Avantika Malhautra

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Avantika is a practising Psychologist and Expressive Arts Therapy Practitioner who works with individuals and groups using the body-mind approach to counselling and psychotherapy through her private practice in Bandra, Mumbai. She specialises in working with youth and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, grief, relationship, self-esteem, abuse, identity and adjustment concerns. Avantika has gained her training and experience within the Indian cultural context and has worked across Delhi-NCR, Bangalore, Mysore, Pune and Mumbai. This has been in settings such as corporates, hospitals, schools and therapy centers. She founded Soul Canvas – Art for Wellness in 2014 to spread awareness about the power of expressive arts in individual/group therapy and training. As Director of Therapy Services at Artsphere she led several corporate workshops and expressive arts therapy modules in training at Dance & Psychology Departments of Pune University and CYDA-TISS Counselling Diploma in Pune. Currently, she is a faculty member with Creative Movement Therapy Association of India, teaching and supervising on the Dance Movement Therapy training courses in Delhi and Pune. She is also guest faculty at the TISS - Dance Movement Therapy Diploma Course in Mumbai, teaching counselling skills and group facilitation process.


  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • Last Educational Institution: Delhi University
  • Year Graduated: 2011

Fee structure & payments

  • Avg Cost (per session): ‎₹1500
  • Accepts Insurance: No
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash or online payment

Age Group of Patients

  • Teens
  • Adults

Therapy Type

  • Art Therapy
  • Authentic Movement
  • Body Mind Psychotherapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dance or Movement Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches
  • Person Centered or Rogerian
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic Experiencing
Verified Therapist Credentials


  • Company - Soul Canvas - Art for Wellness
  • Agency Name - Soul Canvas - Art for Wellness
  • St. John Baptist Road
  • Bandra West
  • Mumbai
  • Contact Name - Avantika Malhautra
  • Phone - 9810086188


  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change or Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Caregiver Issues or Stress
  • Codependency or Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness or Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose or Meaning or Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings or Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Self Care
  • Self Confidence
  • Self Criticism
  • Self Doubt
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Love
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Body Image
  • Young Adult Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Perfectionism
  • Rejection
  • Self Actualization
  • Self Compassion

Last Modified: 08 November 2019