatment for depression, i humbly request you to please dont ever believe on such myths and please go and seek doctors help. I dont know about other psychiatrist but Shwetank Bansal ** *** **** *** ** will solve all your problems i can assure you. You feel feel alive again and life will look more beautiful. Thank you soooo much Sir for everything... i will be thankful to you rest of my life.
I've been going to the doctor for nearly 4 years now. What I can almost promise you is that he wants you to get treated and healed in the true sense, and not get addicted to the medication.
He was candid to tell me on the first instance itself that if a medicine does not work... to tell him. This is counter to what many psychiatrists say that the medicine is to be taken as they say. Automatically makes you more comfortable and trust him.
The second thing he told me was it's all about the rapo between him and me, which is so true. Your doctor maybe very high rated, but it's really about each other's wavelength as well.
What is true is that he genuinely cares, even if it is 9:30 PM at night, he's there to help if needed.
He is rational and gives you the power to help rationalize, which works perfectly well for me.
Please follow the medication as the doctor prescribes. It's no joke and skipping or randomly popping pills is not healthy or advisable.
Be rest assured he has good interests for you and not for his pocket.
Thank you for all that you've been Dr. Shwetank there's really so much I can express in words and appreciation.
Success and happiness to you in the times to come!
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.
I travel from abroad to visit him because he is good listener and professional doctor. he is only one in the region.