Arpita Anand

Counseling Psychologist

About Me/Bio
I am a CDA licensed Psychologist with over two decades of international experience. I have a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from City University, London and have trained at Bellevue Hospital in New York. Before that, I completed a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree from the University of Delhi, India. I specialise in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and integrate skills from other therapeutic frameworks to suit the needs of my clients. I work with adolescents and adults. My areas of focus include, depression, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, stress management, relationship issues, eating disorders, behavioural issues in adolescents. My approach comprises assessing my clients’ needs within a collaborative and warm therapeutic relationship and helping them learn specific skills to manage their issues. In addition to clinical work, I have a background of research and have worked on global mental health programmes funded by institutions including Harvard University and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I have been featured on TV, radio and in digital and print media for my expertise in mental health, have co-authored a book on depression and have multiple publications in international research journals. I conduct workshops on issues such as stress management, work-life balance and parenting. I am fluent in English, Hindi and Urdu. My experience of working in a variety of international settings enables me to effectively counsel clients from diverse backgrounds.


Clinic Name
OPENMINDS Psychiatry, Counselling and Neuroscience Center
Clinic Address
The One Tower, Suite 904-905, Tecome, Al Barsha
United Arab Emirates
Email Address
Work Phone Number
Both In-Person & Online

ABOUT Arpita Anand

Counseling Psychologist
M.Sc., M.A., B.A.
Licensing Authority
Types of Services
Additional Services
Supervision/ConsultationTrainingEducational WorkshopsCorporate Talks
Years of Experience
AngerAnxietyBody ImageDepressionDivorceDifficulties with Eating and FoodEmotion RegulationMood SwingsObsessions and CompulsionsPanicParentingPhobiasRelationship IssuesSelf EsteemSelf-HarmingSexual AbuseSleep or InsomniaStressWeight
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)Dialectical (DBT)Psychodynamic
Age Group
13 to 1516 to 1819 to 2122 to 64
Work Hours
Sunday 10 am to 4 pm, Monday to Thursday 10 am to 7 pm
Preferred Contact Method

How I can help you
The decision to seek help is a powerful early step in overcoming your difficulties. I offer a safe space to talk, explore and unpack underlying factors contributing to your issues, identify goals for change, and work towards that change. My approach to you is defined by your needs and expectations. Therapy is a collaborative process between the client and the therapist, and while commitment on your part is critical for progress, it must be matched with commitment on my part, and I ensure I offer this to every client.
Why I am specialized in this field
I have been working in the field of mental health for over two decades. My work over these years has helped me evolve not only as a therapist but also personally. I view the therapeutic relationship as a two way relationship and value the trust my clients place in me. I care about their journey and ensure that I tap on my training, expertise and experience to cater to their needs. I believe therapy to be a dynamic process and continue to invest in ongoing education to keep evolving. At a personal level I find strength from my clients, in the resilience and in their commitment to improve the quality of their lives. This reinforces my commitment towards my work and to helping people.
What I say to people who feel nervous or have concerns about therapy/assessment
We all experience ups and downs and most have the ability to cope with challenges. However, there are times when support can go a long way in helping us cope with difficult times. To reach out and ask for help is a sign of strength and not weakness. Therapy offers you a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to talk. Give it a chance, you don’t have to struggle alone. Therapy is an empowering process that can not only help you overcome your challenges but also learn effective ways of navigating through life going forwards.

I would love to connect with you!


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