Ashika Mehta is a psychotherapist with 13 years experience in individual and family practice. After completing her Masters in Clinical Social work at Columbia University, she worked at the Employee Wellness Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital which served the employees of 5 Medical Institutions, and at New York State Psychiatric Institute. Upon her return to India, she consulted through the Breach Candy Hospital for 4 years before going on to set up her private practice.
Ashika is a Corporate Trainer and Coach and has conducted in person and online workshops for corporates including Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Larson &Toubro, Selec Controls Pvt. Ltd, and Bharat Serums & Vaccines among others.
She has conducted trainings for the Rotary, Indian Merchants Chamber and USIEF (a bi-national Fulbright Commission, and Education USA Advising Center affiliated to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs) and IvyAspire Educational Consultancy. Ashika served as a trainer for the Women’s Helpline set up by the Sherriff of Mumbai. She is a trained facilitator for Entrepreneur forums such as Young Presidents Organization and ASCENT.
Ashika is a speaker on Growth Mindset, Mental Wellness and Human Trafficking. She has moderated discussions on Wellness and Trafficking for Entrepreneurs Organization, Young Presidents Organization Gold and for the Harvard School of Public Health India Centre. She has also been a panelist for Thrive Global’s round table on Mental Health in India.
She serves as the President of the Board of Trustees, at Apne Aap Women’s Collective, a non profit that works with women who are victims of human trafficking to advocate for their basic rights, medical care, finances, nutrition and vocational skilling. The program also works with the daughters of commercial sex workers to provide education and job placements to end intergenerational sex work.
Ashika writes a monthly blog on mental health issues on the Thriive Art and Soul Portal. She has also written articles for Ladies Who Lead.