Profile Summary

Medical Qualification:

M.Sc. Psychology (Clinical) from Christ University, Bangalore.

PGCC in Counselling from Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health, Sassoon Hospital, Pune.

Music Therapy at the Chennai School of Music Therapy in collaboration with the IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria.

Integral Sound Healing at Svaram, Auroville.

Trained in Psycho-Oncology and Palliative Care.                                    

Designation: Consultant Psychology

Years of experience: 13 years

Area of expertise:

  • Behavioural medicine: working with individuals with acute and chronic illnesses
  • Psycho-oncology
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Music Therapy and sound healing: for clients experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Burnout, etc.  
  • Pediatrics: Neuro-developmental Assessment, Behaviour Modification, Psycho-education, & Counselling (child/ their parents)



Ritika Aggarwal has been a Psychologist at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre since 2013. She practices behavioural medicine for patients across our medical and surgical departments as well as walk-in patients. Patients are referred to her to address a range of issues, from non-compliance and difficulty accepting diagnosis to anxiety, depression, somatisation disorders, alcoholism, burnout, and stress. She also works extensively with patients and their families to psycho-educate and help them cope with their diagnosis and the disabilities, limitations and stigma that occasionally accompany it. In addition to therapy and counselling techniques, she also applies basic principles of sound and music therapy when helping her clients.

She is a part of multiple rehabilitation programs, transplant teams, speciality clinics, support groups, research projects, and clinical trials at the hospital.

Additionally, she conducts mental health awareness workshops on a multitude of topics for our corporate clients, support groups, in-house programs, and outreach programs.




  • ‘Certificate of Appreciation for Excellence in recognition of the valuable services rendered in the area of Integrating Music Therapy Advocacy in Clinical Psychology’ by the Chennai School of Music Therapy, Chennai (2021)
  • Best Poster Award for her research titled 'The Effect of Music Therapy on Burnout Among Nurses' at the 2nd International Conference on Music Therapy: Current Trends in Music Therapy Education, Clinical Practice and Research at the Center for Music Therapy Education and Research, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College, Puducherry (2015)



  • Co-author: ‘Quality of Life of Patients with Wilson’s Disease and their Families’. Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hepatology Vol.12 (2): 461-466. 2022
  • Been a part of multiple international clinical trials



  • General Lifetime Member - International Association of Holistic Psychologists
  • Lifetime Member - Counsellors Council of India
  • Permanent Life Member - United Psychologists Association


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