Deepak Kashyap

  • Counsellor | Columnist | LGBTQ+ Activist

Deepak Kashyap (He/Him) is a counselling therapist and life skills trainer with extensive experience in corporate wellness and diversity and inclusion initiatives. He has been working in the field for over 10 years, providing emotional and mental health support both in person and online.

Deepak’s expertise lies in developing and delivering programs for organisational mental health initiatives, anti-racism and anti-oppression frameworks, Diversity and Inclusion training and LGBTQ2S+ leadership and rights activism.

He has developed and delivered programs like Employee Emotional First-aid, Productivity and Mental Health During the Pandemic, Working From Home: The New Normal, Unconscious Bias, Safe and Respectful Work Environment, Psychological Safety at Work, Effective Vs Performative Allyship, Making Workplaces more Welcoming for Queer Employees Beyond Just the Pride Month, Emotional Skills for Feminism, Distinctions between Social Justice Warriors/Workers, Squaring Up Meritocracy and Privilege Myths and many such seminal pieces for workplace safety and equity. 

Deepak was India's first openly gay television co-host. He is a published columnist in national newspapers and magazines and writes about issues related to sex, mental health, relationships, and emotional disturbances. He has appeared on various national and international news channels, talk shows, and debates, radio and newspapers, discussing emotional health and sexuality issues.

He holds a master’s degree in the Psychology of Education from the University of Bristol, UK. He has been formally trained in advanced programs in REBT and CBT from the Albert Ellis Institute in New York and attended the MBCT summer school program at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre at the University of Oxford, England. He has conducted workshops in India, Dubai, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada and also for the United Nations, on various emotional wellbeing projects.

Deepak is a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Practitioners (OAMHP) and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

 

 

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