We are a psychiatry clinic located in Coimbatore city. We provide consultation services and specific psychotherapies for children, teenagers and adults with various psychological and behavioural issues. Dr Sowmya Bhaskaran and Dr Arun Vangili, two well qualified psychiatrists, run the clinic. Both the doctors have extensive experience in the field of mental health.
Our approach is to listen, understand, diagnose and offer treatment based on the latest and scientifically accepted methods of treatment combined with compassion and understanding for the individuals who seek our help.
Our treatment plans are well formulated, extensive and goal oriented.
We also coordinate with psychiatry hospitals in Coimbatore, in case hospitalisation is needed for any reason.
Dr Arun Vangili M.D.,(Psy) PDF
Dr Arun Vangili completed his M.D., in Psychiatry from the Institute of Mental Health, Chennai in 2010 and went on to pursue Post-doctoral Fellowship in the prestigious Institute of NIMHANS, Bangalore. In 2015, he founded Insight Clinic at Coimbatore.
Apart from his clinical work, Dr Arun likes to create awareness regarding mental health. He likes to talk among youngsters about ‘promotion of mental wellbeing’. He also enjoys writing about philosophy in the context of mental health.
Dr Sowmya Bhaskaran M.D.,(PSY) D.M.,(CAP)
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
As I was growing up, I found myself being drawn to people and their problems and had an inclination to assist in their issues. This laid the foundation for taking up psychiatry as a career.
I pursued my M.B.B.S training at Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s Medical College, Mumbai and ploughed through the preparation of the All India Medical Entrance Exam in order to achieve this dream. During my M.D training at Madras Medical College, I discovered my love for working with children and youth with mental health concerns. I was surprised by their resilience and their ability to bounce back from adversity with psychological support. In order to equip myself with specific skills to work with young people, I wrote the competitive national level examination to qualify for superspeciality training at NIMHANS.
I stood first in the exam and went on to pursue D.M (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) at National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore. During my training, I have worked with families across the South Asia and have been able to help families deal with complex issues in an outpatient and inpatient setting under the expert guidance of stalwarts- Dr Shoba Srinath, Dr Shekhar Seshadri, Dr Satish Girimaji and Dr John Vijay Sagar. My thesis was a one of kind study of child and adolescent survivors of sexual abuse. I am one of the few D.M certified child and adolescent psychiatrists in the country and the only person practicing in Tamil Nadu at present.
I have been practicing in Coimbatore for the past 4 years and worked in various settings such as GKNM Hospital, Vazhikatti Mental Health Centre and PSG IMSR. I have finally switched entirely to private practice and I find myself being able to give my best to the child and adolescent clients and their families in this set up.
In my practice, I incorporate principles of gentle and gender-neutral parenting, sexuality education, and interactive, collaborative approaches to therapy.