B.A Psychology (IND)
M.A Clinical Psychology (IND)
M.Sc Rehabilitation Psychology (UK)
Hong Kong Psychological Society Member, British Psychological Society Member and Registered Rehabilitation Psychologist with the Rehabilitation Council of India
Naina moved to Hong Kong in 2018 and worked extensively with children across international schools supporting their psychological and academic well-being. She has been involved in individual counselling and psychotherapy sessions with children using evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Client-centred therapy, Behaviour Modification techniques, and Positive Psychology based therapies (such as Mindfulness) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She has also led group therapy sessions focusing on common goals such as resilience and social skills training among children and young adults.
Her international work experiences have included working as a School Psychologist and an in-house Psychologist for a Cancer Centre in India. She has also been a Research Assistant at the Royal Derby Hospital in United Kingdom.
Naina has been clinical resident for over a year at SPOT. During her training she was actively involved in administering, scoring and interpreting standardised psychological batteries evaluating cognitive, psychological, academic, behavioural and emotional functioning among children. In addition to this she was also involved in providing psychotherapy and counselling services within an individual and a group therapy setting under the supervision of SPOT’s Clinical Director of Psychological Services – Dr.Amanda Oswalt-Visher.
Naina is passionate about working with children and strives to help them reach their potential by providing them with comprehensive support by identifying their strengths. She works with children and young people who have difficulties with interpersonal relationships, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delays, Depression, Anxiety, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Adjustment Disorders and especially with children who experience emotional dysregulation. She also works with parents with an aim to improve familial relationships and functioning of the families as a unit.
Naina is fluent in English, Hindi and Gujarati. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking and yoga.