Nithya J. Rao

Counselling Psychologist

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As the co-founder of Heart It Out, Nithya's existential approach encompasses self-love and growth in her clients. She is warm-hearted and inspires real positive change in the people she meets. She loves it when people are unique and true to themselves!

  • Rehabilition Psychologist & Co-founder of Heart It Out
  • Proficient in existential and Gestalt approaches
  • Has helped over 6000+ humans with their mental health
  • TEDx Speaker and mental health advocate

About Nithya

“We are not our trauma. We are not our brain chemistry. That’s part of who we are, but we’re so much more than that.”
Nithya works with adults and adolescents from all walks of life. She approaches problems by focusing on the here and now. Her specialties include entrepreneurship, death and trauma, confidence, self-esteem, sex, gender, sexuality, and emotional/physical abuse.

She is a member of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Her other identities as a TEDx speaker, actor, and artist have propelled the cause of better mental health across international forums.

Nithya, who has an artistic side, is passionate about arts and culture, bringing them to life through her works and dreams-come-true. She loves acting, designing and making people happy. She surely is one of the kindest human beings you’ll ever meet!

Areas of Expertise


Recommended For

Gender and Sexuality

Eating disorder


Emotional Regulation


Abuse & Trauma

Body image


Stress management

Work life balance

Nithya's Qualification

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PG Diploma in Therapy
A-CAT - Dorchester, United Kingdom


"Master's in Rehabilitation and Counselling
Richmond Fellowship University - Bangalore, India"


"Bachelor's in Psychology
Christ University - Bangalore, India"


Honours courses in basic counselling skills, hypnosis and psychoanalytic techniques.

What Nithya's Clients Say

Meena Devi

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Being diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety can be overwhelming if you do not have the right support. Thankfully, I did. Not only in my friends and family but also in my therapist. She was really kind and supportive not only during sessions but also outside of it. Her concern for my well-being motivated me to keep striving and working on myself. Thank you so much!

Pratit Singh

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My mental health journey hasn’t been an easy one but it sure has been full of empathy. From booking my first ever session I’ve received constant understanding and unconditional positive regard from not only my therapist but the entire team. My therapist has not only helped me gain a deeper understanding of what was actually bothering me but also gave me strategies and easy-to-do exercises that applied to real-life situations.

Hassan Das

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I’ve come a long way with my anxiety thanks to Nithy and Heart It Out. She has helped me out with regulating my anxiety levels in different situations while leading a functional lifestyle. My therapy sessions were eye-opening for me as I was finally facing what I was experiencing. Nithya helped me to come to terms with who I am and was a constant guide and support system.

Nithya's Session Offerings

Mode of Therapy




1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Flexible Timing


English, Hindi, Kannada