Marisa Lobo Biddappa is a Counsellor at the Kids Neuro Clinic and Rehab Center. She completed her MPhil.in Medical and Social Psychology at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) after a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. She has spent the last 20 years working as a Counsellor and Clinical Psychologist in a range of environments including the Child Early Intervention Medical Center, and Dubai Autism Center. She has extensive experience with children, adolescents and young adults of diverse cultural backgrounds, presenting with a wide range of problems.
Her work includes assessments (Developmental Delays, Cognitive Skills, Academic Achievement, Adaptive skills, Behaviour and Executive Functions, Conflicts and Fears), counselling and therapeutic intervention for a variety of clientele including Developmental Delays, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Phobias, Selective Mutism, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Somatic and related disorders, and Tic Disorders.
Courses for Children:
She also runs courses for children:
- Play and Social Skills Training for children with ASD
- Happy Heart for kids 4-12 years- A Course dealing with issues like Family Relationships, Friendships, Bullying, Coping with Change, and Keeping Safe
- Heart to Heart for Adolescents 13-16 years dealing with issues like Family Relationships, Peer Pressure, Substance Abuse, Coping with Change and Assertive Training.
She also gives talks on various topics to Parents, Teachers and Adolescents
Marisa enjoys the challenges of working with different kinds of individuals, and find it extremely rewarding to see the smile back on their face.