Tharaka Rani Sreekumar
Tharaka Rani Sreekumar is a licensed Psychologist by Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD) since 2003. She is a Life Member of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists. Her qualifications are BA Psychology, First Class, First Rank, (1983) and MA Psychology, First Class, Second Rank, (1985) both from University of Kerala, India. She has an additional qualification of MBA in Marketing and Personnel Management, First Class (1988) from University of Calicut, India. She has extensive training in Counselling from Marthoma Guidance & Counseling Center, Trivandrum, Behaviour Modification in Multiple Handicapped Children by Prof. Udo Brack of Hambold University, Berlin, Germany and also in the Study and Practice of Munich Functional Developmental Diagnostics for The 1st, 2nd and 3rd year of a baby’s life from Theodore Helbrugge International Institute for Developmental Rehabilitation, Trivandrum, India. She is a trained Hypnotherapist as well.
Tharaka has worked in the Central Institute of Mental Retardation, Kerala, India for 2 years (1993 – 1995) as Research Assistant in various topics related to Mental Retardation, and as Psychologist and Lecturer for Teacher Trainees in Special Education before coming to Abu Dhabi. She has over 22 years of solid experience in providing top level psychology service to diverse population in Abu Dhabi. She was working as Psychologist in Al Ahalia Hospital, Abu Dhabi for 18 years before joining American Center for Psychiatry & Neurology, Abu Dhabi in April 2013.
Tharaka is professionally dedicated to providing exceptional care and implementing effective treatment plans for children, adolescents and adults experiencing Anxiety Disorders (including social fear, fear of facing exams, fear of driving, panic attacks, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD and PTSD), Depression, Personality Disorders, ADHD, Learning Disorders and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. She also has expertise in handling emotional issues related to academic settings. She has demonstrated track record of working with diverse client populations in one-to-one and group settings with an inherent ability to establish rapport quickly, build trust, interact with and relate to individuals on all levels and manage all types of personalities, diffuse stressful situations and proactively resolve issues. She has expertise in Individual Psychotherapy, Couple Therapy/ Marriage Counselling, Career Coaching and Professional development, all based on the model of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Since 2004 she has been doing live Phone-in program related to Mental Health Awareness for public with Asianet Radio 657 AM Dubai, once in a month.
Tharaka has joined Canadian Medical Center in December 2017.