S.M. Shetty College of Science, Commerce & Management
Studies, Powai, Mumbai

Counselling Centre

The COUNSELLING CENTRE provides mental health services to all stake holders of the Educational Institution, including students, parents and faculty of the School and Degree College level. The vision of the Centre is to provide superior quality of services to our students, parents and teachers towards achieving our goal of overall Positive Mental Health and Inclusion.

The mental health services of the Counselling Centre include a broad spectrum of assessment, prevention, intervention, counselling, consultation, training and referral activities and services. Through these services, the Counselling Centre aims to: ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for all students; prevent and respond to crisis; address students’ social-emotional needs; initial screening and observation of specific children at the time of admission; diagnose and respond to serious mental health conditions in children.

The Centre aims to maximise inclusive support for students with special needs who are either diagnosed or at risk. In this regard, the centre works in partnership with teachers, parents, students, management and external multi-disciplinary professionals towards achieving positive outcomes for all. Remedial education by the Centre’s Special Educators includes providing individualised basic skills instructions to students who have identified deficiencies in reading, writing and math and designing lesson plans to cater to their individual learning needs with the primary aim of integrating them into mainstream learning.

We are proud to state that we won the IMC RBNQA Making Quality Happen Award for our Institution’s Best Practice of Integrating Mental Health in Education in June 2020.

KYC – Know Your Counselling Centre

The Counselling Centre presently has 6 mental health professionals: 3 qualified Counsellors/Psychologists and 3 Special Educators, who work under the guidance of Senior Psychiatrist Dr. Harish Shetty. Parents and students can contact their teachers/Coordinators/HMs/Principals if they wish to get in touch with any of our team members for academic and / or behavioural issues. We can also be contacted directly on our instagram account @smscounselling

Ms Pratima Bhandarkar

Centre Head

MSW, Dip Play Therapy, PGDMS

Ms Natasha Mehta

Psychologist

MA in Applied Psychology - Counselling

Ms Radhika Kulkarni

Psychologist

MA in Applied Psychology – Counselling

PG Diploma in Integrated Education & Counselling

SPECIAL EDUCATORS

Ms-Nidhi-Chheda

Ms-Nidhi-Chheda

Special Educator

B.Ed in Special Education

Ms-Rahima-Bartanwala

Ms Rahima Bartanwala

Special Educator

B.Ed in Special Education

Ms-Dhwani-Parekh

Ms Dhwani Parekh

Special Educator

B.Ed in Special Education