About Us

Welcome to EMOTICONS India

“EMOTICONS India is a psychological counseling, testing, training and research center. It came into existence to help people deal with their troubles and bring in a positive change.”

“EMOTICONS India” was founded in 2014, by Ms. Nikunja Gujar, along with Ms. Kaveri Bose and Mr. Suraj Bholane. We ensure that all the psychologists here are compassionate facilitators who collaborate with you to help you in your journey of feeling and getting better.

You can count on our sincere and honest efforts in providing you with the best possible direction to steer you towards self growth.

We, at “EMOTICONS India” believe in providing research based services tailored to every individual’s age, unique background and needs. We also believe in dealing with different perspectives and attitudes and not just the issues.

We are passionate about helping our clients to recognize and adapt to the ups and downs they face, empower them to identify and pursue their goals and help them lead a content, happy and meaningful life.

Why Choose Us?

We are the only organization providing the four verticals, i.e. psychological counseling, psychological test construction and administration, psychological training, and research under the same roof.

To help everyone gain the required set of skills, we ensure to provide you with tailor made training programs. Each training is a unique intervention and focuses on helping every participant take a journey within, while also gaining the skills to uplift the people around them. We believe in providing theoretically sound and practically oriented training programs.

We provide you with individualized treatment to cope with almost any challenge that you may be going through in your life. Be it about your personal life or professional life, we will assist you step by step in facing your problems and solving them, thus helping you evolve in all aspects of life.


Vision ​

We at "EMOTICONS India" aspire to reach out to all and enrich emotional health and personal growth.


To foster hope and healing of individuals with our holistic understanding of human behavior by promoting standard psychological practices.

Our Team

With You & For You!

Ms. Nikunja Gujar


Mrs. Anupama Ganu

Play Therapist

Dr. Ananya Chitale

MD (HOM) Psychiatry


Ms. Anisha Sharma

Branch Coordinator

Ms. Shweta Sahasrabuddhe

Psychologist | Trainer

Mrs. Pallavi Sane

Special Educator
Remedial Therapist

Our Mentors

Asst. Prof. Anil Sawarkar

Psychologist | Psychotherapist

Dr. Robert Rhoton

Trauma Therapist | Author

Elisa Nebolsine

Cognitive Behavioral Therapist | Author

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Nikunja Gujar
Founder | Partner

Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Trainer

  • Nikunja Gujar has earned her post graduate degree in Industrial Psychology from Fergusson College, Pune. 
  • She is the founder of Self-E ® (Self-Enhancement) program for schools.
  • She is a Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Practitioner (Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA)
  • She has done her certification in REBT with Children, too (Albert Ellis Affiliated Training Center, India, Mumbai)
  • She is a certified Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CT) practitioner (Beck’s Institute, USA)
  • Ms. Nikunja has been a visiting faculty at FLAME University and Fergusson College, Pune. 
  • She has presented her research papers at state, national, and international conferences, and has also published her paper at international proceedings. 
  • She is on the empanelment for schools, NGOs and organizations,  as an advisor and trainer, for various mental health related challenges, group therapies and REBT and CBT trainings across the country.

Mrs. Anupama Ganu
Play Therapist

  • Mrs. Anupama Ganu has earned her post graduate degree in child development from Mumbai University.
  • She is a certified play therapist from Centre for Human Growth & Development.
  • She is also a member of American Association of Play Therapy & National Association of Play Therapy, India.
  • She has worked as a play therapist for last 15 years counseling children from all strata of society.
  • She has been working with different NGOs, adoption centers & hospitals as a play therapist and for ‘Self-E’ program for schools as a Self-E Master.

Dr. Ananya Chitale

  • Dr. Ananya has completed her M.D. (HOM) Psychiatry from M.U.H.S.
  • She has earned an advanced diploma in Yog Ayurved from Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune.
  • Dr. Ananya has been practicing as a homeopathic psychiatrist and is also working as an Associate Professor at D.Y. Patil Homeopathic Medical College, Pune.
  • She is a child couselor and is practicing various psychotherapies like CBT and Play Therapy.

Ms. Anisha Sharma
Branch Coordinator

  •  Ms. Anisha Sharma is an aspiring child psychologist.
  • She holds a degree in Psychology from Pune University and has certifications in varied psychotherapies.
  • She has worked with children in different settings, ranging from pre-schools and high schools to NGO’s, where she has gained experience in helping children with special needs as well.
  • She has also worked as a shadow teacher at a preschool. She is a Project Coordinator and Self-E Trainer.

Ms. Shweta Sahasrabuddhe
Psychologist | Trainer

  • Ms. Shweta Sahasrabuddhe has completed her post graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pune University.
  • She has done her certification in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy with Children from Albert Ellis Affiliated Training Center, India, Mumbai.
  • She has earned her School Psychology Diploma from Jnana Prabodhini’s Institute of Psychology, in affiliation with Pune University.
  • Ms. Shweta is a Self-E Master and an assistant counselor.
  • She is also associated with Fergusson College and Maharashtra Education Society, Pune as a visiting faculty.
  • She loves working with adolescents and has keen interest in the field of Positive Psychology.

Mrs. Pallavi Sane
Special Educator | Remedial Therapist

  • Mrs. Pallavi Sane has earned her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Fergusson College, Pune.
  • She has received her REBT certificate from the Albert Ellis Institute, New York.
  • She has more than 5 years of experience in the field.
  • Mrs. Pallavi has worked as a school counselor at Symbiosis School, Pune.
  • She has published her paper in the Indian Journal of Mental Health and Well-being.
  • She is also associated with Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital as a psychologist, special educator and remedial therapist.

Mrs. Pratibha Somu

  • MA Psychology
  • Mrs. Pratibha is trained in REBT and DBT.
  • She is an Early Child Educator certified by American Montessori Society and trained by Princeton Center for Teachers Education.
  • She is an international affiliate member of American Psychological Association (APA)
  • She is also a lifetime member of Telangana Psychological Association.

Ms. Soniya Rangole Counselor

  • MA Clinical Psychology
  • She has a keen interest in psychotherapies and is trained in Beck’s CBT and REBT
  • She has worked as a counselling psychologist with adolescents as well as adults with various NGO and Organizations

Asst. Prof. Anil Sawarkar
Chief Mentor & Advisory

  • Mr. Anil Sawarkar has completed his M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology.
  • He is pursuing his Ph.D. in the field of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).
  • He is currently heading the dept. of psychology, Fergusson College, Pune.
  • Mr. Sawarkar carries more than 10 years of experience as a psychologist and psychotherapist.
  • He has been contributing his knowledge about psychometry, research, psychotherapy and other fields of psychology at different institutes and organizations across the world.
  • Mr. Sawarkar has presented/ published 20+ research papers at state, national and international conferences.
  • He has been conducting various group therapies, REBT, Research, Psychometric Test Development and various psychology related trainings across the country.

Dr Vasudeo Paralikar
MD (Psychiatry), PhD

  • Dr. Vasudeo Paralikar is a consultant psychiatrist and head of the Psychiatry Unit of the KEM Hospital, Pune since 2008.
  • He has been practicing in Pune since 1984. He has had work-experience in the state-run mental hospitals, psychiatry department of Sassoon General, Hospitals and Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health for over 20 years.
  • He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry since 2016.
  • He had been the President of the Pune Psychiatrists’ Association in the past and is a speaker accredited by the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC).
  • His research bridges theoretical interests in cultural psychiatry and practical issues in patient care informed by explanatory models of illness and recovery.
  • In addition to twenty-five publications to his credit, he has been active in the fields of training and practice.

Dr. Robert Rhoton
Psy D., LPC, D.A.A.E.T.S

  • Dr. Robert Rhoton is the CEO of Arizona Trauma Institute and President at the Trauma Institute International.
  • Dr. Rhoton has supervised multiple outpatient clinics, juvenile justice programs, and intensive outpatient substance abuse programs for adolescents, day treatment programs for youth and children, adult offender programs, and child and family therapeutic services.
  • He served as president of the Arizona Trauma Therapy Network from 2010 through 2012.
  • Dr. Rhoton was a Professor at Ottawa University in the Behavioral Sciences and Counseling Department.
  • He is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.
  • He has many publications and books written related to trauma and treatment of trauma.

Elisa Nebolsine, LCSW
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

  • Elisa Nebolsine is a therapist and a teacher. She is also an author of The Kid’s Grit Workbook: CBT Skills to Help Kids Cultivate a Growth Mindset and Build Resilience and Your Amazing Teen Brain: CBT and Neuroscience Skills to Stress Less, Balance Emotions, and Strengthen Your Growing Mind.
  • Elisa’s private practice in Falls Church, Virginia primarily focuses on youth and young adults with anxiety and mood disorders.
  • In addition to her clinical work, Elisa serves as an adjunct faculty at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia, and at Catholic University’s graduate school of social work where she teaches and consults on clinical practice with children and adolescents.
  • Elisa earned her master’s degree in clinical social work from Smith College, and she has been working with kids, teens, and young adults for the past twenty five years.