The stigma around therapy has slowly begun to diminish. Since the pandemic, mental wellbeing has become a trending topic among the younger demographic. Despite this, there are only 21 therapy centres across Chennai and merely 5,000 across India for a population of about 138 crores. Among these centres is Horizon Therapy run by Nikita Raisinghani who believes that using the creative arts—music, drama, arts and movement to help children, adolescents and young adults understand themselves better. “It’s a common misconception that creativity requires an elaborate setup. We looked at all aspects of creativity while designing the Centre, however, what people don’t realise is that creative therapy can be as simple as using movement, writing letters or even scribbling on a blank piece of paper.”

Nikita Raisinghani's Horizon Therapy Centre, in Chennai

What made Nikita choose to dive into therapy? She pursued sociology during her undergrad at MOP Vaishnav College for Women. During this time, she was introduced to psychology. “My gut instincts led me to believe that this was the right career path for me,” she says with passion. She proceeded to study at Monash University in Australia and graduated with a degree in counselling. During this time, she interned at…


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