Man's Voice is a helpline for men because in general they are conditioned or socialised such that they are unable to share their conflicts, sorrows and other mental and emotional pain with another in their family or in their social circuit. If they cry, they are considered to be weak in most societies including the Indian community. Hence, they tend to withold, suppress or repress their feelings even when faced with traumatic situations, break-ups, victimisation due to lop-sided laws concerning their families, which can result in depression. This depression can result in problems in the family and at workplace.
A team of professional counsellors will provide guidance to men, who need a confidential listening ear, and direct them to proper channels if and when needed.
How do I contact a Man's Voice Counsellor?
You can contact them through smses/calls to their mobile phones, through emails or at their websites/portals. At least the first two sessions will be free except where indicated. The fees for the follow up/special sessions will depend on the counsellor. The callers are free to continue with the counsellors or find their own counsellors after the free sessions.
Enquiries: Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
List of Man's Voice Counsellors
1) Dr.Hemant Mittal, Mumbai, Phone: 9833877966
He is comfortable counselling for FREE through 1) Email email@example.com 2. Websitehttp://mindmantra.in/
and will charge only for 3) Face to Face sessions.
Dr Hemant is a Neuro-Psychiatrist and a Counsellor with a Post Graduate degree in Psychiatric Medicine. His first degree was an MBBS.
He specialises in solving emotional, behavioral, psychological and sexual health issues. The target areas are mostly, relationship management, stress management, anger management, depression, anxiety disorders and psychotic disorder. The management of stress and its induced disorders, involves a medical outlook and solution for problems related to appetite, sleep, memory, irritability, anger, sadness, suicidal tendencies, nervous-breakdowns, sexual disorder, etc.
He lived in South America for 20 years and returned to India to pursue his medical education and interest in psychiatry. In the last 5 years he has dealt with thousands of national and international patients both online and offline. He believes in a new age Psychiatric philosophy, which focuses on solution finding not through tranquilizing medication but by targeting the problem through:
a. psychoanalysis and counseling- using techniques like CBT, NLP, REBT, psychoanalysis, personality analysis
b. if required use low dose, new age, non-sedative, non-addictive medications. The medications can be ayurvedic, homeopathic or allopathic.
c. an informed discussion, and client centric approach solving his condition, by discussing and leting the client choose the treatment modalities.
2) Dr.Pradnya Ajinkya, Mumbai
Has expertise in Individual, Family, Marriage, Child and Adolescent Counselling; Rehabilitaion, and Psycho-Educational Assessments. Dr Pradnya also treats Anger Disorder, Anxiety and Depression, Feeling of Fear, Marriage and Relationship problems, Drugs and Alcohol Abuse, Suicidal Tendency, Stress, Grief and Loss, Incest and Molestation, Family Conflict, Sexual Addiction, Bereavement, and other Human Complexes and Mental Health Problems. Also provides career counselling.
3) Mrs Uma Sridhar, Bangalore
Skype id: uma.sridhar1 [An email notification is required if skype session is preferred.]
Has a Master's degree in Counseling from the University of South Australia; has worked with teens, adults and families; held motivational classes for youth at risk at schools especially for Singaporean Indian children; and has manned the SOS helplines. She is also a Living Values Education [www.livingvalues.net
] trainer, who has done work with youths in Singapore's Reformative Training Centre and conducted Living Values Education trainings for educators.
Call on Mondays and Fridays 9am to 11 am by pre-arrangement.
Can counsel in English, Hindi and Tamil.