MA (Philosophy) – University of Mumbai, India
Diploma in Learning Disorders Management and Child Psychology
Clinical Member and Registered Counsellor of the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC)
Vrushali holds a double Masters degree, in Philosophy from Mumbai University (India) & Counselling from Monash University (Australia). She has a postgraduate Diploma in Child Psychology and Learning Disorders Management. She is certified as a Victim Care Officer (VCO) with the Singapore Police Force under the Psychological Services Department.
Vrushali has 8 years of experience; working with children, adolescents, couples, and families. She has worked with private education centres as well as an International School as a Guidance Counsellor. She also had an enriching experience with voluntary work for an NGO and All Saints Home.
Vrushali is trained and firmly promotes the ethos of non-judgemental counselling. She uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed Therapy, Mindfulness, Gottman Couple Therapy (Levels 1 & 2), Family and Systemic Therapy (Levels 1 & 2), and EMDR to improve mental health and wellness. Vrushali works with families and individuals from a systemic perspective to promote healthier family dynamics and a positive environment. She integrates mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to elevate individuals' mental and emotional well-being. Vrushali uses the Gottman method couple therapy which is beneficial to assist couples in achieving a deeper sense of understanding and staying connected in their relationship.
Prior to her Counselling career, Vrushali supported differently abled children for 6 years as an Education Therapist. She is keenly aware of the challenges faced by expatriates and the concerns of family adjustment. Her training and working with multicultural backgrounds have helped families cope with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties such as stress, anxiety, loss, and maintaining healthy relationships. Vrushali finds value in this buoyant quote, "we can look for something positive in each day, even if some days we need to look a little harder".
She speaks English, Hindi & Marathi.