Why Abhasa?


Location: Situated in the Western Ghats, the greenery, climate and the pollution-free environment add as a major factor contributing to healing and recovery. Holistic Approach towards recovery: We believe in addressing the root of the problem that leads to addiction than to just suppress the urges and this is done with the help of therapy, diet and other physical activities such as nature walks, meditation etc. Customized Treatment Every individual is different and the recovery program is based on keeping in mind one’s preferences and choices in life to help them get the maximum benefit.

Support, Care and Love


The last thing a person who is recovering from addiction needs is for someone to remind them of the bad days. We provide maximum support and care to people who have decided to step out of addiction and lend our hands to the better things in life. We take in only selected number of people so that we can take personalized care of our clients and give them a family-like set up. Qualified Experts and 24/7 Support Not just addiction, we also take in clients who have experts to handle gastro and neuro problems and help them heal and get back to normal life.




Mrs. Gayathri Arvind

Founder & Director

Mrs. Gayathri Arvind, an entrepreneur turned philanthropist and mental health advocate; she started Abhasa after realizing that conventional rehabilitation centres are not as effective, considering the punishment culture with which patients are managed. The alarming growth in the number of alcoholics and addicts, and lack of centres which provide critical care strongly motivated her to work on a model that takes up a holistic approach in treating their clients physically, mentally and emotionally without the usage of brute force or suppression.


Dr. Rohit Garg

Senior Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Rohit Garg, the Director of Mind Vriksha Clinic in CR Park, New Delhi plays a key role in treating addictions at Abhasa. He specializes in adult, child and geriatric disorders after having done immense research work using new techniques like Repetitive Trans-Magnetic Stimulation and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. A winner of many awards and recognitions, he has been bestowed the Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Ekta Samman Award and the Best Doctor’s Award in India by Medi Health Magazine in 2011 and 2013. He is recognized by his patients for his virtue of putting human life above everything else and for his charitable work in different parts of the country like Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, U.P and Delhi.

Dr. Ashwin V Samilal

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Ashwin V Samilal, a psychiatrist by choice and not by chance, has been practicing Psychiatry since 2014. He completed his Masters in Psychiatry from PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research in 2017. Dr. Ashwin V Samilal believes in providing customized treatment to his clients by enhancing motivation and captaining patients and their families to help individuals of substance use disorders to lead a better life.

Dr Ankit Gupta

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Ankit Gupta is a consultant psychiatrist practising in South Delhi with 9 years of experience in the field of mental health. He is an alumnus of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He has worked as Senior Resident psychiatrist at All India Institute of Medical Sciences for three years contributing to clinical, teaching and research activities. He was selected by the prestigious Royal College of Psychiatrists, London for an International training fellowship and worked with a leading NHS Foundation Trust in United Kingdom as Speciality Registrar for two years. He trained in the areas of old-age psychiatry, community psychiatry, early intervention in psychosis, crisis intervention and cognitive-behaviour therapy in United Kingdom and was awarded the Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) in 2018. He has also worked as Consultant Psychiatrist at Delhi Government’s centre of excellence, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi. In addition, he has volunteered to provide access to mental health services to remote tribal population in Chhattisgarh.

He is also a member of Indian Psychiatric Society, Indian Association of Social Psychiatry, Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, World Association of Cultural Psychiatry, and International Association for Youth Mental Health.


Dr. Ramalingam p kandaswamy

General Physician

Dr. Ramalingam is a Fellow in HIV Medicine and Clinical Leadership training, a full-time 1-year fellowship from the Govt Hospital of Thoracic Medicine, Tambaram Sanatorium recognized by the Govt Of Tamil Nadu. He is the Member of Indian Medical Association Coimbatore Branch. And he has worked in the National Health Service UK at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro. He has also worked with an International training center and educational center for Health (ITECH INDIA) Department of Global Health, the University of Washington as a Senior Clinical Trainer. He was associated with NACO India as part of HIV training and curriculum development. He is a specialist in HIV/TB care and Infectious diseases. He is Interested in Clinical Research.


Dr. Gokul Krupa Shankar

Consultant Gastro-Surgeon

Dr. Gokul Krupa Shankar is the Head, Dept. of Surgical Gastroenterology, VGM Gastro Centre, Coimbatore & Course Director, Post-Graduate Fellowship in Minimal access abdominal surgery, TNMGR Medical University. He is known for his proven and effective communication skills with patients, families, and other medical professionals. His leadership abilities are evident in his management of practice staff in providing patients with quality care, ability to quickly and properly diagnose patient conditions in emergencies to ensure they receive the treatment they need as soon as possible under controlled conditions. He provides detailed orientation which reduces mistakes made in patient treatment, diagnosis, and medication administration.

Lata Kashiv

Clinical Psycologist ( Program Manager )

A clinical psychologist by choice, she is passionate and dedicated to serving clients empathetically using evidence-based approaches like CBT and Mindfulness. She has been associated with NAB India for women, working with Visually Impaired teenagers and adult females, helping them enhance their grasp on English language, while also being a keynote speaker with DPS International, Jammu.

She holds Master’s Degree in English Literature and takes keen interest in the same. Outside of work in the area of mental health, she has experience as a voice-over artist and was an editor and Senior Sound Recordist for Voiceline, Shahpurajat, New Delhi.


Sutheesh Prabhakaran

Counselling Psychologist

Mr. Sutheesh Prabhakaran is an enthusiastic and experienced psychologist, compassionate therapist and a NIMHANS-trained certified counsellor. With double masters in Psychology and Social Work, he has over ten years of intensive practical experience in the field of both de-addiction and mental health. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling. He is well experienced in providing specialized psychological assessments, evaluations and various therapies, including CBT. Meditation Therapy, Bibliotherapy, Relaxation therapy, Motivation enhancement, Mindfulness and Insight building are some of his significant areas of interest.


Denny Prasad

Clinical Psychologist

Mr. Denny Prasad is a psychologist who has completed his MSc. in Clinical Psychology from Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, and showed great skill proficiency by getting clinical training for two years at RMMCH hospital. He feels strongly for the senior citizens and children and have worked for the same. He has been a part of  identification & screening project conducted by the Indian Academy of Paediatrics- Tamil Nadu State Chapter IAP Cuddalore district branch & Govt. of Tamil Nadu, especially for learning disability, dyslexia, etc. His expertise is further proved by his participation in programmes like National service scheme “special camping programme”, “Human Chain for World Peace Day”, “National intensive cleanliness campaign under SwachhBharath mission” .He has been associated with multiple organizations and NGOs.


Simran Luthra

Counselling Psycologist

Being named as ‘Suicide Prevention Counsellor’ by leading Indian newspaper, Ms. Simran Luthra is a Counselling Psychologist & Founder of Talk Happy Therapy – an impact based youth led mental health initiative. Trained with Psycho-Analytic School of Thought, she completed her Graduate and Post-Graduate Studies in Psychology from Ambedkar University Delhi, and has read Human Resources and Administration from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She has over three years of intensive practical experience in the field of mental health, following an eclectic/integrative approach to best fit the needs of the clients. In her experiences, she has facilitated approximately 100+ Workshops for Mental Health Care for diverse audience blending various therapeutic modalities. She has been invited to share her opinion by popular newspapers and radio channels in India on various current affairs concerning Mental Health, as well as been a guest speaker at several renowned institutions including IIM-R, University of Delhi, TERI School of Advanced Studies and more. Additionally, Ms. Simran Luthra has been a former Anchor on Doordarshan National Channel, an Actor working with the Veterans of Bollywood Film Industry as well a Radio Person working with the most popular radio station of Delhi and India..

Shipra Dhingra

Clinical Psycologist

Shipra Dhingra is an Expressive arts-based therapist licenced by UNESCO-CID and Fortis Healthcare, Shalimar bagh, Delhi. She is also a Counselling psychologist who has completed her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Amity University, Noida. She is the founder of Happyness Peddler, an initiative towards fighting the stigma attached to mental health and spreading the awareness.
She’s a psychologist cum journalist cum mental health advocate. Ms. Shipra has been associated with Covid19 helpline for helping people go through these difficult times.

Hari Jayaramen


MSW with years of experience in serving the mentally ill, resolving conflicts, and providing guidance for those in need. Dedicated to training in rehabilitation, therapeutic intervention, skill development programs and physical training program. Experienced in crisis intervention and providing support for mental health.

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