Dr. Yusuf Matcheswalla
M.D. (Psychiatry), MBBS
Dr. Yusuf Matcheswalla stands as a luminary in the field of mental health care in Mumbai, known for his exceptional contributions and unwavering commitment.
Serving as an Honorary Psychiatrist at esteemed institutions such as J J Hospital, G T Hospital, Masina Hospital, and Mumbai Police Hospital, he is also a Professor of Psychiatry at Grant Medical College - J. J. Hospital.
With a wealth of experience and profound expertise, Dr. Matcheswalla has played a pivotal role in the development of the Department of Psychiatry at Masina Hospital, where he currently serves as the Head of the Department. Under his guidance, the department has evolved into a premier psychiatric unit in the private sector, offering world-class and holistic services and therapies.
Trained in MD (Psychiatry), MD (Forensic), DPM, FIPS, Dr. Matcheswalla specializes in a broad spectrum of psychiatric issues across all age groups.
His expertise spans the treatment of serious mental illnesses, including Schizophrenia, Bi-polar disorder, Major Depressive disorders, Addiction, Sexual disorders, Children and Adolescents problems, and Old Age-related Psychiatric problems.
Question 1: Can you give me an example of how you help clients set achievable goals in therapy?
Answer: Certainly. We discuss on what you want to achieve, break it down into smaller, manageable steps, and create a plan together. This way, we can track progress and celebrate successes along the way.
Question 2: How do you address cases where a client is resistant to certain therapeutic approaches or hesitant to open up during sessions?
Answer: Building trust is essential. I'll explore the source of resistance, adapt the approach if necessary, and work collaboratively to create a safe and non-judgmental space, encouraging openness over time.
Question 3: Can you provide examples of specific therapeutic techniques or exercises that you might employ to help clients manage stress and anxiety?
Answer: Techniques vary but may include mindfulness exercises, cognitive restructuring in CBT, or relaxation strategies. I tailor these interventions based on your preferences and what resonates best with you.