About Us


Dr. Sanchita Pakrashi, the current director of the organization, through her long professional life as a psychologist has been in touch with people suffering from a wide range of psychological issues either minor or significant. What, according to her, is magical and inspiring about being connected to all these people is that even after overcoming their sufferings, most of them keep in touch with her for years. ‘The family is extending’ as she puts it, ‘Once a person is recovered from the mental health issues, he/she is empowered in the process as a mental health awareness advocate to others in such distress. This is how we develop ourselves and others in society.’ The institution went through a major overhaul when she started helping people in psychological distress under the same roof. As a firm believer in holistic approach of treatment for the human mind the institution earned a new name (Kathae Kathae, Dr. Pakrashi’s Clinic) with added service in the field of mental health. Although the benevolent approach remained the same in the institutional history of four generation’s service to mankind.

Dr. Sanchita Pakrashi, the only daughter of Kaviraj Ramakanta Pakrashi and Srimati Bani Pakrashi, is an M.Sc. & Ph.D in Applied Psychology in the field of Human Communication from the department of Applied Psychology, University of Calcutta. With constant support and encouragement from her parents she completed her Masters (M.Sc.) degree in Psychology (Specialization in Clinical Psychology) from the Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta. Since 1997 she has been practising as a Consultant Psychologist with a number of reputed Neuropsychiatric Clinics of Kolkata along with NGOs, Cancer Research Institute, Trauma Management Centers and also with the OPD of the Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta apart from her private consultations. Her areas of key interest have been in different fields of Psychotherapies, Psychometric Assessments along with conducting Group Therapy sessions and Awareness Workshops. Her focus has been understanding and helping clients having stress, anxiety, low mood, feeling of guilt, loss of interest in normal daily activities, inadequacy, low self esteem, poor confidence, recurrent thoughts of death/ suicidal ideation, indecisiveness, worries, performance anxiety etc.

Communication issues in relationships are also her forte where she provides consultation on common problems of childhood and adolescence, parent-child communication, couple communication, educational and related issues. She also provides Palliative Counselling Support for patients with terminal illness.

Apart from treatment, she has been teaching Psychology as a guest lecturer in different esteemed colleges and Universities including Rabindra Bharati University, Apollo Gleneagles Nursing College (West Bengal University Of Health Sciences) and S.A. Jaipuria College (University of Calcutta).

She is a skilled professional conducting workshops and presentations in reputed corporate business houses, educational institutions & community centers for spreading awareness and helping the community to build and maintain better mental hygiene. The group therapy sessions are arranged by her for enhancing awareness and support to the clients (with depression, anxiety, addiction and other psychological issues) along with their family members. She also conducts workshops for parental guidance in the field of child and adolescence psychology, parent-child relationships and also in the area of couple adjustments and discords.

Her articles and interviews are regularly published in print media (viz. The Times Of India, The Telegraph, Ajkal Sustho, ABP magazine Sananda, Etv Bharat etc.) and also in National and International Journals.

Her most recent published paper titled ‘Does the Quality of Marriage in Women Get Affected by The Perceived Satisfaction While Communicating With Their Spouses? " can be found in the International Journal of Science and Research (Impact factor - 7.583, 2020) on Volume 9, Issue 1, October 2020: Page - 6. (

Medical Education

She started her educational life with a focus to understand and research the pathology behind mental aberrations. The Graduation and the Post Graduation degree in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology from the elite university made her journey a lot easier. She also completed her doctorate degree in Applied Psychology on human communication.


Department of Psychology, Calcutta University

Passed B.Sc. (honours) in Psychology from Department of Psychology, Calcutta University in 1995.


Department of Psychology, Calcutta university

Passed MSc. in Psychology (Specialization in Clinical Psychology) from Department of Psychology, Calcutta University in 1997.


Department of Apllied Psychology, Calcutta University

Attained Doctorate degree (Ph.D) from the Department of Applied Psychology, Calcutta University on Human Communication in 2020.

Clinical Experience

She has been practising as a Consultant Psychologist since 1997 under different organizations. Her key responsibility areas in those organizations were conducting psychological testing and providing psychotherapy to the patients mostly with depression, anxiety and other psychological issues along with the consultations for adjustment issues of various kinds and also conducting Awareness Workshops and group therapies.


Institute of Stress Management

Worked as a Clinical Psychologist from 1997 to 2000 at Institute of Stress Management, Lake Town, Kolkata, Bengal, India.


Department of Psychology (Calcutta University)

Worked as a Clinical Psychologist from 2002 to 2008 at C.U.I.I.P.P., Department of Psychology, Calcutta University.


Women’s Interlink Foundation

Worked as a Trauma Management Psychologist from 2006 to 2007 at Women’s Interlink Foundation, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.


R. G. Kar Medical College & Hospital

Worked as Blood Bank Counsellor from 2007 to 2008 at R. G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.


Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre & Research Institute

Worked as a Clinical Psychologist from 2012 to 2013 at Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre & Research Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.


Liver Foundation, West Bengal

Worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Liver Foundation, West Bengal from 2012 to 2013.


Kathae Kathae, Dr. Pakrashi’s Clinic

Director and Consultant Psychologist at Kathae Kathae, Dr. Pakrashi’s Clinic, Kolkata, West Bengal India since 1997 till date.

Teaching Experience

Teaching is her second passion besides healing. She has been teaching in several renowned universities since 2008. Her students range from undergraduate honours to postgraduate diploma in guidance & psychological counselling and to the nursing interns who were keen to learn the psychodynamics behind human behaviour.


Rabindra Bharati University

Worked as a Visiting Lecturer in the course of Post Graduation Diploma in Guidance & Psychological Counselling atRabindra Bharati University, Kolkata from 2008 to 2010.


Calcutta University (S.A. Jaipuria College)

Worked as Guest Lecturer of Psychology from 2011 to 2012 at S.A. Jaipuria College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.


West Bengal university of health sciences (Apollo Gleneagles Nursing College)

Working as a Guest Lecturer of Psychology from 2013 to 2021 at Apollo Gleneagles Nursing College, West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.


Dr. Sanchita Pakrashi has received multiple certification both from renowned national and international podiums. The certificates include her Ph.D degree from the University of Calcutta to several online and offline trainings in national and international institutes.


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Calcutta

She successfully completed her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Applied Psychology under the faculty of science from university of calcutta in the year 2020.


Certificate of Publication, International Journal of Science and Research

Her paper was appreciated and published in the International Journal of Science and Research in October, 2020.


NES Online ACE-III Training

She has been certified by the University of Glasgow on Cognitive Screening for dementia patients.


Registered Mental health professional and member of the Global Clinical Practice Network (GCPN) of the World Health Organisation (WHO)

She has been registered as a ‘Mental Health Professional’ and member of the Global Clinical Practice Network (GCPN) of the WHO (World Health Organisation).


Clinical Dementia Rating Certificate, Washington University School of Medicine, Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (Memory & Aging Project) St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

She has completed the Brief Training and Responsibility Protocol for the Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) from Washington University School of Medicine, Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center(Memory & Aging Project) St. Louis, Missouri, USA.


Appreciation Certificate, Swami Vivekananda University

She got appreciation Certificate for sharing her valuable time and expertise as a guest speaker through a "THREE DAYS NATIONAL WORKSHOP & POSTER PRESENTATION" organized by the department of Bsc in Medical Laboratory Technology (BMLT) School of Allied Health sciences, Swami Vivekananda University.