Dr. Lakshmi Saranya

Clinical Psychology


She is a DHA & MOH licensed Clinical Psychologist. She is also registered and licensed under the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). (RCI is the national body for certifying Clinical Psychologist in India).

She has been practicing for more than 8 years in the field of Clinical Psychology. Before coming to Dubai, she was working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.

Her extensive experience has been in working with mental health of children and adolescent, of varying age and cultural backgrounds, presenting with diverse complaints and conditions as well as neuropsychology. She had also worked at Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur, in the Department of Psychiatry. She completed MPhil in Clinical Psychology training from Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal University in 2015. She passed the National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship in the year 2011. She is a 2nd Rank holder in Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Calicut University (2010). She has been a resource person in seminars, conferences & community programmes. She has been the Examiner in different Universities.

Her areas of interest are Child & Adult mental health- Anxiety and Mood disorders, Personality disorders, Marital and Family therapy, Adolescent adjustment issues, developmental disorders, neuropsychological problems, as well as Research & Teaching.


MPhil in Clinical Psychology – Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal University, India , 2015
MSc in Clinical Psychology- Christ University, Bengaluru, India, 2012
BSc in Psychology- Calicut University, India, 2010

Languages Spoken



Psychological Assessments :

IQ, Learning Disability, Developmental assessment, Personality assessment, Neuropsychological assessment, Diagnostic psychometry

Psychological Assessments :

Children with Developmental delays, chromosomal anomalies, brain injury, ADHD, autism, enuresis, nightmares, temper tantrums, kleptomania, irritability, sibling rivalry, anger, bullying/ being bullied, school refusal, exam phobia, depression, anxiety, stress, academic difficulties, chronic pain, social phobia, stage fear, game and other addictive behaviours.
Adults with low mood, anxiety, chronic pain due to medical/ non-medical condition, chronic disease conditions (like diabetes, cardiac problems, irritable bowel syndrome, cancer etc), lack of confidence, anger, memory problems, marital and sexual problems and brain injury.


Psychological Assessments for :

Intelligence -IQ (Adult & Child)
Specific Learning Disability
Developmental assessment
Personality assessment
Neuropsychological assessment
ADHD & Autism assessment
Emotional & behavioural problems
Diagnostic psychometry

Psychotherapy :

Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Behaviour Therapy
Cognitive Analytic Therapy
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy
Metacognitive therapy
Family & Marital Therapy
Cognitive Rehabilitation