My Story

My Story 

I, ePsyClinic.com was given shape and my present form when my Founder Ms. Shipra Dawar discovered a major gap in India’s mental health care delivery system. While Shipra was studying in Australia, she was encouraged and had access to therapists and counselors to help her cope with homesickness, study, workload and other stressors. After completion of her studies and on her return to India, she realized that such support and encouragement was completely missing back home. She recalls talking about the need to see a counselor for a life stressor in her group of friends and was surprised to see that many of her friends who had somewhat similar issues, played down the need to seek any professional help and ridiculed it as something which only mentally disabled people resort to. This discussion strucka chord and she decided to do something about it. After all India had one of the highest rates of major depression and suicide in the world. Yet no one wishes to seek help because of lack of awareness, lack of time, fear of isolation and stigmatization. Rather than focusing just on the awareness end of the continuum, I was conceived in the effort to offer a thoroughly professional Online- Psychology-Clinic that strives to provide as effective therapy as offline clinics in private settings, thus alleviating fear of stigma and also helping those who have no time to seek offline therapy due to their busy professional and personal lives.