Dr. Purnima Nagaraja

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MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry), Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy



25 Years Experience

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Dr. Purnima Nagaraja's passion with psychological illness and cure started with watching her psychiatrist parents Dr. A. Nagaraja and Dr. Mrs. Jaya Nagaraja as a child.Armed with a medical degree, a diplomate in psychiatry and a masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy Dr. Purnima has trained in England and brings with her an international perspective of addressing psychological ailments.Being multi lingual and well versed in several cultural and sociological factors, Dr. Purnima combines conventional therapies such as drug therapies with unique counselling and psychotherapeutic techniques.In a country like India where several taboos exist while dealing with psychological illness, Dr. Purnima has conducted several awareness drives to familiarise the lay person with common psychiatric and psychological ailments. She is currently involved with several media houses in busting common myths and encourages people to come forward and deal with psychological ailments as they would any other.With an ongoing passion to provide excellence in psychological support systems, Dr. Purnima founded Dhrithi, an institute that focuses primarily on the individuals and various issues that confront them.

Banjara Hills, Hyderabad


8-2-547/1/A, Road Number 7, Landmark: Opposite Ratnadeep Shop, Hyderabad

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Mon - Fri

10:00 - 02:30



Psychological Wellness
Personality Development
Women Counselling
Individual & Group Psychotherapy
Treatment for Drug Abuse & Alcoholism
All forms of Neuro-Psychiatric and Behavioural Disorders



MBBS - Nagarjuna University, 1987
DPM (Psychiatry) - SASMS New Delhi, 1992
Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Institute of Behavioural Sciences, 1994


2010 - 2016 Consultant Psychiatrist at Dhrithi Wellness Clinic and Rehabilitation
1993 - 2010 Consultant Psychiatrist and Psycotherapist at Indira Health Home
2015 - 2016 Consultant Mental Health Professional at Century hospital


Member of the Psychiatric Society


19102 Andhra Pradesh Medical Council, 1989
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