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Dr. Kavitha Velusamy

Psychologist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. Kavitha Velusamy Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. Kavitha Velusamy is an experienced Psychologist in Mogappair East, Chennai. You can visit her at Subramanium Memorial Vels Neuro Clinic in Mogappair East, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kavitha Velusamy on Lybrate.com.

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My boyfriend got married to someone else and he is very happy with his married life now. He made so many promises to me saying that he won't change anytime but I feel he has changed a lot and he not at all concerned about me. I feel very depressed and burst into tears and I am suffering with the feeling that I lost everything and he has forgotten everything. I am trying my best to come out of that feeling but I am unable to do so. My mood will change suddenly and my eyes get filled with tears. I am feeling hopeless. Please suggest me what should I do? I love him a lot I am unable to forget him even though he got married to someone else.

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My boyfriend got married to someone else and he is very happy with his married life now. He made so many promises to ...
This is the reality and you have to learn to accept it and move on. I know it is difficult to have lived under such assurance and then to be suddenly turned down for another. While there is a lot of grief you must be very, very angry. I do not hear that anywhere in your statement! why are you not angry for someone who has let you down so badly and deceptively? he is happy but you are miserable. You must deal with all the emotions which you will feel quite legitimately. Then you must accept the fact that he is completely gone out of your life, and your spending any time pining, moping or brooding for him will make your life more miserable. In a relation that was not genuine, hearts will be broken. You need to pick up the pieces and reform yourself and as quickly as possible return to your true self and not wallow in your hurt self. Meet with a counselor and talk about all your feelings without restraint. He does not deserve any attention and you may consider him realistically dead to you. You have far greater value if you respect yourself and move on. Remove all reminders of him and do not go to any places, situations, occasions, and companions associated with him. You deserve better. As you talk about these feelings you will get him out of your system soon and will realize some day that he does not deserve you. There could be someone better waiting for you out there. Prepare yourself for that person. The advantage is that you are still young. The memory of him will still linger but with time the emotional association will die down completely.
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I am 34 years male, I want to change my character traits, I am always hesitate to speak up for myself, cant take decisions, cant take responsibility, always jump from one thought to another and job, not talkative, jovial. Probably have attention deficit, ADD. Start things with energy but get bored or not faith about the outcome and quit it. How to change me.

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This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost) consult Psychologist

Hard Time Making Friends? These Tips Will Help You Initiate Friendship

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Friendship is the fuel that keeps life interesting. Imagine a robotic life where you do not have anyone with whom you can chill or unwind at the end of the day. Friends are people with whom you can be yourself without having to worry about needs and requirements or judgements, at least most of the time. They are the layer that lies between your family and the rest of the world and provide you with a balance of sorts as far as insights, outsider perspective, advice for meeting challenges and unadulterated enjoyment go.

But many times, extreme shyness and an introvert nature can stop people from making friends easily. So how can you initiate friendships and keep them close? Here are a few tips!

1. Understand Shyness: First of all, understand why you may be shy and how it makes your brain work. Shyness strips you of your security when you are faced with a new place or face. Also, it can lead to dismissive or avoidant behaviour, which keeps us from approaching people and learning more about them. Also, it keeps us anxious and preoccupied and makes us think that we will be met with rejection if we try to initiate friendship. Sounds vaguely familiar? Read on to know more.

2. Eye Contact and First Impressions: The first way to initiate a new friendship is by making eye contact and following it up with a smile before the person in question averts his or her gaze. This is an unspoken language that is almost always answered similarly.

3. Greeting: You can now approach the person and start by saying hello. It may be someone whom you have been seeing on your way to class or in the office cafeteria or even someone who lives in your building. So chances are, that this person would have noticed you too. Introduce yourself and ask for the person's name.

4. Acknowledgement: Use the person's name often to show that you are acknowledging the friendship and ensuring that a bond begins to settle between the two of you from the word go. Offer to introduce this new friend to your other friends as further acknowledge of this new friendship.

5. Information: In a new friendship, it is crucial to find common grounds without breaking the barriers of privacy. So ensure that you ask neutral questions about hobbies, family, education, work and other such issues without asking the when, where, what and how of things that might have to be explained by sharing personal details. In this way the person in front becomes more comfortable.

Be aware of the reasons that stop you and build your confidence when it comes to approaching people for friendship!
Hard Time Making Friends? These Tips Will Help You Initiate Friendship
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Dear Dr. I am suffering from a condition - myasthenia gravis and on medications since last 1 year (Azoran 75mg /day, Distinon 180mg/day, prednisolone 10mg, supracal 1000mg, clopidogrel 75mg) I had a thymectomy in April 2015 along with single by-pass (CABG), earlier immunosuppressant (mycept) was stopped and had myasthenic crisis in june 2015, hospitalized in ICU given pulse steroid shots (5), immunoglobulin therapy. February 2016 underwent cataract surgery - nuclear cataract. Generally anxious. Need your kind advise please on reducing stress and relieving the myasthenia.

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Dear Dr. I am suffering from a condition - myasthenia gravis and on medications since last 1 year (Azoran 75mg /day, ...
Dear lybrateuser, some of the ways to reduce stress are, -meditate, a few of practice per day can help ease anxiety & stress. -breathe deeply, take a 5-min break & focus on your breathing. Sit up straight, eyes closed, slowly inhale through your nose & release after a deep breath. -interact with your friends & relatives on social media & also personaly. - improve your muscle strength with light exercises which don't tire ytaou. -take your medication regularly & on time, get check up done regularly by your doctor.
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Hi, I am Feeling stressed day by day I am 18 years old boy. Pleas help

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Hi, I am Feeling stressed day by day I am 18 years old boy. Pleas help
Learn deep breathing do it for five minutes do exercise regularly love yourself accept your strengths and weaknesses use strengths to define your goal.

I am 29 yrs, now due not having job and some other issues I going in tremendous stress and depression I unable to sleep at night and day also all the times lots of bad thoughts are coming in to mind and all thoughts indicating that I can not do anything in life all thr time negative thaougts coming in to mind it shows all way to suicide please help me to overcome this situation.

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I am 29 yrs, now due not having job and some other issues I going in tremendous stress and depression I unable to sle...
in this stage better to join small job. if you go regularly job. your moods are very good. searching for good job. thinking always about job. it is not good to you. better to join small job. after joining job. do the job perfect manner. not for money. it improves your personal status. later search for good job. at the time of doing job. we search so many good jobs. if not come good job. then search another one. but you always do some job. you may not control yourself with out job. so it is better to do small job. then you search. dont think aloneness. dont sit in home. spend most of the time with your friends and family members. take some one help regarding job. talk your elders about job matters. share your internal feelings and problems with them. no one is not settled in one day. every one crossed this stage. so opportunities are come in future. dont feel depressive. be positive and be optimistic and be sociable. your alone thing is the result of bad thoughts. so better to share others. it is always good to you. be friendly with others. read some good inspirational books. make a busy schedule. always feel comfortable and relaxed manner. ok all the best.

I have married on one month ago. But from day one my wife is not interested in sex. She is a working girl and our marriage is a love marriage. Appx. Five year in relaxation but before marriage we never made any physical relation. Please advice.

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You should talk to your wife. There maybe sexual communication gap or your method may be wrong or you may be acting sexually selfish in the bed. There may me many more reasons. You have to talk to her and be patient with her. She may be stressed out of job responsebilities and new family adjustment. Due to stress she is not liking sex or she may have some kind of fear. This you have asked by discussing with her. God bless.
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I am 70 yr old. I have been taking small dose of restyl 0.25 mg daily for the past 10 years with breaks after a months use. It clears my mind and make me relaxed as well as alert. Is it ok to continue this medicine as I have read that it is not good for long term use. I have no other health issues. please advise.

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1. Kali phos 6x take 4 pills 8 hourly with luke warm water 2. Staphasgaria 1m take one drop in a cup of water twice daily for one month only.
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As I am a engineering student and there is a lots of stress of getting job in future then how I can fight with this kind of stress?

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As I am a engineering student and there is a lots of stress of getting job in future then how I can fight with this k...
Dear Mazhar, Welcome to lybrate. Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the “fight-or-flight” response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. A little bit of stress, known as “acute stress,” can be exciting—it keeps us active and alert. But long-term, or “chronic stress,” can have detrimental effects on health. You may not be able to control the stressors in your world, but you can alter your reaction to them. Physical exercise, creative activities, deep breathing, being away from the situation for sometime etc can help you tackle the stress. I need to know, what are the causes with which you are stressed? Once you know the reason, you will be able to adjust with it with some psycho therapy methods. Please let me know the details. Take care.

About a year ago i had a breakup, since then i have been suffering from depression, or so I presume, i have consulted counselors, tried everything possible to feel better, right from going out with friends, to eating healthy, taking adequate amount of sleep and whatever I could possibly do, however, i somehow have not been able to cope up with this,i still feel very low, i get zoned out, do not feel like doing anything, i just have developed a very gloomy attitude towards life. Please Help!

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It is then established that this breakup was the cause. And you have tried most of what we would recommend to get out of this state. So, I won?t waste time on those considerations. I am going to wager a guess, and if I am completely off the mark, kindly excuse me. However, you can write again and clarify where I have gone wrong. So, here goes: I think that you may have had a poor relationship with your primary caretaker (your mom and sometimes father, though the later happens at a little later age) in early childhood and you are suffering from some dependency issues, which will concern trust, and acceptance needs. As a result you may have gotten into a symbiosis with your boyfriend trying to re-establish that failed relationship, somehow looking to resolve it. It won?t work because it is the wrong person and the relationship is based on a romantic one, with completely different agendas. If the other person is in the know of this need, he may perhaps help you fulfill that need but it will still have some major drawbacks in the actual working out of it. In that case, you will inadvertently become too clingy, controlling, demanding and tend to act in a regressed manner or even act with silly behaviors. Makes any sense? If this does, go and meet with a counselor and work out these unresolved childhood needs before venturing into a romantic relationship.

I am having some sort of psychiatric problem because of which I am having problems in life. Whenever I see something or somebody's behavior which I feel inappropriate I start developing thinking it will happen in my life also something bad because of bad people. Of late because of this thinking I don't know when I started to stand by roadside and spitting, which is unusual I was not like this before. I think I have OCD problem I am unable to come out of it. Please help me.

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I am having some sort of psychiatric problem because of which I am having problems in life. Whenever I see something ...
Dear , you should not overread into limited knowledge articles. You do not have ocd. From the given description, it is just obsession. Better call it pattern negative thinking. Nothing to worry about it. You will need attitude therapy. I will help you change your attitude and thereby change your cognitive style. Contact me. Take care.
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I'm 25 years old. Due to the daily stressful work I used to forgot the things easily (1) and The main problem which am facing is compared with student life I used to crack the problems easily but as of now I used to take more time to solve a problem (2). What I meant to say is I'm feeling exhausted when I try to find a logic to a problem. Please help me out. I don't have any issues with the sleeping usually I take 6-7 sleep daily.

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I'm 25 years old.  Due to the daily stressful work I used to forgot the things easily (1) and The main problem which ...
You have to reduce stress by meditation, yoga, and mind relaxation methods. If you tackle problems with a calm mind you will be able to do. As you feel exhausted check your blood for cbc, tsh and inform me privately.
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Mere pati lag bhag 1 saal se pareshan h. Unhe kuch aawazen sunai deti h or nind me chehak uthate. Ye kaise bimari h iske liye kya krna chahiye ?

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Mere pati lag bhag 1 saal se pareshan h. Unhe kuch aawazen sunai deti h or nind me chehak uthate. Ye kaise bimari h i...
Dear lybrate user. Agar aapke husband ko awaaze sunai dethe hai or wohi avaaz doosre log nahi sunte hai, tho bimaari ki naam hai delusional disorder. Aap ek psychiatrist se miliye. Take care.
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Fr past 3 years I am smoking I need to quit it please consult me medicines that I can take at home and quit it completely plz.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
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Dear, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advise. Take care.

I have wet dreams problem and I am pretty fit, I run I exercise and hit the gym regularly. No smoking or drugs or alcohol habit. Can I cute this with medicine or anything? Or am I gonna have the for the rest of my life? I aspire to be a soldier, Is this gonna affect me and my training?

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I have wet dreams problem and I am pretty fit, I run I exercise and hit the gym regularly. No smoking or drugs or alc...
Dear lybrate-user, Thank you for contacting Lybrate. I understand your concern about WET DREAMS and I can see that you are concerned about its effect on your career. Let me tell you that night emissions of semen or ‘wet dreams’ are normal events. Semen is being manufactured by your genital organs continuously; it has to be expelled by some means. This situation is just akin to a glass of full water to which you add more water, with the logical result that it overflows! This happens to semen too. If one neither has sex nor masturbation for long time, semen gets expelled in the form of night emissions, which is normal. This is not an illness or disease. No need to consult doctor for this. No need of any medication as this is not an illness. When one engages in regular sexual activity with partner or masturbation, the night emissions will be decreased or disappear. You can definitely go for career of your choice. Wet dreams do not cause any difficulty in this regard. You may get counseling with psychiatrist or sexologist for it. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Wish you good health and bright career.
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I wan to stop smoking. what can i do?

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The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.

Hi, I'm 50 years old . From business background family. Since 10 years i'm doing as a self employed by own (working as agent) ,but not satisfied with this work, many times my confidence collapsed. Some ties my ego (as self employed) comes in front of me. Some time it feels like my stars doesn't favor me. Now I don't know what I should do. I'm totally confused. I'm not taking interest in my work. I've some family liability. Now i'm afraid of future. What I should do.

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Hi, I'm 50 years old . From business background family. Since 10 years i'm doing as a self employed by own (working a...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Every business venture may not be success in the initial stages. But you stay put with determination, you will start reaping the benefits. Please stay put with passion. You will succeed. Take care.

I am suffering from eating disorders from past 3years. Problem is excessive chewing of food. Endoscopy report-normal. Barium report normal.

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Try to eat zero caloric food. Drink plenty of water when ever you feel hungry and even juices will help you getting rid from these.

I don't put concentration on my studies. How to concentrate my studies? Pls help me doctor.

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Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Take care.

I am bored or not interested when studying. Pls help me to concentrate in my study.

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Dear lybrate-user, try this method many people are success first and most sleep early wake up early at 4.0 am and study with fresh mind, of course subjects which you are not interested you must spend more time and repeat it many times" practice makes perfect" not only human including pets. Switch off mobile phone when you go to bed and switch it on at 6am.
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