The Mind Research Foundation

“We aim to walk with you on your journey of Mental Wellness and provide you with a safe place to talk, decompress, and heal!”

About Us

Since our beginning in 2014 our goal at the Mind Research Foundation is to create a positive impact in society by directing people toward recognizing the importance of mental health, normalizing conversations, and facilitating the de-stigmatization of mental health. Working to expunge feelings of shame about mental health within ourselves, our communities, workplaces, and families is an important step in creating a more supportive and understanding environment for those who are struggling with mental health issues. 

Our focus is on education, awareness, and creating an environment where people feel comfortable and can let their guard down while talking and processing their thoughts and emotions. Our endeavor is to encourage those living with Behavioural health conditions to get the help they need and ensure those who need help or are vulnerable have access to excellent support, acceptance, and resources they deserve.

“We aim to walk with you on your journey of Mental Wellness and provide you with a safe place to talk, decompress, and heal!”


We have been working endlessly for the past 9 years to change the culture of mental health and encourage those in distress or those suffering to seek help! Our mission is to live in a world where mental health is accessible, de-stigmatized, prioritized, and compassionate.


Our Mission

To be committed to the wellness of individuals, their families, and the community through prevention, intervention, treatment, and education.

Our Vision

Dismantling mindsets that hold people back to experience positive change and create a world where no one is left behind

Core Values

Our focus is on quality of care and service to our clients through: Compassion, Acceptance, Respect, Empowerment & Sincerity


The philosophy of The Mind Research Foundation is based on the core belief that you cannot treat just the symptoms, you also have to look at the person as a whole. Along with clinical treatment, we believe compassion, non-judgment, and understanding go a long way in supporting and maintaining long-term recovery.

Embracing Our Mission

At The Mind Research Foundation, we have established successful partnerships with local clinics, practitioners, hospitals, and businesses, reaffirming our strong affinity for our community and dedication to its mental health goals. These relationships enable us to provide education, intervention, and the best possible treatment to individuals, families, and our entire community as a whole.

Embracing our Vision

At The Mind Research Foundation, we understand that everyone’s path to wellness looks different as everyone heals in their own unique way. We believe that everyone who travels down this road to wellness deserves to have a voice and to be treated with respect and empowerment to make the decisions that are best for them. We sincerely believe in showing empathy towards individuals who seek out CARE and will work tirelessly with them and their family to find their successful path.

Our Driving Force

The driving force behind The Mind Research Foundation is Compassion, Acceptance, Respect, Empowerment, and Sincerity. We demonstrate those, in part, by working with you to identify your mental health and recovery goals and by developing a treatment plan that is unique to you. We utilize a holistic approach to health by providing a wide range of therapies that are tailored to help you down your path to healing and recovery and we are here to help you be in the best health possible.

The MRF Team

The Mind Research Foundation Team provides clinical excellence and support to individuals who require interventions for a wide spectrum of Behavioural health conditions that affect thinking, behavior, human interactions, and much more. Each client at our center receives an up-close-and-personal, thorough assessment by our highly qualified and capable consultants, ensuring diagnostic accuracy through psychological evaluation, Behavioural work-up and clinical observation. Our clinical team is made up of compassionate, highly experienced professionals trained in a wide variety of therapeutic modalities and approaches employing them to all meet the needs of each individual client. The MRF Team always aims at going above and beyond to give our clients the best possible opportunity to transform their lives and heal inside out!

Getting Started is Easy

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Focus on what you hope to gain from getting help and take the first step to book an appointment.


Opportunity to create the most whole and accurate picture of you as possible and planning next steps

Therapy Sessions

Unpack your feelings and take control of your life by learning healthy coping skills

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This is a gratitude note for Miss Shruthi Ramesh! I was a little skeptical about starting therapy or whether it’d help me. But I was wrong. I’m so grateful that I found a therapist who was kind, compassionate and a great listener. Thank you so much for helping me in the last three months. Things were difficult but with your help and expertise, I’ve gotten so much better. Thank you again for your wise words and compassion. I highly recommend Shruthi because she’s nothing short of excellent!

Anshita Babu

I had a very good experience at The Mind Research Foundation. Dr Kripa Khanna is a very adept psychologist. She assessed me over the course of 6 sessions. She asked me to express all my problems to her, she conducted detailed psychometric tests and provided fantastic solutions. She is very patient and made me comfortable to express my problems. It was very beneficial attending her therapy sessions.

 – Atul Atre

My therapist was Ms. Diya Kapur. She was a jewel, for a lot of people it's hard to find the right therapist therefore they juggle between a lot of them. But for me most of my issues were dealt with and covered thoroughly with her within 4 sessions. She's amazing

 – Snehojit Kumar

It has been a pleasure having consulted Ms.Sanyuktaa. Her patience and empathy were striking throughout our sessions and she went above and beyond to make sure I understood my problems from a broader view. I feel I have become a more positive and hopeful person, understanding my strengths and shortcomings and how to work over my past which felt distant to me yet had a powerful presence in my present. It takes time to come out of emotionally draining situations, especially if you're working, and having someone like her listen, really helps navigate through life. I highly recommend her if one is looking for a real change

 – Shirin Fatima Visited For Personal developmentCounselling for Depression & Anxiety

Ms. Aditi is very patient and friendly. I was very comfortable discussing all my issues with her. On day one my concerns were listed down and sessions were planned accordingly. I highly recommend her

 – Samarth Khanadale

Frequently Asked Questions

How do we provide the best quality service?

Focusing on the symptoms rather than the label or diagnosis, The Mind Research Foundation provides the best quality care with our well-experienced psychologists who will try their best to meet your needs.

Why will I need counseling or psychotherapy?

No matter what stage of life you might be at, you might be going through some stress or difficulty in your everyday life with respect to work, friends, or family. We help you deal with these stressors and navigate your way to a fulfilling life.

Is Online Therapy Safe?

We at The Mind Research Foundation take personal information privacy seriously. We make great efforts to ensure that all communication between you and your therapist – written, audio, and video are safe and confidential. Your safety is our priority. Our experts are also trained to maintain the highest standards of professional conduct by keeping your information private.

How Long Does Therapy last?

Therapy involves a structured, time-bound and collaborative effort from both the therapist and the client. Both need to work together to uncover the root of the problem and generate realistic solutions. Brief therapies have definitive goals and involve 3 to 4 sessions with cognitive feedback and homework exercises to initiate self-change. For long-standing issues and personality problems, this may take more time. For the initial progress to kick in, regular weekly sessions with a therapist are important. Change is typically evident by the 3rd of 4th session although a single session can also be transformative. Once the initial crisis has been resolved, the sessions could be switched to every two weeks or monthly in order to reinforce the skills that have been learned in the previous sessions

Can I reach out to my therapist during an emergency?

The Mind Research Foundation team helps you with coaching, counseling, and therapy to ensure sustainable gains. At this stage, we do not handle emergencies. Also, to protect your and our expert’s privacy and confidentiality, we do not provide the personal contact information of either party to the other. Over the course of therapy, if an emergency does arise, we suggest you seek help at the nearest hospital or emergency room where you can connect with a psychiatrist, social worker, counsellor, or therapist, in person. We also recommend you involve a family member or a friend to assist you in times like these.

How long does one session take?

Apart from our in-take session which lasts around 30-45 mins, every other session lasts around 50 mins to an hour.

What’s the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

The key difference between psychologists and psychiatrists is that while psychiatrists diagnose issues and give medication (if required), psychologists use different techniques to handle various kinds of issues, and help clients through the process.

What’s the difference between counseling and psychotherapy?

Counseling is provided to those suffering from general life issues leading to problems in their day-to-day life and is a short-term process. It’s best for those who have an idea of well-being and are able to solve their problem.

Psychotherapy is for those with psychological problems built over a long period and is a longer process than counseling. It helps people identify emotional issues and problems and thought processes.

How is an MRF session different from a call with friends and family?

It is relieving to talk to friends and family in person about what is bothering you because it feels like you can get things off your chest. Professional counsellors however, have the skills and expertise to give your conversation meaningful direction. They aim to understand your feelings in the context of your reality and experience; and help you explore your options so that you can arrive at your own goals for self-change. They can empower you with interpersonal, social, or communication skills and restructure faulty patterns of thinking by replacing them with positive coping techniques. This can empower you to cope with the problem such that therapy is not subsequently needed. Your family and friends may give you advice, but counselors help you to help yourself and pull you out of dysfunctional patterns.

Contact Us

Ask a question or book an appointment below. For emergencies visit your nearest hospital

+91-80-2520-2055, +91-80-9596-7889

1st floor, 2283, 14th A Main Road, 1st Cross Road, Brigade, Jacaranda, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Bengaluru Urban, Karnataka, 560038


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