SEEKSPARK connects care seekers with qualified & experienced care providers for their mental and behavioral well-being. It aims to democratize behavioral health care by leveraging technology to provide choice, access, convenience, simplicity, privacy and eventually effectiveness in finding quality care.
Witnessing the challenges faced by a close family friend in accessing and seeking mental &behavioural health care, seeded the initial questions and thoughts about an effective way to dealwith issues. A year long journey of research and seeking answers led me to build SeekSpark with thebasic premise of it being an effective behavioural wellbeing destination for anyone – anywhere –anytime.
I have, in the past, worked in the field of web & mobile technology, banking and also briefly in media.I did my graduation in B.Com(Hons) from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi and completed myMasters in Business Administration from NMIMS, Mumbai. I am a recently published fiction novelisttoo.
Currently I am the Managing director of TVS Infotech. An MBA by qualification, I have also spentover a decade with technology consulting firms, and have been active in professional networks suchas CII and EO.
In the last 20+ years of my working life, mainly building businesses in the IT space, I have increasinglynoticed a need and lack of support in the areas of behavioral and mental health. From basic skills ofbeing able to diagnose a mental health problem to the more complicated task of treating andsupporting someone with the issue, we all need to become more aware and resourceful. I feelSeekSpark is a big step towards filling that void.
Dr Lakshmi is in the field of counselling for over 20+ years. She has a doctoral degree in AppliedPsychology, Master's diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy from the Christian Counselling Centre,vellore.
An Executive coach from C.F.I. Chennai, Corporate trainer on soft skills & select psychometric tests,she teaches Master's courses in counselling psychology at BALM-TISS-VU collaborative academicprogram in Chennai. She also guides research programs there. She is a Columnist on mental healthissues and wellness in "The Hindu" and other publications
She works with adults on a range of issues from common mental health problems such asdepression, anxiety, behavioural & personal issues, relationship issues, and offers supportivepsychotherapy to persons with mental illness & their families. She is passionate about music, yoga,gardening, pets, reading, travel, quest for interlinkages between psychology, philosophy &spirituality.
At Seek Spark she is our advisor on solution innovations and various subjects and processes in thefield of mental & behavioural health care.
Laura has been working in the field of mental& behavioral health care for the past decade across three continents, including South Asia. Her passion for working in this field and helping people to help themselves started early, at the age of 15, while working with the homeless in Canada. She has a doctoral degree in public mental health focusing on India, and a masters and bachelor's degree in public health and psychology.At present, she is a project manager and coordinates and implements a portfolio of international mental health projects, advises on a number of community projects and also carries out mental health policy work.She has worked for and with a number of non-governmental organization in this field, universities, health services,and international organizations in India, the Netherlands, Switzerland, England, Scotland, and Canada.
At SeekSpark she is an advisor on innovative solutions for the platform and a content strategist.