Gopika Govindan
Gopika Govindan
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  • ur
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Gopika Govindan is a highly skilled Clinical Psychologist licensed by the Dubai Health Authority, British Psychological Society and the Rehabilitation Council of India. Gopika completed her MSc in Clinical and Abnormal Psychology from Swansea University, UK, and holds an MPhil in clinical psychology from Manipal University, India. She is also a certified neuro-cognitive trainer by Brain rx, USA and was it’s asst. programme director, prior to joining novomed.  In addition, she holds certificates in dance movement therapy, psychological counselling and neuro-linguistic programming. She began her career in 2009 with the NHS, UK at the Cefn Coed Hospital in Swansea, delivering assessments and psychotherapy services for adults with psychiatric conditions.

Throughout her diverse career, Gopika gained a lot of experience having worked in clinical, educational, and organizational sectors with children and adults by implementing one on one psychological intervention to a range of clientele.. She has authored papers and gets involved in community programs whenever she can. She has been an active volunteer of the covid-19 mental health task force project launched by the Dubai Health Authority, providing psychological first aid and crisis interventions for those psychologically affected by the pandemic.

Gopika uses an eclectic approach to her clinical practice, that is tailored to suit each individual’s specific needs. She is committed to guiding her clients through their journey of self discovery and healing.

She is specialized in:

  • Diagnosing psychological and psychiatric conditions in children, adolescents, and adults
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychodermatology
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Adjustment
  • Grief Counseling
  • Administering psychometric assessments (diagnostic, cognitive, personality, psycho-educational and neuropsychology) to identify neurological and psychiatric conditions
  • Conducting psychotherapeutic intervention for children with ADHD, conduct disorders, learning disability, and autism
  • Assisting adolescents and young adults with special needs, behavioral and emotional disturbances
  • Providing counseling to individuals experiencing relationship issues, occupational stress, workplace bullying, etc
  • Helping individuals with depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, eating disorders, substance abuse, pain disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, impulse control disorders

Therapeutic Expertise:

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy                                    Solution Focused Therapy

Habit Reversal Therapy                                              Single Session Brief Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy                                  Marital Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy                    Mindfulness, Family Counselling and Creative Arts Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Gopika speaks English, Hindi & Urdu

Focus Areas
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Neuropsychology
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Pain Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Tics & Tourette
Academic Journey
Brain Rx USA
Certified neuro-cognitive trainer
NLP Coaching Academy, Bangalore
Diploma and Advanced Diploma in NLP
Association of dance movement therapists, UK
Certified Dance Movement Therapist
2013 - 2015
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
MPhil in Clinical Psychology
Christian Counselling Center, Vellore
Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychological Counselling
2009 - 2010
Swansea University, United Kingdom
MSc in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
2006 - 2009
PSG College of Arts and Science, India
BSc. Psychology (Honors)
Work Experience
Psychological Services, Central Clinic, Swansea, UK
Assistant Psychologist
Kusumagiri Mental Health Center, Cochin, India
Trainee Clinical Psychologist
Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India
Trainee Clinical Psychologist
Private Center for Special Needs, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Behavioral therapist
Davita Care, Pondicherry, India
Clinical Psychologist
Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Manipal, India
MPhil Clinical Psychology Resident
Malabar Mental Health Educational and Charitable Trust, Kerala
Clinical Psychologist
Private center, Jumeriah, Dubai
Clinical Psychologist
Novomed – Mental Health – Dubai Marina
Address: 25th Floor, Marina Plaza, Dubai Marina, Dubai
Phone: 800 6686
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