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Dr. Avinash De Sousa Consultant Psychiatrist    Consultant Psychotherapist

    Dr. Avinash De Sousa is a consultant psychiatrist and psychotherapist based in Mumbai.

    Mrs. Jaya De Sousa Founder Trustees

      Mrs. Jaya De Sousa, a founder trustee of DE SOUSA FOUNDTAION, is also the loving wife of Dr. Avinash De Sousa.

      Mr. Bhavesh Thakkar Founder Trustees

        Mr. Bhavesh Thakkar, founder trustee of the foundation is a chartered accountant by profession.

        Dr. Avinash Desousa

        Consultant Psychiatrist
        Consultant Psychotherapist

        Has his Consulting Rooms in Santacruz West, Mumbai. Research Associate at the Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai. Works with over 18 mainstream and special schools in Mumbai as a Visiting School Psychiatrist, Counselor and School Mental Health Expert. He is the Director of Know More Consultancy Pvt Ltd – a company that works in the area of Corporate Consultancy and Holistic Life Enhancement. Visiting Faculty and Professor at various Teacher Training Courses across Mumbai and at multiple and psychotherapy training programs across India.

        Has over 250 publications in national and international journals and is the author of 8 books on the subject. One of the few psychiatrists who has in addition to a psychiatry degree – has a Masters in Counseling & Psychotherapy, an M Phil in Applied Psychology, an MBA in Human Resource Development. He has been awarded a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Herdfordshire UK in the year 2011.

        Mrs. Jaya De Sousa

        Mrs. Jaya De Sousa, a founder trustee of DE SOUSA FOUNDTAION, is also the loving wife of Dr. Avinash De Sousa and always by his side as a pillar of support in all the activities of the foundation. She is a brilliant academician herself and has a variety of interest areas.

        She is a professor at degree college level in Zoology. Not restricting herself to Zoology alone, she also has a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy and an M. Phil in the same subject. She is currently pursuing a Ph. D. in the same from an esteemed international university. She loves to teach, interact and share with others. She is always a keen figure in various lectures, activities and workshops of the foundation. She too shares the dream of promoting positive mental health and holistic development across all sectors.

        Mr. Bhavesh Thakkar

        Mr. Bhavesh Thakkar, founder trustee of the foundation is a chartered accountant by profession. Though not from the medical field, he is a very keen proponent of mental health and sees eye to eye with the vision of DE SOUSA FOUNDATION. He is always in the forefront of various social and health related activities in various areas of work. He is the man behind the scenes, handling various administrative and financial aspects of the foundation while serving as a friend, philosopher and guide to help the foundation succeed in its mission.

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