Ms. Aditi Nath
As a Licensed Psychologist and Cognitive Expert, Aditi Nath specializes in providing Counselling and Cognitive Psychological services to individuals of all ages. Her expertise truly shines when working with emotionally challenged teenagers, children with specific learning delays, ADHD, dyslexia etc, with over seven years of experience in the field of Cognitive Training.
Through an empathetic approach, she has helped countless individuals navigate challenging emotional and cognitive obstacles, empowering them to achieve personal growth and improved mental well-being.
She holds an MSc in Mental Health and Psychiatric Research from King's College London. Equipping her with a solid academic foundation and a deep understanding of psychological theories and practices. Additionally, she has experience as a Research Assistant with the original research, exploring VR-based interventions for Paranoid Schizophrenic Patients with IOPPN London, and as a Psychology Assistant with Delirium Patients in St Thomas’s Hospital London.
Outside of her professional achievements, Aditi Nath is a passionate performing artist. Currently working professionally with the UAE theatre community. This creative outlet not only adds depth to her approach but also encourages connectedness with clients.
Aditi Nath is currently The Cognitive Training Director at the Brain Workshop, a franchise of the Global Cognitive Training Network LearningRx (USA). And the Counselling and Cognitive Psychologist at Seed Special Education Centre. She embraces a multi-modal approach at her work, drawing from various psychological modalities to create personalized treatment strategies. This comprehensive method acknowledges the multifaceted nature of individuals.
With her unwavering commitment to improving the lives of others and their diverse potential, Aditi Nath applies her energy to ensuring that learning delays and cognitive deficiencies do not hinder her clients and their families from living lives on their terms, equipping them with the tools that will allow all their goals and dreams to be within their grasp.
Breaking barriers: Unleashing the potential of an online multi-modal approach in adolescent mental health support
Online platforms provide greater access to mental health support for children. They can receive assistance regardless of their geographical location, eliminating barriers such as distance or transportation. While online talk therapy is convenient and accessible, it does present unique challenges for children and teens. Discrepancies in technological knowledge, intangibility, lack of privacy, difficulties in cognition, and inability in maintaining focus through digital platforms, hinder its effectiveness. The absence of non-verbal cues online and potential misinterpretation of emotions may impede the development of a strong therapeutic alliance, crucial in successful talk therapy.
To overcome these limitations, a multi-modal approach is necessary. The program structure for this approach involves incorporating Cognitive Training, online CBT/Talk Therapy, and Expressive Arts Therapy within a virtual platform, over a structured period, provided by qualified and trained individuals in all modalities of this ‘Virtual Therapeutic Program’.
The Cognitive Training component target specific cognitive deficits and challenges. Through interactive exercises, children and teens can improve attention, memory, executive functioning, and overall cognitive development. Online CBT/Talk Therapy sessions are structured to address emotional and behavioural issues. Using secure video conferencing platforms, young individuals can engage in therapy sessions, providing a safe space for expression, exploration of thoughts and emotions, and the development of effective coping strategies.
Expressive Arts Therapy is facilitated through secure AI platforms that allow children and teens to engage in creative activities from the comfort of their own homes. Qualified therapists can guide individuals through art, music, drama, or dance exercises, promoting self-expression and emotional exploration. Participants can create and share their artwork, participate in virtual performances, and engage in expressive activities that foster personal growth and development.
In conclusion, a multi-modal approach that integrates all three approaches addresses the limitations of online talk therapy for children and teens. By utilizing a structured ‘’Virtual Therapeutic Program’’ we not only evolve with the digital times, but this approach also promotes engagement, yield better results, and fosters positive changes. Such a comprehensive approach significantly enhances accessibility, effectiveness, and overall mental health support for children and teens in the online therapy setting.