Welcome To Peace of Mind foundation,kolkata,

(Neuro-Psychotherapy and Counseling Center)

A caring and professional environment serving our clients in a culturally sensitive setting.

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DR.SUBRATA HALDAR,Ph.D

CONSULTANT NEUROPSYCHOTHERAPIST.

Neuropsychotherapy is intended to inspire further development and continual empirical updating of consistency theory. It is essential for psychotherapists, psychotherapy researchers, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and mental-health professionals.

Profoundly important and innovative, this volume provides necessary know-how for professionals as it connects the findings of modern neuroscience to the insights of psychotherapy. Throughout the book, a new picture unfolds of the empirical grounds of effective psychotherapeutic work. Author Klaus Grawe articulates a comprehensive model of psychological functioning-consistency theory-and bridges the gap between the neurosciences and the understanding of psychological disorders and their treatment.

Neuropsychotherapy illustrates that psychotherapy can be even more effective when it is grounded in a neuroscientific approach. Cutting across disciplines that are characteristically disparate, the book identifies the neural foundations of various disorders, suggests specific psychotherapeutic conclusions, and makes neuroscientific knowledge more accessible to psychotherapists. The book’s discussion of consistency theory reveals the model is firmly connected to other psychological theoretical approaches, from control theory to cognitive-behavioral models to basic need theories.

Welcome

Our Mission
  • To offer a competent and dedicated professional environment to efficiently address the needs of our clients.
  • To guide and encourage our clients to learn life skills that could result in more fulfilling lives.
  • To provide culturally responsible and sensitive treatment methods that incorporate contemporary psychotherapy methods.
  • To offer psycho-educational services and workshops that meet the specific needs of our clients.

We are a team of dedicated, experienced bilingual mental health professionals. Our staff of Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) are committed to treating people in distress.
We specialize in working with community agencies and medical specialists, including psychiatrists, to provide a better quality of life for our clients.

herapists on staff are experienced in various therapeutic modalities and speciality areas with high competency in Bengali English, Hindi, and other languages.

Mental Health

We Understand Psychiatric Issues & Offers Peace of Mind!

The Professional counselors at Peace of Mind offer face to face counseling to the people about their mental health and explore the ways to make it better. This helps the patient or an individual to cope with the situation and reduce the stress, change their behavior and develop better ways of livelihood.

We do not aim at advising people, but we take the initiative to understand the psychological aspects and to make them comfortable so that they can share their thoughts and stress with the professional experts. This can help our volunteer workers to help them in the most appropriate and a suitable manner.

Mental illness can knock the person in many different forms, just similar to the physical illness, so it is imperative to understand it more precisely to deal with it. All sorts of psychiatric or anxiety disorders can be treated with proper counseling with our experts.

Education Services

Empowering NextGen for Better Nation!

Education is a constant process to facilitate learning. This process is strengthened with the help of the knowledge, beliefs, skills, ideas, habit and values. We believe that each and every section of the society deserves to gain an education as this would help uplifting the physical, mental as well financial status of an individual and can add to the development of society.

We provide education assistance for the economically weaker section so that they can gain a better living standard and can fulfill their dreams once they achieve a standard education level. This can help them chasing the right career path and can become a better human being. They can thereafter serve the society in many different ways by becoming a successful professional.

Our motive is to provide a standard secondary and tertiary education to the poor people of the society. Through this, we are not only helping the needful, but also helping the country in raising the education charts and figures.

Community Services

Community Support & Assistance!

Community services are offered by Peace of Mind to help the people in need. Community gatherings are being arranged at regular intervals of time and counseling is provided to the people for the welfare of the society. Support services are provided to the individuals with issues including substance abuse, adult day care, rehabilitation and human relationship.

Specialized support is offered to the senior citizens as well as the people with certain disorders and disabilities. All the aspects of growth, including physical, psychiatric and financial is taken into consideration. We listen to the necessary requirements of the community very closely with an eye to details and always make efforts to meet their demands to the fullest.

Assistance is provided to the homeless people and families as well as the elderly people with special demands. Under community services, job assistance is also provided to the unemployed youngsters and so as the financial support to their families.

Services Provided

Services Provided
– Individual Therapy
– Child Therapy
– Adolescent Therapy
– Parent-Child Therapy
– Family Therapy
– Couples Therapy
– Peer Play Therapy Groups
– Group Therapy for Adults and Adolescents
– Women’s Therapy Groups
– Pycho-educational Groups
– Parenting Groups
Special Therapeutic Services Offered to the Community
– Court Mandated Services
– Domestic Violence Victims Groups
– Anger Management
– Supervised Visitation Programs
We Offer Treatment for the Following Conditions

– Acculturation/Family Counseling
– Adjustment Disorder

– Attention Deficit And Disruptive Behavior Disorders
– Bereavement/ Grief Counseling
– Borderline Personality Disorder
– Learning Disorder
– Life Management Counseling
– Marriage / Couples Counseling
– Occupational Issues
– Parenting Counseling
– Stress Management
– Sexuality/Sexual Identity
– Mood Disorders
– Personality Disorders
– More services are available upon request
Anxiety Disorders
– Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
– Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
– Panic Disorder
– Phobias
– Generalized Anxiety

Common Questions

Is therapy right for me?
Do I really need therapy?  I can usually handle my problems.
How can therapy help me?
What is therapy like?
Is medication a substitute for therapy?
Do you accept insurance? How does insurance work?
Is therapy confidential?


Is therapy right for me? 

Seeking out therapy is an individual choice. There are many reasons why people come to therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues, or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one’s life such as a divorce or work transition. Many seek the advice of counsl as they pursue their own personal exploration and growth. Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges. Therapy can help address many types of issues including depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, stress management, body-image issues, and general life transitions. Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards change in their lives.

Do I really need therapy?  I can usually handle my problems. 

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you’re at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.


How can therapy help me?
 

A number of benefits are available from participating in psychotherapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:

  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Improving communications and listening skills
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidenc

What is therapy like? 

Every therapy session is unique and caters to each individual and their specific goals. It is standard for therapists to discuss the primary issues and concerns in your life during therapy sessions. It is common to schedule a series of weekly sessions, where each session lasts around fifty minutes. Therapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. There may be times when you are asked to take certain actions outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book or keeping records to track certain behaviors. It is important process what has been discussed and integrate it into your life between sessions. For therapy to be most effective you must be an active participant, both during and between the sessions. People seeking psychotherapy are willing to take responsibility for their actions, work towards self-change and create greater awareness in their lives. Here are some things you can expect out of therapy:

  • Compassion, respect and understanding
  • Perspectives to illuminate persistent patterns and negative feelings
  • Real strategies for enacting positive change
  • Effective and proven techniques along with practical guidance

Is medication a substitute for therapy? 

In some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action. Working with your medical doctor you can determine what’s best for you. It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness.

Do you accept insurance? How does insurance work? 

To determine if you have mental health coverage, the first thing you should do is check with your insurance carrier. Check your coverage carefully and find the answers to the following questions:

  • What are my mental health benefits?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
  • How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

Is therapy confidential? 

In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client.

However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.
 Rates
Rates
We accept most insurance plans (see below) and for those who qualify, we may offer sliding scale fees. For those without insurance coverage, please contact us for information on our fees.
Payment
– Cash accepted for payment.

Links & Resources

Mental Health Links
The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information and counseling resources.

Addiction and Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous Recovery Resources
Center for On-Line Addiction
Habit Smart
SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse/Addiction
SAMHSA’s Treatment and Recovery
Web of Addictions

Anxiety Disorders
Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder
National Center for PTSD
Obsessive Compulsive Information Center

Associations & Institutes
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Counseling Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Society
Canadian Mental Health Association
Center for Mental Health Services
National Institute of Mental Health
National Mental Health Association
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADDA – Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, NIMH
Born to Explore: The Other Side of ADD/ADHD

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
Childhelp USA®
SAMHSA’s Children and Families
SAMHSA’s Protection and Advocacy
Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse
The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website
Women, Violence and Trauma

Chronic Fatigue
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Depression
Bipolar Disorder News – Pendulum.org
Depression and How Therapy Can Help
Depression Screening
Depression Test, Symptoms of Depression, Signs of Depression

Developmental Disorders
Asperger’s Disorder
NeuroWeb
Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Diagnosis
DSM-IV-TR: Diagnoses and Criteria

Dissociation and Traumatic Stress
Sidran Foundation Home Page

Eating Disorders
American Dietetic Association
Something Fishy

Journals & Magazines
ADHD Report
Anxiety, Stress and Coping
Autism
Childhood
Contemporary Hypnosis
Dementia
Depression and Anxiety
Dreaming
Drug and Alcohol Review
Dyslexia
Early Child Development and Care
Eating Disorders
Educational Assessment
Journal of Gambling Studies
Journal of Happiness Studies
Journal of Mental Health and Aging
Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Language and Cognitive Processes
Loss, Grief & Care
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Metaphor and Symbol
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Parenting
Personal Relationships
Personality and Individual Differences
Psychiatric Bulletin
Psychology of Men & Masculinity
Psychology Today
Stress and Health
Studies in Gender and Sexuality
Substance Abuse
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Trauma, Violence & Abuse

Medications and Health Supplements
Drug Interactions, Alternative, MotherNature
Drug Interactions, DIRECT
Medical Dictionary
Medications, FDA
Medication, Internet Mental Health
Medications, PDR
Medline, Comparison
Multivitamins
SAMHSA’s Psychiatry and Psychology

Mental Health Care General Links
CounsellingResource.com
GoodTherapy.org
Internet Mental Health
Let’s Talk Facts, APA
Mental Health Counselor Resources, About.com
Mental Help Net
Mental Illnesses/Disorders
PsychCentral.com
University of Michigan Health Topics A to Z
Web Sites You Can Trust, Medical Library Association

Personality Disorders
Mental Help Net – Personality Disorders
Personality Disorders – Focus Adolescent Counselor Services

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines
SAMHSA’s Suicide
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Suicide: Read This First

Additional Mental Health Care & Counseling Resources
Disaster/Trauma
HIV/AIDS
Interpretation of Dreams
Keirsey (Myers-Briggs) Temperament Sorter
Signs of Menopause, Symptoms of Menopause


Note: Not responsible for the content, claims or representations of the listed sites.

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