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Psychotherapist, Entrepreneur, Columnist & Speaker

Psychotherapist & Counsellor Dr. Minu Budhia is a powerhouse, popular columnist, and TEDx speaker. Passionate about Mental Healthcare & Special Needs Education, Minu is the FOUNDER-DIRECTOR of Caring Minds (Institute of Mental Health | OPD Mental Health Clinic), ICanFlyy (International School for Special Needs), & Café ICanFlyy (Empowering the Specially Abled). She is Director at Patton Group & AddLife Fitness & Spa.

In 2022 she penned a memoir titled ‘Death of a Caterpillar’ about her journey as a special needs mom and her battle with depression. Her professional experience as a psychotherapist and counsellor lends a unique perspective, peppering the chapters with anecdotes & easily applicable self-help tips that will also make this book a survival guide for parents.

Minu is also a mental health columnist and has contributed to many leading English, Hindi, and Bengali publications. An inspiration for many and a woman of purpose, every single day she plays a hands-on role across all her social impact initiatives. Involved in every step of the way to ensure the execution of her vision – from strategy to operations – she does it all.