MA - Psychology
100% (12 votes)
Ms. Bhagirathi Pillai is a Counselling Psychologist,Psychologist and Psychotherapist in Lulla Nagar, Pune and has an experience of 9 years in these fields. Ms. Bhagirathi Pillai practices at Psychotherapy And Dementia Care Counselling in Lulla Nagar, Pune. She completed MA - Psychology from Ambedkar University, Delhi in 2012,Psychosexual ad Relationship Therapy from The London Therapist (India) in 2012 and Dementia Care Counselling from The London Therapist (India) in 2012. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Dementia Care,Body Image Issues,Dealing with Divorce,Adolescent Medicine and Alzheimer etc.
I met Bhagirathi when my life was in complete mess. Bhagirathi patiently listened to my problems and my life incidences that affected me. When I was sharing my problems I was at ease because my each and every word was perfectly understood the way I was feeling. In Pune, she was my only support as I was staying alone and working, away from family. Only because of her counseling sessions, I survived in Pune and could work properly. Sometimes, my feeling were so extreme that at times I was suicidal, it was an urgent need to meet her the same day or on the following day and considering my situation she gave me time and soothed me down. Because of her I never tried any of these things, soon I shifted back with family in my home town.
As a counselor, She was with me throughout my sessions and always encouraged me to speak and express my emotions. Sometimes, she gave me extra hours as it was the need of the hour. Later, I shifted to back home and she was with me till the time I find a suitable counselor at my home town. Throughout her sessions, she help me see the reality and keep a constant touch with the real situation. My beliefs and thoughts were understood and corrected which needed correction and touch of reality.
Its very important that the counselor listen you and throughout my sessions I felt listened to. Though, I shifted back I still keep in touch with her and always her words soothe me down.
During the most toughest time of my life, when the thoughts of suicide used to cross my mind as a counsellor she always was there and I never tried it. She is very compassionate, kind, professional yet friendly. The speed of the sessions are as one can cope with. I am glad I came in touch with her.
I totally recommend her with no hesitation.
Life poses difficult challenges as we go through it. I had one such challenge between 2016-2018 when I was going through a rough phase in my marital relationship. I was involved in an extramarital affair and was keen to pursue divorce at the time. Due to challenging conflicting situation I was in, my mind was far away from being at peace. To help me deal with unmanageable stressors, I felt the need to seek psychological counselling. I came across Bhagirathi’s website after conducting an online search for Clinical Psychologists who could offer remote consultations. This was because I am an NRI and wished to opt for seeking support from Psychologists in India. There were very few clinical specialist psychologists I came across who would offer that and Bhagirathi’s clinical expertise and flexibility to offer sessions got me to avail her consultation service.
Throughout all my sessions, she made me feel at ease to express myself and openly speak of my thoughts without any hesitation. Moreover, she has always maintained confidentiality in dealing with disclosed sensitive information and this has helped me in building trust with her as my therapist. She has always been approachable, unbiased, honest, professional, with being kind and compassionate in her approach, empathetic when needed to be, which put me at ease to openly discuss my thoughts and concerns with her. I have always felt listened to within the sessions I had. She has given me the guidance on thinking from an unbiased perspective and best ways to help myself in taking decisions for managing conflicting situations posed in front of me.
I am immensely grateful for her timely and valuable guidance during my rough phase of life. Reflecting, I feel fortunate to have contacted her at the right time, which gave me success in retaining my marital relationship.
I will not hesitate to highly recommend her.
I’ve been seeing Dr. Bhagirathi since mid 2017. Connected with her quickly. I have found her method to be effective and her manner very professional. I have heard that people find is difficult to find therapists whom they connect with, but I was lucky with Dr. Pillai. She was able to help me through a very difficult time and I have come through as a better person with her guidance. I still visit her occasionally and am very comfortable with her. She adjusts her schedule to accommodate you, within reason. Even recommends higher frequency of sessions depending of if she thinks it is required. Unlike some stories I’ve heard, with Dr. Pillai, never ever have I felt pushed into doing something I didn’t want to do. She didn’t rush me and the pace of sessions were suited to my state of mind. At times during our interactions, I felt like I needed more time with her. However, she was friendly, and firm about why our time had to be limited and why I needed time by myself to reflect. Therapy is only helpful if you trust the person and the process. Dr. Pillai is the best person to have come into my life at what I feel was a crucial turning point in my life. She made me feel safe and together we worked through the process she set out. There were times when my progress stalled due to circumstances but she never lost patience with me. She was friendly when needed; stern and firm when required. She goes out of her way to create a safe space for her clients. I’ve had a wonderful experience with her and I am sure others will feel the same!
I was recommended to see Bhagirathi by a friend of mine. I didn't knew much about how the process worked. At my first session, I couldn't convey much about what I was going through but Bhagirathi was patient enough to give me time to open up on my own. In a couple of sessions down the line I got comfortable sharing with her about what was bothering me. Not only is she a very good listener, she actually tries to put herself in your shoes to understand what's going in your head. It's been almost 18 months now, and I am at a much better place. I would definitely recommend Bhagirathi to any of my friends or family who needs help.
The clinic was situated at the ground floor of the doctor's home. The doctor was perfectly on time. It was a very peaceful experience to meet with the doctor and open up about my situations to her. She was a very patient and positive person who heard my put completely and she managed to give me a way to look forward to my life more than anyone ever could. The doctor was very experienced with the field of family counselling and that was noticable from the way she managed to help me sort my problems. I went to her for multiple sessions and after every session, it was as if she had turned me over a new leaf. After every session, i managed to rediscover myself little by little with her help as I had allowed the weight of my family problems weigh me down. She even explained to me the science of my mental problems and made me more aware about it. After I was more aware about it, not only could i deal with my problems but I could do them without harming anyone including myself. I would definitely recommend her to anyone I encounter who I know needs a bit of saving.
Gone through toughest time, having trouble in relationship with family, friends and loved ones. Thought everything is gone. But thanks to Bhagirathi ma’am, I was able gather my life and put it on right track. Every session helped me for mental health, and personality too. I got every possible help to be a mentally strong person. Thanks to Bhagirathi Ma’am to bring positivity in my life.
Dr Bhagirathi is a great listener who strikes a great balance between listening and reflecting on what I had to say and offering her thought and insights. She made me feel comfortable opening up without a fear of being judged. Her intermittent questions helped me learn things about myself that I would not have noticed otherwise. I never felt that she was forcing her viewpoint on me. The process helped me reflect internally and encouraged me to make small changes and be a better person.
I would definitely recommend her to anyone and would encourage people sitting on the fence to take the plunge and give the process a shot!
As a chronic illness patient, depression and anxiety from fighting my illness had naturally set in. I was finding it difficult to go on without professional help. Thus, I contacted Dr. Bhagirathi. She is extremely compassionate in her interactions and above all she has the ability to exhibit a lot of patience which helps in expressing your thoughts. I would definitely recommend the doc if you are going through something where you need a patient listener. I am grateful that I consulted her. Her guidance has helped me a lot. If you decide to consult her expect to receive relevant and helpful suggestions.
I had gone to Dr Bhagirathi for issues related to Depression. I was in a terrible state when I first approached her. I had been to a psychiatrist and another psychologist before I met her. Being a very skeptical person, I wasnt sure at first if I will like anyone at all. What I like the most about Dr Bhagirathi is that she changes her method of treatment based on how we are. She is such a patient listener and surprisingly I was able to tell her things that I was scared to tell my other therapist. She will never judge you no matter what your past is. She is extremely supportive and you genuinely feel like she is doing this job for the love of humanity and not anything else. I am accepted for who I am today and I know none of this would have been possible if it wasnt for her. I am confident, I have good stable relationship with my friends and family and I am at peace right now and it was all because of her. Thank you ma'am.
I am very thankful to Bhagirathi Pillai as she was the one who turned my life around for me. I had a lot of problems in my life going from family problems to low self esteem and I was always very afraid to talk to people. Ma'am was very helpful because she always heard me out and she is very positive and understanding. I was completely bogged down by my past and that was affecting my entire life. Ma'am was able to help me move that weight of my shoulders and live a better and more peaceful life. I started sleeping better because of having more peace, both mentally and emotionally. I recommend ma'am for anyone who wants a more peaceful life. Thank you very much ma'am!