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At TYHO, we prioritise excellence and client satisfaction above all else. We’re proud to announce that 98% of our clients are happy to endorse TYHO to others.

We strongly urge you to delve into the comprehensive profiles of each TYHO psychologist before making your choice.

From watching videos to reading handpicked client testimonials, we offer multiple ways to help you gauge who aligns well with your requirements.

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Our Handpicked Psychologists

TYHO India Therapist Swagata


Counselling Psychologist

Swagata works with individuals ranging from adolescents to adults and couples facing stress, depression, anxiety…. View more

TYHO Therapist India Anukanksha


Counselling Psychologist

Anukanksha works with young adults and individuals facing stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions…. View more

TYHO Therapist India Prritima


Counselling Psychologist

Prritima specializes in anxiety issues, procrastination, issues with self-confidence, self-esteem or body image issues, interpersonal issues and trauma….. View more


Counselling Psychologist

Suchitra works with children, adolescents, and individuals facing anxiety, stress, self-esteem issues, eating concerns or body image…. View more

How Therapy Works on TYHO

Choose a Psychologist

Explore the profiles and videos of multiple psychologists to find the best match. 

Book Your Session

Choose your preferred service, medium, and date to book a session easily. 

Start Therapy

Join online video or audio sessions depending on what works best for you.

Why Therapy With TYHO?

Access a network of Indian psychologists known for their expertise, experience, and empathy.

Experienced Psychologists

Our psychologists provide quality mental health support based on their extensive qualifications.

Adaptable Scheduling Options

We know time is precious. That's why we offer flexible options, including weekend sessions.

High Client Satisfaction

We strive to provide a positive experience to all our clients in all aspects of our service.

Convenient Digital Access

Our user-friendly platform helps you to access therapy right from your living room.

Customised Therapy Approaches

Our psychologists focus on understanding your unique situation, needs, and aspirations.

Strict Privacy Measures

We follow stringent security protocols to protect your personal information and therapy sessions.

What Does a Psychologist Do?

Psychologists’ primary goal is to understand their clients’ thoughts, behaviours and emotions. Psychologists help their clients manage situational problems, personal conflicts, and long-term conditions such as depression and anxiety.

Most psychologists in India provide therapy to clients. There are many different forms of therapy, and psychologists will vary the style they use according to their client’s needs.

Psychologists may also conduct research or psychological assessments for individuals or groups. Such assessments may consider medical reports, school records and interview responses etc.

Clinical psychologists (a sub-group of psychologists specialising in psychopathology) also run diagnostic tests.

Diagnostic tests include evaluations of interpersonal skills, personality traits and cognitive abilities.
Psychologists’ other roles include facilitating organisational or social changes.

How do psychologists help during therapy sessions?

How a first session is run can vary depending on the issue, the psychologist’s training, and their particular style. All of these can influence how the psychologist interacts with clients.

Understanding You Better

In general, though, your psychologist will seek to know more about you by asking questions. Your answers would then give your psychologist more information about the issue and how they can help.

For example, they might ask you about the following:

  1. What prompted you to book a session with them?
  2. What has been bothering you, and how long has it been since it began?
  3. What kind of triggers have you found to aggravate your issues — or what alleviates them?
  4. What kind of goal do you have in mind, in the session or for the long term?

Facing Issues Together

It is important to remember that therapy is a space for you to work things out. As such, you may draw boundaries on what you wish to share, especially if you don’t yet feel comfortable with your psychologist.

Feel free to communicate your worries to your psychologist and set the pace of the session. As it may take several sessions before your psychologist can see the complete picture, it is important to have patience and resist the temptation to rush.

Your psychologist may also wish to perform some psychological assessments or tests. These can help them better understand your problems and arrive at a diagnosis.

Once your psychologist has identified your issues, they will work with you to draw up a treatment plan.

This plan can involve multiple forms of therapy, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) or Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).

As therapy is a cooperative process, your psychologist should work alongside you to determine the best treatment approaches for you.

What should I tell my psychologist?

The first thing to remember is that there are no off-limit topics, barring specific boundaries you agreed on with your psychologist.

A place you may wish to start at is discussing your immediate emotions and worries. This could include something that happened in the past hour or earlier in the week.

You may also wish to bring up feelings that have been bugging you but which you can’t put a name to. Your psychologist can help you articulate your emotions and clarify them further.

How Can Psychologists Help You?

What sort of issues do psychologists help with?

The issues a psychologist is equipped to help with can vary based on their training and individual specialisations. 

As such, it is difficult to list all the issues an expert can help with, as different professionals are specialised in different issues. In general, however, some of the issues that TYHO psychologists are trained to help with include the following:

What are some questions to ask a psychologist?

During your first session with your psychologist, you may need help with how to proceed. You may also need clarification on whether your psychologist fits you well or whether they can offer you the support you want. 

Given that the therapeutic journey takes several months or even years, depending on the issues troubling you, it is important to address these questions.

Some questions that you may want to ask your psychologist are as follows:

Do psychologists give advice?

While your psychologist may undoubtedly have their own opinions and beliefs, mental health professionals, including psychologists, avoid providing advice. 

A key idea of therapy is that you are the expert on your life experiences. Hence, the goal is to understand what motivates you and how to make better decisions with guidance and professional support. 

TYHO psychologists avoid providing a ‘quick’ solution, as it usually decreases a person’s trust in themselves. Direct solutions would also incorrectly imply that the psychologist knows your life better than you do. 

To avoid invalidating you, psychologists use various therapeutic techniques to help you gain self-awareness. They also provide tools to cope with life’s challenges, and improve your overall mental and physical well-being. 

Doing so would involve you working together with your psychologist. Together, you will explore different perspectives, identify patterns in thoughts and behaviours, learn new skills to be more confident and assertive and connect with your past experiences.

That said, your psychologist might offer guidance or suggestions based on their professional expertise, especially when managing mental health conditions, stress, depression, or life transitions. 

But this isn’t ‘advice’ in the conventional sense; it’s more about providing evidence-based strategies for managing psychological challenges.

Remember, each therapeutic relationship is unique, and the exact approach can depend on the psychologist’s style, your specific needs, and the nature of the issue you’re dealing with.

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What to Expect at the Psychologist

Are you on the threshold of your first online therapy session, curious and perhaps nervous about what’s to come? You’re not alone.

Stepping into a psychologist’s office can be a journey into the unknown, but it’s a journey that could lead to greater self-awareness, healthier relationships, and more fulfilling life.

This guide is here to ease your apprehension, arm you with knowledge, and prepare you for your journey to better mental health.

Keep reading to discover what you can expect from your initial visit to a psychologist.

The first step in your mental health journey is an initial consultation, a bit like breaking the ice.

This is a relaxed conversation where your psychologist gets to know you better. They'll ask about your background, symptoms, and reasons for seeking help.

Remember, honesty is crucial in these sessions. The more information your psychologist has, the better they can tailor their approach to your needs.

They'll also explain confidentiality to ensure you understand that what's discussed in your sessions is private and secure.

After your initial consultation, your psychologist might conduct what's known as a psychological assessment.

This might sound intense, but it's simply a more structured way of understanding your mental health.

You might complete questionnaires or perform tasks that help your psychologist understand you better.

This assessment can range from learning more about your feelings and thoughts to understanding how you solve problems.

It's like mapping your mind to highlight areas that may need some extra attention.

Therapy sessions are the heart of your experience with a psychologist. This is where you begin to unpack your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours, guided by your psychologist.

Every psychologist has a different approach, but you can expect a lot of talking, listening, and perhaps a few 'aha' moments!

You'll explore coping strategies, delve into your past, or find new ways to tackle challenges.

It may not always be comfortable, but remember - you're in a safe space, and it's all part of the healing process.

Visiting a psychologist is not a quick fix - it's a journey. Over time, you'll start noticing changes in how you think, feel, and react to situations.

It might be slow, but progress is progress, no matter how small. You may set and reach mental health goals or achieve personal growth you'd never dreamed of.

During this phase, it's important to celebrate your victories, be patient with your process, and maintain open communication with your psychologist.

Remember, seeing a psychologist is a brave step towards self-improvement and a testament to your resilience.

Hopefully, with this guide, you'll now have a clearer idea of what to expect. Don't forget, every journey is unique, so your experience may differ slightly, but one thing's for sure - you're not alone in this journey. Your psychologist is with you every step of the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I see a psychologist in India online?

Yes, you can! Psychologists who provide online therapy sessions typically converse with their clients via audio, videoconferencing, or live chat.

Videoconferencing, in particular, also allows psychologists to perform psychological assessments or tests on their clients, as they can read their clients’ facial expressions and body language in real-time despite not interacting with them in person.

At Talk Your Heart Out, our psychologists offer online (audio/video) therapy sessions.

How much does it cost to see a psychologist in India?

In general, an hour-long session with a psychologist in India may cost anywhere from ₹1500 to ₹3500.

The exact amount would depend on the psychologist’s specialisation and pricing policy.

Depending on the psychologist, they may make their services more affordable on a means-tested basis.

Can I consult a psychologist for free?

There are several routes you can take to consult a psychologist free of cost or at a low price, including:

  • Check your company’s Employee Assistance Program to see if you can avail of therapy services at your company’s cost.
  • Check your insurance coverage to see if it includes mental health support or therapy.
  • If you practise a religion, check if your place of worship provides counselling. Many churches and other religious organisations offer free counselling, including non-religious counselling.
  • If you are a student, your school or university may provide free or low-cost options for counselling.
  • Approach not-for-profit organisations to check if they may provide free or low-cost therapy options.
Can I see a private psychologist in India?

Yes, many private mental health services in India exist where clients can book sessions directly with a psychologist without a referral.

Sessions are confidential, with a few limits to confidentiality.

Generally, these limits to confidentiality involve situations in which there is a risk of harm to the client or someone else; in these cases, safety takes precedence over privacy.

Is it better to see a psychologist or a psychiatrist?

In general, psychologists and psychiatrists differ on the following points:

  • As mentioned above, psychologists are not medical doctors and so cannot prescribe medication.
  • Psychiatrists, however, have trained as medical doctors and can prescribe medication.
  • Psychiatrists can diagnose, manage and provide a range of therapies for psychological conditions.
  • Psychologists, however, primarily focus on providing therapy to their clients, though they can still provide diagnoses.

As such, whether it is best to see a psychologist or psychiatrist will depend on the issues the individual faces.

Seeking a psychiatrist may be a better choice if seeking treatment and medication for severe conditions.

One should note, however, that the choice between a psychologist and a psychiatrist is not mutually exclusive.

One may see a psychiatrist for medication to help with their condition and a psychologist for therapy to manage the same condition.

It is also not uncommon for psychologists to offer referrals to psychiatrists and vice-versa.

If you are in treatment and unsure if you would like a referral, consider bringing the question to your psychologist or psychiatrist.

If this is your first therapy session or the fees are a concern, the fees of a psychologist are generally lower than a psychiatrist.

How do I choose a good psychologist?

A good place to start is to ensure that your psychologist is a good fit for you. As a good rapport with your psychologist is important, ensuring you have the right match is vital.

A key determinant is your comfort level with your psychologist and whether you feel at ease around them. This factor is central to the success of the therapeutic relationship.

It may thus take several tries to find a competent, certified psychologist that fits you well.

Some signs that your psychologist may match you well are:

  • You feel validated and listened to.
  • You trust them and view them as an ally.
  • You’ve noticed changes in yourself for the better.
  • Your psychologist offers a range of possible solutions and is willing to provide suggestions if the current treatment doesn’t work out for you.
  • Your psychologist provides you with the tools you need to adopt better habits.
What is the difference between a psychologist and a therapist?

In the context of emotional difficulties, therapy is a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space.

Individuals may share their struggles and work towards a goal with a trained professional.

The term “therapist” encompasses many mental health professionals who provide therapy, including counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and sometimes even psychiatrists.

When assessing who to see for your mental health needs, feel free to ask them or the organisation they work with for their qualifications, training, experience and specialisations.

Most importantly, ask yourself if you would feel comfortable opening up with them and discussing deeply personal issues.

Ultimately, the fit between clients and their therapist is most important for effective therapeutic outcomes.

What is the difference between a psychologist and a counsellor?

Psychologists and counsellors (collectively called Therapists on our platform) are trained in providing talk therapy to help clients improve their mental health and wellbeing.

In most situations, which type of professional you consult is not critically important.

This is because there are considerable overlaps among them for the training they have received, the types of problems they help with, and the approaches they use.

All can recognise and help with the more common mental health issues, whether mild to moderate depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or addictions.

Having said that, there are some differences between the type and level of support that will be provided depending on the Therapist you pick.

They have all acquired different educational qualifications and specialise in different areas.

Here are some key points to remember:

  • Psychologists have usually studied psychology at a master’s level and are experts in the science behind human emotions, behaviour and mental processes. 
  • They use evidence-based strategies to diagnose and manage mental health illnesses and disorders non-medicinally over the long term.
  • They may also perform assessments, analyse the results, and diagnose psychological or behavioural conditions.
  • Counsellors generally have a minimum of a postgraduate diploma (TYHO’s Professional Counsellors all have at least a Master’s in Counselling degree).
  • They are highly skilled in applying integrative therapies to assist people in working through their personal and emotional issues. 
  • They tend to adopt a more person-centred approach that focuses on the overall wellbeing of their clients when helping them address specific problems.
  • If you want to talk about a specific issue (eg adjustment to a new job, coping with loss, problems at school), then a counsellor is more appropriate to approach.
What is the difference between a general psychologist and a clinical psychologist?

In general, general psychologists (or counselling psychologists) and clinical psychologists share much in common.

Both counselling and clinical psychologists aim to help their clients work through their emotional difficulties and unhelpful behaviours.

Both types of psychologists may also use similar therapeutic methodologies and conduct psychotherapy during their sessions.

The main difference between the two types essentially boils down to severity.

Clinical psychologists tend to focus more on managing issues faced by individuals with severe psychological conditions or illnesses.

Conversely, counselling psychologists work with clients facing various life stressors arising from interpersonal conflicts, academic pursuits, work or financial situations, family dynamics, or mild mood disorders.

Of course, often, there is a significant overlap between the issues that clinical psychologists and counselling psychologists help with.

For example, a clinical psychologist may see more patients with severe bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and major depressive disorders.

A counselling psychologist, on the other hand, would help clients with depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, anger management, family violence or abuse and grief.

Both clinical and counselling psychologists are equipped to handle a wide range of psychological conditions.

It is thus important to consider the particular specialisation of the psychologist when choosing to see them for therapy.

What are the signs of a bad psychologist?

Figuring out that your psychologist has ill intentions can be confusing, especially if you are new to therapy and do not know what to look for.

Some of the general principles are as follows:

  • Your psychologist should accord you proper respect. This means being respectful of your values, attitudes and beliefs. Your psychologist should not be attempting to impose their values onto you.
  • Your psychologist should always work for your benefit. They should consider the potential of their actions to impact your life positively and work with that in mind.
  • Your psychologist should maintain confidentiality where possible. Barring legal and ethical interventions, your psychologist should protect your personal information from being leaked. They should also seek your consent before recording or using any personal information.
  • Your psychologist should not discriminate against you based on differences such as race, religion or sexual orientation.
  • Your psychologist should also not harass, exploit or engage in an intimate/romantic relationship with you.

If you feel threatened by your psychologist or find they may have violated some of these principles, raise them with your psychologist.

Is a psychologist a doctor?

While psychologists can diagnose psychological conditions and offer psychotherapy, it should be noted that psychologists generally do not prescribe medication.

This is because most psychologists do not attend medical school and are not trained to provide prescriptions.

If you require medication, a psychologist may refer you to a psychiatrist who can provide the same.

Can a psychologist diagnose in India?

Yes, psychologists can use diagnostic tests to diagnose mental health illnesses and disorders.

You may wish to check with the psychologist you are seeing to find out if they can help with this.

Uncertain about starting therapy now?

That’s perfectly fine! You’re warmly invited to become a part of our community at TYHO.

Our priority is to ensure a welcoming environment where you can freely discover all aspects of your inner world.

As you take this important decision at your own pace, we encourage you to engage with our community. We offer insightful blog posts, free resources, and interactive events to enlighten, entertain, and inspire.

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