Profile Summary

Medical Qualification: Ph.D (Psychology), Certified Practitioner in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)

Designation: Consultant, Psychology

Years of experience: 32 years

Areas of expertise:

  • Family Therapy Trauma Counselling
  • Counselling individuals with psychosomatic problems
  • Counselling individuals with chronic illnesses like cancer, diabetes and nephritics disease


Dr. Maya Kirpalani is an Consultant Psychologist & Family Therapist at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre. She has 32 years of experience in carrying out intensive psychotherapeutic counselling sessions with indoor and outdoor patients and emphasis on family therapy. 

Awards & Publications:


  • Participated in the 2nd International Psychology Conference: Family at the Crossroads- 21st Cantury, hosted Bombay Psychological Association, Mumbai, India (1-3 December 2013)
  • Participated in a 2-day seminar on 'Introduction to Reality Therapy: Waith a Difference, a joint project of Ashray Counseling Centre & Centre for Reality Therapy, Goa, India (13th & 14th October 2012)
  • An orientation on 'Psychotraumatology and context of EMDR Association of India, Mumbai (4th January 2009)
  • Hope 97: Vision 2000: World Conference on Aids & Drugs organized by Lions of District 323 A3 & Dist. A1 & A2 Lions Club International, Mumbai, India (20th, 21st, & 22nd March 1997)
  • Participated and presented a paper on Women's empowerment in National Women''s Parliament (Mumbai Chapter) 29th March 2018
  • A one-day workshop on 'Creative Learning' rendered to the Senior Officers of the MTNL organnization (February 2016)
  • Darkness to Light training rendered at the Public Concern for Governance Trust to learn how to prevent child sexual abuse (July 2016)
  • 'Are you a super stressed woman? Coping mechanisms to manage your life better.' Open to the public organized by Times Foundation (6th March 2008)
  • Discussion and interactive dialogue on 'Spirituality & Cancer' with palliative care workers in the Palliative Care Unit, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India (4th February 2008)
  • 'Changing Values in Today's Society' at the rotary Club of Mumbai Cuffe Parade, Mumbai, India (30th January 2008)
  • 'Parenting: A Challenging Task' at the Rotary Club of Bombay Pier, Mumbai, India (31st March 2006)
  • 'Understanding Relationships' at the Rotary Club of Bombay Mid-City, Mumbai, India (14th March 2006)
  • 'Parenting in Difficult Times' for the pre--primary parents in The New Era School, Mumbai, India (30th August 2005)
  • 'Stress Management' for the trainee nurses in the Trained Nurse's Association of India at the Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai, India (14th June 2005)
  • 'Should mobile phones be allowed in the college campus?' for the undergraduate students at the Bhavans' College, Mumbai, India (23rd February 2005)
  • Two Talks on 'Counseling in General Practice' for the General Practiotioners' Association, Greater Bombay, India (10th & 17th February 2005)
  • 'Stress Management' for the senior staff nurses at the Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai, India (9th December 2004)
  • 'Careers in Psychology' for graduates in R. D. National College & W. A. Science College, Mumbai, India (23rd August 2004)
  • Lead discussant in a talk by Prof James Kvale on 'The Relevance of Old Age Homes in India' organized by the Dignity Foundation at the American Centre, Mumbai, India (6th July 2004)
  • 'Coping with Cancer' at the V Care for Youth, a support program for teenagers and young adults, Mumbai, India (3rd July 2004)
  • 'Love: How unconditional it is?' at Rotary Club of Bombay Central Island, Mumbai, India (2nd June 2004)
  • Valedictory address on 'Joys and challenges in counseling' for the students in the Foundation course in 'Counseling skills' at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India (31st March 2003)
  • 'Bringing up Children' as a co-faculty at the Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Mumbai, India (2nd January 2003)
  • 'Poor school performance. Why? How does one improve?' for the public organized by Indian Academy of Pediatrics for Childfest 2000, Mumbai, India (21st, 24th & 27th December 2002)
  • 'How Stress Affects Your Mental Health' for the law students at the K. C. College, Mumbai, India (21st September 2002)
  • 'Alternate Education' for policy-makers, planners, principals and teachers organized by Dayanand Institute of Education Management and Research, Mumbai, India (30th November 2002)
  • 'Behaviour Disorders in Children and their Management' for the A.S.T. Department, Nair Medical College, Mumbai, India (21st September 2002)
  • 'Parent Child Relationship' at the Rotary Club of New Bombay Hill Side, Navi Mumbai, India (28th August 2002)
  • 'Behaviour Problems in Children' organized by The Bombay 'C' Ward Medical Association, Mumbai, India (10th March 2002)
  • 'Coping with Life', for the parents of Std. IX & X students of Arya Vidya Mandir, Santacruz, Mumbai, India (14th February 2002)
  • 'Holistic Education' for the teachers of D.A.V. Centre foir Creative Education, Navi Mumbai, India (2nd February 2002)
  • 'Scholastic Underachievement' and 'Counseling in Office Practice' at the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (Vadodara Branch), Vadodara, India (20th May 2001)
  • 'Giving and experiencing love in our daily life' to the women group members of 'Pragati Sheel Mahila Samiti', Mumbai, India (22nd February 2001)
  • 'Happy Homes are made of Happy People' for the staff at Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. Telecommunications, Mumbai, India (8th January 2001)
  • 'Beyond the Classroom' in the seminar 'Emerging concerns in school education' organized by the DAV Centre for Creative Education, Navi Mumbai, India (24th September 2000)
  • 'Giving and experiencing love in our daily lives’ for the Association for Senior Citizens, Mumbai, India (15th September 2000)
  • Panel judge for the paper 'Influence of Children on Family Buying Behavior' for 'Strategym', the annual business seminar conducted by the Students Association of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, India (14th October 2000)
  • 'Parent Child Relations' at the Rotary Club of Bombay Sea Pearl, Bombay, India (28th April 2000)
  • 'Parent Child Relations' at the Rotary Club of Bombay Sion, Bombay, India (27th April 2000)
  • 'Scholastic Backwardness' at the annual CME program on "Wholesome Pediatrics" of Dr. Athavale research Foundation, Mumbai, India (26th March 2000)
  • 'Effective Parenting' for the senior school parents of Arya Vidya Mandir, Bandra, Mumbai, India (15th February 2000)
  • 'Adoption: issues and Concerns' for the adoptive parents organized by the Indian Association for Promotion of Adoption & Child Welfare, Mumbai, India (November 1999)
  • 'Understanding and Helping the Teenager' for the parents, organized by Mahesh Tutorials, Mulynd (W), Mumbai, India (17th October 1999)
  • 'Lessons in Daily Living' for the members of Deep Sakhi, a women's organization, Mumbai, India (23rd September 1999)
  • 'Parent-Child Relationships' at the Rotary Club of Bombay, Worli, Mumbai, India (27th March 1999 & 6th September 1999(
  • 'Child Psychology' at the Rotary Club of Bombay Peninsula, Mumbai, India (29th July 1999)
  • 'Happy Families' for the Association for Senior Citizens, Mumbai, India (28th May 1999)
  • 'Parenting: Challenging Role of Women in the New Millenium at the Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Mumbai, India (18th December 1998)
  • 'Violence and Children' organized by the Indian Psychiatric Society at the Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, India (2nd October 1998)
  • Speaker  on the ocassion of the inaugration of the 'Counseling Cell' at the Paraplegic Foundation, LT.M.G. Hospital, Mumbai, India (16th August 1998)
  • 'Family Values' at the Rotary Club of Bombay Queen City, Mumbai, India (18th June 1998)
  • 'Happy Families' at the Rotary Club of Bombay North, Bombay, India (11th June 1998)
  • 'Promoting Mental Health in Children' for the medico-social workers, Social service department, K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai, India (20th February 1998)
  • 'Parenting' to the parents of Jr. KG and Std. IV of Bombay Scottish School, Bombay, India (1st & 8th February 1998)
  • 'Ethical Aspects of Health Care of the Female Sex & the Foetus' at the International Conference on 'Ethical Values in Health Care, Asia Plateau, Panchgani, India (3rd January 1998)
  • 'Psychological Rehabilitation of Burn Survivors' at the Annual Conference of the Burns Association of India, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India (16th November 1997)
  • 'Parent-Child-Teenager Relations' at the Rotary Club of Bombay Pier, Mumbai, India (29th August 1997)
  • 'Behavior Problems in Children' for the graduate students of the College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai, India (4th February 1997)
  • Conducted a three-day workshop on 'The Child and the Family' in Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar High School, Indore, India (7th, 8th & 9th February 1997)
  • Conducted a one-day workshop on 'The Family' for the staff at Bharat Petroleum Corp., Ltd., Mumbai, India (1997)
  • Conducted two workshops (a) The Family (February 1992) (b) Art Therapy (October 19991) for the students of the Post-Graduate Diploma course in Child Guidance at SNDT Arts & Commerce College, Mumbai, India
  • Visiting lecturer at SNDT Arts & Commerce College, Bombay 400020, India. Taught a paper titled 'Child Behavioural Assessment' to the students of the Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Child Guidance (August-November 1991)
  • Delivered a talk on 'Youth Violence' at the International House of Philadelphia, USA (21st November 1989)
  • 'Religion - A means to discipline children' open to the public for the Department of Religious Studies, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, India (16th December 1989)
  • Woorkshop on 'Self-Image' for Std. X students of St. Joseph's High School, Bombay, India (1985)
  • Two workshops on 'Self Awareness' for Std. IX and Std. X students of Universal English High School, Bombay, India (1985)
  • Taught a 'Value Education' course at St. Xavier's College, Bombay, India for two academic years (1979-1981)
  • Assisted with the counseling program at the Convent of Jesus and Mary High School, Fort, Bombay, India for one academic year (1980-1981)


  • Wrote an article on 'Sucidial Tendencies' (pgs 358-361) in the book Dr. R. K. Anand's Guide to Child Care: With an A-Z of illness for quick reference by Dr. R.K. Anand (2008) Vakils, Feffer and Simons, Pvt. Ltd.
  • Author of a weekly column called 'Parentheses' (1995-2002) in a leading newspaper 'Saturday Times' and the 'Bombay Times', The Times of India, Mumbai, India
  • Author of the booklet 'you and your child's adjustment to hospitalization (1995) Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai, India
  • Periodic contributions as a freelance columnist and writer for newspapers (The Times of India, DNA, Indian Express and magazines- Femina and New Woman) since 1985
  • (26) newspaper articles on Child Psychology in 'The Evening News of India' (Bombay) fortnightly in the column titled 'Tell Me Why- Get To Know Your Child Better', and the 'Saturday Times', New Delhi, India
  • Article titled 'What is left of Me?' A Burning Question in 'Agnivarta' (publication of the Burns Association of India) Vol. 10, No.5, July 1991
  • Research paper titled 'Role of effective communication in helping children feel accepted' in The Indian Journal of Social work, Vol. L, No. 4, October 1989, Bombay, India
  • helped in the preparation of a Cyclopedia on YOGA 'A systemic program on Yoga Education for the child and the adult' edited by Dr. Jayadev Yogendra, PhD. published by The Yoga Institute, Bombay, India (February, 1989)
  • Author of a column titled 'Family Secrets' in the magazine 'New Woman' from 2015



  • Life Patron to Iskcon Foundation Trust (1999)
  • Rotarian since 1991-2021: Rotary Club of Mumbai Hanging Garden & rejoined in June 2022 till date
  • Rotary Member of the Rotary Club of Mumbai Kalakar (2021-2022)
  • Life Member: English Speaking Union of the Commonwealth
  • Founder Member of Indo-Sri Lanka Society

Posts held in the Rotary International District (RID) 3140 & 3141:

  • RID 3141: Zonal Chair (South Zone) Peace Building & Conflict Prevention, 2023-2024
  • RID 3141: Avenue Co-Chair in Deaddiction Avenue, 2022-2023
  • RID 3141: District Zonal Avenue Chair (South): TEACH, 2021-2022
  • RID 3141: District Co-Chair: TEACH, 2019-2020
  • RID 3141: Avenue Co-Chair: 'Literacy', 2018-2019
  • RID 3141: District Chair: 'Generic Medicine', 2017-2018
  • RID 3141: District Chair 'Substance Abuse Prevention & Healthy Minds', 2016-2017
  • RID 3140: District Chair: Non-Medical I Human (Care for disabled, Women Empowerment, Street Children Welfare, Healthy Minds), 2015-2016
  • RID 3140: District Co-Director- 'Child Empowerment', 2014-2015
  • RID 3140: District Co-Director for the Rotary International Trust Area- 'Peace through service, 2012-2013
  • President of the Rotary Club of Bombay Hanging Garden, 2009-2010
  • RID 3140: District Chairman: Rotary Youth Leadership Activity, 2008-2009
  • RID 3140: District Co-Chairman: District Trust Area: Child First, 2007-2008
  • RID 3140: District Chairman (Child Welfare), 2005-2006 and 2006-2007
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