Ms. Nivedita Nayak
10 Years Experience Overall (5 years as a specialist)
Ms. Nivedita Nayak is a Clinical Psychologist and psychotherapist who obtained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. In addition, she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in School Counselling from SNDT University to enhance her skills. Ms. Nayak also pursued a certificate course in Psychotherapy from National Academy. She received training in REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy) Basic and Advanced from AEI (Albert Ellis Institute India).
Ms. Nayak is also the Director and Co-Founder at RNDCME ACADEMY Private Limited. The mission of RNDCME Academy is to offer educational resources to medical students, specialists, physicians, and healthcare professionals. Ms. Nayak’s area of expertise includes administering psychological tests such as personality and IQ tests and providing psychotherapy to patients with depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, and PTSD.
She is practicing at
- Mumbai Psychiatric Clinic
- DNA Hospital (Malad)
- Apex Hospital in Mumbai
To give back to the community, she dedicated 3 years as a volunteer at The Samaritans Mumbai, a Mental Health Help Line.
Due to the potential impact of infertility on a couple’s mental health, several IVF centers offer on-site counseling services. Ms. Nayak collaborates with these centers to provide emotional and psychological support to patients dealing with the challenges of infertility.
In addition to supporting patients undergoing infertility treatment, Ms. Nayak also works as a consultant for radiation oncologists, providing emotional support to cancer patients. She helps these patients manage the psychological effects of radiation therapy, such as depression and anxiety, and equips them with coping strategies to maintain their mental well-being throughout the treatment process.
- MA – Clinical Psychology from Indira Gandhi National Open University
- Post Graduate Diploma in School Counselling from SNDT University
- BA from Karnataka University
- Certificate in Psychological Counselling – National Academy, 2012
- REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy) – Morphic Minds (previously Affiliated Training Center of AEI (Albert Ellis Institute), 2015
- Counseling Psychology
- Positive Psychology
- Stress Management
Ms. Nivedita Nayak's services are diverse and include:
Assessment and Diagnosis: Ms. Nayak is skilled in conducting comprehensive assessments to understand the psychological and emotional needs of cancer patients. Through careful evaluation, she can provide accurate diagnoses, identify areas of concern, and tailor treatment plans accordingly.
Talk Therapy or Psychotherapy: Ms. Nayak employs various talk therapy or psychotherapy techniques to provide support and facilitate healing. She creates a safe and empathetic environment where patients can openly express their emotions, explore their thoughts, and work towards resolving psychological challenges associated with cancer.
Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions: With proficiency in cognitive and behavioral interventions, Ms. Nayak helps patients identify and modify negative thought patterns, develop effective coping strategies, and promote positive behavioral changes to improve their overall well-being.
Substance Abuse Treatment: Ms. Nayak offers specialized support to cancer patients with substance abuse issues. She helps individuals overcome addiction, provides relapse prevention strategies, and addresses underlying psychological factors contributing to substance use.
Neuropsychological Testing: With expertise in neuropsychological assessments, Ms. Nayak evaluates cognitive functioning, memory, attention, and other neuropsychological domains in cancer patients. This helps in identifying any cognitive changes or deficits and developing appropriate interventions.
Family and Couples Therapy: Recognizing the impact of cancer on relationships, Ms. Nayak provides family and couples therapy to facilitate communication, improve coping skills, and address the emotional challenges loved ones face. This promotes a supportive and nurturing environment for all involved.
Group Therapy: Ms. Nayak facilitates group therapy sessions, bringing together individuals with similar cancer experiences. Group therapy provides a platform for mutual support, validation, and exchanging coping strategies, fostering community and emotional healing.
Through her diverse expertise, Ms. Nivedita Nayak offers compassionate and specialized psychological support to cancer patients, helping them navigate the emotional complexities of their diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Clinical Psychologist plays a crucial role in providing psychological support and therapy to individuals facing cancer. They help patients cope with the emotional challenges associated with their diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship, enhancing their overall well-being and quality of life.
A psychotherapist can address a wide range of psychological concerns cancer patients face. Their support promotes emotional healing, helps develop effective coping strategies, and improves overall psychological well-being.
Ms. Nayak provides individual therapy sessions, offering patients a safe and confidential space to express their emotions, discuss their concerns, and work toward psychological healing. She also provides family and couples therapy to address relationship dynamics and facilitate open communication within the support system. Additionally, Ms. Nayak may offer group therapy, where patients can connect with others who share similar experiences and find support in a group setting.