Mental Health Services
The Keshav Suri Foundation is proud to have initiated mental health care services for the LGBTQIA+ community, allies as well as the public at large.
The World Health Organization defines mental health as a state of well being in which every individual:
- Realizes their own potential
- Can cope with day to day stressors
- Can work productively and fruitfully
- Is able to make a contribution to their community
The WHO further defines Health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely an absence of disease or infirmity.
While prioritizing mental health-care, KSF is offering counselling/psychotherapeutic services free of cost to anyone who wishes to avail them.
Mr. Rishi Talwar is a trained psychologist on board with us, who will be available every Tuesday and Saturday between 1 – 5 pm at The LaLiT Hotel, New Delhi.
Appointments may be made for in-person or online consultations.
Our services are completely confidential in accordance with internationally accepted best practice confidentiality guidelines.
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About Rishi Talwar (He/Him/His)
A psychologist by training, Rishi has a masters degree in clinical psychology from the University of Pune. After completing his masters degree, he received training at The Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (VIMHANS) Hospital, New Delhi. He has held a consulting position with the NANIHI Centre, Pune and the post of counsellor at iCALL psychosocial helpline, an international counselling service run by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.
He has worked with individuals across age groups, gender, sexual, cultural and
religious identities on a wide range of concerns such as mental health, substance abuse, work-life balance, stress management, relationship concerns and suicidal ideation. He has additionally worked with survivors of trauma who have experienced physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse. He has a holistic approach to counselling and therapy while attempting to incorporate the biological, psychological and social perspectives.
A queer affirmative, sex positive, feminist approach and belief that everyone deserves to be treated with equity regardless of race, religion, gender, class, caste or sexual orientation is part of his foundation. His desire to be of service to the community has directed his interests since his early years and consequently his career as a mental healthcare provider. He finds solace in nature and animals and they continue to be a source of rejuvenation and respite to him in this often trying world.
He is currently working with KSF as a mental health consultant and with POSH at Work as an associate where he works towards the prevention of sexual harassment at the workplace.