Akshata Parekh

Akshata Parekh

Mental Health Counselor
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Overview
Akshata Parekh is a seasoned expressive arts therapist and mental health counselor with a rich experience spanning 10 years. Currently serving as a mental health consultant at Tenerity India Pvt. Ltd, she also holds the position of a certified drum circle facilitator at Taal Inc.

Her academic achievements include a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling, specializing in expressive arts therapy from Lesley University (USA). She is currently pursuing her doctorate from De Montfort University, UK. Akshata has also completed a post-graduate certification in counseling psychology from Fergusson College, Pune, and holds an international diploma in human rights, mental health, and law.

Akshata’s commitment to continuous learning is evident through her completion of certificate courses in queer affirmative counseling practice, dance movement therapy, visual art therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming in India, drum circle facilitation in the USA and India, and ‘Rhythm-to-recovery.’

Her diverse experiences include past work and internships at prominent institutions such as the Muktangan rehabilitation centre, Aman Setu School (Pune), Franciscan Life Process Center, Music Settlement, and Ronald McDonald House (USA).

Believing in the transformative power of arts for holistic health, Akshata is passionate about advocating and spreading awareness of ethical practices in the field of mental health and expressive arts therapy. Her dedication reflects her strong belief in the potential of the arts to bring about positive change and well-being.

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