Shama Parkhe

Shama is a therapeutic community and psychodrama practitioner, as well as a group and individual psychotherapist. However, she prefers being known as mental health warrior instead of the earlier mentioned professional titles. She co-founded Hank Nunn Institute, a not-for-profit registered charitable trust, in July 2014, and presently works in the capacity of a Clinical Director. She works with individuals experiencing emotional and relational difficulties in individual as well as group settings. In addition, Shama also creates reflective learning and thinking spaces ( traditionally known as training and clinical supervision) for young professionals. She has a keen interest in developing alternatives to conventional mental health practices. She believes that one’s cultural, social, and political systems are highly influential in one’s psychological development. It is, therefore, necessary to address the larger community and not just the individual in isolation. Shama also believes in collaborating with the service user community in designing supportive spaces which enable their journeys of self-discovery.