Shobhika J

Clinical Psychologist
Verified Therapist Credentials


  • Company - Silver Linings: Guidance & Counselling Center, Margaon, Goa Company Details
  • Agency Name - Silver Linings: Guidance & Counselling Center, Margaon, Goa
  • Margao, 403601

  • Contact Name - Shobhika J


Psychologist-Psychotherapist & Founder - Silver Linings: Guidance & Counselling Centre, Margao, South Goa. Goa's only Certified Career Analyst & NET qualified. 

More about Shobhika Jaju: 

Shobhika Jaju is has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Mumbai. Backed by an excellent academic record, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Sophia College for Women, Mumbai and secured a merit rank in her subject area as well as in the Bachelor of Arts program across 250 plus colleges from Mumbai University. Shobhika has qualified the NET exam for professorship. Shobhika has authored several research papers, is a published researcher and writes frequently for print and online media as a freelancer.

Shobhika facilitates workshop on topics related to psychology and has conducted workshops for teachers, parents and students as well as corporate institutes. She has delivered several guest lectures and has also been invited as a panelist for seminars. Over the years, Shobhika has worked with and helped children, adolescents, adults and the elderly with various concerns of the mind & behaviour. She has developed a keen interest in the workings of the mind and strongly believes that any mental, emotional or behavioural concern can be solved by training the mind. Shobhika has been trained in several therapeutic modes, among which are Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and Hypnotic Induction. She is also adept with pain management, dementia management, and psychological first aid. She uses these and other therapeutic approaches in combination to help her clients.

Some of her preferred modes of therapy include behaviour therapy (in various forms for children and adults), anger management, relapse – prevention from substance abuse, relaxation strategies, play therapy, and study skills, among others. As a counsellor in Little’s Pre-Primary & Primary School for 2 ½ years, Shobhika has made extensive use of Play Therapy to connect with children of all ages and seen positive changes in their mental wellbeing and plans to continue doing so through Silver Linings. With a firm belief that learning is life long, Shobhika continues to get trained in newer therapy modalities with an aim to help her patients live a better life. Shobhika has worked with patients exhibiting several different mental disorders in demanding situations and is well – versed with the administration of some of the most important psychometric tests. She has helped clients with various mood & anxiety disorders, somatoform disorders, & schizophrenia, among other conditions. She has worked with children exhibiting symptoms of attention deficit, hyperactivity, learning disability, autism, bereavement and suicidal tendencies.

Work (Present):

  • Psychologist (Clinical) – Psychotherapist
  • Consulting Psychologist – Antarman
  • Freelance Counsellor (Goa) – Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  • Consulting Psychologist- Human Dynamics (Goa Affiliate)
  • Assistant Professor in Psychology – Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts & Science
  • Consulting Psychologist: Little’s Pre-Primary & Primary School, Fatorda Freelance Writer (Planet Goa, TOI, ParentEdge, Your Baby Can)

Work (Past) :

  • Features Editor: Planet Goa magazine
  • Visiting Psychologist: INHS Jeevanti
  • Content Writer: Parent Edge online at (2013-2016)
  • Volunteer: Sangath, Goa (May 2015)
  • Content Writer – Evescape Magazine (2013 – 2015)
  • Clinical Psychologist: Addlife Caring Minds, Kolkata (2012)
  • Psychologist: Shantidan, Missionaries of Charity, Kolkata (2012)
  • Clinical experience with the administration & interpretation of the following tests: I.Q. tests (WISC, WAIS, KB & Seguin Form Board); Personality tests (Rorschach Inkblot Test, MMPI, TAT & CAT), Memory test (Wechsler Memory Scale), Neuropsychological test (Bender-Gestalt); & Developmental test (Vineland Social Maturity Scale), Aston Index & Vanderbilt scales.
  • Experience in diagnostic interviewing, testing & therapy work as an intern at the psychiatric wards of the KEM & Kalwa hospitals, Mumbai & at Thane Mental Hospital (2011-2012). Examples of cases seen include Schizophrenia (Disorganised), Addiction, Somatoform disorders, IQ & MR, among others.
  • Vocational Training imparted to children with special needs at S.P.J. Sadhana School, Mumbai – 2008.


  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • Last Educational Institution: University of Mumbai
  • Year Graduated: 2012

Fee structure & payments

  • Avg Cost (per session): ‎₹500-2000
  • Accepts Insurance: No
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, all debit and credit cards, NEFT / Net banking

Age Group of Patients

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Therapy Type

  • Anger Management
  • Body Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches
  • Person Centered or Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Stress Management Meditation
  • Cognitive Exercises
  • Remedial Education


  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Midlife Crisis or Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings or Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress or Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice or Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self Care
  • Self Confidence
  • Self Criticism
  • Self Doubt
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Love
  • Social Anxiety or Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Body Image
  • Internet Addiction
  • Young Adult Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Perfectionism
  • Psychosis
  • Self Compassion
  • Somatization
  • Dyslexia
  • Personality
  • Remedial Educator

Last Modified: 08 July 2019