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Jill Sanghvi has been with Ummeed Child Development Center since 2009. She a currently a counselor and training manager at Ummeed. Jill has a Masters in Psychology from Mumbai University and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Pace University, New York. Jill has been drawn towards narrative ideas and practices since she started working at Ummeed. Jill engages in therapeutic conversations with young people and families experiencing disability. She also enjoys teaching in the various mental health training programs offered at Ummeed with a particular interest in working with communities in the local context. Jill leads the Community Mental Health training program which involves training community workers in narrative ideas and practices to provide mental health care in the communities they work with. Jill also engages in group conversations with people and practitioners from the community experiencing burnout, violence and trauma.

In 2014, Jill with her best friend and colleague Raviraj Shetty founded Happie World, an organization which creates a platform for young people who are experiencing difficulties to come together and get involved in fun activities such as cooking, photography and dancing. Jill is also on the resource committee of Forum for Autism, a parent body for people and families experiencing Autism. Jill is currently a PhD student at Vrije Universiteit Brussel exploring discourses and the social construction of Autism as a part of her research.

Jill is an integral part of the Ummeed family and continues to work and expand her professional portfolio!

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