Ananya Mirji

Counselling Psychologist at Heart It Out

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Ananya focuses on using a holistic approach to help her clients achieve their mental health goals. She believes in creating a warm, empathetic space for her clients to seek support on their journey towards mental health and overall well-being. She aims to create an inclusive and accessible space by adopting a client-centred approach to guide them through their mental health journey.

Self-proclaimed humour queen, Ananya never fails to slip in a lame (read: hilarious) pun/joke at every opportunity possible. In her free time, she will most likely be found taking a nap in a cosy spot somewhere, listening to Taylor Swift songs. She looks at mental health care as an exciting journey full of learning, reflection and self-discovery. She hopes to share this enthusiasm with everyone she encounters.

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection" Buddha "

  • Organised Fireflies 2021 (World Mental Health Week festival) as Events Head at Heart it Out, Bengaluru
  • Trained in Applied Behaviour Analysis and worked as an ABA therapist for children with autism at Sambhavam Centre for Autism.
  • Worked as a research apprentice at Newcastle University, supervised by Dr Gareth Richards on a project regarding “Assortative mating on Autistic Traits, Empathising and Systemising"
  • Graduate member of the British Psychological Society and recipient of the NCL + Award.

About Ananya

Ananya is a therapist at Heart It Out, Bengaluru. As a mental health professional, she believes in creating an empathetic, accessible and inclusive space for people seeking mental health care. She has worked closely with children and adolescents in the field of special education and is trained in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) from Sambhavam Centre for Autism, Bengaluru. She has worked extensively with children and adults with developmental, psychiatric, behavioural and neurodegenerative conditions in both India and the UK — which strengthened both her interest and understanding of the field of professional psychology.

Through her academic and research experience from premier institutions like Christ University, Bengaluru and Newcastle University, she uses her insights to adopt an eclectic approach to therapy. As a therapist, she helps her client navigate through relationships, anxiety, depression, stress, work-life balance, self-esteem., etc through creative activities and therapeutic techniques. Ananya is a strong advocate of inclusive and accessible mental health care. She hopes to impart this enthusiasm for learning, self-reflection and well-being with her clients.

Areas of Expertise

Relationships

Stress

Self-awareness

Anxiety

Work-life balance

Depression

Children and adolescents

Applied behaviour analysis

Self-esteem

Work and academic-related concerns

Family concerns

Emotion regulation

Ananya's Qualification

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  • Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Sociology, English
    Christ University, Bengaluru
  • Master of Science: Foundations in Clinical Psychology
    Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • What Ananya's Clients Say

    Shreya

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    My experience with Heart It Out has been really great so far. I've had no issues scheduling appointments with my therapist Ananya Mirji. She's an amazing, experienced and non-judgemental therapist. We have been able to work and talk about a variety of issues through conversations and small meaningful, doable exercises. I've definitely seen a huge improvement in my overall mental peace and I definitely feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders every time I have a session. I plan on continuing with therapy for the long run to keep my mental health in check.

    Sharon

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    I have been in therapy for over a month with Ananya, and I know she was the perfect person to talk to about my issues. She has helped me in my hardest times and supported me through every step. A very compassionate, kind, and patient listener. The thing about her is that she gives you the freedom and space to understand your needs — always prioritizing them over anything else. Ananya has offered valuable advice which has helped me through hard times, and I am so glad I chose Ananya as my therapist. Ananya is a very humble person, and I would 20/10 recommend Ananya to anybody:”)

    Anonymous

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    Therapy has been mostly inaccessible to me for a while due to a lot of financial and transportation concerns. Furthermore, it's been quite hard to ease up enough to really get to the bottom of issues. But these sessions with Ananya — feels a lot more structured and a safe space to really get to sound out what I'm thinking. It's been really helpful to have such a non-judgmental, supportive space. I'm looking forward to what the next sessions bring!



    Ananya's Session Offerings

    Mode of Therapy

    Online

    In-person, Bangalore

    Availability

    10:15 AM - 4:15 PM

    Tuesday - Saturday

    Languages

    English

    Hindi

    Kannada