Daisy Daruwalla Bhathena is a Senior Therapist and Training Manager at Ummeed Child Development Center. Daisy has been a part of the Ummeed family since 8 years. She has a Bachelors in Psychology from Jai Hind college and a Masters in Clinical Psychology from SNDT university. Daisy conducts Intelligence Quotient (IQ) testing for children and adolescents and supervises the testing team. Daisy is a trained counsellor and uses the Narrative ideas and practices while working with children and families through individual and group counseling sessions. She has presented her work at the South Asia International Autism Conference in 2015 on the Use of Externalizing Conversations with Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Daisy has run groups for parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She has also been actively involved in planning and conducting workshops and short term trainings for several organizations / schools like Action for Autism, Anchorage, Aangan, Teach for India, Rotary Club, Euro Kids, J.B Petit High School, Bombay Scottish etc.

Daisy has been part of the core team that conceptualized, designed, implemented and supervised long term training programs like the Mental Health Training Program (MHTP) and Community Mental Health Training program (CMHTP). These programs train professionals and community workers in the application of narrative ideas and practices in their context. Daisy heads the year-long Mental Health Training Program.

Daisy’s work is not limited to the Mental Health team, she has also been part of the Ummeed Outreach Project, which was in operation for over three years. The project involved working in close collaboration with several schools and NGOs in Mumbai and training counselors, teachers and offering one-one-one and group counseling services to children and adolescents.

Daisy has been the force behind A Room Full of Stories – The International Narrative Therapy Conference 2016 and has been the lead in organizing and executing the entire production!

Along with all of this, Daisy is a chocoholic, she enjoys almost all types of chocolate! A lover of travel and a phenomenal mimic Daisy is one of Ummeed’s shining stars!

Please feel free to contact Ami for queries and registration for The Room Full of Stories: International Narrative Therapy Conference.

Ami Damani: +91993055519 or at ami.damani@ummeed.org.

To know more about the conference you can check out the website


Stories, Hopes & Dreams,

Mental Health Team