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Dr. Varkha Chulani

MD - Psycholog

Psychologist, Mumbai

26 Years Experience
Dr. Varkha Chulani MD - Psycholog Psychologist, Mumbai
26 Years Experience
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Dr. Varkha Chulani is a trusted Psychologist in Bandra West, Mumbai. She has over 26 years of experience as a Psychologist. She has done MD - Psycholog . You can visit her at Dr Varkha Chulani in Bandra West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Varkha Chulani and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Psycholog - Bombay University - 1991
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I am 20 year old I have a problem to forget things very soon now how can I remove it?

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
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear , at your age, memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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My wife is very moody, has got lot of fallacies, does not believe me for no reason, does exactly opposite to what I suggest, she makes small issues into big ones, least afraid of any one in the society we live or in relations and many more issues. Do we have medicines or required any brain surgery? will hypnotism will be a good idea? please let me know.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Dear , it appears to be a personality problem. It is not an illness. Firstly you should tell her that you all love her so much and you want her to be more lovable. Very politely she should be made aware that she should change her behaviour as it becomes awkward at times. You may make a request to visit a psychiatrist or psychologist who may interview your wife and you in a unbiased manner, to find out expectations and fears you both are harbouring for each other, and finally suggest remedy for it. It is a long process called family therapy. The effects will be long lasting. A few medicines may be required for some time, but brain surgery is definitely out of question. Hypnotism is not meant for that.
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Hi I am smoking weed. And I think I can concentrate more in studies after smoking weed? What are negative effects of weed and positive effects of weed I think smoking weed is good cuz smoking weed I am improving.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, The positive effect hooks you to weed. For that benefit of concentration in studies, you go on smoking weed. The weed's benefit lasts only 4- 5 hours if you smoke. So you need it again. Later on without weed you can not study at all. Getting the supply of weed becomes difficult. So you have tell lies or steal money to keep your habit going on. After few years, you get into amotivational syndrome where you are not motivated to study further or work. You are happy with your weed without worrying about anything. There are people with psychosis and weed. When you will be psychotic, nobody knows. Many weed smokers don't stop there. They go to other addicting substances just as experiment or to get better concentration. The longer you smoke weed, more difficult for you to concentrate in studies without weed. So it is better to stop as early as possible and find other methods to concentrate. All the best in your efforts
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Gd evening Dr. This issue regarding my wife. She always in depression. I married with her before 4 yrs. We have a daughter. Before marriage She was in relationship with a guy and break up 1 years before marriage. My wife told me everything after marriage. 2 years back they again contact on social site and found that they break up due to misunderstandings and that was due to third person. That guys still single and denied his parents not to marry with anyone lifetime because he can't give place Of her .My wife always thinks she destroyed his life and If that time I give him chance him to explain misunderstandings, everything was fine. Now they want only talk with each other and get depressed if I don't give permission to talk with him. One more incident happened with her and her father. Someone attacked on them and Injured badly. Now she can't close her eyes even in day time. She felt scared. And If anyone shouting on her. She start crying and whole body will start shivery due to fear.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Gd evening Dr. This issue regarding my wife. She always in depression. I married with her before 4 yrs. We have a dau...
HI lybrate-user, its really nice to see you so accepting of the situation and so supportive. First of all, she needs thorough counseling and psychotherapy. You should consult a psychologist this. Another thing start medication for depression or what we call PTSD post traumatic stress disorder. She is quite shaken by the incident and has developed symptoms of PTSD. Its curable with no side effect but its very necessary for her to have counseling. Be supportive as usual, take her out and we need to address the issue of her being in contact with her ex. You can consult me for same all the very best.
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What is the reason behind anxiety, depression? I am going through this from last 6 years it getting worst now. My skin, hair, energy level got affected cause of this? Please let me know how to get out of this.

BHMS
Homeopath,
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Dear Mr Swapnil....Try Biochemic KALI PHOS 6X tablets for your anxiety....Take 4 tablets thrice daily
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Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
THE IMPORTANCE AND THE ART OF SAYING NO
In our Indian culture, we are taught to be polite and respectful especially with elders, whatever the cost to us. We must be polite with our guests and other relationships and at the workplace. Women must be never say no their in laws if they want to be happy in their married life. Employees should never say no to their bosses or managers or else they will lose their jobs.

There are 6 main reasons why people hesitate in saying NO:

1. You want to help. You are a kind soul at heart. You don’t want to turn the person away and you want to help where possible, even if it may eat into your time.
2. Afraid of being rude. I was brought up under the notion that saying “No”, especially to people who are more senior, is rude and disrespectful.
3. Wanting to be agreeable. You don’t want to alienate yourself from the group because you’re not in agreement. So you confirm to others’ request.
4. Fear of conflict. You are afraid the person might be angry if you reject him/her. This might lead to an ugly confrontation. Even if there isn’t, there might be friction created which might lead to negative consequences in the future.
5. Fear of lost opportunities. Perhaps you are worried saying no means closing doors. For example, one of my clients’ wife was asked to transfer to another department in her company. Since she liked her team, she didn’t want to shift. However, she didn’t want to say no as she felt it would affect her promotion opportunities in the future.
6. Not burning bridges. Some people take “no” as a sign of rejection. It might lead to bridges being burned and relationships severed.

Well these reasons are not true if you are familiar with the art of saying NO. Remember those people who said no to you and you didn't feel bad about it. The trick lies in when and how to say NO.
At the end of the day, it’s about how you say “no”, rather than the fact you’re saying no, that affects the outcome. After all, you have your own priorities and needs, just like everyone has his/her own needs. Saying no is about respecting and valuing your time and space. Saying no is your prerogative.

7 SIMPLE WAYS TO SAY NO
Rather than avoid it altogether, it’s all about learning the right way to say no. After I began to say no to others, I realized it’s really not as bad as I thought. The other people were very understanding and didn’t put up any resistance. Really, the fears of saying no are just in our mind. If you are not sure how to do so, here are 7 simple ways for you to say no. Use the method that best meets your needs in the situation.

The art lies in using appropriate body language, tone and proper timing. Coming across as genuine, warm and friendly will help to set the tone of the interaction and you will be the winner.

1. “I can’t commit to this as I have other priorities at the moment.”
If you are too busy to engage in the request/offer, this will be applicable. This lets the person know your plate is full at the moment, so he/she should hold off on this as well as future requests. If it makes it easier, you can also share what you’re working on so the person can understand better. I use this when I have too many commitments to attend to.

2. “Now’s not a good time as I’m in the middle of something. How about we reconnect at X time?”
It’s common to get sudden requests for help when you are in the middle of something. Sometimes I get phone calls from friends or associates when I’m in a meeting or doing important work. This method is a great way to (temporarily) hold off the request. First, you let the person know it’s not a good time as you are doing something. Secondly, you make known your desire to help by suggesting another time (at your convenience). This way, the person doesn’t feel disappointed or rejected.

3. “I’d love to do this, but …”
I often use this as it’s a gentle way of breaking no to the other party. It’s encouraging as it lets the person know you like the idea (of course, only say this if you do like it) and there’s nothing wrong about it. I often use this line when I get invitations to late night dinners and parties. Their ideas are absolutely great, but I can’t take part due to other reasons such as prior commitments or different needs.

4. “Let me think about it first and I’ll get back to you.”
This is more like a “Maybe” than a straight out “No”. If you are interested but you don’t want to say ‘yes’ just yet, use this. Sometimes I’m pitched a great idea which meets my needs, but I want to hold off on committing as I want some time to think first. There are times when new considerations pop in and I want to be certain of the decision before committing myself. If the person is sincere about the request, he/she will be more than happy to wait a short while. Specify a date / time-range (say, in 1-2 weeks) where the person can expect a reply.

If you’re not interested in what the person has to offer at all, don’t lead him/her on. Use methods #5, #6 or #7 which are definitive.

5. “This doesn’t meet my needs now but I’ll be sure to keep you in mind.”
If someone is pitching a deal/opportunity which isn’t what you are looking for, let him/her know straight-out that it doesn’t meet your needs. Otherwise, the discussion can drag on longer than it should. It helps as the person know it’s nothing wrong about what he/she is offering, but that you are looking for something else. At the same time, by saying you’ll keep him/her in mind, it signals you are open to future opportunities.

6. “I’m not the best person to help on this. Why don’t you try X?”
If you are being asked for help in something which you (i) can’t contribute much to (ii) don’t have resources to help, let it be known they are looking at the wrong person. If possible, refer them to a lead they can follow-up on – whether it’s someone you know, someone who might know someone else, or even a department. I always make it a point to offer an alternate contact so the person doesn’t end up in a dead end. This way you help steer the person in the right place.

7. “No, I can’t.”
The simplest and most direct way to say no. We build up too many fears in our mind to saying no. As I shared earlier in this article, these fears are self-created and they are not true at all. Don’t think so much about saying no and just say it outright. You’ll be surprised when the reception isn’t half as bad as what you imagined it to be.

THE BENEFITS OF SAYING NO:

Overcommitting by trying to cram too many activities into too little time leads to stress. We are much more likely to get sick when we are stressed. And chronic stress can cause serious health risks including depression and heart attacks.

1. OPEN COMMUNICATION: this way you are able to tell people who you really are and what is your capabilities and responsibilities towards yourself. This fosters for honest communication. Other people also see you as a human with virtues and limitations. This builds genuine relationships. Nowadays working women are clear about asking their husbands to pitch in towards house work and husbands are open about wanting a working spouse to support the finances. This creates space for pooling our strengths and working in collaboration with each other.

2. BOUNDARIES: with this practice you will be able to take care of those people who like to push or boss around other people to get their way. Drinking, smoking, drugs are common ways that children and adults with weaker personal boundaries, get drawn into. Learning to say no protects you from potential damage.

3. TIME FOR YOUR GOALS: You make out time for what is important to you and your vision of life. By saying no to late night parties, I am able to eat less junk, get a good sleep and get up early to exercise. Saying no to unrelated office presentations gets you time to spend with family.

Learn to say no to requests that don’t meet your needs, and once you do that you’ll find how easy it actually is. You’ll get more time for yourself, your work and things that are most important to you. I know I do and I’m happy I started doing that.
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Hi doctor I got married before 4 years. But still we don't have baby. I went to treatment and doctor say that I'm having pcod. But my periods is normal regular egg growth is also normal in follicular study. Now I'm drinking APCOD sachet. What is the next step to get pregnant and it is possible to get pregnant.

BHMS
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
Hi doctor
I got married before 4 years. But still we don't have baby. I went to treatment and doctor say that I'm hav...
hi, unexplained infertility is indeed a challenging situation. but you need not to worry. in homeopathy we have holistic approach towards such condition. we treat couple instead of focusing only on the female partner. a proper homeopathic analysis can guide us to select a perfect medicine for your specific condition. in such cases the dynamics between the couple is very important. all the best
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Hello sir, I am from Chennai. I am working in IT company. How reduce the stress because of in it field candidates get more tension to work? Please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Hello sir, I am from Chennai. I  am working in IT company. How reduce the stress because of in it field candidates ge...
Dear we do understand your stress, many people relieved thiar stress by online counselling, that really helps to you also.
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I am not good in study as my other friends. So I am depressed. What should I do ?

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
I am not good in study as my other friends. So I am depressed. What should I do ?
I can understand your feelings. No one has the same i. Q. You also know abt it so why r you depress? may be you have other talent like you can best in drawing, making painting, playing sports which your other friends doesn't have. So not to worry, do regular study as well as develop your hobby. If some comments disturb you then listen to one ear & let it go by other. Best luck.
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I'm a first year mbbs student, till now I don't know how to study physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, I'm simply byhearting, I don't know how to prepare schedule, I don't know how to manage time, if I see any one studying I feel jealous but I don't touch my books, every time I think my self to study. Study.study but I can't, I feel scared to prick my finger with lancet in physiology practical, t he thing is till now I didn't prick, even I get sleepy at 10: 00 pm. So please solve my problem by giving your valuable decisions.

M.Phil - Psychology, M.A - Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hi lybrate-user, I have been through this during my own training. First you need to go back to the purpose of why you want to become a doctor. Then trace it forward by deciding what you can do immediately. Make daily target, simple ones which you can achieve. Don't take load which you can't handle. To start with, what are you going to do tomorrow? Write it down on a piece of paper and see how much you did. You are going through this so that one day you can understand the pain of others. So you are on the path of becoming a sensitive doctor. Best of luck!
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My problem is how to overcome after heart brake? how to stop thinking process? because it affect on my mind, mental stability also how should I stop frustration? how I make my mind strong?

Diploma in Family Medicine, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Pune
My problem is how to overcome after heart brake? how to stop thinking process? because it affect on my mind, mental s...
Instead of moping around get yourself busy. Go for long trip, or dig out an old hobby or find your old novels. Avoid company of the common friends especially if they are likely to talk about the same episode or jeer at you. Best is to take up a gym membership or target an event like a 10 km run or a game of tennis. Remember change is a part of life.
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I am 36 male ,married ,with a kid let me know ,how to overcome present and mind absent problems?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Lybrate user, enjoy the present situation whatsoever, it is .you should take care of the person you have married. However, go for meditation to nourish your brain with oxygenated blood to calm your nerve to restart your usual work being a strong and confident person inculcating an innovators from within to conquer your goal. * Tk, 5/6 glass of water to hydrate your body and to regulate metabolism ,absorbing nutrients to nourish your entire body & brain to achieve success in life. * your diet be easily digestible, simple on time to avoid gastric disorder to discard negative feelings. •Tk, apples,carrots ,cheese, spinach,almonds, walnuts ,milk. * meet your friends to share your problem in order to get solution to over come your stress, to inculcate a winner from within. Tk homoeo medicine: @ Ignatia 200-6 pills, thrice. @ Five phos 6x-4 tbs, thrice. •avoid, nicotine,alcohol, junkfood,pizza, burger,   • ensure a sound sleep for 6/7 hrs in d night. •Report wkly, • Your feedback is solicited for further follow up Tk care.
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Hi I wanna know 1 thing and that is if any good people always get angry on small things (matters) and due to this he or she sometimes also abuse to his elders then is this signifies that he or she is not good people?

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
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Anger and aggression are emotions and it is quite normal everyone get angry. The person should make sure that he should not get overwhelmed by his anger and abuse others. Take care.
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Stress and anxiety problem. Head keeps on aching. Some times heart beats increases. Sleeping problem.

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Stress and anxiety problem. Head keeps on aching. Some times heart beats increases. Sleeping problem.
All this is due to anxiety only. To overcome that please seek counselling or therapies that will help you. Start meditation and start walks in fresh air. Need to find what kind of anxiety you are facing. Consult professional.
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Everytime I feel very disappointed in my life. Everything is very irritated for me and I totally confused in my now situation. I don't know what should I do. So please help me.

MD - Psychiatry, BHMS
Homeopath, Amravati
Everytime I feel very disappointed in my life. Everything is very irritated for me and I totally confused in my now s...
Do yoga and meditation. Divert your mind from negative thoughts by indulging into company of positive people or getting engaged into hobbies.
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Hi doctor. my father in law drink wine and other drugs also at a time from 15 to 20 days his mind is totaly out of control so please tell me what will I do which medicine is helpfull to control him.?

psychologist
Psychologist, Mohali
Hi doctor. my father in law drink wine and other drugs also at a time from 15 to 20 days
his mind is totaly out of co...
Give a miss call for suggestions / appointment on + 91 14 14 15 66 66 | Access code - 9696 our customer service will help u further
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Happy mood, Healthy life

Alternative Medicine Specialist, Kharagpur
Happy mood, Healthy life
Happy mood, Healthy life.
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I have lisping (tutlana) problem that is 't' comes out when I want to speak 'k' for example tow comes out when I want to speak cow.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Stammering can be made lesser only and only by speech therapy. So you should take the help of a speech therapist. Also, i'd suggest you to visit a psychologist as confidence plays a great role in dealing with this problem. I'd suggest you to speak very slowly, word by word. People may make fun of this but believe me, slowly you'll get better at it. Hope your query is answered.
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If any person have anxiety . How can control them. Kindly suggest all methods. Please.

BHMS
Homeopath,
If any person have anxiety . How can control them. Kindly suggest all methods. Please.
Dear lybrate user, try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of your anxiety. Take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.
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