Upasana started working with children and young adults after completing her graduate studies and clinical training in the field of Clinical Psychology.
She employs facets of cognitive and behavior therapies in conjunction with art and imagery techniques in order to facilitate interventions for her clients. She employs this unique approach to help children who are experiencing clinically significant anxiety, trauma induced distress, debilitating fears and social- emotional concerns. Extensively trained and experienced in standardized physiological muscle relaxation techniques, guided imagery and systematic desensitization, Upasana utilizes these for alleviating distress and irrational fears/thoughts in her young clients. A connoisseur of art and imagery based interventions herself; she then pairs them with behavioral techniques such as the above. Upasana also comprehensively works with children within the Autism spectrum, focusing on the social reciprocal deficits and psychological adjustment related concerns. She thoroughly employs therapy techniques where parents and subsequently the home environment also become vital facilitators for the child’s overall development.
Prior to joining Dynamics Psychological Practice, Upasana was practicing in New Delhi, India as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Health Centre of Jawaharlal Nehru University. There, in collaboration with the psychiatrist and the rest of the medical team, she dealt with the diagnosis and therapeutic intervention for the students and faculty who encountered different forms of psychological issues ranging from varied manifestations of anxiety neurosis, depressive episodes or interpersonal adjustment issues. In addition to the above Upasana was also working as the Consultant Clinical Psychologist for Som Datt Medical Centre that catered to the mental health care needs for the lower socio-economic populations of certain parts of Delhi. She attained vast experience in the field of adult and pediatric mainstream psychiatry while attending to an array of clients afflicted with diverse forms of psychopathologies, such as psychosis, affective disorders, personality disorders and childhood psychological disorders.
Before joining Som Datt Medical Centre, Upasana was associated with Summer Field school, New Delhi (which is a mainstream C.B.S.E school, with almost 3000 children), as a sole Child Psychologist for the Institution, where she planned and facilitated the management of children with mild forms of Intellectual deficits, learning disabilities and pervasive developmental disorders in addition to the other childhood psychological issues such as defiance, conduct related and behavioral concerns. During her M.Phil. training, Upasana received extensive clinical experience in various government and private mental health care institutions as a part of her senior full time internships. She has also been associated Pearson (India), as an examiner for the standardization and validation study of an American Intelligence measuring tool, to Indian norms.