e M b r a c e
  • New Delhi, India

  • Mon-Sat: 10.00 AM - 06:00 PM


Dr Supriya Malik

Founder & Psychologist

Supriya received her Ph.D. in Psychology from University of Birmingham, U.K. For the last 14 years she has worked with a range of developmental and mental health disorders in Delhi and the UK, setting up early intervention programmes as well as leading diagnostic services.

Supriya is passionate about working with children, adolescents and young adults, improving quality of therapeutic services and building capacity. She has trained in various evidence-based programmes and is an expert in carrying out diagnostic and multidisciplinary assessments.

Supriya is a board member of the Indo-Canadian Autism Network (I-CAN). eMbrace is also recognised as a center of excellence for autism through I-CAN. Supriya has been awarded the Business World 40 under 40 award for her contribution to Healthcare in India.

Dr Sara Tookey

Clinical Director

Sara is a fully chartered and registered Clinical and Research Psychologist with full memberships to BPS, HCPC and the ACP in the UK. She holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Birmingham, UK, a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University College London, and an MA in Existential Phenomenological Psychology from the University of Seattle, USA.

She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has experience of working as a lecturer, researcher and supervisor in Higher Education. Sara has worked in mental health for the last 17 years, and has a broad experience base, working for the National Health Service, UK as well as voluntary and private sectors in the UK, and USA. Her clinical interests and specialisms include Chronic Illness, Psycho-oncology and Palliative Care, Depression, Anxiety disorders, as well as LGBTQ++ and relationship issues.

Sara is an experienced psychotherapist and specialises in integrative therapies, incorporating approaches of CBT, ACT, CFT, Existential therapy, Systemic approaches, and psycho-dynamically informed therapy.

Mental Health Services

Vibha Rungta

Clinical Psychologist

Vibha is a licensed Clinical Psychologist specialising in both therapy and clinical assessments. She completed her M.Phil in Clinical Psychology (RCI recognized) from Amity University in 2017.

Vibha is skilled at conducting cognitive and psychological assessments including diagnostic assessments for ADHD, Learning Disorders and mental health disorders.

She has extensive experience working with teenagers, young adults and adults in both assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic set ups. During the course of her educational and career journey, she has presented several research papers and partaken in various workshops.

She has served as a Psychologist at various centres around North India. Her specialisms include LGBTQIA+ issues, Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, Anxiety Disorder, ADHD and Behavioural Disorders. She is equipped with different therapy modalities and trained in online therapy. Her commitment towards the LGBTQIA+ community earned her the “Queer-Friendly Psychologist” award from the Awadh Queer Pride Committee in 2019.

Experience: 5 years
Languages: Hindi and English.

Palkee Baruah

Clinical Psychologist

Palkee Baruah is a dedicated RCI Registered clinical psychologist with a passion for helping individuals navigate the complex terrain of their emotional and mental well-being. Her journey in the field of psychology began with a deep-seated curiosity about the human mind and a genuine desire to make a positive impact on people's lives.

Her academic journey laid the foundation for her evidence-based approach to therapy, where she combines the latest research with a compassionate, client-centered philosophy. With over 4 years of experience in the field, she has had the privilege of working with diverse populations across a variety of clinical settings. From her early years as a trainee, she has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families facing a wide range of mental health challenges. Her clinical expertise includes Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Relationship and Family Issues, Stress Management, Self-Esteem and Self-Identity and Coping with Life Transitions.

She believes in the power of collaboration between the therapist and the client. Her therapeutic approach is grounded in empathy, active listening, and the creation of a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings openly. She utilizes evidence-based treatments such as cognitive- behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) along with mindfulness techniques to tailor interventions to each individual's unique needs and goals.

Palkee is also trained in administering cognitive and psychometric assessments, encompassing assessments for Adult ADHD and Adult Autism, in addition to writing comprehensive assessment reports.

She is deeply committed to staying at the forefront of her field by regularly attending professional development workshops and staying informed about the latest research in psychology and therapy techniques. This commitment to ongoing learning ensures that she can provide her clients with the most effective and up-to-date therapeutic interventions.

Her mission as a clinical psychologist is to empower individuals to live healthier, more fulfilling lives by equipping them with the tools and strategies they need to overcome challenges and reach their full potential. She is dedicated to promoting mental health awareness and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health issues in our society. In addition, she has presented her research at various conferences and published articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as popular newspapers.

Experience: 4 years
Languages: Assamese, English and Hindi

Shreya Singhal

Child and Adolescent Psychologist

Shreya Singhal is a Counseling Psychologist with a keen interest in emotional and behavioural challenges experienced by children and adolescents. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Northeastern University, USA.

She received her Master of Science degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from University College London and also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology. Shreya has worked with children, adolescents and young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders and emotional challenges. She has experience of conducting psychological assessments.

Years of Experience: 6
Languages: English, Hindi

Dr. Madhur Rathee

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Madhur has treated and helped more than 5000 patients through his psychiatric experience over the last 5 years. He has touched and impacted lives locally and globally. Dr. Madhur is known for his empathetic and patient- centred approach, actively listening to patients' concerns and tailoring treatment plans to their unique needs. He is also experienced in utilizing a wide range of therapeutic modalities, including psychotherapy, medication management, and other evidence-based treatments, to help individuals overcome their mental health challenges.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Madhur is actively involved in research and education within the field of psychiatry, contributing to the advancement of knowledge in areas of Mood disorders and substance use disorders. Dr. Madhur is also a sought-after speaker at conferences and a dedicated mentor to aspiring psychiatrists.

His clinical interests are neurosis, stress, depression, psychosis, and sexual health. In free time, he plays Chess, reads, writes poetry. He is also an active advocate of mental health and well-being through social media & and public speaking platforms.

Experience: 5 years
Language: English and Hindi

Clinical Supervisor

Dr Simona Chereji

Simona is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who has clinically worked for more than 15 years in public and private settings, both in the UK and overseas. She has extensive training and working experience in various therapeutic models, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Rational-Emotive and Behavioural Therapy (REBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing).

She regularly updates herself with the latest outcomes in clinical research relating to different psychological disorders and the effectiveness of intervention models.

She has experience in working with a wide variety of mental health disorders on a spectrum of complexity. Her specialist interest is in trauma-related disorders and dissociative disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and social anxiety. In addition to her clinical experience, she also has experience in offering supervision and training to healthcare professionals.

Child Development Centre

Tanmay Kapahi

Child Psychologist

Tanmay is a Developmental Psychologist, with a Masters in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has worked with children as well as adolescents with various neurodevelopmental concerns, over a span of 4 years.

She holds an Advanced Diploma in Neurodevelopmental Play Therapy, under the guidance of Dr. Sue Jennings (UK). Her primary area of work is Early Intervention for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and working with parents and families closely during the therapeutic process is an integral part of her approach. Apart from therapy, Tanmay is also trained in conducting psycho-educational, cognitive, and developmental assessments, and creating comprehensive psychological reports.

Experience: 4 years
Languages: Hindi, English

Urvashi Sharma

Child Psychologist

Urvashi Sharma is a counseling psychologist who obtained her master's degree in counseling psychology from Amity University in 2021. Her primary focus and passion lie in working with children and adolescents.

Urvashi has dedicated her efforts to enhancing children's socio-emotional skills, language and communication skills, as well as cognitive skills.

Through her experience, she has conducted assessments of children and monitored their progress. Additionally, Urvashi has provided individual counseling sessions to students who encounter various everyday challenges.

Experience: 1.5 years
Language Known: English, Hindi

Arpita Goraya

Child Psychologist

Arpita is a psychologist and is a registered member of the British Psychological Society. She has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Psychology from the University of Nottingham, and a Master of Science degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from University College London.

Since qualifying in 2015, Arpita has worked with children, adolescents and young adults with developmental disorders, learning disabilities and mental health disorders in India, as well as the U.K. Arpita is also trained in carrying out psycho-educational assessments and writing up comprehensive psychological reports.

Experience: 6 years
Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi

Shafia Ashraf

Occupational Therapist (OT)

Shafia holds a master’s degree in occupational therapy with specialization in Pediatrics. She has been in this field for the last 9 years and have provided varied therapeutic services to children with Sensory Processing difficulties, Neurological difficulties, and Motor development delays.

She is intensively trained in conducting various standardized assessments for children with neurological, motor, and sensory difficulties. Her interests include working with children with Autism, Learning and handwriting difficulties, ADHD, ADD, Sensory Processing difficulties, Down syndrome.

Experience: 9 years
Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu

Aayushi Kapoor

Occupational Therapist

Aayushi Kapoor is an expert in pediatric occupational therapy and interventions based on occupational science. She has an experience of 7+ years working with pediatric patients. She is Masters in occupational therapy specializing in neurology.

She is certified in the handwriting without tears programme & a certified phonics teacher. She worked as assistant professor in IP University for special education.

She has expertise in dealing with Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delays and more. She helps individuals to improve social, emotional, cognitive as well as sensory functioning. Aayushi collaborates with interdisciplinary teams and managers to deliver optimal experience and meet the individual’ needs.

Experience: 7 years
Language: English and Hindi

Pooja Singh

Occupational Therapist (OT)

Pooja is a registered occupational therapist. She has received her bachelor's degree in therapy from Delhi University. She has worked in pediatrics with a wide variety of diagnoses including Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, and Sensory Processing Disorder in outpatient pediatrics schools, and early intervention programs. She has a passion for helping kids and families be able to participate in everyday activities, especially in sensory processing and fine - motor skills. She believes that by shaping foundational brain networks, we can improve social and emotional well-being as well as gain skills needed for everyday life. She has a strong belief that people learn best through meaningful activities that are fun and motivating.

Experience: 1 year
Languages: English, Hindi

Ruhi Mahajan

Office Manager

Ruhi is the backbone of our organisation. She has been working for the last 15 years in various administrative roles across a variety of sectors and organisations.