I met Prajakta by accident almost, I was recommended to take my kid to her, but my wife and I decided not to. I was going through some big changes in my life myself and not handling them as well as I could, and asked Prajakta if she’d see me instead. It was one of the best accidents to happen to me. Prajakta never intervened more than she needed to, and sometimes let me talk for a couple of hours at a stretch. The only thing I felt at the end of her sessions was a sense of relief, like I had left some weight behind in that little room. The talks with Prajakta gave me some perspective, and helped me realize that sometimes over analysis of issues isnt going to help you get through this. The best part about getting there is that I never once felt that she was pushing me towards a solution, she made an effort to and understood my approach to life in general, and kept encouraging me to use the same principles that I felt had always worked for me and somehow I was failing to apply. One thing that I did learn then, and still remind myself often – is to be non-critical of myself, and Prajakta played a huge part in putting that into words from my mouth
– Piyush (Name changed)
Prajakta mam has been not only a counselor but also like a mentor, a friend, who tries to help you come out of any worse situation. She has really taught me to know myself, realize whats right and whats wrong for me, guided to choose right path in life. Along with all this, she has been an inspiration to my mother for the way she talks, the way she teaches to handle anything. I’m really thankful to her for guiding me and my sister so that we can make right decisions in life.
– Akansha (Name changed)
I started consulting Maitreyee more than a year ago. Working with her has helped me tremendously to grow as a person and more importantly to become a better mother. Though our relationship is entirely professional, she put me at ease from day 1. A few things she is strict about, like switching off the phone in a session – which i know is the best thing you can do to connect to anybody. She has helped me through domestic turmoils, professional roadblocks, issues in handling my teenager and pre-teen. What is most endearing is her ability to remember stuff even from 3-4 sessions ago which I would have forgotten. She has immense patience and does not cut you short even if you are running out of time. She has always been available and always been able to see and point the various angles of any situation to me which has helped me build perspective. Her sessions always end with action points which make it easier to connect different sessions. What I like most about her is her ability in bringing you to understand where you could have done things better instead of telling you that directly ! I truly value her presence in my life.– Lakshmi
As a mother of growing teenage children, Prajakta has guided on different aspects of a teenage mind .It really helped me on how to deal with them and understand their problems. Its her talks which has played a very important role that today I am like a friend to my children. Now I am able to help them better in their life decisions also am able to mentor them in a better way. I’m really grateful to her for guiding and understanding me and my children so well.
– Akansha (Name changed)
Counselling wasn’t something I’d really thought of or had a lot of faith in but I came across the first professional with whom I have developed the comfort level to “be myself”. You provide a safe, non-judgmental place for me to explore my ongoing feelings and thoughts. And slowly and steadily I now know how to disagree without it becoming a major event. I am also very aware of my own behaviors and how it makes the other person feel. Sometimes the best helping hand you can get is a good, firm push and you have most of time been able to provide me that. I just don’t look at finding a way to vent my feeling but also find a health way for managing emotions and self-growth. Her style is very supportive and empathetic. This really assists me to discover more about myself to manage my life challenges. I am finding great results in my particular journey. Thank you for that. I would recommend every young or maturated to at least try Counselling once in the lifetime to find inner peace within and has I found with Prajakta and my journey has just started
– H.J (Name changed)
Life was good & all but I was losing the enthusiasm & anxiety was creeping in. Got the suggestion from my friend & decided to meet Prajakta, ‘ The Counselor ‘.
And the sessions started. During those sessions, I visited my past
” an opener journey towards myself started with it (sessions). Acceptance came along, so healing in many ways started.
Thank you Prajakta for opening me to myself.
– Rita (Name changed)
I was just entering my teens, and the blues had struck me. Past memories, future worries, all piled on me and I was tearing at the seams. That’s when I came across Counselling India and I immediately approached them. I got a prompt reply from Ms.Prajakta asking me to drop by as soon as possible for a talk. After a few sittings, I felt much more liberated, because I finally let all my feelings out to someone who wasn’t going to judge or poke fun. By the time all the sittings were done, I felt like a new person, ready to take on the world. I sincerely thank you Ms.Prajakta for being a pillar and guide through it all
– Ms Tina ( Name Changed)
Maitreyee has been a great guide with lots of patience. She has helped me in finding myself and my inner peace. Like a mentor, she showed me the path and helped me to overcome all my fears. She even supported me in building the confidence of walking on that path and leading a life’s journey filled with happiness, calmness and serenity
‘Maitreyee has helped me make several positive changes in my life since attending counseling with her. I have learned many tips to deal with life in general. Maitreyee is someone I can truly be myself with. I feel so safe telling her what’s going on with me. She has a very gentle way of pointing out what my strengths are. Her questions allow me to explore a situation from various angles and points of view. She is incredibly patient, listens intently, never judges, provides actionable insight and most importantly, she genuinely cares. Thanks for being so supportive and helpful. You’re truly a wonderful person and I am so glad I found you.’
There is a popular saying that kids are born without manual.
That is even more pronounced when kids become teenagers. In this respect every generation of teenagers behave differently since circumstances are different and what we did as teenagers cannot be compared with what teenagers do today.
I was a father of a teenage daughter (she is now a 21 year old young, talented and a wonderful individual) and we as a family went through a phase which was far from pleasant. Off-course, as is case with every parent, we also wanted to best parents in the world for her. This was simply not possible as there was no common understanding. Whether it was her outing timing, or her choice of friends or her behaviour, absolutely nothing. She seemed angry all the time and distanced herself from us. In fact the harder we tried, the worse it got.
It was at this time my daughter sought to speak to a neutral 3rd party and we gladly accepted it. This was unknown territory to us and with some inquiries and search, we came across Prajatka. I spoke to her and got an appointment with her for my daughter.
After a few sessions, we started to see some difference. Off-course, her sessions were followed by sessions with us as parents and that is when we realized that many of the problems were also from parents side. It was new experience to us. Actually the word counseling has a negative connotation, at-least with my acquaintances. It was almost a taboo to see a counselor. Thank god, we took the approach and believe me, it was the best decision we made to regather our family.
We started to see why we all behave the way we do and got a perceptive, which we did not have. Prajakta made us all understand how much we care for each other and made us respect each other more. We are now a loving family and by that I don’t mean we have no more problems. What Prajakta taught is a method to address problems and that is a life long lesson.
I sincerely thank her and highly recommend her to anyone to talk to her about anything and talking is a good thing, especially when things are not well.
Seeking help is important.
– Mr. Narayan (Name Changed), Father of an adolescent
Thank you Prajakta for giving us the right direction and hope in the very beginning of journey with our child. We put efforts exactly where it was required and the improvements we saw were incredible. Now our son is almost conversant. Whatever little happiness we have in our lives, we owe it your dedication and determination to help parents in need
– Namitha (Mother of a Toddler)
Prajakta helped me to face the issues/challenges via counselling that i was going through, which i was not able to handle alone. .She had a lot of patience while working with me
Prajakta helped me get a better view of the issues which in turn helped me work on them and get to the root of it and get it resolve it.
And in my view therapy or counselling should be made mandatory from school so that if the kids are aware of their situation and why they are feeling the way they feel even they will be able to make more informed decisions and have a more calm and peaceful life
I took help from Prajakta when I was going through a difficult time. She is a very good counselor. She could get to the root cause of the problem and helped me realise it, manage it on my own which improved my own skills to manage problems. I had a good experience and recommend this place.
Making me know myself again is what Prajakta has helped me do.
Somewhere in the process of growing up I was confused, petrified and insecure of what should I think, what am I thinking ,She told me how it is okay to feel the way I am feeling and helped me identify myself.
She made me look at things and understand them in a completely different perspective. Keeping herself in my place and analyzing the situations, making me feel comfortable talking to her from day 1 had made me open up to her so well.
She is ready to talk to you even if you are clueless about what is disturbing you and is considerate enough to talk to you on phone, when you don’t find the time to meet her physically.
A Big Thank you to you Mam! You have made me find myself and know my body well.
They say “the more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them” and that’s how Prajakta helped me wear my best outfit and own it – my self-confidence. I reached out to her through a referral from a young married couple while I was dealing with the bitterness of a divorce. She helped me embrace my emotions and taught me to love myself. Through her many scientific models and explanations, she reached right into my deepest feelings, helped me identify some patterns and made me realize ways of dealing with them. I’m pleasantly surprised at the level she was able to connect with me. Going to her at this phase of my life was the best thing I have done to myself and I recommend her expertise with very high regards to her knowledge, patience and interest in helping people.
At a time when I felt no one could ever understand me, Prajakta was one person who I knew was an exception to that. She really helped me in getting over the kind of dark cloud I had over me and look at the positive in my life. She was one person to whom talking about all my problems didn’t seem that hard. She really helped me and I’m really very thankful to her for that! 🙂
Prajakta helped me through a difficult time in my life very well and made me a stronger person. I urge a lot of people to use her counseling services as they are very helpful and will surely help you cope better with your issues.
I had the first opportunity to interact with Prajakta nearly a year back. I had then recently entered into fatherhood and was very happy about the same.
But there was something to worry about. Post being blessed with a child the relationship between me and my wife became strained. Arguments, disagreements and conflicts started to seep in. I was not sure where to go and what needs to be done. Long work hours hardly left me with any time.
Thats when my wife approached Prajakta. We had individual and couple therapy sessions. After attending therapy sessions I noticed a positive change in both our attitudes and as a result there was peace and understanding. We saw each of us appreciating each other and become more forgiving.
Last year I saw chaos and discord at home and now post therapy I see happiness and peace to a great extent. Prajakta has helped us understand and appreciate the good things in each other.
Her patient hearing to both of us, ability to understand the underlying emotions and reason and explain the same on a rational basis and suggest simple but effective solutions to manage disagreements and conflicts have gone a long way in restoring domestic peace and happiness in our lives.
I would recommend Prajakta to anyone facing issues on the relationship or emotional front. I wish her all the best
“Content and presentation by Ms Prajakta was consistently high quality and engaging. She is extremely bright, well informed and a great presenter. The session provided an excellent review of the challenges we face as teachers or as parents in our day to day interaction with kids: focusing us to rethink our plan / actions and encouraging us to find our own answers. Sharing case studies and scenarios gave a touch of practicality. The session is good for young parents and those with experience too”.
-Mrs. Navjeet (Principal Rise & Shine Montessori school, Bangalore)