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Dr. Ms. Sunila Dingankar

Psychologist, Thane

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Dr. Ms. Sunila Dingankar Psychologist, Thane
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Ms. Sunila Dingankar is a popular Psychologist in Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital, Thane. He is currently practising at Bethany hospital in Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital, Thane. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ms. Sunila Dingankar on Lybrate.com.

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My husband has been suffering from severe tension and anger always with regard to some small matters. He was once a very bright and lively person. Recently, he has retired from his services. I am very much aggrieved seeing his present condition. Kindly advise.

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This canbe related to depression form retirement and make him happy and make him engaged in reading, music and meditaion and yoga . as a last resort medicines can be given

Hi Sir. How to increase self confidence please tell me the best way for increasing self confidence sir.

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Try some of the tips listed below. Don't just read them and put them on the back burner. Really begin to practice them daily, beginning today. You might have to fake it at first and merely appear to be self-confident, but eventually you will begin to feel the foundation of self-confidence grow within you. With some time and practice (this is not an overnight phenomenon), you too can be a self-confident person, both inside and out, whom others admire and say "Yes!" to. 1. Stay away from negativity and bring on the positivity This is the time to really evaluate your inner circle, including friends and family. This is a tough one, but it's time to seriously consider getting away from those individuals who put you down and shred your confidence. Even a temporary break from Debbie Downer can make a huge difference and help you make strides toward more self-confidence. Be positive, even if you're not feeling it quite yet. Put some positive enthusiasm into your interactions with others and hit the ground running, excited to begin your next project. Stop focusing on the problems in your life and instead begin to focus on solutions and making positive changes. 2. Change your body language and image This is where posture, smiling, eye contact, and speech slowly come into play. Just the simple act of pulling your shoulders back gives others the impression that you are a confident person. Smiling will not only make you feel better, but will make others feel more comfortable around you. Imagine a person with good posture and a smile and you'll be envisioning someone who is self-confident. Look at the person you are speaking to, not at your shoes--keeping eye contact shows confidence. Last, speak slowly. Research has proved that those who take the time to speak slowly and clearly feel more self-confidence and appear more self-confident to others. The added bonus is they will actually be able to understand what you are saying. Go the extra mile and style your hair, give yourself a clean shave, and dress nicely. Not only will this make you feel better about yourself, but others are more likely to perceive you as successful and self-confident as well. A great tip: When you purchase a new outfit, practice wearing it at home first to get past any wardrobe malfunctions before heading out. 3. Don't accept failure and get rid of the negative voices in your head Never give up. Never accept failure. There is a solution to everything, so why would you want to throw in the towel? Make this your new mantra. Succeeding through great adversity is a huge confidence booster.Low self-confidence is often caused by the negative thoughts running through our minds on an endless track. If you are constantly bashing yourself and saying you're not good enough, aren't attractive enough, aren't smart enough or athletic enough, and on and on, you are creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. You are becoming what you are preaching inside your head, and that's not good. The next time you hear that negativity in your head, switch it immediately to a positive affirmation and keep it up until it hits the caliber of a self-confidence boost. 4. Be prepared Learn everything there is to know about your field, job, presentation--whatever is next on your "to conquer" list. If you are prepared, and have the knowledge to back it up, your self-confidence will soar. 5. For tough times, when all else fails: Create a great list Life is full of challenges and there are times when it's difficult to keep our self-confidence up. Sit down right now and make a list of all the things in your life that you are thankful for, and another list of all the things you are proud of accomplishing. Once your lists are complete, post them on your refrigerator door, on the wall by your desk, on your bathroom mirror--somewhere where you can easily be reminded of what an amazing life you have and what an amazing person you really are. If you feel your self-confidence dwindling, take a look at those lists and let yourself feel and be inspired all over again by you.

I am always thinking about future and not enjoying the present. So I feel worry about my future. Please suggest me how can I make my present life happy.

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I am always thinking about future and not enjoying the present. So I feel worry about my future. Please suggest me ho...
Hi do not be anxious. Past never come back. Future is very uncertain what is in our hand is present. Try to think for present today aaj abhi because even next moment is also not in our hand.

I hided something from my parents. Now i am feeling very guilty about my self. I dont know what to do. I just want to die.

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Hi, Sometimes we get indulged in activities that we regret later. A mistake becomes unforgivable & irreversible when it is repeated. All of us grow with experiences. You must be feeling very upset about it. Every problem has a solution. This is just a phase that will change. Be courageous to share it with your parents or you can enter private conversation to discuss your concerns. ALL THE BEST!

Sir I am debjit 21 years old male frm kolkata. I am a chain smoker I hv strtd that frm class 11 now the prob is I want to stop this because of daily ill ness. So is there any medicine to avoid this?

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 lybrate-user, Welcome to Lybrate. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you’re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse—no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. Take care.

Could my cell phone kill me? It seems unlikely. But if you use your mobile phone a lot, consider getting an earpiece or putting your caller on speaker so you can hold the phone away from your head.

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Your cell phone emits radiation which will have a negative impact on the health but it will not kill you and it's better to use a head phone at low volume.

I failed in my exam and I feel very sad, I don't notice any type of conversation and sometime I become very angry. Please help me.

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 lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. You failed in an exam and you are disappointed. You should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Still I suggest for a psychological counseling.

I am married 32 years old have 2 kids. Due to depression i am not able to have a healthy sexual life. Friends suggest these tablets sildenafil citrate.

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I am married 32 years old have  2 kids. Due to depression i am not able to have a healthy sexual life. Friends sugges...
Hi lybrate-user, Despite some antidepressants’ sexual side effects, your best option for overcoming depression and its negative effects on sex is to get treatment. Beyond medication, you may want to try non-pharmaceutical methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy (a treatment method that addresses negative thoughts while supporting positive behaviors). It may not be an immediate fix, but it’s a worthwhile approach to managing both depression and sex problems. Also, Preliminary research suggests that 20 to 30 minutes of physical activity may be just the libido enhancer you need. In fact, exercise can boost both your emotional health and your sex drive. Exercise gets your blood moving, releases some of the mood-enhancing chemicals that come along with a good workout, and gets your bod into better shape (making you feel better about yourself, too). Anxiety, low self-esteem, and guilt are common causes of erectile dysfunction. Its advised to seek psychotherapy from a psychologist online or in person. All the best.

I am suffering from depression since last two months because of stress due to my study and my relationship break please suggest me some tips or best medicine through which I can get a best way to live my self.

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I am suffering from depression since last two months because of stress due to my study and my relationship break plea...
Homoeopathic medicine-------------- ignatia-amara 1m (dr reckeweg) drink 2 drop direct on tongue daily night for 5 days.

Hi I have been smoking cigarettes from past 7 years and wants to quit and cleanse my lungs. Is there any treatment in Homeopathy for the same?

MBBS
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I will suggest you to do suryanamaskar pranayam daily as per your capacity for a minimum of six months.

My father has started behaving like he does not listen to anyone. He always shouts at my mom with no reasons. He has started stealing the money from our own house. He talks just all senseless. What can be done.

Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist
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My father has started behaving like he does not listen to anyone. He always shouts at my mom with no reasons. He has ...
Hello. On the face of it, all these behavioral changes are significant & concerning. They are pointing towards some addiction (alcohol, opium, heroin, smack, marijuana or similar which is evident from stealing money & behavioral changes) or onset of some form of mental illness (which is evident from senseless talks, aggressive behaviors) you should seek psychiatry consultation as soon as possible to help your father recover or you can revert back to me with a detailed description of his behaviors so I can help you further. Good luck.

I m a chain smoker. Does it will affect my health in future. If yes how to get control over it.

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General Physician
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I m a chain smoker. Does it will affect my health in future. If yes how to get control over it.
Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.

Hello Doctor, Right now I am in situations where highly tensed with very high anxiety, 10 days before I went to a massage parlour where a lady of 35 age did. Massage to me, and that my first attempt with massage. Mistake made by is I touched her private part with my hand not less that 30 sec after it ave just wiped my hand in her dress, then pressed her boobs where I have kept my mouth and with the same hand I have holded my private part too but after wiping only, I didn't have intercourse or oral sex. More over I am still virgin, how risk I will get HIV, I am totally hypo tensed where repeated sweating come out because of over tension, my day-to-day activities are totally lost. Please help me.

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Psychiatrist
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Right now I am in situations where highly tensed with very high anxiety, 10 days before I went to a mas...
Dear lybrate-user, probably you are suffering from hiv disease phobia. Reassurance alone may not work, I think. Still it is better to try it once. If you are under tension disturbing your day-to-day activities, you need to consult me privately online. Disease phobia can be treated with cognitive therapy or desensitization over many sessions. Hiv virus does not pass through intact skin. Since none of her fluid entered, you have no risk of getting hiv. Touching with fingers can not get hiv unless you have a open wound or ulcer on that finger. However, please carry a thick condom with you as a routine. Carrying a condom does not make you bad. You are a normally grown man with full testosterone secretion. You would not have got married for other sociocultural reasons. It is better to be safe than sorry.

In my entire life most of the people friends, close associates in the beginning turn out non cordial unhappy leading to broken relationship. Why it so happens? No answer is given to me when I ask them the reason.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
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I can imagine how sad and frustrating it might be for you to see that most of the relationships are falling apart. It is true especially in present times. There are many reasons. But the most important reasons are lack of effective communication skills, lack of assertive behaviour techniques and rigid values, perceptions and expectations of an individual. We all come from different backgrounds and varied socio-economic status. While growing up we learn behaviours from our parents, teachers, and other close family members. Depending on our upbringing, environment at home, and our own life experiences, we develop our own biases, perceptions and values. And we all start believing that our own values and perceptions are" the" truth. Depending on these values and perceptions we have our own set of expectations from different relations. Hence when we have someone coming from a different background and different upbringing, we experience clash of values, perceptions and expectations. Since, each person believes that she/he has" correct" set of values and perceptions, it becomes difficult for them to understand the other person. Unfortunately, in our entire education system, we are never taught" how to listen to the other person" and" how to communicate our own feelings/needs effectively, without hurting the other person. When more people will be equipped with" effective communication skills" and when more people will learn" assertiveness" relationships will improve. Learning both these skills, help a person to be flexible, it gives each person more awareness about their own values/beliefs/perceptions. It also helps in understanding the other person's views and accepting the fact that the person has a right to have different opinion/set of values and expectations. You did not get the answer to your question from your relatives/friends, probably, because, they themselves are not aware about these important skills, and each person is thinking that he/she is right and the other person is wrong and needs to change. In fact, both individuals need to change their own learned styles of communication and expressions, if it is not helping the relationship. And" unlearning" the" learned" behaviour is possible. At your age, I am sure, you have lots of experience and wisdom to help such people who are suffering from dysfunctional relationships. If you are satisfied with my answer, please persuade more people to learn better communication skills and help them in being assertive. It will be a great help for the society as such. Thank you.

My son doesnot concentarte while studying and that is why do not remember studies. Otherwise he is active and remember each minute things.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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Yes, his problem could be about concentration but let us not assume that he is not intelligent. That might be a huge fallacy: sometimes children who are too intelligent cannot concentrate because the material may be too boring or too mundane for his level. You may check his iq by testing and see if that is true. It is also possible that he is over active and might need more engaging things and activities around him. So you could give him supplementary work at home that is both challenging and interesting. He could also be given a lot of exercise to do by the play way method like, cycling, football, basketball, kids? games that involve running around etc. When he is exhausted he will be more amenable to concentrate. Do not feed him high energy foods. His father? s involvement will go a long way to mitigate these difficulties. In fact he may need a lot of attention, especially of the physical kind to be more balanced. Don't focus too much on his academic skills but on his overall development.

She has problem with unexpected fat Bcoz she not eate many more or fast food bt she is fat and after doctor checkup they tell its problem of thyroid problem and my frnd depressed in future she will not be a mother What I do doctor?

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She has problem with unexpected fat
Bcoz she not eate many more or fast food bt she is fat and after doctor checkup t...
Hello, your friend need not to be worried. She can become mother, there will not be any problem if the thyroid level is under control. So don't get depress and start medication for the thyroid. Take care.

My 10 year old daughter looks up while talking only in certain cases. Could this be a psychological problem? I stay in Sector 93A Noida. Thank you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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My 10 year old daughter looks up while talking only in certain cases. Could this be a psychological problem? I stay i...
Well your child may have shyness issues and if it becomes very pronounced, as in, she avoids looking up completely then you do need to get her help. Right now she is young and she can grow out of this behavior. You must encourage her to look up when speaking and never label her or embarrass her in public. You could actually talk to her about this behavior and find out what she is shy of. If you have too high expectations, or reprimanded her for not being good enough, or pointed out some short comings, she may use that to feel inadequate, especially in a social setting. She may also be afraid of older people and this intimidation may also have some history to it. First, you can ask her to look up when she speaks at home and help her become comfortable looking into familiar people’s faces. If you know that you had embarrassed her in the past and this is affecting her, apologize for the same and explain that you were too harsh perhaps, and rectify the issue or incident with some truth. You can ideally make her change in playful situations where the ease and comfort of the game will help her overcome her inhibitions. She must be given a lot of opportunities to play around with her peers. You may also check her behavior in school but very non-intrusively, and with the help of the teacher a lot of progress can be initiated. If there was any incident in the institution that contributed to this behavior then that can be looked at and some measures taken but it is to be very discreetly.

I am suffering from depression. Life looks over to me. I wanna commit suicide but still holding back myself from doing this and still trying to live life.Please do help

BHMS
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Dear, there is always a possibility to recreate a better future. Speak to some one who can give you a neutral listening. Learn your mood management techniques to correctly designed affirmations.

Dear Lybrate. Help me out. How can I concentrate in my studies. I can't remember properly what I heard in yesterday's class, but I know what exactly it mean and I can't able to think do same thing next day. How to increase my memory power. Thanks.

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 lybrate user. I can understand. Worrying about memory and being tensed anout education matters is the main culprit. The more you worry or be tensed, the more you forget. So stop worrying first. Second study with a systematic approach and pattern. Get enough rest and sleep. Exercise. Play games. Engage in social activities. Nuts, fruits and vegetables are good for memory. Take care.

Dear Doctor, If one's weight is reduced due to stress or anxiety or depression, the HDL will decrease and LDL will increases. Is it the truth?

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Psychiatrist
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Dear Doctor, If one's weight is reduced due to stress or anxiety or depression, the HDL will decrease and LDL will in...
Dear, You seem to be having many medical questions because you are suffering from either generalized anxiety disorder or somatisation or somatoform disorder or eating disorder or other psychiatric disorder. Please stop reading all about the various changes in anxiety and stress and project it on yourself. Normal stress is managed by release of stress hormones by the body to cope up with it. They are NORMAL, beneficial way of dealing with stress. The above disorders are abnormal release of stress hormones and its effect on many bodily functions including HDL and LDL metabolism. The above disorders are NOT diagnosed by blood tests. Please consult a psychiatrist and take treatment both as tablets and as talk therapy.
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