In our fast-paced world, many of us face tough times that affect our mental well-being. Luckily, there are therapies that can help. This blog will explore Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a well-known method, and other similar therapies. We’ll break them down into easy-to-understand concepts. Plus, we’ll introduce you to trusted therapists like Arpitha Sachindran, Prijitha S, and Sreerekha Mohan from Healmind, who specialize in these therapies.


Explore the world of evidence-based therapies, including CBT, and meet experienced therapists from Healmind. Get simple insights into improving mental well-being and discover alternative therapies. Your path to a happier, healthier life starts here!

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

CBT is like a mental workout for your mind. It’s all about understanding how your thoughts, feelings, and actions are connected. By changing your thoughts, you can improve your emotions and behaviors.

CBT in Simple Terms:

1.   Anxiety and Sadness Helper:   CBT is great at helping with feelings of worry and sadness. It shows you how to replace negative thoughts with more positive ones.

2.   Talk Therapy:   Think of CBT as a helpful conversation with a therapist. You talk about your thoughts and feelings, and they guide you.

3.   Mindfulness Friend:   CBT often uses mindfulness, which means being aware of your thoughts and feelings in the moment.

4.   Tools for Feeling Better:   CBT gives you tools to deal with your problems. It’s like having a mental toolkit.

Meet the Therapists: Arpitha Sachindran, Prijitha S, and Sreerekha Mohan

At Healmind, there are experienced therapists who are experts in CBT. Let’s get to know them:

  Arpitha Sachindran:   Arpitha is a caring therapist who’s really good at helping people with anxiety and stress. She can show you how to change those negative thoughts into more positive ones.

Ms. Arpitha Sachindran, a licensed clinical psychologist and CEO of Healmind online counseling center, offers therapy services to adults, children, and couples in Cochin/Kochi, India. Her qualifications include an MPhil in Clinical Psychology, and she is certified in learning disability management.

With extensive experience, Arpitha specializes in personality disorders, parent-child and adolescent interactions, marital issues, and more. She’s a skilled lecturer and guide, conducting seminars and training events. Arpitha uses various therapeutic approaches like CBT, ACT, and psychodynamic therapy, focusing on positive psychology concepts for holistic personal and societal development. Her expertise covers a range of issues, from low mood and anxiety to workplace stress and cultural adjustment.

  Prijitha S:   Prijitha specializes in helping people who feel really down or worried a lot. She’ll work closely with you to figure out why you’re feeling this way and help you get better.

Prijitha S is an experienced clinical psychologist with a strong background in clinical and healthcare settings. With a two-year tenure as a consultant psychologist at the District Early Intervention Center under the National Health Mission, as well as experience as a psychologist at Buds School in Varkala, she brings a wealth of practical knowledge. Prijitha is an expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and has a deep understanding of various child and adult mental health issues. She holds an MPhil in Clinical Psychology and specializes in individual psychotherapy, behavior therapy, parental management training, family therapy, and psychometric assessments.

  Sreerekha Mohan:   Sreerekha knows how to deal with fears and social anxiety. She uses special techniques to help you face your fears little by little.

Ms. Sreerekha Mohan is a licensed clinical psychologist (RCI Registered: A63465) with an MPhil in Clinical Psychology. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology, she boasts extensive experience in both government and private sectors.

Specializing in child, adolescent, and adult psychological and psychiatric issues, Ms. Sreerekha offers both offline and online counseling sessions. Her expertise extends to managing children with Learning Disabilities.

She’s a seasoned mental health advocate, having conducted numerous seminars, webinars, and classes on topics like suicide prevention, maternal mental health, stress management, and depression awareness. She employs a client-centered approach, using various psychotherapeutic methods, including CBT, BT, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness-Based Therapy.

  How CBT Works:

CBT therapy goes step by step:

1.   Getting to Know You:   Your therapist, like Arpitha, Prijitha, or Sreerekha, will chat with you to understand what’s bothering you.

2.   Setting Goals:   Together, you and your therapist set goals for what you want to achieve.

3.   Finding Negative Thoughts:   You’ll learn to recognize thoughts that make you feel bad, like thinking you’re not good enough.

4.   Changing Actions:   You’ll work on changing behaviors that aren’t helpful, like avoiding things that scare you.

5.   Practice Makes Perfect:   Your therapist might give you homework to practice what you’ve learned between sessions.

Exploring Other Therapies:

Besides CBT, there are some other therapies you might find helpful:

  1. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT):

This therapy is about spotting and challenging thoughts that don’t make sense and cause stress. It’s like replacing “I’m terrible” with “I’m okay, nobody’s perfect.”

  2. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT):

DBT helps you deal with strong emotions and improve your relationships. It’s like a toolkit for managing tough situations.

  3. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT):

ACT teaches you to accept your feelings, even the tough ones, and focus on what really matters to you.

  4. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT):

This therapy combines CBT with mindfulness to help prevent depression from coming back.


CBT is like a gym for your mind, helping you feel better by changing your thoughts. Therapists like Arpitha Sachindran, Prijitha S, and Sreerekha Mohan from Healmind are here to guide you through this journey.

Remember, there are other therapies like REBT, DBT, ACT, and MBCT that can help too. They each have their unique strengths. Your mental health is essential, and these therapies are tools to help you lead a happier and healthier life.

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