Dr. Arti Kandolkar
Ph.D., M.A, SET (Maharashtra, Goa)
Consultant Psychologist, Career Guide, Marriage/ Family Counsellor
President & Founder – Beautiful Mind & Soul

Dr. Arti Kandolkar has been in the field of counselling since her post-graduation in 2007, when she worked as an appointed counsellor for Directorate of Women and Child Development, Government of Goa for North Goa District under the ‘Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005’. She was then appointed at Family counselling Centre, All India Women’s Conference, Goa Branch as a family counsellor. Before serving as a counsellor she underwent behaviour management training at ‘Sethu Centre For Child Development & Family Guidance, Panaji – Goa’ and a counselling course based on Carl Rogers’ Person Centred Therapy.

Later she worked as a Clinical Psychologist and a Counsellor at the school for mentally challenged children managed by ‘Disha Charitable Trust, Panaji – Goa’.

After moving to Pune she joined ‘Dr. Anjali Morris Foundation’ as a Psychologist where she used psychometric tests in evaluating children for Learning Disabilities. Following this, she worked at ‘Arkin, The Home School, Pune’ for children with Autism, as a clinical psychologist and behavioural management consultant.

Outside of the institutional jobs, she has a hands-on experience in managing the behaviours of children with special needs. She has provided training to the parents in handling behavioural issues of their children through IEPs, social stories and PECs. This is apart from the handling of the regular counselling cases involving personal, career aptitude guidance, behaviour management, post traumatic experience or psychosomatic issues under the umbrella of ‘Beautiful Mind & Soul’, which she founded to expand her outreach and give a name to her services. Using the same banner, she is successfully running two different certificate courses on ‘Clinical & Counselling Psychology’ and ‘Psychological Testing’.

She prefers a psychometric way of evaluation and all her counselling cases have been dealt in finite goal based sessions. She trusts globally accepted psychometric tests with a high reliability and validity for diverse evaluations such as Aptitude Tests, Personality Profiling Tests, IQ & EQ Tests etc. She believes that as a counsellor she ought to find a definite direction for her client, which will culminate in the desired goal within a finite number of sessions. She strives hard to make every session count to the betterment of her client.

On the academic front, she has published and presented research papers in ISSN / ISBN national and international journals and conferences as part of her post graduation and later during her doctorate thesis. She has been a regular visiting lecturer to a number of colleges in Pune at under graduate and post graduate levels to guide students in various subjects such as Personality Theories, Psychological Testing (Theory, Application, and Practicals), Psychotherapy, Psychopathology, and Psychiatry.

Striving for excellence in her field of activity is her sole aim, by engaging with a greater team of professionals to bring about positive change in the lives of the people. She believes that honest and sincere efforts never betray oneself.