Consulted Ms. Vartika Modi (Clinical Psychologist)
I recommend the doctor
From the outset, my experience with Vartika has been satisfying. This is the first time I sought therapy and embarked on a journey of self awareness and overcoming depression, and there are countless ways in which Vartika has facilitated and supported me in this journey. First and foremost, I was made aware of the clinical symptoms and made to develop an in-depth understanding of how depression hijacks the cognitive system. This helped me immensely in viewing my mental condition 'without judgement' as one would for any unconcealed physical injury, like a fractured bone. Post this understanding, my therapist provided me with adequate tools to combat the state. We sat together and identified my cognitive distortions and worked on them one-by-one together. It's crucial to mention here that I was also made to understand the significance of patience in this journey and constantly made to believe that I can better my life. She promotes 'thriving' instead of merely coping. What readers/mental health warriors can find useful here is that my therapist leaves ample room for flexibility in topics of discussions, is empathetic, does a good job at understanding and interpreting my verbal outpourings. What personally works best for me, perhaps because I am a scientist myself, is that she incorporates into our discussions, the current research topics and technical terms from psychology(with adequate explanations) which relevantly apply to the thoughts/situations I mention. This not only helps me assess that she interpreted me correctly, but also helps me associate the thought/incident to a specific topic which in turn facilitates me to gain additional knowledge and understanding on it, on my own. I truly feel the freedom to bring anything on the table and we then try relevant tools/techniques to come to a viable solution. This is a fairly long review and I have consciously chosen to dive deep instead of giving simplistic qualifiers like 'good communication skills', which obviously still apply. So anyone in need of help can definitely get in touch with Vartika.
Ms. Vartika Modi replied
Thankyou for such a detailed response! Your well-being is central to me and I'm really glad to know that you feel some amount of it !