Your-Dost

YourDOST – Emotional Wellness Coach for IISc
Creating a Happier Campus Together!

Indian Institute of Science is proud to be associated with YourDOST, one of India’s first and the largest online mental health and emotional wellness coaches.

This initiative brings you 24×7 professional counseling services from 1000+ Experts, with complete privacy, confidentiality, and anonymity.

You can discuss various concerns about career, relationships, anxiety, time management, confidence building, or anything that keeps you from becoming a better version of yourself.

Visit www.yourdost.com and use your official email ID (ending with *@iisc.ac.in) to register, and be on your way to seeking professional guidance in no time, for free!

Know YourDOST

As an emotional wellness coach, YourDOST conducts 2000+ counseling sessions a day. More than 20 Lakh people in India have benefitted from YourDOST.

In addition to availing one-on-one counseling sessions via online chat or voice/video appointments, you can access a pool of self-help resources such as weekly doses of self-awareness, assessment tests, puzzles, etc.

You can also be part of knowledge-intensive events, activities, and a discussion forum.

Meet YourDOST Counselors on Campus

You can also talk to YourDOST experts on campus and seek confidential, private, and anonymized counseling guidance.

All you’ve to do is book an appointment with your visiting experts and meet them at the Wellness Center at the desired time. https://bit.ly/F2FatIIScBengaluru
Their details are –

Ms. Pooja Chhajed

Ms Pooja Chhajed is a trained Clinical Psychologist and completed her M. Phil in Clinical Psychology and Masters in Psychological Counseling. She brings with her 3+ years of work experience.

She has worked as Rehabilitation Psychologist with a Child Development Center and also as Clinical Psychologist in a hospital setup. She practices evidence-based therapy. She has worked with clients with psychiatric illnesses, children with developmental disorders, and people who want to improve their quality of life and work on reconstructing their self-image and self-efficacy.
Ms. Pooja is fluent in English, Hindi and Marathi.

Day: Every Thursday to Saturday
Time: 3.00 PM – 6.00 PM
Venue: Wellness Center

Ms Anna Hema Sam

Ms. Anna Hema Sam is a Clinical Psychologist, Counselor, and Psychotherapist, with an M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology and extensive experience as a mental health practitioner.

Having worked with hospitals, clinics and corporates, Anna has dealt with a wide variety of cases, including cases of Stress, Anxiety, Phobia, Interpersonal Conflict, Depression, Divorce, Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, OCD, Substance Use Disorders, Personality Disorders, Adjustment Issues, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disability, and other Emotional and Behavioral problems. Anna is well versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychometric Assessments, Relaxation Techniques, Systematic Desensitization, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Social Skills Training and Cognitive Retraining. Anna is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with the Rehabilitation Council of India.
Ms. Anna is fluent in English, Hindi and Malayalam.

Day: Every Monday to Wednesday
Time: 3.00 PM – 6.00 PM
Venue: Wellness Center

Ms. Shilpi Saraswat

Ms Shilpi Saraswat is an RCI registered Clinical Psychologist with a Mphil in Clinical Psychology from a renowned university in Delhi. In a career span of over 10 years, Shilpi has worked as a clinical psychologist with various organizations such as; Dr Sunny Medical Center (Bangalore), Narayana Hospital, NIMHANS, etc. Shilpi has extensive experience in dealing with all types of psychological & emotional illnesses and is trained in CBT, DBT, Psychoanalytical assessments, family therapy, marital counseling and other counseling approaches.

Day: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Time: 3.00 PM – 6.00 PM
Venue: Wellness Center

Ms. Asima Mishra

Ms Asima Mishrais a trained, RCI registered Clinical Psychologist pursuing PhD in Clinical Psychology from a prestigious institute. A thorough professional with 6 years of diversified experience of working with people with various psychiatric illnesses in children, adults and geriatric populations. Asima is also skilled in various psychological assessments and psychotherapeutic interventions with experience of working in the hospital and health care industry. Asima has worked as a Clinical Psychologist with the Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi and the National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities, Extension Centre, Bhubaneswar in the past. 

Day: Monday, Friday and Saturday
Time: 3.00 PM – 6.00 PM
Venue: Wellness Center

YourDOST Recognitions

Presented policy recommendations to the honorable Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi.Founder recognized among Business World Wellbeing 40 Under 40, 2021.
Winner of the ‘Mental Health Brand’ in the Gold Category at #IHWAwards2020Founders recognized among Forbes India and Forbes Asia 30 under 30, 2017.Winner of the Digital India Startup award by Times Now and the Government of India for Social Innovation.
Winner of Women Entrepreneurs Quest 2016 by Anita Borg Institute, India and Govt. of IndiaWinner of Red Herring Global Top 100 among 500+ companies in the year 2016Awarded by Economic Times as one of the Top 15 people of 2015 impacting millions of lives.

What Our Students Have to Say

“Most wonderful person I’ve come across. Knows how to deal with situations very well.”“Re-phrasing all the problems into a few simple perfect lines is the best part about. It gives clarity. Empathic, great listening and solution oriented.”“As a start, that was a great session. The expert was better than my expectations and my previous experiences with counselors. I look forward to the future sessions.”

YourDOST Past Events at IISC

Your-Dost Emotional WellnessIn April 2021, a webinar was conducted online on ‘Social Media – A friend or a Foe’ by Ms. Puroitree Majumdar. This webinar aimed at educating students about healthy social media and internet usage and equipping them with the skills to overcome their excess usage.
In April 2021, a webinar was conducted online on CISD [Critical Incident Stress Debriefing] by Dr. Jini K Gopinath. Grief model was explained to them and they were informed that they are going through the stages of bereavement, Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance.Your-Dost Experts

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