Akshata Parekh is a Counsellor and an Expressive Arts Therapist (USA). She is presently working at Sahyadri Hospital in the Oncology day care centre. Additionally, she is a mental health consultant at Tenerity India Pvt.Ltd, and a certified drum circle facilitator at Taal Inc. She completed her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Psychology: Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University (Boston). She has completed courses in Dance Movement therapy, Visual Art therapy, NLP in India and Drum circle facilitation in USA and India. She is a certified ‘Rhythm-to-recovery’ facilitator (a program using rhythm in therapeutic settings). She believes in the power of arts and health and advocates the importance of taking care of one’s mental health. With a love for dance and in addition to Bharatnatyam, semi-classical, contemporary dance she went on to study West African dance and has performed nationally and internationally. She is a highly enthusiastic & energetic member of the team. With every session, she brings with her – smiles, energy and unconditionality.