Sadia Saeed – Founder and Chief Psychologist, Inner Space – India

Sadia Saeed


  • In the capacity of a psychologist, Sadia has worked extensively with different populations over the past 22 years. She has worked therapeutically with individuals, couples and children.
  • Presently her work consists of managing the organization, creating customized programs for training organizations, facilitating mindfulness courses and retreats, curating and overseeing programs delivered by her team and providing therapeutic supervision to her team as needed.
  • She has participated in a TEDx conference where she was invited to give a talk on Mindfulness of Emotions. (You can watch the video below)
  • She has designed, developed, and facilitated several stress-management and emotional resilience programs for corporate organizations such as Microsoft, Mercedes, Oberoi group of Hotels, Motilal Oswal and GroupM among others.
  • Prior to Inner Space, she had a private practice and was a consultant at Karuna Hospital and a visiting child guidance expert at Sol’s Arc (Assessment and Remedial Center).
  • She has also been a part-time counselor and advisor for several schools-both Regular and Special schools.
  • Sadia has worked with special populations such as with children and adults suffering from Juvenile Diabetes and HIV + orphans. She has also volunteered with Borderless World Foundation, an NGO working with orphaned girl children in Kashmir.
  • Sadia has been involved in working therapeutically with as well as creating mindfulness-based courses for children of commercial sex workers.
  • She has been a visiting teaching faculty for psychology in Nair Hospital- Department for Physiotherapy and in S.N.D.T University- Department of Nutrition.
  • Over the years, she has attended various courses to further her understanding of psychotherapy, such as those based on Integral Somatic Psychotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Reality Therapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
  • She has attended trainings with Rick Hanson in Australia in both his key projects, ‘Buddha’s Brain’ and “Hardwiring Happiness”, both of which are based on the neuroscientific understanding of mindfulness.

A Mindfulness &
Self-Awareness Guide
By Sadia Saeed

This book is written with an intention to help young people adopt perspective and practices to live life joyfully, to initiate valuable learnings from Indian wisdom traditions early in life and to avoid learning unhealthy patterns that will lead to mental health difficulties later.

Speaking on Mindfulness of Emotions at TedX

Speaking at the Mindful Leadership Summit


Sadia completed her graduation in Psychology, from St. Xavier’s, Mumbai and her Masters in Clinical Psychology, from Mumbai University. She has also done a number of courses to deepen her knowledge of psychotherapy and mindfulness. Some of them are:

  • Mindfulness and the Brain: a course on neuroscience of mindfulness (Australia)
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Management
  • Integral Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Sadia Saeed
Sadia SaeedFounder, Mindfulness Trainer & Psychologist
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"I've had the privilege of receiving therapy from Sadia (founder of Inner Space) for over five years, and the only words I can share are, simply, that I owe her my life." –R.C
Sadia Saeed
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I personally have been shaped by Sadia di’s wisdom, compassion and love. I have struggled a LOT with mental health issues over the years. Sadia di has been strict when needed and gentle otherwise. She did not only help me heal in therapy but also equipped me with tools to work through difficult emotions in everyday life through her mindfulness sessions. -S.K

149 thoughts on “Sadia Saeed – Founder and Chief Psychologist, Inner Space – India”

  1. I want to book an appointment with Sadia Saeed. Please let me know on how I can go ahead with it

  2. Hello,

    Thanks for reaching out!
    We do not do DBT specifically but our approach entails mindfulness-based intervention, which is also one of the core skills of DBT.

    Feel free to call us on +91 9833985538 for further assistance!

    The Inner Space Team

  3. Hi Twinkle

    Thank you for reaching out.
    We wish you well, please do take care.
    We have emailed you details. Kindly check and please let us know.

    Have a nice day!

    Inner Space Team

  4. Hey. I have been going through some problems personally. Would appreciate if I could come for a therapy session

  5. Hi Aarohi,

    Thank you for writing to us. We can only imagine how tough this might be for you. We have emailed you details as requested. Could you please check your inbox.

    Warm regards,
    The Inner Space Team

  6. I am going through a lot of emotional problems and career problems as well! My personal life is a mess and I think i really need help! How do I contact you?

  7. Hi Salma,

    We understand how tough it can get some times to manage stress. We have sent you an email with the details of booking an appointment. Please check and feel free to get back to us.

    The Inner Space Team

  8. I am emotional fool.l am suffering many difficulties in my i am mentally disturb.I cant adjust any thing.I am feeling helpless.I need help please suggest what can i do?

  9. Dear Ruchi,

    We understand, this must be really difficult time for you. To identify concerns in a deeper light.

    We have sent you an email with the details of booking an appointment. Please check and feel free to get back to us.

    The Inner Space Team

  10. Dear Sadia,

    I an going through a stressful phase of my life… from a bold chirpy fun loving person have turned into a person who has lost happiness and life’s luster.Have never felt so confused with my own being before.. The phase like this is making me go crazy.. Am working , have two kids… loving husband and concerned friends. but today i feel no one understands what am saying and feel like loosing everything.. I have become silent as i don’t want to share my thoughts cause it rages anger in me and then comes its after effects.. but keeping quiet is making me go crazy with thoughts running in my mind which doesn’t stop at seems to be a standstill…
    I felt am in dire need of help so was searching the website where i saw ur profile… I called up the number to check if i can see you but in despair got to know that you are booked for over few months… I was helped by the front desk person to check other profiles..I felt that connect with you… Is it possible for you to pls help me with a little time of yours.
    I would be highly obliged pls.


  11. Dear Sona,

    We understand, this must be really difficult time for you. To identify concerns in a deeper light. You could consult a counsellor from our team, to understand ways in which we can support you in managing your concerns adequately.

    We have sent you an email with the details of booking an appointment. Please check and feel free to get back to us.

    The Inner Space Team

  12. Hi Sadia,
    I am going through a tough phase personally and professionally. I feel i have become phobic to alot of things. Well, is it possible to have a one on one conversation? Would be great to get any kind of help/ understanding about how to work on my situation.

  13. Dear Neha,

    Thank you for writing to us! We have responded to you via email. Please do check and feel free to get in touch with us.

    The Inner Space Team

  14. Hi Sadia,

    I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Navi Mumbai. I am a PhD Scholar, pursuing PhD from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. I wish to use Mindfulness based intervention in my research. I went through your profile and found it to be really nice. I require your guidance and I would also like to explore some training possibilities with you, in the Corporate Sector. Would you mind sharing your email id or phone number so that I can share my thoughts with you? Please write to me on my email id –

    Neha Verma
    Clinical Psychologist

  15. Dear Wella,

    We understand that this must be a difficult time for you and your son. As parents, it can be very worrisome when your child experiences social anxiety and displays low confidence. To support him further, we need to understand what may be causing these concerns, and help him find ways to deal with the same. This could be done through counselling as a process. We would like to support you and your son via counselling. We have sent you an email regarding some details of the process of counselling. Please check and feel free to get in touch with us.

    The Inner Space Team

  16. Hi sadia
    This is about my son whos 18 yr old now and studying for engineering. Though he is good in studies he is suffering from lack of confidence. Lately he startd getting social anxiety too. .he doesnt have any frnds either.pls advise wat to do

  17. Dear Dimple,

    Thank you for your kind words!

    Currently, we do not have an opening for internship at our centre. However, we wish you the very best in all you career aspirations!

    The Inner Space Team

  18. Dear Sadia,
    You seem to be a wonderful person and a great psychologist too. Im studying psychology sociology and philosophy in my second year! I would love to join ul as an intern and observe the whole system. Please let me know about the same. thank uD

  19. Dear Hiten,

    It sounds like you are going through a tough phase. Sometimes, things can get so overwhelming that we feel that there is no hope. Seeking help is the first step for working through one’s difficulties. We are glad that you could reach out to us.

    We have sent you an email on the process of counseling. Please get in touch with us at 9833985538, so that we can reach you sooner.

    The Inner Space Team.

  20. Hi,

    Wanted to meet you to understand role of a psychologist in general school education. We run a coaching center for kids in Malad. Please let me know if we can meet you during this week.

    Deepak Agrawal

  21. Hello sadia mam

    I am 21 years old.I am harassed by bad nightmares and thoughts.
    Sometimes I thought to attempt suicide. Please help me to remove these thoughts and nightmares

  22. Hi Shweta,

    Thanks for writing in. Yes, at Inner Space, we work with children as well.
    We understand that you are concerned about your child’s behaviours. Sometimes, academic performance may get affected when the child is facing any emotional difficulties. It is important to get a deeper understanding of the situation to get a clearer perspective.
    We have sent you an email on the process and fee structure. Please feel free to get in touch with us.

    The Inner Space Team

  23. Hi Sadia,

    I wish to visit you with respect to counselling for my daughter. She has issues with her academics.When she leaves the house for writing her exams she is aware of everything. When she is back from exams she claims that she has fared very well. But when the papers come she has hardly written her paper. Either she has written only half ans or she has goofed up with most of her Q even after knowing ans to the Q. This is really bothering me and as result I constantly keep nagging her and this keeps me highly irritated most of the times. Her academics and my ill behaviour towards her are also affecting her behavioural pattern. Wish to know if you”ll take up child counselling.


    Shweta Prabhu

  24. Hello,
    We can understand that you must be going through a lot of confusion.
    It must be exhausting to deal with so many emotions at a time.
    Sometimes in a marriage there can be rough patches, and it can get overwhelming to handle them by yourself.
    In such situations, speaking to a counselor can be of help.

    Please feel free to call us call us on 9833985538 to know more about counseling.

    Thanks and Regards,
    The Inner Space Team

  25. Hi Sadia,
    My husband was a very calm and composed man. He is working at a bank in a good position. But lately we have had a lot of issues due to his family interference and his own attitude. He gets angry these days for the smallest of things which makes it very difficult to communicate with him. I try my best to deal it and maintain my composure. But I too lose it at times and get upset cause dealing with so much anger takes up all my energy. I even suggested getting a divorce if my presence is causing him any trouble. But he says he cannot live without me and punches the wall or any other hard surface in his anger and frustration. Or even starts hitting himself. I care for him and leaving him alone in this situation is not an option for me.

    If you could please advise in what way can I help him , it would be great

  26. Hello,
    Counseling can definitely help in exploring what factors could have contributed to low self confidence and negative thinking.
    A counselor will provide a space where he can freely share his innermost thoughts and feelings. Gradually, the counselor will work through the difficulties, helping him gain more faith in himself.
    Please feel free to call us call us on 9833985538 to know more about counseling.

    Thanks and Regards,
    The Inner Space Team

  27. Hi Sadia,
    My son is 31 years old. He is presently working but has very low confidence and always has negative thinking,
    Was wondering if he needs counselling and if so when and where can he come.


  28. Dear Riaz,

    It is quite a difficult time you seem to be going through. We would be glad to help you via counselling. We have sent you the details about the process and the fee structure via email. Please feel free to call us call us on 9833985538 for any further queries.

    Thanks and Regards,
    The Inner Space Team

  29. Hi Sehar

    That’s a great job you are doing! I do agree that a certain section of society has more accessibility to counseling than others. However, there are a number of non-profits who do take therapy to different sections and different regions in India too. While counseling in the neighborhood, free of cost is fine, there are rules about who can and cannot do psychotherapy. You need a graduation and a masters in psychology at the minimum to qualify to make a career out of this. Regarding part time options, I wouldn’t know much. Hope this little guidance is of some help.
    All the best

  30. Dear Vamshi,

    Thanks for writing in. We would be glad to share our articles for your magazine. We have sent you an email regarding the same.

    The Inner Space Team

  31. Hi Sadia

    I am a retd. sr. citizen. For last some weeks I feel depressed and suffering from negativity, fear, loss of interest, bad mood.Lack of sleep has also added to my mood.Pl. help me out. What wll be the fees if I attend your clinc.


  32. Respected madam,

    This is vamshikrishna parlapally from Hyderabad, Madam we are going to launch a educational magazine (English) in this month. Magazine name KNOWLEDGE 360 can you provide your valuable articals for 6th class to +2 students.If you want to send the articals please send to

    we solicit your valuable patronage madam

    Thanking you.

  33. Dear Dr. Sadia,

    It was nice to see you and your team interacting individually with each person commenting on your blog. My name is Sehar and I work as a Techincal Manager in a MNC. I developed interest in counselling some time back and I also completed my one year diploma in guidance and counselling (distance learning with some workshops added on) from Jamia. I feel though elite have quite an access to counselling services in India, but there is a whole congregation of middle class and less economically privileged people in India who are in dire need of these services. I wanted to reach out to them and started a weekly counselling session in my neighbourhood (free of cost) where anybody can contact me. I felt, people are still not aware about what the counselling is or its benefits, but I was happy that I was able to help out a handful of them. I want to make a career out of this, where I can help average people with their problems. But as I am working, can you suggest me how to proceed in this direction. Are there part time options in Counselling as a career as currently I am employed and do not want to loose out on my job before anything concrete occurs in this field for me.

    Your any kind of suggestions would be very helpful for me.


  34. Dear Angira,
    What you’ve studied is very interesting indeed. However, since we are a counseling centre, we would only be able to include clinical/counseling psychologists as part of the team. However, do email us your detailed resume on If there is any opportunity in the future that matches your skill set, we will write back to you.
    Best Wishes

  35. Muzammil Madre

    Respected Madam,

    As we are NRI as we are coming to Mumbai we want to consult you for my eight year old son wht is the procedure plz let us know as we have a short stay in Mumbai and we are residing towards thane so plz guide us

  36. Hi Sadia.
    I have completed my graduation in Psychology and Masters in Applied linguistics with Psycho and Neuro-linguistics and certification in REBT. I am keen to apply the learning’s in the real world and hence looking for an opportunity. Kindly let me know, if there is an opportunity.
    Thanks and Regards

  37. Dear Vrushti,
    Clinical Psychology and psychotherapy is a field that offers plenty of scope for personal growth. To grow in this field, one needs to have a capacity to empathize with the client, as well as to maintain an objective, impartial stance. In my experience, I have also seen that deeply understanding oneself and one’s own ways of thinking and behaving helps immensely in personal and professional growth. You could call in on 9833985538 and have a brief word with one of our counsellors. They would be able to answer some of your queries.
    Wishing you the very best!

  38. Hello ma’am,
    I have appeared for 12th exam and results are awaited. but one thing I am pretty sure is, I want to pursue clinical psychology. I am very keen to know this subject and it’s practice in depth, like i want to know how does the process goes? how to talk to your patient and build a rapport? and everything. I would be glad if I could meet you in person and work with you. Thank you so much and warm regards!

  39. Hello Sadia,
    Glad you’re just around recently as I just wanted to get in touch directly with you only.

    Hey I just went on and it got so long I’ve copy pasted it sent with a mail. Can you please go through it sadia.


  40. Dear Rupali,
    I appreciate your interest and enthusiasm for the field of psychotherapy. Graduation followed by Post-Graduation, both in Psychology, is usually what one requires to practice in the field. I am not the best person to answer your question Rupali, since I am not in touch with the academic field and with various courses available. Perhaps you could contact some Universities and find out about different courses, eligibility criteria etc. That should give you some perspective about how best you can make this switch.
    I sincerely wish you the best

  41. Hello Dr. Sadia,

    Glad to see your work and the concept of Iner Space.
    I am a HR professional with 5 years of experience and wish to explore the field of Psychotherapy and Counselling as a practitioner.My Qualifications: B.A. (Economics) and MBA.
    I am looking forward for a post graduate degree which i can do along with work that is internationally accepted, in case i plan to practice out of India.
    Request your inputs please


  42. Hi Rajni
    I’m glad you thought of getting help. You do sound quite distressed.
    I will ask my team to revert to you with the name of our counselor who would be best able to help you.
    You will also receive all the details you asked for by email.
    Hope you feel better. Take Care

  43. Hello Dr.Sadia, Myself Rajni Panday, im in urgent need of ur help….im really depressed by my lyf..i hv a 3yr old daughter. I hv lost all interest wid my ownself & watevr i do all goes against me. Neither my parents nor anybody supports me…they jst blame me for everything….things are getting worse day by day. I hv come from Hyd now in Mumbai for a month…..i need a gud counselor wid the fee structure & the location of ur clinic. Kindly help me out plzzz help me…Waiting for ur reply ASAP.

    Warm regards: Rajni Panday

  44. Dear Rahul,
    I understand that it can be very distressing when there are several thoughts your mind is dealing with. It takes away your energy and you are not able to commit yourself to things you really wish to do. In my opinion, it would help if you seek help from a mental health professional, such as a counselor. Truly exploring what emotions you are going through and what lies at the root of your distress would help you gain more clarity and mental energy. We have sent you an email with the process and the fee structure of counseling. Kindly check for an email from
    Warm Regards


    hello sadia mam,
    i am not able to concentrate on my anything.
    i usually think bad for people i know well . i always thinks i m superior than other (but actually i am not). only bad things occur in my mind . because of this my career is going down fastly , i dont know what to do. I have lost control on my thoughts , i usually ignore the people i know. please help me mam.

  46. Hi Asif,
    hum samaj sakte hain ki yeh aapke liye mushkil daur hai. Kabhi kabhi, bohot der tak hamare andar ke emotions dabe hue rehte hai. Hum unka dhyaan nahi rakhte hai. Dheere dheere yeh emotions badte jaate hain aur phir negative thoughts, fear, confusion paida karte hain. Hamari rai yeh hai ki aap kisi counselor se appointment leke unse baat kare. Counselor in emotions ke saath kaam karne mein aapki madad karegi. Aap humse 9833985538 par sampark kar sakte hain. Hum aapko bataenge ki counseling mein kya hota hai. Phir aap decide kar sakte hain ki aapko kya karna hai.
    Hamari asha hai ki aapko madad mil jaye aur aap better feel karein
    Thank you

  47. hey mam I’m mohd asif from up
    mam mai bahot jyada pareshan rhta hun negative thinking se ajibogrib khayalat aate rhte hai …hamesha ek dar jaisa algta h..mai kisi v situation ko handle nhi kr pata hu …aisa lagta h ki sab kuchh kr skta hu mgr kuchh v nhi kr pata ….mam meri memory v bhot jayada weak h hr subah mere liye ek nyi shubah hoti h …. mam mere andr koi excitement nhi h yha tk ki kic se baat krne ka v mn nhi krta ….agr kic se baat v krna chahta hu to aisa lgta h mere mind me baat krne k liye kuchh v nhi h ….pls pls mam koi solution btaen ……….#

  48. Dear Omkar,
    Thank you for writing in to us. We’d be glad to help you with your query. Our contact number is 9833985538 and our email id is We have sent you an email from the same id, with the process and the fee structure of counseling, to help you decide if you wish to book an appointment.
    Warm Regards

  49. Dear Pranoti,
    Thank you for writing in and for sharing your concerns with us. We understand how distressing this situation would be for your sister, and for her close ones. We would be glad to help. We have sent you an email with details of the process and fees of sessions. Kindly check for an email from
    We sincerely wish your sister well.
    Warm Regards

  50. My sister has been married for almost a year now, but her husband has still not accepted her as his wife. He only keeps asking for time as he’s still hung up on his past relationship. Kindly give details about your sessions and charges

  51. Dear Shezaan,
    We understand that this must be distressing and difficult for you to manage. Often, when there are many conflicting ideas and aspirations that have been piling up for years, it becomes very overwhelming and confusing. We suggest that you seek help from a mental health professional, such as a counselor. A counselor will be able to help you understand what these conflicting patterns are and she will gradually help you reach a space where you feel calmer and more comfortable with yourself.
    We received an email from you which we have replied to. Kindly check for an email from
    Warm Regards

  52. Hey Ma’am,

    I am shezaan from Mumbai, came to know while searching on web for Help.
    Mam i am in very worst situation. i am saying because i feel it. I am 28 years and could not get anything big in mumbai yet. cant reveal everything here, but mam i i start great but fail in middle, either it is personal or professional, now started to see others while i was not like i am now. every time feel like im failor. started avoiding loved one, there are so many stupid things coming in life and i am losing my self.
    Kindly please suggest me what should i do?

  53. I got married some months ago. Though doing all well possible, n keeping my marital life honest and effortful, still we face challenges of overcoming our fights/clashess which happen with an approx freq of once-twice a week. Major reason as i understand, is my pre marital relationship (lying sometimes in backdrop of othr small reasons also), which was quite complex to manage in past, n quite strange n unpleasing to explain even in present.
    We both try to improve n let go d things but in vain..
    n each time post d clash extreme neg. thoughts of seperation/suicide n wat not..prevails for hrs.

    Dont fear in resolving or adjusting in particular moment bt.. fear from d recurrance n endlessness.

    need help…

    Pls. tell ur individual / pair cousellling pattern / timelines /charges

  54. Dear Jose,
    Thank you for writing in and sharing your concerns with us. We understand that it can be worrying when a close friend may be going through a difficult time in their life. We would be glad to support and help her. We have sent you the requested details via email. Please check for an email from
    Take Care.

  55. Hello ma’am
    Your work is absolutely impressive.
    I plan on doing the same as you but just a bit confused.
    If you could just shell out a little bit time,I would really like to talk about it.
    Thank you 🙂
    I hope you’ll help 😀

  56. i m trying to help a friend of mine …..she is suffering from depression (thats what i feel) …… is affecting her career and her personal life ….what i feel is she needs some counselling … and i want to help her out with dis ….i searched on the net and your link came up first . Ma’am can u mail me the details of one to one counselling and the fee structure

  57. Dear Dinesh

    Often as a result of failures in life our psychological systems can get quite disturbed. In such situations therapy can be quite helpful to restore psychological balance. I hope we can be of help. Do call us at +919833985538. Take Care

  58. Dear Sadia,

    Need your help. I am suffering from loads of after effect of faluires like relation mismanagement, official outbursts, emotional breakups (not the love and all) etc.

    Will be waiting for your revert. Thanks

  59. Hi Surabhi

    Thank you for such kind words. I am out of town between the 14th and the 30th. So an appointment with me may be only possible next month. However, I assure you I have a wonderful team of therapists. You can check their profiles on our team page. If you give us a call on our contact no +919833985538 or email us at and explain your concerns in brief, my team will assist you in finding the therapist most appropriate for you. Take Care.

  60. Hello, Ms. Sadia!
    I am going through your site at this moment which I found today, while on a purposeful browse.
    Firstly, I would like to offer your whole team my hearty congratulations, for the diligence and concern that you put out for your readers in general. Merely going by this, I can imagine the standard of treatment that your patients must get from you all, on a personal basis!

    I wish to book an appointment with you ASAP. It would be great if you could send me in the details regarding the same.

    Thank You
    Wish you a pleasant weekend!

  61. Hi Riya

    I am so sorry you are going through such a difficult time. Post Partum depression can last from several days to years. But if you do feel well, the ideal person to appeal to would be your psychiatrist. If he/she is able to certify your fitness, with the psychiatrists help you can try to convince your family. Hope it works out well for you

  62. Hi Sadia Mam,This is Riya Raul from mumbai i want to know more about post par tum depression as i was in depression last 2 yrs after my delivery..but now i am perfectly ok.. but my son is not with me…he is with my in laws and they are not ready to give my son to me ….Now i am staying with my husband..and my son is with my in laws please help…i hv tried so many thing to get my son but still i am helpless…please suggest…

  63. Dear Asma,
    Hum samaj sakte hain ki aap is waqt confused hai ki aap kaise manage karenge aur aapko kya karna chahiye. Hamari rai yeh hai ki aap ek consultation session book karke kisi clinical psychologist ko miliye. Unse jaaniye ke is field mein kaunse personality traits ki zaroorat hai. Woh psychologist aapko apne moods aur emotions pe kaam karne ke liye bhi madad karengi. Agar aapko Inner Space mein ek session book karna hai toh aap pe hume email kijiye. Phir hum aapko procedure aur fees ke baare mein bataenge.

  64. Hiii sadia maam I am asma or m ne apna graduation complete kiya hai with psychology or mjhe clinical psychologist banna hai but m bht jyda high temper hu bht jaldi gusa aata hai mjhe or bht nervousness bhi feel ho rai h ki mai clinical psychologist ban paogi bhi ya nai, apne patient ko kaise handle kar paogi dar lag rha h mjhe.plz help me in this plz

  65. Vikramsingh Parmar

    Hi, this is Vikram here. I need counselling and would like to meet Ms. Raval for the same. I request you to send me the consultation process and fees details to my email id. Thank You.

  66. Hi Kunal,

    Thank you for writing in to us. We understand that at times life gets difficult and emotionally taxing. However, some way of coping with the problem always exists. In difficult situations, this way might not be obvious or clear. Nevertheless, please do not lose heart and attempt any form of self harm. We are glad you are considering seeking help. A psychologist would be able to hear you out, understand what exactly you are going through and help you deal with it as best as possible. We would be glad to help you via psychotherapy. We are sending you some details about the process of counseling. Please check for an email from

    Warm Regards

  67. Heya My self Kunal…. I need your help Mam iam in such a situation that i dont have an option remaining other than suicide…but before that i want to talk to you…
    iam having severe mental problem and need your help

  68. Hi Jishnu

    I can understand your concern. Our team is young however very qualified and adept at working with individuals across age groups. I would suggest you initially write us a brief email outlining the nature of your difficulties. Based on your needs, we will see to it that you have a therapist who will be able to address your concerns satisfactorily. You can initially book only one session and continue only if you find the interaction helpful. Take Care.

  69. Hi, im sorry but your team looks quite young. I am considering contacting you for online sessions but I am not confident whether your team is experienced enough. im sorry but I dont mean to offend you. Kindly guide me.

  70. Dear Greeshma,
    Thank you for writing in. We received your email as well. We have sent you the requested details. Please check for an email from info@innerspacetherapy,in
    Warm Regards

  71. can u plz tell me how am i supposed to book an appointment ? And wat is the cost of sessions..?

  72. Dear Gayathri,
    Thank you for writing in to us 🙂
    You can send us your questions on or you can call us on 9833985538 and we will help you out accordingly. Timings for queries are from Monday to Friday, 11 am to 7pm.
    Warm Regards

  73. Hi. I would like to speak to you. Could you please mail me your email address wherein i can tell you a brief about my situation

  74. Dear Shweta

    All the best with your course.
    When you are back do write in to us on our email address and attach your CV.
    We’ll take it from there 🙂

  75. Respected Mam,
    I am Shweta Shinde. I am a resident of Mumbai and I am currently in United Kingdom doing my MSc in Applied Child Psychology from Nottingham Trent University which ends this September. I have completed my Bachelors in Psychology from Kishinchand Chellaram College.I will be coming back to Mumbai in last week September. I am looking for an opportunity in the field of child, clinical or educational psychology. I would request you to consider me if you need anyone to assist you as I am looking for such an opportunity. I would also request you to guide me.. I would be grateful to you if you consider and guide me. Thank you. Awaiting your response.

  76. Hi Sadia. I would like to speak to you. Could you please mail me your email address wherein i can tell you a brief about my situation .

    Thanks 🙂

  77. Priyanka

    if you love the subject, go ahead. Do not doubt yourself. there is a lot of learning to do. your own struggle in overcoming your self doubt will equip you to be a better psychologist 🙂

    All the best 🙂

  78. Hi Sarika

    I’m the wrong person to ask this question to. I’m not sure what courses are available after your qualification. But its never too late provided you are willing to put in effort! and then 40 is the new 30!

    best of luck

  79. Hi divya

    Of course you can become a clinical psychologist with a BA. In fact BSc degrees are not really recommended for this career. However the dispute will come later.. after your MA there is some dispute about either an Mphil or some exam to be given in order to become a clinical psychologist. That dispute is still on. By the time you pass out it should get resolved 🙂
    All the best

  80. ma’am,
    im desperate for an a 12 th pass student who wants to become a clinical psychologist.right now im in first year degree college in ruia for arts.and all of a sudden i hear that one cannot become a clinical psychologist doing b.a(which im doing right now)they say they need a B.SC being in arts how can i get B.SC degree? i really want to pursue clinical help me ma’am…

  81. hi sadia ,

    I am very much interested in becoming a counsellor . But i lack in my age as i am 40 years old at present i am doing diploma in counselling skills .Please help in making a career in counselling I am a pg in early childhood education and development


  82. Dear Amrapalee,
    We’re glad you think of us that way :). We’d also be happy to help you through counseling. You wrote in to us via email. We’ve replied to your email with the details.
    Take care

  83. Hello Dr. Raval
    I’m currently a fresher in junior college now and aspired to become a psychologist since 8th grade.. i’ve read some books and researched well on this subject.I looked you up and you’ve inspired me a lot.
    But in these years i kept doubting my skills and then turn away from this idea, i still am.
    I’d love to hear from you

  84. Hi

    This has been an eye opener and looking forward to the sessions. Am based out of Hyderabad hence will be able to attend online sessions.
    This looks promising since i have been looking for help for a long time now.
    Thank you and waiting to start counselling with you soon.


  85. Hi Chirag.
    I’ll be out of town this week. I’m back on 15th. We can connect on phone after 15th. You can call up 9833985538 and leave a message with my team and I’ll get in touch.


  86. Dear Sadia,

    I am working on a project where I would require some inputs from a professional psychologist to understand the human behaviour. Would it be possible for us to connect via email or phone before we can meet?


  87. Shalini

    Your comment is the one of the sweetest and most touching comments 🙂
    Wish you all the best in observing people now and helping people later as a psychologist.
    Take care

  88. Hello.. Ms Sadia
    I’m Shalini and i’m in class 10th. I first heard the word ‘psychology’ in class 9th and since then this field has fascinated me. i have decided to bcome clinical psychologist.
    I love to observe people and their behavior. While sitting idly in class i observe my classmates. I knw thts funny. 😀
    I juSt love your site and now you are my inspiration. 🙂 tankew to teach me “never to stop” !!!

  89. pooja bhanushali

    hey.i am pooja.i hav just given my tenth and the results will be out in just 4 to 5 days.and now i am in a solid confusion as to what should i take.i found psycology interesting but actually i need more information as to what type of study in this subject would be???because i need some strong reason that for wat am i choosing dis as my career.actually i like singing too.but as u know alone singing cant work so u need a backup plan rite???so i was thinking y not join music and psychology???i.e music therapy ????but it has not came in india but according to me it would cum what should i do for music therapy???please help me out asap.also i want to continue music so i guess the studies wont be so hectic rite???and which colleges in mumbai r good for psychology???also please tell me about d job prospects in this career and is this more lucrative than a psychatrist????please explain what the study wud be all about.plsss would be very helpful for meee…..
    hope u will get my problems solveddd….. please replyy as early as possible!!!!!! as i hav to make a decision fasttt
    thanking youuuu

  90. hi Gunjan

    Thanks for all the appreciation 🙂

    I have my doubts that the masters course in Mumbai University would enroll a person without a bachelors degree.A Bachelor’s degree that too with all 6 papers in psychology is a compulsion for most good masters courses.
    The other courses out of Mumbai or diploma courses that allow you to pursue counseling without a bachelors degree are not very recognized courses in the field.

    I know this sounds like bad news but this is to the best of my knowledge!

    As far as we are concerned, a bachelors and a masters degree in psychology is compulsory to be working as a psychology intern with us.

    I’m no career counselor, but my advice would be to try and see how you can perhaps mix some psychology ( with a small diploma/ counseling course or something) within your own field and work out a niche space for yourself.

    hope this helps! All the best 🙂

  91. Dear Sadia ,

    This is some really great work that you are doing here. Leaves many inspired.

    I was hoping to get some advice from you on pursuing a career in Psychology. I completed my Bachelors in mass Media from Mumbai University , where in I had only one paper in Psychology. I further went on to do a Masters in Public Relations ..Following which I worked in the PR industry for 2.5 years only to realize that I was more keen on being in the psychology industry. I now am hopeful of pursuing a MA in Psychology from Mumbai University and then a Phd..

    If you could just throw some light on how important is it to hold a bachelors degree in psychology if one wishes to make a career as a psychologist and start ones own practice. What are the criteria to start ones own practice ?

    Also if I enroll myself this year for their Masters Course , is there any kind of internship opportunity I could explore with your counselling center. Your enterprise really appeals to me and I would love to be a part of it and maximize my learnings as I make my enthusiastic entry into this field.

    Would love to hear from you soon .

    Thanks !

  92. Hello Ms Sadia,

    I would really like some help with a few things.
    I just completed my Bachelors in Mass Media and have been very eager to swerve to the field of Psychology. I got accepted for a personal interview by Christ University, Bangalore for Msc.Clinical Psych but the dates clashed with my Board exams and they never rescheduled.
    I have the option of Fergusson College,Pune, however they prefer students of a psychology background, I’ve heard and they have only 20 seats out of which a few are reserved for ST/SC and OBC. Even TISS requires a BA Background and I was wondering if I could take up a course from Mumbai University(If there is such a course for one year) wherein I would complete a diploma in Psychology to be at par with the BA students.

    I’m wondering what other options I have.

    Would really love to hear from you,

  93. oh dinil

    i forgot to mention you can follow me on google plus… I’m hardly personally on any social media so friend request may not be a great help 🙂

  94. Hi Pranit

    I’m glad that you feel psychology as a discipline can help you with your purpose in life.
    Instead of asking a psychologist, it is better to ask a career counselor the options you have in the field of psychology and which are the better colleges now for pursuing the discipline.
    I’m afraid I’ve been of little help here
    but welcome to the world of mental health professionals 🙂

  95. Hi Dinil

    Sorry for the delayed reply.
    I’m so glad you’ve been reading this site and like the work we are doing.
    With regard IGNOU, I’m perhaps not the right person to ask as I have been out of the academic scene and in practice for too long.
    I do not know the new academic trends and institutes which are scaling up or down.
    Clinical or counseling depends more upon your interest.
    Clinical as a training requires one to deal with people having severe psychological disorders including schizophrenia.
    While clinical may actually expand the scope of how you look at psychological functioning, it may or may not be what you really like to do.
    Counseling on the other hand looks less at severe disorders and more at emotional difficulties in everyday life.
    there is a huge area of overlap however where practice is concerned. with clinical you can additionally work with hospital set-ups. however with increasing need of mental health help, both I would believe are lucrative enough if you are good at your work 🙂

  96. Hi Sadia 🙂
    Has been a big time admirer of this blog/site since long.
    I am currently pursuing MA Psychology Distance education/correspondence IGNOU. All I need to know sister is does an IGNOU certification will have any weight? And also I am confused about choosing a specialization for my second year, Clinical or Counselling? What according to you will have better job opportunities, because I have been told Clinical is more lucrative, I just needed to clarify it with you as I believe you are a veteran in this area of discipline 🙂

    Thank you in advance, and also would like to appreciate your kindness and effort to reply to everyone 🙂

    P.S. Is it okay if I send you a friend request on google plus?

  97. HI
    i am pranit i have just completed my 12th science exams and waiting for the results.
    since a young age i was interested in human behaviour and thinking why such and such things happens with people.
    i always wanted to change our society and make it better place for humans
    i believe psychology can help me change this society a bit
    psychology was always the thing that i wanted to do when i grow up but u know as a child every kid has different dreams even i had many of them but now when its the time to choose my career now i have actually know what i want to be and i have zeroed in on psychology i went on through many sites and got to know many branches about psychlogy but i wanted to get a help from a psychologist about how to continue my career from here on in simple words like which colleges in mumbai and bangalore are good how many years will it be from now on till my phd and psyD in psychology etc.
    hope u’ll help me out with these 🙂

  98. Hi Gouri

    Thanks for all the appreciation 🙂

    The best way to become a psychologist is to go through the Social science way.
    MA psychology as far as my knowledge goes is not offered through correspondence in Mumbai University
    Even if you do get a correspondence course somewhere, it may be very difficult for you to practice as a psychologist as you do not have the right background and nowadays the practicing guidelines are becoming very strict.

    I suggest that with your MBA in HR, if you are interested you could get an additional diploma in counseling. This might be satisfying for you and may also help you to relate better with people within the parameters of your HR work.

    Hope I was of help!
    All the best

  99. Hi Rushali

    Thank you for the lavish praise 🙂

    I’m glad to see your interest in psychology so early on in your academic life !

    A psychiatrist is a medical doctor..He gives medications to people who are mentally in distress and need help. These can range from mild problems to severe clinical mental health problems. To pursue this career you need to take science and then do your MBBS and then do a post graduate specialization like MD. the only way is to go through your medical studies.

    We are psychologists. We do not give medication and do not have a medical approach. We work with the root causes of mental health issues and emotional difficulties and try to help clients develop healthier coping mechanisms. we use counselling and psychotherapy. To pursue this you need to take up humanities i.e. social sciences. You will need to graduate with six papers in psychology and then go on to do a post graduate course in either clinical or counseling psychology.

    Hope this helped you 🙂

  100. hello..
    i am really impressed after reading ur work profile.. i have recently given my 10th std board exams.. i am really fascinated by this field of psychology..and i think u r the best person to guide me..
    Do I have to take admission in science? what is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?
    4 becoming a psychiatrist is it necessary to go in medical field? or are there other ways too?? if yes…what are they?? is psychiatracy different from clinical psychology?
    pls guide and help me to overcome my dilema…

  101. Hello,
    I just went through ur profile and it is worth appreciating and inspiring as well.
    I would be greatful to u if u can guide me for the following,
    I have done my, after 2 yrs i joined correspondence MBA (HR specialization), my MBA will be completed in next 8-9 months and then i want to opt for MA psycology through mum university as correspondence cource;
    Is it possible for me to do this as i dnt hv any Arts background

  102. Hi Natasha,
    Yes, both online counseling and face to face counseling are possible. You can view the contact us page to know more about how you can reach us regarding counseling. If you wish to know more about online counseling, click here.
    We’re glad you liked the site 🙂

    Warm Regards

  103. Hi Doctor Sadia,

    I don’t know if you remember me as I last met u at the Karuna hospital in 2006. U can check my profile on facebook as well.. I just stumbled upon this site and wanted to know if anyone could get counselling via this site… Good job on this site….

  104. Dear Priyanka,
    As far as working as a professional in the field of psychology is concerned, the traditional approach has been to pursue a B.A. in psychology followed by an M.A. in psychology. I am personally not aware of any other course/curriculum that leads to professional work in the field of psychology. Even so, there are a lot of issues and regulations regarding licensing of psychologists, so please do be careful about any course you plan to pursue.
    If on the other hand, you are looking at generic knowledge of counseling/psychology from a non-professional point of view, there are several self help books and courses available, however, I am not the best person to ask about such courses as a lot of new courses have sprung up of which I may not be aware.
    All the Best!

  105. Hi Charmi

    There is a lot of scope because the need for marriage counselling is growing in India. However I am not the right person to ask about the courses as a lot of new courses have sprung up of which I may not be aware.
    All the best in your search for a new course 🙂

  106. Hi Sadia,

    I am a Clinical Psychologist and have just passed out last year I want take Marriage Counseling as my careeer so I want some suggestions as in where can I find it in India and is there any scope in mumbai. I have searched for the course its a Post Graduate Diploma Course in Marriage Counseling in Kolkatta in The Global Institute is it worth doing that course and do you have any idea about the Institute.

    Awaiting your reply……..

  107. hi sadia..i am dr.priyanka..i am a dentist actually..but i have always been interested in the psychological aspect of people and now i want to take up psychology.what am i supposed to do??how do i take pursue in order to practise this too…kindly guide me..
    thanks a ton..

  108. Dear Neeta,
    Thank you for writing in. It would be a good idea to find out why your child is adopting crying as a behavior. Every behavior is learnt because it satisfies certain emotional needs. Her persistent crying could be a sub-conscious way of winning your attention or your care. Maybe you could question yourself a bit about why your daughter has learnt this behavior. We conducted a parenting workshop to help parents deal with and change specific behaviors. We have briefly described what we shared in the workshop here. If you wish to contact us to seek counseling to understand this better, click here for our contact details.

  109. My 7 yrs old daugher is an active girl but her crying tantrum is just not controlable. Tried all sort of strategies like convincing, ignoring, count down, keeping in the bathroom till she stops crying but yet she has not reduced this habit. Today for silly reason she cried, so I got frustrated and hit one to stop, then to control her cry I said ‘sorry’ but since she didnt stop I asked frustratingly asked her to go away from my sight. She inturn hid herself into the bathroom, when we realised after long time she was not ready to come out. Dad then started count down and she opened the door he hit her 2-3 as she was very late for the school.
    How do we handle her ?

  110. Hi Aru,
    Thanks for the praises. Keeps us going 🙂 We have replied to you. Please check for the same in your inbox. If you don’t find it there, check in your junk/spam folders.

    Thanks and Regards

  111. hi sadia, sent an email via the contact us form. Would appreciate a reply. This is a great website and great work by the whole team.

  112. Hi Bharat

    Thanks for the appreciation and sorry for the delayed reply. It is difficult for me to answer your question. I’m afraid my knowledge of the availability of courses is limited. A career counselor is probably a better person to approach. However from what I do understand, the registration issues in this field are huge, part-time degrees and diplomas are getting under more and more scrutiny and who is allowed and disallowed to practice professionally has become a matter of huge debate and confusion. Hence whatever you do choose, please see that these issues are clarified at the very start of your course 🙂

  113. Hi Batista

    7-8 hours of daydreaming is quite a bit… Day dreams are often defense mechanisms. They are a mechanism for wish-fulfillment. Hence the problem is never the dreaming but what thoughts motivate those day dreams. The content of the dreams can tell you a lot about what it is that you are really missing and what it is that seems to be unfulfilled. Not everything that we want gets fulfilled, but often there are things we can reach out to that we don’t because we think we can’t. Its difficult to address this whole problem here, but maybe you can meet a psychotherapist for a session to understand the nature of the difficulty and see what lies beneath it 🙂

  114. For the past few years, I have had a serious problem with excessive daydreaming to the point where my life has taken a turn for the worse.On an average,I spend around 7-8 hours daydreaming per day.I did read the article on excessive daydreaming by one of your psychologists but it would be really helpful if you could suggest a few more ways to deal with this problem effectively.

  115. Hi Sadia,

    I really like the concept of Inner Space. Its something really good which you have got going here.

    Since early years in my life i have been really fascinated with a human mind – i was curious to know why people did the things they did. What made them react in a particular manner, what were the factors which made them react in that manner. It just fascinated me.

    In time i started pondering what can i do to change a particular behavior for the good or the bad in others.

    And as results with my friends i become an agony aunt or a person who gave them a new way at looking at things.

    Now when i was in school i didn’t realize i had love for human behavior. So i pursued my studies in marketing did Bachelors in Management studies (BMS) and later on did a MBA in marketing.

    And soon i was working with an Top Ad Agency, but recently the curiosity for the human brain has increased – and i have started considering going towards studying Psychology and take it professionally. But i am 30 now. i need some advice on how do i go about things – spending 3 years to earn a degree and thn PG it will be about 5 to 7 years for me to take it professionally.

    I still need to support my family and i cant really think of leaving and pursuing this.

    Can you advice what courses i can take (Part time degrees) are degrees better or diploma.

    I event dont mind taking a years break and doing full time year course but not beyond that – post which i will have to go part time.

    Any advice will be much appreciated.


  116. Hi Suyash

    When you say corporate, do you mean psychologists who also deal with corporate issues or simply those that are employed by corporates.
    Let us know so we can help you accordingly. A good idea would be to mail us about the same.
    All the best with your project 🙂

  117. Hi Sadia.
    I am a student currently pursuing my degree in bachelors in management studies. I am working on a project which explains career guidance and psychology in corporates. I can connect my topic with some of the brilliant articles posted on this website. Can you suggest me some corporate psychologists who can guide me in my project ?

  118. Dear Dr. Makarand

    Thank you for writing in. You could check with Mumbai University if a correspondence course would be possible with your educational background. The Rehabilitation Council of India lays down regulations about what degrees and institutes are recognized with respect to Clinical Psychology. I suggest that you look their site up for any additional information.

    Sadia Raval

  119. Dr.Makarand nikam

    Hi sadia,
    I am Dr.makarand did my B.A.M.S. and interested in doin masters in clinical psychology
    but it is not possible for me to join the regular course, as ‘m doin my clinical practice in nashik,
    So will you please tell me good institute providing corosponding coures of masters degree. in maharashtra. I don’t know about mumbai university, but how is the IGNOU degree.
    please also tell me the exact difference between M.A and M.Sc psychology

    please reply me.
    thank you
    Dr.makarand Nikam

  120. Hi Pooja,

    We are glad you appreciate our work. University of Mumbai offers both correspondence and full time courses for Masters in Psychology. You could inquire with them and decide which option suits you. Alternatively, you could also check with SNDT university to find out about courses they offer.

    The Inner Space Team

  121. Hi Sadia!

    I came across your website while searching for reputed institutes which provide masters in psychology. I really appreciate your work.

    I have done my BE (Electronics) from University of Mumbai and MBA (Finance). Have also worked for 2 years in each field. However, I have taken a break to look after my child who is 3 years now.

    I always found human psychology and behavior quite interesting. I wanted to know where i can do a distance learning or masters in mumbai.


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