The Color of Grey Cells (CoGC) believes that,
“In the search for self care, stability, and growth, the best answers lie with color, music, stories and movement.”
Envisioned in 2014, CoGC functions primarily under the expertise of Drama and Movement Psychotherapist, Ms. Anshuma Kshetrapal. Though it is based primarily in Delhi , the endeavour extends itself to groups and individuals all around the world, who are keen to learn, experience and benefit from psychotherapy and Creative Arts therapy. The main mission is to emphasise on the inclusivity of the psychotherapy, such that, every individual, irrespective of their access or proficiency in art, can access creative arts therapies and talk psychotherapy. This is the essence and spirit with which CoGC functions. To know more, please watch the video below and contact us.
Meet Our Team
Anshuma Kshetrapal is a practicing Drama and Movement Psychotherapist, registered with BADth (British Association of Dramatherapists).
She has a Masters in Psychosocial Clinical Studies and in Drama and Movement Therapy (Sesame). She is a Founding Board Member and Vice President of the Indian Association of Dance Movement Therapy as well as the Member-in-Charge of the Ethics Committee.
She is also the Certificate Course Director, Supervisor and Faculty member for CMTAI as well as a past Honorary Advisory Board Member for them.
She teaches Dramatherapy at St. Xaviers College, Mumbai and is course director for the PG Diploma DMT by St. Mira’s College, Artsphere, Pune and TATC. Passionate about ethical work, she is on the Ethics Committee for Moolchand Medcity, Delhi and on Apollo Spectra Hospital, Delhi’s panel as a consultant psychotherapist.
Enthusiastic about advocacy and education in Creative Arts Therapies, she founded The Color of Grey Cells and co-founded The Arts Therapists Co-Lab to conduct workshops and masterclasses for students, therapists and clients across India.
Lakshita Malhotra is a psychodynamic psychotherapist. She has an M.A. in Psychosocial Clinical Studies from Delhi and is currently pursuing a diploma in Dance Movement Therapy.
She has worked as a trauma counsellor with survivors of human trafficking in Delhi and people from non-conforming sexualities. She has been published in the Indian Journal of Psychology for her paper on the traditional healing practices of the Samoan people living in Australia. Her research work focuses on Indian culture, desires, sexuality and ideas of identity.
As part of CoGC and in her endeavour as a therapist, she works with adolescents, adults and couples, focusing on the use of psychodynamic techniques as a way to facilitate mental health and well-being.
Lakshita Malhotra | Psychotherapist
Shruti is an HCPC UK Registered Drama and Movement Therapist, theatre artist and a budding comic. She is trained from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London University. In her endeavour to advocate for the creative art therapies in India, Shruti contributes as a Vice President at the Uttar Pradesh Mental Health Council, Women's Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
As a drama therapist, Shruti has worked with children, adolescents and young adults with various mental health concerns and gained experience of working at schools, hospitals and charities in the UK during her training.
Currently, Shruti is working as a theatre teacher with primary school children at a school: 'Dreaming Child' and as a Drama and movement therapist at 'Me In MoveMEnt' and the Color of Grey Cells (CoGC).
Shruti Garg | Drama and Movement Therapist
Venika Singhal (she/her)- Psychologist, Expressive Arts Therapy Practitioner
Venika is a Delhi based therapist, currently working with the Color of Grey Cells (CoGC), Cure.fit and mynd. She conducts individual therapy sessions with adults and young adults using talk therapy and creative arts mediums.
Her sessions follow a humanistic-collaborative therapeutic approach. She is committed to providing a safe and non-judgemental space where individuals can express themselves freely.
Her qualifications include a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and a certification in Expressive Arts Therapy.
Venika Singhal | Psychologist | EAT Practitioner
Sukriti Dua is a psychologist and a dance/movement therapy facilitator. She has done her bachelors and masters in Clinical Psychology and has also completed a certification in Dance/Movement Therapy from CMTAI. In the past few years she has majorly worked with children of all ages and various needs, whilst visiting NGOs, intervention centers, schools, private organizations and more, through counseling and DMT. Her counseling work is also extended to adults and young adults through consultancy and private practice and she is also a published author with her paper, “The Effect of Dance on Self” in an ISBN Book.
She also actively conducts workshops with students, universities, schools and corporates and has recently begun teaching on DMT certification courses too. Her interests lie in applying her therapeutic knowledge with different populations, spreading awareness about mental health, facilitating positive mental health and pursuing her passion of research alongside.
Sukriti Dua | Psychologist | DMT Facilitator
Kaif is interested in intensifying awareness of our experience of the present moment, and seeing intimately, without wishing to change, the emotions, sensations and thoughts present in the now.
Often our suffering comes from taking a step back from this raw, intense, and often inevitably painful experience of reality, as we have been taught to suppress our emotional pain. However, staying away from pain usually causes more pain. In psychotherapy, a soft touching of our raw experience takes place, and in the light of attention, we see that long-held painful emotions can be let go of. This work is both emotional and sensorial, that is, connected to feeling our emotions deeply in our body and not just thinking about them.
Kaif trained to be a psychodynamic therapist at Ambedkar University, Delhi. Before that, he studied and taught Comparative Religion, exploring the varied faces of our relationship with the sacred and the impact it has on our inner lives. Within psychotherapy, his work is most resonant with humanistic and depth psychological forms of practice.
Kaif Mahmood | Psychodynamic Therapist
Supriya Puri | Psychotherapist | DMT Facilitator
Working through a trauma-informed, systemic lens; Supriya Puri is a Psychotherapist, arts-based practitioner and a dance movement therapy facilitator. She incorporates the principles of body psychotherapy; experiential awareness and expressive arts to create therapeutic spaces with individuals, groups and communities. She works closely with adults and children with attachment difficulties, developmental trauma, anxiety and othermental/emotional regulation concerns.
Supriya is the founder of her organization ‘Center for Self’. She thrives at the intersection of body-mind disciples and is inspired to rediscover embodiment as a collective through shared practices, breath; movement; mindfulness and the expressive arts.
An ardent believer in creative therapeutic spaces, Nishi Joshi is a queer affirmative licensed Psychotherapist with her expertise in Dance & Movement Psychotherapy. She pursued her BA Hons. Psychology from the University of Delhi and further studied her MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths, University of London. Nishi works closely with adults, women who experience/have experienced trauma and abuse, individuals dealing with clinical depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and other mental health related issues. Nishi is the founder of her organisation 'The Safe Sanctuary' that offers mental health services to people of all ages and mental health workshops/ webinars to institutions and organisations.Nishi believes in making our society inclusive and focuses on the importance of mental health for all using creative arts , the body and movement.
Nishi Joshi | Dance Movement Therapist (RDMP - UK)
Anshuma Kshetrapal | Founder and Director